Thoughts of the week
Humidity is the amount of water vapour present in the air. Some climates are humid all the time, others aren’t humid at all and some can fluctuate. When exposed to high humidity for long periods of time it can be very uncomfortable and the following can occur:
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Increased breathing rate
- More frequent sweating
- Asthma can become worse
Top tips for managing humidity:
- Allow plenty of time to do things and don’t rush
- Reside somewhere cool
- Don’t move around more than you need too
- Take cold showers
- Eat cool foods and avoid using the oven
- Purchase a fan or air con unit
- Sleep with the window open at night
- Keep well hydrated
- If you get to hot place your hands in some iced water for a few minutes
- Wear light clothing that is not too heavy
- Exercise in the early in the morning or late at night
Give these a go next time you find yourself struggling with humidity to hopefully make you more durable towards it…
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Recipe of the week
- Brown off diced cook onion & sliced courgette in a pan with a little olive oil. Add Quorn mince, cooking for another 2-4 mins. Pour half a jar of organic enchilada sauce along with seasoning of choice (we used cajun fajita) to the pan, cooking for a further 5 mins. Remove from heat, allowing to cool for 5 mins.
- While the mixture is cooling, prepare the courgette wrappers. Peel the outer skin of the courgette so that no peel left on, then use the same peeler to make as many ribbons as you can.
- To assemble, layer 2-3 courgette ribbons so there is a small overlap on each piece. Spoon a small amount of the mixture onto one end of the wrap, then roll it up. Place the courgette roll into a deep baking dish. Repeat until the baking dish is full.
- Top the courgette rolls with the other half of the enchilada sauce & sprinkle low fat grated cheese over the top.
- Place in oven on a medium-high heat, baking for approx. 20-30mins until the cheese is fully melted.
- Serve with tortilla chips or salad as in picture.
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