Recipe: Odds and Sods Salad

by Polly N on August 16, 2010

My fridge is a bit empty and in desperate need of refilling but as I didn’t make it to the supermarket today, I have just thrown a few things together and come up with this!

Odds and Sods Salad

The paté is made from:

  • Half an orange pepper
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 cup brazil nuts
  • Sprinkle of himalayan rock salt*

Walnut pepper pate

Then the remainder of the contents of my fridge went into my salad:

  • Handful of organic spinach
  • Half a tomato
  • Half an avocado
  • Quarter red pepper
  • Handful homegrown alfalfa sprouts
  • Drizzle of hemp oil, apple cider vinegar and raw honey

*Himalayan rock salt can be substituted for Natural rock or sea salt. Please note that table salt is SO bad for you! I will do a separate blog on this to give you more info.

Arrange on a plate, in a bowl and eat with fork, hands, or whatever utensil you so desire.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz Crosbie August 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Hi Polly,

I was really inspired by the article about you in my local paper. I was diagnosed with colon cancer in May 2009 and had the tumour removed and a course of chemo. Then in April, I was devastated to hear it was back in the ovaries and another tumour in my sigmoid colon. All have been removed and I am 7 weeks from surgery. I started the anti-cancer diet prior to surgery and looked and felt great. However, I am feeling really tired all the time. My haemoglobin level is slightly low but not significantly and my liver enzymes are elevated but I don’t know if that is the cause of the tiredness. My doctor thinks I am expecting too much and I am 60 but like you, I am all about looking forward with excitement and anticipation. I can’t cope with counselling and digging over old stuff so I related to your philosophy.

Anyway I just wanted to ask if you suffer from tiredness and whether there is a juice solution!

Many thanks and stay well.
Regards Liz


polly August 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Hi Liz

Thank you so much for your email. I am sorry to hear about the cancer but am pleased to hear you that you are excited about your future and insist on staying positive as that truly is one of the best things you can do.

Your body has been through an awful lot with chemotherapy, and tiredness is a very common side-effect and will have left your immune system at an all time low. I have been there and it’s not a nice place! However there are lots of things you can do to boost your immune system and your energy and that is to juice and introduce more raw foods into your diet.

I would recommend an alkaline dairy free diet with lots of sprouts. When a grain or seed is soaked, it activates it enzymes and begins it’s life meaning it is full of energy which when consumed is absorbed by our bodies giving us much needed protein and energy. Try sprouting broccoli, alfalfa and lentils as they are some of the easiest. I will be doing a blog on Sprouting soon so keep an eye out for that but there are lots of books on it and info on the internet. There’s more info here:

Re juicing, I would recommend you use the following foods in particular:

Peppers – great for cleansing the liver and intestine
Spinach – great source of iron for improving haemoglobin and supports effective liver and kidney function
Tomato – liver cleansing
Watercress – liver cleansing
Beetroot – liver cleansing and boosts haemoglobin levels
Carrot – liver cleansing
Apricot – Boosts energy, stamina and is an excellent blood builder

For a juice, try:

3 tomatoes
1 red pepper
3 carrots
1 apple
Handful spinach
1 lime

Beetroot, carrot, apple and ginger also work well together but experiment with the list above and add any others. Do try and eat organic where you can to reduce the numer of chemicals absorbed by your body and try to juice and eat raw as often as possible as cooked foods give your body more work to do and will only add to your fatigue. I would also recommend visualisation and daily gratitude for your healing. Dr David Hamilton’s “How your mind can heal your body” is a great book for visualisation techniques.

I hope that’s of use to you Liz and I wish you all the best for the future. Who knows, after 7 weeks of juicing and visualisation you might not even need the surgery!Im sure you will dazzle your Doctor with boundless energy next time you see him!

Light and Love
Polly x


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