Testimony of the Day
This is the type of thing that makes me want to spread the word of health more! Amazing results after one of our consults.
” Hi Maria,
It’s been about 6 months since I found your blog through Dr. Davis. What a great 6 months it’s been! I’m down 52.5 pounds. I was taking over 500 prescription and non-prescription pills a month for severe IBS, acid reflex, asthma, headaches etc. I had just turned 30 and was at my heaviest! I had been a long time “points” member, and was gaining weight while eating my whole grains and fruit by the pounds! Fruit doesn’t count as points you know!!! What a wake up call when I found your blog and became your client! I wanted to share some before and after pictures with you, although I am still a work in progress. Thanks again Maria, you have truly changed my life for the better.
Way to go Tanya! Keep up the great work! Click HERE to get started like Tanya!
Today is my baby boy Kai’s 2nd birthday, which is a very special celebration because we were unable to be with him on his 1st birthday. As I watched this video of when we first met the boys while holding them tightly on my lap, I couldn’t help but cry with an overwhelming feeling of joy.
This video is of our first visit to meet the boys. It was a bittersweet meeting because we had to leave them in Ethiopia after falling in love with them. I am thankful we didn’t know it was going to take 6 months of waiting to be able to bring them into the U.S… the wait would have killed me. We took one week at a time, hoping that this was the day we were going to fly to bring them home. Finally on the day before Thanksgiving, we brought them into our home and the journey began!
This is a very special dish to my family! When we were in Ethiopia, one of the things we ate all the time was Doro Watt. It is a traditional dish that is made with lots of onions, chicken and hard boiled eggs. The trick is the spice they use. Craig found a mixture of the spice called Berebere (that way I didn’t have to buy a million spices for this dish). We just ordered another canister because, as you can see, the boys LOVE this dish! I asked Micah if he remembers eating it and he didn’t really answer… I think he was in food heaven!
“HEALTHIFIED” DORO WATT
2 large onions, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil/duck fat/leaf lard/beef tallow/bacon fat if dairy sensitive)
4 TBS Organic Ethiopian Berebere
2 tsp Redmond Real salt (use code MARIA15 for 15% off)
1 whole chicken, separated into legs, breasts, thighs
8 organic hard boiled eggs
Chop the onions and place into a crockpot with the garlic and butter/oil, Berebere and salt. Turn on low and let sit over night or
until the onions caramelize. In the morning (or after 8 hours), place the chicken into the crockpot (I love THIS crockpot as it has a delay timer so I can make sure it done when I get home:)) and let it cook for another 8 hours or until the chicken is done and very tender. Meanwhile, cook the hard boiled eggs. Place the chicken/onion mixture onto a beautiful dish and mix in the hard boiled eggs. SOOOOO good and easy! Makes 8 servings.
NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving)
“Healthified” Doro Watt = 315 calories, 25g fat, 19g protein, 4g carbs, 0.8g fiber (71% fat, 24% protein, 5% carbs)
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Thank you SO much for your support and love!
C’est un plat bien complet et parfumé
Je te souhaite un excellent dimanche
Maria and Family – So happy for you, it must be awesome for Kai to be able to celebrate his 2nd Birthday, but first official birthday as part of your family. Wishing you and yours all the BEST!
Thanks for posting such a great video of your family. You are all so lucky to have each other. I wish you all the best.
Your boys are beautiful! What a joy they must be.
I do have a question. I am new to all of this and just found your web site and blog. Which of your books should I read first?
Thank you! Definitely start with Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism. Has all you need to get started. 🙂
Thanks so much for your support! 🙂
What a beautiful and moving video. (I’ll confess to shedding quite a fear tears over that one!) Thank you for sharing it with us. Happy birthday, Kai!
Thank you Tricia! 🙂
What a wonderful MOM!! awesome that you include family/traditional foods in their lives! you are a compassionate soul and these boys will be a joy to you all forever!!
Thank you. 🙂
What blessings you have given AND received in your two boys. And that dish looks wonderful, I ordered the spice from your Amazon site.
Happy birthday to baby Kai!
Hope Kai is enjoying his birthday week! 🙂 Very interesting recipe and I love the video – very touching!
Maria, your children are beautiful! I understand your tears. Sometimes I still get teary-eyed, fifteen years after we brought our son home from an orphanage in Ukraine, to talk about his adoption without tearing up. We met him when he was almost six and ended up having to wait four long years while the Ukrainian government revamped its adoption process before we could bring him home. I never thought it would be possible to wait a long time without giving up or going crazy, but as you say, you do it a day at a time when you have no other choice. We had two other children (from Korea) at home to take care of during the wait, so that helped. I know you feel blessed to have your precious boys, but they are also blessed to find parents who will give them love and good health.
Happy Birthday, Kai!
Thank you Jennifer! Wow, I cannot imagine waiting 4 years! You are a strong woman. 🙂
Happy Birthday Kai! I was actually talking about this dish the other day and am excited to give it a try. Hopefully it isn’t as spicy/hot as it was when we had it in a restaurant! YUM! Love seeing the non-dessert recipes too!
Thank you! This is a pretty mild mix. 🙂
Oh my! I made this so fast…. well, I got it in the crock pot very quickly… then I smelled it for hours as it magically did its thing. So Good!! Thank you for a great new recipe that my husband has urged me to place in my “Keeper” binder, and especially for the video of your beautiful family! Happy Birthday Kai! 🙂
Thank you! The flavor is amazing! 🙂
Maria your children are just precious!!!!You family journey is very inspiring
Write a Book!!!!
your DORO WATT recipe sounds SOOOO good, I order the “Berebere” from amazon.
Is the berebere spicy??? and if it is how can i fix it a little bit.
Thanks Norma! We are planning a book in the “The Art of Healthy Eating” series for Holidays and plan to put a lot of personal stories in it. I don’t think berebere (especially using the mix I link to) is too hot. It was a great flavor and isn’t really that spicy at all. 🙂
Thanks, I order the spice from you amazon site, I will be ordering your book for the Holidays, and I also reading your wonderful books Nutritous and Delicious, and Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism.
Thanks so much for your support! 🙂
What a lovely story!
And I wanted to thank you for a lot of great recipes (you’re my fave). As well, I wanted to thank you for introducing me to Swerve (via Bill Davis of Wheatbelly fame). I love it!
Is there a deadline for the 15% offer? I recently ordered the 22 lb bag so I’ll be good for a little while, but if it’s a time-limited offere …
Thank you! There isn’t a time limit right now for my followers for the Swerve discount. 🙂
Hi Maria, Thank you for the yummy recipe. Thank you for sharing the journey with us as you have the most beautiful family! I couldn’t stop crying while watching the video, it was truly so touching.
Thanks so much London! 🙂
Not sure if i’m doing something wrong, but i put in your discount code on the swerve website and it’s not giving me 15% off … it’s only barely giving 9%…if it’s supposed to be 9% i can be happy with that…but if you’re getting any affiliate moneys or they told you 15% and are just not giving it…that could be a problem. Just thought I’d let you know in case any of your other fans are having issues as well.
I’m sorry..i wanted to correct myself…it’s barely 7%…not 9%
Please contact Swerve about this. They have great customer support! 🙂 http://www.swervesweetener.com/
Just put this into the crockpot to try for lunch tomorrow! I can’t wait!!! Thanks so much for sharing a little bit of Kai’s heritage with us!
Thank you! 🙂
I am curious what you would serve this with? 1 chicken for 8 people is not very much food.
We it this by itself. With all the butter, chicken and eggs it is very filling. 🙂
Has anyone actually made this recipe? My onions were a blackened mess by the morning….did I miss a step? Is there water or chicken stock that should be added?
Most crock pots have different temperatures so cook them for less time next time. 🙂
Do you have a hardcover available for the Slow Cooker cookbook?
Yes, it is right here. 😉
What a beautiful family!!! The children are so lucky to have you.I also am adopted and know how fortunate I am.
Thank you! 🙂
Wow what pure blessing you are to those two beautiful boys! It made me emotional just watching that video. Ive never had kids (just didnt happen) and Im 50 now but you make me want to adopt! What a beautiful story. How blessed you both are!
Thank you! 🙂
Can I just use my own paprika and spices in place of the berebere?
Sure. We have also used mexican spices. 🙂
Our son is from Ethiopia as well! We met him in Addis Ababa January of 2010, back when parents only needed one trip to Ethiopia. 🙂 Thank you SO MUCH for posting this recipe. Teshome, our son, has Sensory Processing Disorder and a history of seizures. We are gluten/dairy/soy free but we recently have been looking into the ketogenic diet to help. I greatly appreciate your attention to neurotransmitters/diet. This seems to be what we need a bit more help with for our son. Especially with spring allergies and the elevated histamine in his system. Are you familiar with the work of Dr. Karyn Purvis? The Connected Child has been our go to book! Again thank you for your information!
Awesome! Thanks for the tip. I will definitely look into his work. 🙂
Thanks for this recipe. My husband grew up in Ethiopia and we love the food. Do you have a suggestion for a low carb injera-like bread?
I’m working on that;)