How many people are overwhelmed with making too many decisions every single day, and are looking for a way to make life a little bit easier? Hey, I'm Karen Taylor of The Breakfast Cure. Let's talk about decision burnout.
The best thing we can do to reduce stress is to have some plans in place to make our day easier. One of the ways we can do that is by having a breakfast plan that we love, that's easy, and that reduces the number of decisions we have to make every single day.
Now, you already know if you've seen any of my other videos, how much I love congee and that's what I'm here to teach you about, but today I want to talk about why congee is so important for your mental/emotional state.
Decision making is the domain of the Gallbladder. In Chinese medicine every organ has an associated emotion as well as governing certain aspects of metal function. Too many decisions is hard on the Gallbladder and someone with a weak or toxic Gallbladder will have trouble making decisions. More on that in an up-coming article on organs and emotions, but managing stress is crucial for organ healing.
Congee is a porridge that you cook overnight in a crock pot, so when you wake up you're already one step ahead of the game. No decisions to make, breakfast is ready whenever you're ready to eat it. You can ease into your day.
You already know you're not going to have to think about what to eat. You're not going to have to think about getting enough nutrition, did you get the right amount of calories, did you get your healthy fats and your spices and your herbs and your grains and all the other things that you need for a healthy day.
Think about trying congee for those reasons alone, and because it's delicious and you'll love it.
The best thing we can do to reduce stress is to have some plans in place to make our day easier. One of the ways we can do that is by having a breakfast plan we love that's easy and that reduces the number of decisions we have to make every single day.
Good Morning. I'm Karen Taylor. I'm the founder of the Breakfast Cure. Today I want to talk to you about congee. Congee is a traditional Asian rice porridge, that's been eaten all over Asia for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The Breakfast Cure is a modern adaptation of that. I've spent a lot of time modernizing it for the Western pallet-making a congee that you can eat and find delicious and that doesn't seem foreign, but delivers all of the medicinal healing properties of this ancient recipe.
I started eating congee about 20 years ago, when I was in Chinese medical school, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was introduced to the concept of slow cooking grains to make them more easily digestible. I thought that was an interesting concept. What really ignited the fire in me, was trying it, and feeling how different my digestion felt.
I suddenly noticed that my stomach didn't hurt at all. There was no pain, no cramping. In fact, I felt this warm, soothing, comforting, nourishing feeling that just grew, the more days in a row that I ate it. That really made me want to find out more about it. I've spent over 20 years trying all these different combinations to find the really tasty, healthy ones that work in our modern world.
I've spent a lot of time modernizing congee for the Western pallet-making a congee that you can eat and find delicious and that doesn't seem foreign, but delivers all of the medicinal healing properties of this ancient recipe.