The foam is fine to drink. "Waste not; want not."
The foam is fine to drink. "Waste not; want not."
Quick and Easy Curry Stir-Fry (serves two)
1 TBS olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
2 TBS hot curry powder (Madras)
1 sweet onion, cut in wedges or thickly sliced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 head of cauliflower, broken into florets
1/2 lb of green beans, in 1/4 inch slices
1 plum tomato, sliced
This is not an authentic rendition of Indian curry, but it's a fast, tasty supper. Quantities are approximate, increase based on number of servings desired.
Over medium heat start the garlic and curry powder in the olive oil, as the garlic becomes fragrant (not browned) add onions and red pepper, sauté for a few minutes then add cauliflower and green beans. Toss to coat well with curried oil and continue to cook over medium heat until veggies are crisp tender, toss in sliced tomatoes and combine for another minute or two.
Another option is to add a can of coconut milk toward the end and cook down for a few minutes to make a luscious sauce.
Till next time. . . Eat Well!
Use your imagination and fill the salad bowl with fresh, juicy, crunchy greens and lots of other fabulous fruits and vegetables to round out the meal.
Till next time . . . To eat well; eat raw.
Would you like the benefits of a green smoothie without it being green?
The deep color of blackberries rules in this smoothie.
This morning, quite by chance, I blended up a neat combination that included a couple of bright green stalks of kale, apple juice, banana and blackberries. The resulting smoothie is royal purple in color without a trace of bitter kale flavor.
1 cup apple juice
1 frozen banana
1 cup blackberries
2 stalks of kale, curly leaves only - no stems
1/2 cup of water (if needed to thin it out)
I suspect the sweetness of the apple juice contributes a good deal to the smooth, sweet flavor.
Last October I posted a note about the need for more emphasis on education and prevention and less on detection as a means for women to conquer breast cancer. Here's that post:
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Before you fork out dough for more walks for the cure and pink ribboned paraphernalia . . . think about the industry you're supporting. Cancer is big business. Why is all the money and emphasis being spent on detection and cure? What ever happened to seeking PREVENTION? Why are women not being educated as to how they can prevent this deadly disease instead of waiting to be diagnosed with it and then looking for a cure?
A pharmaceutical pot o' gold, and we all buy into it year after year. Shame on us.
Researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Denmark studied 500,000 women to determine the results of breast cancer screening programs. They found that for every one woman helped by breast cancer screening, ten were harmed through false diagnosis or unnecessary treatments that devastated their health.
October is here again, and the big business of breast cancer is alive and well and extremely profitable. Take a gander at all the companies that have jumped on the bandwagon with their Think Pink messages. Many of these companies are selling products that contribute to cancer. They are asking us to buy more of their products so we can get more cancer, and generous souls that they are, they will donate a few cents from each purchase to the many lucrative, non-profit cancer outfits.
Have you ever thought about why The American Cancer Society isn't called The American Anti-Cancer Society? Must be they are cancer advocates, huh? Think about it, if you're not for it, you must be against it, then conversely, if you aren't against it, you must be for it, right?
Mike Adams, at NewsTarget, has covered this topic with more erudition and depth than I can begin to muster. Read his informative, eye-opening article on Breast Cancer Deception.
As a breast cancer victim, survivor, woman, and concerned citizen, I firmly believe it is a mandate for every woman to become more familiar with the literature on how one can avoid known carcinogens — factors that have been proven to contribute to breast cancer and also, to be knowledgeable about the known steps we can take to prevent this aggressive disease that will strike one in every— how many women?
Currently, it's one in seven. Notice that ratio increases with each passing year as we ingest more synthetic chemicals and toxins from our food, water, air, clothing, cleaning products, etc.
For an eye opening exposé of the correlation between synthetic chemicals to the common, near epidemic, diseases we now face read: The One Hundred Year Lie by Randall Fitzgerald.
Check out an organization that is actively AGAINST breast cancer and all the contributing factors that have proven to be precursors of the dreaded disease. Breast Cancer Action (BCA).
• Help support a worthwhile cause by joining the Think Before You Pink campaign. Contribute financially and use the leverage of your influential purchasing power by NOT purchasing pink items that contribute to breast cancer and / or other debilitating diseases.
• Make it your business to know what's in the products you buy: the food you serve your family, the cleaning agents you use in your home, the cosmetics and beauty products you use on your skin and hair, the synthetic fabrics in your clothing.
• Don't expect the guy who is making his living by selling you these items to inform you they are harmful — find out for yourself if they are harmful or not.
• Don't wait for cancer to strike and then look for a treatment. Make it your first priority to find out how you can contribute to your own well being by taking essential steps to prevent it.
Pale Kale Ale
1 cup green grapes (I used red - see specks)
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1 ripe pear
1 banana (frozen or fresh)
1 cup kale
1/2 cup water
I added a couple of ice cubes to the glass as I drank it. The taste improves with a bit of chilling.
If you don't have a heavy duty VitaMix, blend the ingredients in a regular blender adding a few at a time, rather than tossing everything in at once and expecting the poor machine to be something it isn't. As you can see, my smoothie isn't perfectly smooth (no VitaMix), there are a few flecks from the grape skin, this doesn't affect the taste and adds a nice little flourish of color.
I started with the grapes and orange and when they were liquified, added the pear and water, then the kale and then finally a frozen banana, broken into pieces. I also found it just a tad bitter, so I blended in a couple of tablespoons of raisins. Two or three dates would work well, too. Just a little bit of natural sweetness to round out the flavors.
I'm getting far more adventurous with savory smoothies — adding a lot of greens to the blender is an adventure! For a host of valuable information on the raw food lifestyle along with a plentiful supply of easy to make smoothies and other recipes, check out this Living and Raw Foods site.
Till next time . . . to eat well; eat raw.
It would appear if you've seen one, you've seen them all. These morning fruit smoothies that I've taken to consuming have also sparked great interest, at least on my part, in developing some unique taste treats, pleasant perspectives, assuring nifty nutrients with convenient concocting. I was almost hoist on my own petar with all that alliteration.
The addition of a generous portion of blueberries assures a purple product regardless of the other ingredients. So you can easily make your own purple passion to suit your taste and what's available in the pantry, fridge or freezer.
With summer pretty much behind us, in Florida the thermometer belies the calendar, having a plentiful supply of fresh fruit is limited now to bananas, apples and pears with other selections brought in from far afield. While I try to 'eat local', it's not always feasible. But I do draw the line and try to 'eat regionally' and insist on eating only produce that is grown in the USA. I really don't require berries from Israel, oranges from Central America, asparagus from Peru, etc.
I have now resorted to stocking the freezer with an assortment of frozen fruit along with my own stash of frozen bananas and Georgia peaches. There are marvelous options in the freezer case. Just be sure to read the labels. You want ONLY fruit in that package and preferably organic fruit.
Today's Purple Passion is a sprightly combination:
Enjoy a fruit smoothie anytime of day, but they're especially good for breakfast.
Till next time. . . To eat well; eat raw.