Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
My temptation when I get home from grocery shopping is to throw all the produce in the frig. But there are some fruits and veggies who’s nutrients are stunted this way. Gasp! But never fear. We can help them help us. Here are a few of those “special needs” fruits and veggies, and here’s what I’m doing with them:
Apples – keep in their very own drawer in the frig or in a sealed plastic bag because they give off a natural ethylene gas which will accelerate the ripening (and deterioration) of other produce.
Avocados, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums – store on the counter top until ripe, then put into frig.
Basil and uncut Tomatos, Garlic, Ginger, Bananas – keep dry on the counter top out of direct sun light.
Citrus Fruits – I usually refrigerate my citrus, but everything I’m reading says it is good to let it sit on the counter for up to 2 weeks.
Leafy greens and green onions– wash and somewhat dry (by spinning or pat dry) and wrap in paper towel (or flour sack) inside sealed plastic bag in the frig. Paper towel absorbs moisture which would have rotted the greens.
Potatos and Sweet Potatos – dry paper bag in the cupboard. Do not refrigerate or their starch will convert to sugar. Light turns them green.
Red and Yellow Onions – dry paper bag in the cupboard. Never combine with potatos, or else the potatos’ moisture will rot the onions. Exception: Sweet onions do better in a sealed plastic bag in the frig.
There’s a really helpful chart at this website:
Where to buy pasture-fed chicken, eggs, pork, and beef:
Country Meadows Farms located at Lancaster Central Market and Leola Amish Farmer’s Market at 324 W. Main St., Leola, PA 17540 open 7-7 on Thurs. and Fri.; and 7-3 Sat. http://www.centralmarketlancaster.com/directory/view/country-meadows-farms
Where to buy pasture-fed chicken, eggs, beef, butter, and raw milk:
Expressly Local located at 213 W. King St. across from McDonald’s on King St.
“Eberly Poultry” is free-range and sold at Stauffer’s in Lititz and I’ve seen it at Lancaster Central Market at the Carr’s stand as well as “Expressly Local”.
Where to buy organic raw butter, raw cream, raw cottage cheese, raw sour cream, raw milk, raw cheese, pasture-fed eggs, grass-fed beef, etc…
Life Enhancing Acres located at 2931 Miller Lane, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, phone number 717-768-7613. No website. No Sunday sales. No credit cards.
For a list of a bunch more places to buy in PA, check out this website:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Fresh ginger, cut into a 1-inch cube, peeled, and grated
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 teaspoon cayenne
3/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup unseasoned brown-rice vinegar
1/3 cup shoyu sauce (wheat-free soy sauce)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
12 ounces dried soba noodles
12 ounces extra-firm nigari tofu (or egg cake or chicken)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cucumber, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
1 small handful of cilantro sprigs, for garnish
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
Make the dressing by combining the zest, ginger, honey, cayenne, and salt in a food processor (or use a hand blender) and process until smooth. Add the lemon juice, rice vinegar, and shoyu, and pulse to combine. With the machine running, drizzle in the oils.
Cook the soba in plenty of rapidly boiling salted water just until tender, then drain and rinse under cold running water.
While the pasta is cooking, drain the tofu, pat it dry, and cut it into rectangles roughly the size of your thumb (½ inch thick and 1 inch long). Cook the tofu in a dry nonstick (or well-seasoned) skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes, until the pieces are browned on one side. Toss gently once or twice, then continue cooking for another minute or so, until the tofu is firm, golden, and bouncy.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the soba, the ¼ cup cilantro, the green onions, cucumber, and about ⅔ cup of the dressing. Toss until well combined. Add the tofu and toss again gently. Serve on a platter, garnished with the cilantro sprigs and the toasted sesame seeds.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sprouted Buckwheat Brownie Recipe
3 – 4 cups sprouted buckwheat (sprouted for about 3 days after soaking)
1 cup raw almond butter
1 cup flax seed meal
1 ½ cups raw cocao powder
½ cup coconut butter, melted over low heat
1 tsp Himalayan salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
(1 cup agave nectar, or ½ cup agave, ½ cup pure maple syrup)
1 cup pure birch xylitol if diabetic or on Candida cleanse
1 cup water if you used xylitol, only add as much water as needed if using agave nectar. The batter should be nice and thick, just enough liquid for the food processor to mix it up.
Place sprouts, almond butter and melted coconut butter into food processor and mix. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Coat a 9 x 13 pan with coconut butter or olive oil and pour batter into dish. Place in freezer. Once fully frozen, remove brownie from pan and cut into small, bite sized pieces. Store in ziplock bag in freezer and eat whenever you need a chocolate fix!! Freezing will not destroy the live enzymes and nutrients in the sprouts! You may also wish to dehydrate the brownies which is fine too! You can dehydrate them at 118 degrees overnight. This is great to do if you want to serve the brownies warm with some raw ice cream!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Guacamole w/ flax seed and sunflower seed snackers
Flax crackers with cream cheese and salsa
All nuts and seeds (except peanuts and pistachios)
Cinnamon Truffles made with coconut flour
Raw carrots and cucumbers with cream cheese
Raw green beans and all veggies (except for starchy ones like corn, potatos, & legumes)
Eggs scrambled with sauted onion and any vegetable & cream cheese mixed-in.
Amaranth – hot cereal with cinnamon and xylitol
Yogurt and berries and almonds
Yogurt with diced green apple and walnuts
Yogurt with chocolate flavor stevia and a little cocoa
Buckwheat pancakes with butter
Coconut flour pancakes with berries and yogurt & vanilla crème stevia or raw cream
Scrambled eggs with diced ham and broccoli – YUM!
Buffalo Chili (sans beans for phase 1)
Grilled marinated chicken
Chicken pot pie with buckwheat/lard crust (pre-baked crust soaked overnight)
Crab cakes made with boiled butter&water with chervil seasoning
Marinated flank steak on mesclun with oriental dressing
Spicy beef stew with carrots, bacon, and kale
Chicken soup with quinoa, celery, & carrots
Chicken stock with ground turkey and kale
Salmon with butter and green beans
Egg drop soup with veggies and chicken
Butternut or acorn squash with coconut oil and sea salt
Quiche in a buckwheat crust
Salad with quinoa and chicken on top (olive oil, lemon, and apple cider vinegar w/herbs)
Chicken Stir-fry over quinoa
Salad, salad, salads with olive oil and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
BLT salad with hard-boiled egg
Buckwheat pie crust with strawberries and cream
Strawberry coconut flour shortcake
Sauted green apple slices in butter with cinnamon
Whipped strawberries and cream cheese over a buckwheat pie crust (cheese cake)
Psyllium Seed Hulls (1 TBSP. each night in 8 oz. water) for fiber and elimination.
Living Clay taken internally (1 heaping tsp. per day) for ph restoration.
Living Clay applied on affected toe nails every night and washed off in the morning.
Himalayan Sea Salt (I’m learning about this for colon cleansing.)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
1 cup fresh-ground buckwheat flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar (but I didn't use any sugars)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon clove
1 cup low-fat buttermilk or (or half-cup yogurt and half-cup milk)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 eggs, reserved
Mix up all ingredients except for eggs. Cover and let sit overnight or 24-48 hours. Mix in the egg yolks. Beat egg whites until light peaks. Fold them in. Fry pancakes. Ideas: Garnish with yogurt and berries or apples and walnuts. Serve with ham.