My dad continues to struggle with life and the pain of a failing heart and kidney. He’s ready to join my mom. I know he’ll be so much happier being in heaven with her. It’s just crossing to the other side that is scary for him.
“I hope I’ll fall asleep and not wake up.” I understand dad, I totally understand.
His appetite is no longer there, but he’s happy to admit that the only thing he enjoys eating is my muun chi CoCoFir mixed with CoCoJi. He eats this twice a day - for breakfast and then late afternoon. He says it’s the only thing that keeps him feeling human because it helps him poo.
Today I’m making him a mushroom risotto. He loves mushrooms and they are so good for him. They have everything he needs during his final weeks with us. Mushrooms will boost his immunity offering B vitamins and the powerful antioxidant, selenium, which will also help him get a good sleep. They protect against cancer and are beneficial in the management of neurological degenerative diseases such as dementia. There are few food sources of vitamin D, and mushrooms are one of the delicious ways to boost his concentration of vitamin D. As far as supporting the heart, mushrooms help lower cholesterol and provide phytonutrients that help the cells from sticking to blood vessel walls that could form plaque build up. All could also help to lower his blood pressure and improve circulation.
This makes a bunch and will help feed family as we gather to surround my dad with love.
6-7 cups of vegetable broth that I made with the veggie parts I put in my freezer over the course of the week. (It’s what I call my live compost that I will eventually digest.)
Sauté for about 3 minutes
2 T coconut oil with 1/2 c chopped onion
1 pound of wild mushrooms cut into small pieces
2 garlic cloves minced and mashed
2 tsp thyme or chopped sage
Make your cauliflower rice by chopping your head of cauliflower in your food processor,
to make about 2 cups ‘rice’.
1/2 c dry white wine and then add 1/2 c of broth and simmer the cauliflower rice in this mix for about a minute, adding 1/2 c of the broth every 3 minutes while you stir as frequently as possible.
Your ’rice’ should thicken and then you may add your mushroom mix.
Finally you want to add
1/2 c muun chi CoCoFir
If you like frozen peas, you may add 1/2 c or as you desire. Salt and pepper to your taste
Garnish with some chopped parsley to garnish.
Let your gut and heart sing as you taste the benefits of the heart healing mushrooms as they meet the gut healing power of the CoCoFir. I hope the smell of the mushrooms and the benefits of the CoCoFir will have my dad interested in eating.