If there's a part in my human anatomy that I tend to overexert/overuse or abuse, then, it's probably my eyes. My love for reading until the wee of dawn, short duration of sleep and over exposure to LED and all things bright and electronic are really taking its toll. The strain that I put to my ocular organ is confirmed by my the ever worsening eyesight.
Without my eyeglasses, I could not drive , read street sign or see a crossing kangaroo even if my life depends on it. I can not recognise people standing 3 meters away from me and I hopelessly possess a nocturnal vision of an aging bat . My frownies is alarmingly deepening. Blame it on habitually glaring I do every time my eyeglasses isn't on. Before this premature aging worsens, I really have to so something.
More healthy foods, more sleep and less reading time. Good luck!
Beta carotin is known to be helpful to the body, esp . our eyes. My granny, Lola Pilar, used to coax me into eating carrots and squash saying it could brighing my eyes like a flashlight at night. I never really believed her after checking it out several times in infront of the mirror. Bless her for trying though.
I have been cooking many Beta carotene rich pumpkins this past weeks. After all, my eyeballs really need some pampering. This is one of my favorites pumpkin based recipe so far. It's meatless, healthy and quite yummy. Hope my eyeballs are appreciating the effort.
1 pumpkin ( about 1 kg)
4 cloves garlic
1 chili pepper, seeded
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 can ( 400 g) of your favourite tomato sauce
400 ml water
60 g Parmesan cheese
lasagne sheets as needed
400 g cottage cheese
100 ml milk
1 tbsp. sunflower seeds
a handful Rosemary
salt and white pepper
9. Repeat and make second layer. Carefully arrange the last Lasagne sheets over pumpkin and tomato sauce layer. Carefully pour milk-cottage cheese mixture over the lasagne sheets.
Serve pipping hot and with greed salad.