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CrossWord Answers are the ingredients for:

SPICED ROOT FRITTATA

parsnip, beetroot, carrot, onion 30p

cardamom, cumin, coriander, dried chilli flakes, black mustard seeds OR a tablespoon of curry powder 8p

canned tomatoes 15p

eggs 45p

plain flour 1p

a £0.99 pence meal

Peel and grate 185g (total weight) of mixed root vegetables, such as parsnip, beetroot and carrot.  Peel, then finely shred a small onion and add to the grated roots.  Stir in 2 tablespoons of plain flour, half a teaspoon each of ground cardamom, cumin and coriander, a pinch of dried chilli flakes and half a teaspoon of black mustard seeds OR just a tablespoon of curry powder with the flour.  Mix in half a can of chopped tomatoes, drained.  Lightly beat 3 eggs and add those too.

Warm a thin pool of butter in a 20cm shallow non-stick pan, then add the egg and tomato mixture.  Cook till a golden crust has formed on the base but the top is still quite liquid in the centre, then place under a preheated overhead grill and cook for 2 minutes or so , till lightly set.

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Throughout our lives, we get groomed to be acceptable to others: our parents, our teachers, employers and society at large. For those with lived experience with grief, mental health challenges, chronic disease or abuse, the stakes are even higher.  We have had to modify our behavior, our essence and even our thoughts to try to maintain a sense of safety in the face of disapproval and many levels of battering by others.  In the process, we give away pieces of ourselves – our freedom to show up in living color.  The freedom to express ourselves in the clothes we wear, how we style our hair, the words we use, how we move through the world, use our bodies and enforce our own boundaries.

We are told that we are too loud, too quiet, too serious if we aren’t perpetually smiling, angry or non-compliant if we say no, anti-social if we take time for ourselves or a victim if we are working through healing from lived experience.

Little by little, society tries to either erase us or mold us like clay to reflect it.  It is time for a revolution.  A taking back of every piece of ourselves – a rebuilding of the soul.  We have the power to make ourselves whole – we don’t need the validation of others to be worthy of our existence and autonomy.  We build our tapestry, one golden thread at a time, one red thread at a time and it is beautiful.

LICHEN GROWTH By Paulissa Kipp

Creative expression is each of us rebelliously taking ourselves back and saying “no, THIS is me”.  You ARE art; a magnificent masterpiece of all that has gone before and all that is yet to come.  Every word you speak, every truth you speak to power, every story you own, every color you choose, word you write is you being present.  No one can erase you.  No one can groom you to stay small any longer.  Creativity is presence and it cannot be erased – it gives voice to both the seen and the unseen.  Be a messy, magnificent Rebel of Presence.  You are enough and you are your own. ~ Paulissa Kipp

 

Calm your Way to Wellness: with Mindful Compassion ~by Sandy Hector

Mindful Compassion is a therapeutic approach to help people manage difficult emotions and the tendency to be self-critical.    If you often tend to beat yourself up about doing or saying something that you would rather not have done, or not doing or saying something you would have liked to have done, or have feelings of anxiety, depression or other trauma  then mindful compassion may be of help to you.

 

First of all we have to remember that our minds are a product of evolution.  We have evolved from a basic motivation to survive, to stay alive and to reproduce.  In any situation of threat, our fight, flight or freeze reaction would into play and we would have been motivated to either fight to protect ourselves, run away or play dead / be submissive.  This is called the threat protection system and can be thought of as our ‘old brain’.  However, as we evolved, we started using language.  We started to think and imagine what might or could happen when that threat is present and as we are very good at imagining the worst.  We all tend to have negative thoughts, but this is not our fault – this is how we were designed.

 

According to Compassion Focused Therapy we have three different systems for managing our emotions.  These are: the threat system, the drive system and the soothing system.   Each system has a different job to do.

 

The threat system helps us detect and respond to threats; the emotions attached to this system are feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy and disgust.

 

Our drive system is our motivation to do things to help us survive and prosper, to find important things and resources, find food, money, friends, partners.  The emotions connected to this system are excitement and pleasure

 

The soothing system brings about balance, helps us to feel connected, safe, peaceful, content with life.  It slows us down and helps us to feel calmer so we can reflect and reason.

calming your way to welness

Sometimes, through no fault of their own, some people’s emotional system may not be as well developed as others and they may well find it more difficult to cope with stress and anxiety.  Of course our minds are very complicated and difficult to understand and mindful compassion isn’t a quick fix, however, by practising some very simple exercises, you may find you begin to feel a little better about yourself.

 

Click on the link below to find a useful exercise in Mindful Compassion.

http://compassionatemind.co.uk/individuals/exercises-for-individuals

Steve’s Crossword ~Food 4 Thought

Steve's Cryptic Crossword ~Food 4 Thought

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  • 31-36 :Pepper sounds cold
  • 86-94 :Herb cultivated in Redcar, Ohio
  • 124-128 :Spice found in capsicum in large quantities
  • 149-155 :Vegetable pips ran amok
  • 189-196 :Rough sea motto - 'Avoid them when green'
  • 221-228 :Vegetable sounds like better course
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  • 14-94 :Ground grain from Florence and Mesopotamian city
  • 70-210 :Queen of Hearts, a mother seed
  • 87-167 :Bulb on with charged particle
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Steve's Quick Crossword -Food for Thought

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  • 31-36 :Hot pepper used in spicy food (6)
  • 86-94 :. Brown powder, a spice used in curries, the fresh leaves also being used as a garnish
  • 149-155 :White root vegetable like a carrot
  • 189-196 :Red fruit eaten as a vegetable or in salads (plural)
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Steve has created two versions of his crossword; a Cryptic and a easier Quick crossword clues :0)  Enjoy

 

 

which are the ingredients for:

SPICED ROOT FRITTATA  a £0.99 pence meal  click here for the recipe :0)