3 for 1 from the Do It Sick Chef

Finally the haze of a medical setback has lifted for me and I can make my food in regular clothing!  And that is a bonus for fans of the Do It Sick Chef!  Sweats have been replaced by a flannel shirt and jeans.  Woot!  Woot!

First and the best of the bunch are tips for making salad for one or more 1) meals or 2) people, conserving energy and resources as you go.

Next up are subjects important to those planning meals while restricted in dietary choices and dealing with a serious illness.  Not quite sure how I remained upright for the taping of this one!  (See the Six Deer and a Skunk post for the reason!)  Check out these simple tips for freezing food portions to help your meal planning when time and energy are lacking:

And third is a quick take on making your own ghee butter.  That’s butter without the milk solids for those who must be dairy free for health reasons.  It tastes very mild and tends not to burn when used for sautéing too.

To keep closer tabs on upcoming foodie tips from the Do It Sick Chef (yours truly!), “Like” the Facebook page Hope Beyond or Subscribe to my YouTube channel directly.  I will do summary blogs periodically here that will be filed under the “Do It Sick Chef” category at the end of this webpage.  Future topics will include fabulous 5-ingredient Vitamix soups, kitchen organization & simplification, and more.

Remember that food is fuel, food is medicine, and Lord willing we are going to get well!  I will be praying for you Gentle Reader.  Take care, JJ

From the Do It Sick Chef: Lettuce Roll Ups

No, this entire blog is not being overcome by a crazy foodie!  :J

We all gotta eat and preparing meals can be challenging when recovering from a serious illness.  Enter here another strategy to keep myself sane while the yada, yada, yada nightmare over here continues.  (Yes, made another visit to my fav Emergency Room last night!)  So let’s forget about all that and make some food, eh?

I’ll be adding a few more videos from Vimeo and You Tube to catch up the blog here so please bear with me!  You are invited to follow the Do It Sick Chef videos on Facebook at Hope Beyond too.

Or, by following this blog and clicking on the Do It Sick Chef category, you can also keep track of the latest meals, tips, and survival strategies.

In the meantime, my belly is now full and it’s time for a nap.  The IV fluids helped last night too, by the way.  More testing will be coming regarding the lower right belly ache.  Thankfully it’s not from the fabulous lettuce wraps created above . . .

Lord willing, we are going to get well!

Take care, JJ

From the Do It Sick Chef: Oatmeal!

Hey there Gentle Reader:  we all gotta eat right?  Well who likes a one-bowl meal that will satisfy your cravings for something sweet, savory, fatty/rich, and satisfying?  Me!

Check out this version of oatmeal that is good enough for a breakfast, lunch or dinner feast from the Do It Sick Chef (aka Just Julie).

To follow all of the Do It Self Chef videos and join in the chat, “Like” my Facebook page at Hope Beyond.  I’d love to hear from you and the strategies that are working for you while recovering from serious illness or just life in general, eh?

By following this blog and clicking on the Do It Sick Chef category, you can also keep track of the latest meals, tips, and survival strategies.

Lord willing, we are going to get well!

Take care, JJ

From the Do It Sick Chef: Let’s make something that resembles lunch!

The first video of my Do It Sick Chef series is now available on Vimeo!

In “Let’s make something that resembles lunch,” I literally get out of bed to make real food in a real kitchen that includes:  a veggie-n-meat entrée, ghee butter, and roasted turnips.  Roasted turnips?  Yes, you got that right!  Special diets require new and sometimes unusual food choices.  Just Julie will show you not only how to make these dishes but how to prepare the food saving money, time and energy.

Future videos that are already in the works will cover the topics of freezing foods for easier meal planning, a stand-alone segment on ghee butter, kitchen organization to save energy, and more.  You are invited to “Like” my Hope Beyond Facebook page to keep up with future videos and share your meal planning, preparation, sanity tips too.

Take care, Gentle Reader.  Lord willing, those of us battling serious illness are going to get well!  JJ