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Replace your sandwich bread and wheat pizza crust with this recipe. Watch me make it here! This another version of this green bread or Jalapeno Bread. Play with the recipe, use what you have. Don't sweat the small stuff!

Jalapeno Bread/Pizza Crust Recipe

Jalapeno Bread/Pizza Crust Recipe


  • 2-4 whole garlic cloves, skin on if you can, roasted
  • 2 whole jalapenos, roasted
  • 1 whole, large sweet pepper, roasted
  • 1 large, onion, halved, roasted
  • 1 bunch of kale, steamed and drained
  • 1 bag frozen spinach, defrosted & drained
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes or black pepper or omit
  • 1 tsp of your favourite dried herb (oregano, thyme, basil etc)
  • 1-2 tbsp cooking oil


  1. Clean both peppers. Add onion & garlic to prepared baking sheet. Coat with 1 tbsp of oil. Bake in oven of 400°F/200°C for 40-45 minutes. You want the skin of the peppers to start to blister & the onion and garlic to turn a golden brown.
  2. When these are finished roasting, place them in a bowl and cover. This will create steam, allowing for easy removal of the pepper skins.
  3. After removing the skin from the garlic and peppers, remove the seeds from both peppers.
  4. If you like heat, keep the jalapeno seeds. If you are not sure how much heat you like, stick with 1 jalapeno, seeds removed.
  5. While that is baking. Clean & steam the kale for 4-5 minutes in the microwave or on the stove. Let the kale drain. This can be done the night before.
  6. Drain your defrosted spinach. Squeeze out any excess liquid or leave to drain over a colander overnight.
  7. Slightly cool all of your hot ingredients before adding everything but the egg to food processor.
  8. Blend mixture until well mixed but still retaining small chunks. You do not want a complete paste.
  9. Then add the egg. Or add the egg in a bowl. Mix well.
  10. Spread mixture on a prepared baking sheet, into the size & shape of your preference.
  11. You want a thickness of 1/8-1/4 inch.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven of 350°F/176°C for 30-35 minutes. You want the bread firm and mostly dry, with some browning on both sides. If the bread is still wet after this time or browning too much, turn the heat down to 300°F/148°C for a further 15-20 minutes.
  13. Cut and serve warm, at room temperature. Or freeze, wrapping well for future use.
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Today, June 19th is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder, with varying degrees of severity. To keep it simple, normal blood cells are round in shape, which easily passes through the blood vessel. People with SCD have sickle (curve) shapes blood cells which can get stuck and block up the passageway when travelling through the blood vessels. This can affect joints, muscles and/or organs. Many people who have the disease live their life with no health issues. While others, on the other end of the spectrum, are regular hospital attendees. Learn more about Sickle Cell Anemia/Disease. Or here.

Self-Care Tips:

Stay hydrated. Whether you are having a crisis or not. During a crisis, this is a must, even if you are hooked up to a Saline and 5% dextrose (this may vary) drip.

Stay away from alcohol. None of us will die without it. At the very least do not drink when you are in the midst of a crisis or feel one coming on.

Get rest & try to get and stay on a sleep schedule. Summer is around the corner and you may have plenty of activities planned. But you know your body. If you don't have the energy for a 6-hour hike, it's okay to say no. Try a relaxing picnic instead.

Ask for help. None of us can get by without help at some point or another. This could mean having a friend or family member collect groceries for you. Or even driving you to the hospital. That's what they are there for. The good and the bad.

Let your employer know about any health issues that may arise. Or contact your HR department. Sometimes it's hard to let people know about our perceived "weaknesses" but if an employer knows ahead of time, they may be able to work with you when you need to take time off from work.

Exercise in moderation, while listening to your body. If exercise makes you even more tired, lighten up. If you are having trouble breathing or recovering your breath, stop.

Have consistent contact with a healthcare provider. This may mean travelling a small distance but do not neglect doctors visit's! They are vital to keeping you healthy and living a full life!

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