The other day I posted about being a “non-iron, non-maiden” (here), but now I’ve come up with a better title: the iron matron. (I was reminded this week that that’s what I am, a matron! :) a jolly old-fashioned term that makes me laugh!
My iron is low, so I’m trying to get it up without going to the hospital for an “iron infusion” (not-fun-sounding). So aside from taking iron pills, I’m trying out a few other things. (but none of it involves running or swimming wildy like an iron man competition, no not at all!!)
I’m afraid that I just couldn’t work myself up to eat blood sausages, morcillas? (and wouldn’t know where to find them here anyways), as recommended by my Guatemalan mother-in-law :) sorry Mamita, just can’t do it!! (es que no me entra, y menos para tragarlo!)
So I found something that’s easy for me to make, and yummy, too! This is what I’m trying to eat: First I started out with a nice spinach and strawberry and mandarin orange salad every day.Oh yummy! With some balsamic vinagrette drizzled on, ooo lala! I can easily eat that every single day, if the kids don’t get to the strawberries before I do!! And I don’t willingly let them eat up my mandarin orange cups!
After my other post, Sheila commented on it and recommended liver pate. Oh, um, well, I thought, I have never eaten pate, and liver is just one of those things that has never been in my eating vocabulary! But I decided to try it out. Thanks for the suggestions in your comment, Sheila!
So I mashed up about 2 or 3 tablespoons with some mayo (miracle whip). Then I spread it on toast and added some black pepper, chopped onion and cilantro and a bit of diced tomatos….I wanted to make sure that my first taste of liver pate would be a good one…(and it helps to have vitamin C at the same time to help the iron be absorbed, so that’s why the tomato and cilantro, some lime would be nice, too)
Well, it looooooked pretty good…..now to taste it……
I don’t know why I was so surprised, but I liked it! I really liked it!! 🙂
Not bad at all! I think I will easily be able to eat this every morning for breakfast, and what I ate on 2 pieces of toast (whole wheat of course) was about 20% of the recommended daily intake, so that sounds good to me! Now, if I can just keep Henry and kids from eating up the liver……………………