Anyway - back to it.
I stumbled across a pretty cool blog called ecosalon. They have all sorts of interesting articles.... Some funny, some informative, some just generally awesome. While I was perusing the archives, one article on ten foods that can help with sleep caught my eye. I have pretty significant sleep issues. I tend to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and then, if I actually do fall asleep, waking up in the morning. While I don't imagine this article being a cure-all for my problems, it seems like a good place to start.
|Tart Cherries from Eco Salon|
And of course, since it's one of the suggestions, I'll give you a quick and easy recipe for an addictive popcorn snack.
Truffled Herbes de Provence Popcorn
3 Tbsp Unpopped Popcorn Kernels
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Truffle Oil
1 Tbsp Herbes de Provence *
Extra Salt (to taste)
Paper lunch bag
Toss the popcorn kernels in a bowl with olive oil
Pour the oiled kernels into the paper bag and fold the top over once.
Place the bag on a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for two minutes or until the popping begins to slow (2-3 seconds between each pop)
Dump the popped popcorn into a bowl and toss with truffle oil, herbes de provence, and more salt if desired.
*Bonus sleeping tool - Herbes de Provence generally contains lavender which is known to increase relaxation and improve time to sleep.