Isn’t that a winner name?
One of our children has a worm issue: they keep coming back every few months. At first I was chocked at what his family doctor asked me: what do you mean, if I checked his buttocks for worms? I only said he couldn’t sleep properly at night, it was itching him down there are night. Did I know such a thing existed? But life just brings you out of your comfort zone, whenever you’re comfortable and don’t want to leave that zone.
So that was my first real encounter with CINA, which I ordered in 30C, not sure why. Now CINA will not – oh right that’s a recipe post. Well I’ll get to it later ok? – so CINA or whatever remedy for worms you choose, will not remove the worms. It seems that the allopathic treatment is the useful one for that. Homeopathy will diminish the side effects worms have on your child, like for instance when he looks like he’s losing his mind, just being restless and hyper.
So the following ingredients are supposed to make worms not want to come back or leave if there’s still in the child’s system:
- pumpkin seeds
- beet roots.
My goal was to find a recipe that would include it all because – might as well. And i found it! Except it doesn’t include beet roots. I thought that if I can include all the first four, it would already be something, right?
The original recipe called for coconut yogourt. Now I don’t have neither time nor patience to make it myself (let’s be grateful already there’s goat milk in the stores here) so I replaced the coconut yogurt with a mix of coconut water and probiotics.
Recipe for the Carrot-Sauté which Really Now We’ll Call Carrot Cream
So here’s my version of that delicious anti-worm carrot soup, and, I’ll say it again, it’s delicious! I was suppose to taste it but I couldn’t stop eating it! Only healthy stuff… and now I just hope that my four-year old will agree.
Let’s look at the list of ingredients:
Ingredients (SERVINGS: depends how hungry you are!)
- 1 lb. carrots
- 12 garlic cloves
- 1 jalapeño
- 3 inches fresh ginger
- coarse salt (for roasting vegetables)
- extra-virgin olive oil (for roasting vegetables)
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
- extra virgin olive oil (for toasting pumpkin seeds)
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 teaspoons of probiotic powder
Let’s Get Cooking
You heat a casserole with at least 2 tbsp of olive oil and there you sauté your garlic cloves and the carrots roughly cut in small pieces. Forget them in there like me and you’ll get a light-burn taste. Also add the ginger cut into small pieces and one hot pepper (doesn’t matter the size). I put in some coarse gray salt (I’ve got fancy salts at home, not the table salt which is really poison). In a different pan I roast the pumpkin seeds in 2 tbsp olive oil. DID you KNOW that pumpkin seeds pop when heated? That was news to me, and made the whole adventure so much more fun. I made pop seeds! (instead of pop corn, get it?) So once it almost all popped and tanned, you put it in the pot where the carrots should be tender already. I add the coconut water mixed with probiotics and more water, depending on the thickness you prefer for your soup. Oh and don’t forget to add the raisins for a nice sweet taste!
“Here Harry, have some nice soup mummy made for you”. “Hmmm, what’s that?”
“Well, remember Harry, the worms you had in your tushy a few days ago? Now they’re gone, but we want to make sure they don’t come back. So this soup is helping us scare the worms away. And if you want, you can share it with your friends at the nursery. I’ll leave some of it for them, too.” “Really, they can also have some? And it’s going to scare the worms? Ok, I want some” “So Harry, how is it?” “Yes, it’s good. I’ll have a bit more.”
When I made banana cake later, he asked me if it would also scare the worms away. I said no, not this cake. So he didn’t want any…