Baked Hushpuppies

Category : Breads , Recipes

Baked Hushpuppies

Baked Hushpuppies

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes

*For best results use all organic ingredients.

Ingredients:
1 cup organic non-GMO cornmeal
1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 tsp. Redmond’s Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 cup organic coconut milk
1 egg white
1 Tbs. avocado oil

Making It:
1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Place parchment
paper on large baking sheet.
2. In large bowl, combine cornmeal, baking
powder, salt, and paprika. Mix well.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together milk,
egg white, and oil until smooth.
4. Add milk mixture to cornmeal mixture.
Stir until batter is just combined.
Shape into 1 1/2- inch apart, on
prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake hushpuppies until tops are firm
and golden, about 10-15 minutes.
Serve immediately.

Flavor Variations: 
Try adding 2 tablespoons of chopped green
onion or sweet onion, and/or 2 tablespoons
red or green diced bell peppers to the
batter. Or use 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper instead
of paprika.

ENJOY!
Marie


Our Body’s Inner Powerhouse

Category : Allergies , Arthritis , BPA , Diseases , News

My family of readers,

The liver is the heaviest and largest organ in our body and  it is capable of handling more than five hundred functions for your body; if it’s kept healthy. In fact, every drop of blood filters through your liver every three minutes and there are 65,000 known enzymatic reactions that occur during that process. Your liver processes everything you consume.
An impaired liver can exhibit symptoms of disease such as digestive disorders, constipation, fatigue, food sensitivities and allergies, hay fever, infertility, arthritis, hormone imbalance, diabetes, obesity, blood sugar issues, cholesterol problems, blood pressure, and hypertension, as well as others.
Some of the functions of the liver include:
Aids in the digestive process; Controls the bile production; Regulates the storage of fats; Processes enzymes and nutrients; Manufactures glycogen (thus helping to stabilize the blood sugar levels); Controls production and secretion of cholesterol; Maintains hormone balance; Detoxifies toxins and poisons from the blood; Synthesizes our medications and processes and purifies drug residues; Discharges wastes; Metabolizes alcohol;  Manages the chemicals in the blood; It associates and assists with the immune system functions;  Removes bacteria and general foreign particles from the blood; It is a reservoir for the fat soluble vitamins and some minerals such as iron and copper; Manufactures, stores and recycles proteins, also synthesizes blood-clotting proteins and proteins for fluid part of the blood (plasma); Recycles the red blood cells by breaking them down and their constituents are reused. The liver is responsible for regenerating its own damaged tissues even if 90% of it has been removed; it will grow back to normal size if there isn’t any disorder that can weaken the organ itself. So it is very important to keep your body’d powerhouse healthy and clean so it can detox and function, thus allowing our body’s systems to work together. Too much protein, sugars, simple carbs and enzyme deficient foods in our diets are a burden. Overeating burdens the liver. Alcohol causes inflammation to the liver, as too many toxins and not enough exercise distress its functions. Balance is crucial. Be kind to our bodies, clean up our environment of toxins and plastics (which have BPA) read: The Dangers of BPA. Clean up ur bodies by eating the best foods; non-GMO’s and Organic only.

For our best health,
Marie


Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Prep: 5 minutes
Makes: 4-6 servings
Author: drjockers.com

This recipe is brought to you by Dr. David Jockers DMN DC MS.
I am recommending using all organic ingredients.

Ingredients:
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice.
4-6 cups filtered water, or to taste.
1 Tbs. MCT oil or extra virgin coconut oil (optional)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground or freshly grated ginger (optional)
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. liquid stevia, or to taste
pinch of pink salt or Redmond’s Sea Salt

Making It:
1. Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend
until fully combined.
2. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the
fridge up to one week. You may need to mix well it well each time
you want to drink it if you let it sit for awhile.

Tip:
Drink this lemonade regularly. People who suffer from
crippling pain have reported that their symptoms improved
significantly after they made this an everyday drink.
It has powerful liver and kidney detoxifying abilities.

Optimal:
Add a pinch of black pepper, as this will dramatically improve the
absorption of the turmeric curcuminoids which absorb best with
good fats and peperine, which is the main ingredient in black pepper.
*(I added this as his option in case you’re interested to try it,
although personally I didn’t use it.)
*we make 64 oz. and we finish it in a week.

ENJOY!

MARIE


How Does Stress Impact Your Digestion?

Category : Diseases , News

All of my readers,

Stress will confront all of us at one time or another, but some people do live in the constant state of stress. This  article is to let you know what is at stake when you decide to eat and you are dealing with a strong emotional issue. How does this affect your body? Eating under stress can be one of the worst things you can do. Under any type of stress, whether physical or emotional, the digestive processes are inhibited and digestion is always suspended. Indigestion will be the end result.
The reason that the digestion is halted during stress is because the manufacture and flow of the body’s secretions needed for the digestive process depends on nerve energy. Nerve energy is transmitted to all of the organs of the body through a intricate network of the nervous system. Stress causes this to fault.
The esophagus during stress may tend to spasm, sometimes so bad that it feels like a heart attack is occurring. Also the emotions can make the swallowing of foods difficult or increase the amount of air, thus bloating, burping, gassiness, or even reflux issues may become a problem.
The second part of the digestive tract is the stomach. Stress adds too much pressure on the digestive systems with any or all of the digestive secretions–enzymes, gastric juice, pancreatic juice, intestinal juice, bile–may be held up or even depleted, and the digestion while in process when this inhibition happens is temporarily suspended. Therefore, the undigested foods that are held up in the stomach undergoes fermentation and putrefaction. Next to overeating, mental influences cause most of the digestive impairments which people tend to suffer. During these stressful times it’s best to skip the meal and wait until the next one when you can be more comfortable and calm.
The bowel itself can become spasmodic when at the height of stress and digestion which can make it very painful. Gas production related to nutrient absorption can increase. There can be bouts of diarrhea and or constipation. Stress can make the intestinal walls weaker and allow gut bacteria to enter into the body. The immune system usually does its job cleaning, but when in the state of continual stress there becomes an overload which creates inflammation and chronic disease.
It’s time to reset our priorities and take better care of our bodies. Check out the other source on the stress related diseases. http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/

TIPS ON REDUCING STRESS

*Stress management  through the diet, eat organic as much as possible.
*Relaxation and Meditation
*Practice deep breathing, do 10 slow ones each hour. This helps
to alleviate the problems in the body created by stress.
*Exercise…movement daily
*Talk about your troubles to a friend who will listen and tell give
you truthful feedback.
*Relaxing your mind.
*Write out a worry list.
*Set priorities…Develop management
skills.
*make your ‘to do’ list from the most important to the least, crossing
each off as they get done. (remember…priorities)
*Be realistic in your goals.
*Do not procrastinate!
*Do two  random acts of kindness each day.
*Prayer…should be at the top of the list.

Relax!
Marie


Homemade Applesauce

Category : Desserts , Recipes , Snacks

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Makes Approx.: 4 cups
Servings: Varies
Serving Size: Varies

Ingredients:
6 organic sweet apples
2 tsp. organic cinnamon (may add more if desired).
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed organic lemon juice

Prep:
Prepare apples, core, leave skins on, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces in size.

Making It:
Put apples into a large pot and add about 1/3 way full with filtered water, but not covering the apples.  Cover and bring to boil, cook for 10 minutes. (The skins should be shiny…this is the pectin from the apples.) When done, mash the apples with a potato masher and add the lemon juice and the cinnamon. Put 1/2 of the apples at a time in a food processor and process about 15-20 seconds, this makes it a chunky applesauce, but easier to eat. Store in a covered glass container.

Caution: Peel the apples for those who cannot chew the peeling (babies, children and elders without teeth) before cooking, to prevent choking.

ENJOY!
MARIE


Yummy Vegan Pasta Sauce

Vegan Pasta Sauce

Vegan Pasta Sauce

Makes approx.: 4 cups of sauce
Servings: varies
Serving size: varies

Ingredients:
6 organic sun-dried tomatoes soaked for 1 hour.
    (optional, used for adding richness and thickness).
6 large organic Roma tomatoes
10 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp dried oregano or 1 sprig of fresh
1 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbs. unsalted organic butter or extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 Tbs. minced or chopped garlic clove

Making It:
1.   Sauté the onion, garlic, and mushrooms in the butter or oil until tender. (Unless you desire a raw sauce)
2.  Add the first five ingredients to the food processor. Pulse
until chunky.
3.  Add the onion/mushroom mixture to the food processor and pulse about 20-30 seconds. Serve on top of pasta or polenta.

There are so many variations to this sauce, cooked or all raw.

Have fun and enjoy!

Marie


Chewing Well: A New Concept to Wellness

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Category : Allergies , Arthritis , Diseases , News , Sleep

My readers,

Do you eat on the run, in a hurry, just putting food in your mouth but barely, not even tasting it? When you finish eating your meal, how does your body really feel? Do you feel stuffed, bloated, gassiness, burping, bad breath, heartburn/reflux issues, acid stomach, intestinal issues, tired/letdown, pain issues in abdomen, joints and muscles? Do you ever eat so fast that some food sticks in your throat, or goes into your trachea, and you end up with a coughing fit? Do you end up so stuffed about a half-hour after you eat that you can’t button your pants? Do you have to stay in the bathroom because things just didn’t go down the way they should and it’s coming out all ‘wrong’? Does your stool contain the visibility of your meal?
Well, I have good news for you! First of all, you are not alone. The cause has a simple solution. Your food that you just ‘inhaled’, and barely chewed, is the cause of your problem. What I mean by that is, the insufficient chewing of the foods of your meal has created undigestible ‘chunks’, that cannot be digested and assimilated by your body in that state. The mechanical process of digestion starts with chewing, stimulates the saliva and enzymes as well as relaxing the esophagus and prepares the stomach for its entry. Well-chewed foods glides easily through your esophagus and into your stomach. Chewing relaxes the lower end of your stomach, the pylorus; this muscle must be relaxed in order for the food to leave your stomach and pass into the small intestine. So optimal chewing creates sufficient saliva to help your food through your digestive system in a healthy manner. Undigested foods can ‘leak’ (permeability) through your colon’s lining and end up in your body causing food allergies and autoimmune issues. The unchewed foods has a more difficult journey through the entire digestive and the metabolic chain process. So chewing your foods real well, giving yourself time to eat, relaxed, is going to help your digestive system function as it was created to do and your digestive problems will become a thing of the past. New habits start slow, conscious before unconscious, so thinking, relaxing and chewing; is the new pattern.

I’m rooting for you!
Marie


Savory Cabbage and Caraway

Savory Cabbage and Caraway

Savory Cabbage and
Caraway

Servings: 6
Serving Size: 2 cups
Prep Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
3-4 Tbs. organic unsalted butter
and or avocado oil(I use both)
1/2 head (large) cabbage, thinly sliced
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 medium organic onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp.sea salt
1-2 tsp. caraway seed
1 tsp. dill
dash pepper
1/2 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed organic
lemon.

Prep:
Prepare the cabbage, onions, carrots.and bell pepper.
Squeeze the lemon juice.
Assemble the rest of the ingredients.

Making It:
1.  In a large pot, melt 2 Tbs. butter/oil over medium heat.
Stir in onions, carrots, bell pepper stirring frequently,
for 5-10 minutes. Onions should be very limp.

2.  Stir in the remaining butter/oil.  Stir in
the cabbage. Raise the heat to medium high. Cook for
20 minutes, stirring frequently from top to bottom so
the cabbage wilts evenly.

3.  Stir in the caraway seed, dill, sea salt, pepper, and
lemon juice. Stir well for 1 minute and serve.
Serve with corn bread or unleavened bread.  or
baked hushpuppies.

Enjoy!
Marie


How Does Aluminum Impact Our Health?

All of my readers,

Almost every person is poisoned by deposits of heavy metals in some form or another in our lifetime. They come from our environment, the foods that we ingest, cosmetics, body care products, household products, and vaccines. Aluminum also may come from cooking, preparing and storing foods in aluminum containers. ​  I gave up all aluminum cookware including foil when I realized its dangers. It is considered a heavy metal to our body and is accumulative; therefore it can be difficult to eliminate it from the body, as it will remain until a cleansing diet or fast is followed. While a detox is in effect one can sometimes taste the metal that is being excreted, along with other uncomfortable symptoms.  Aluminum is a known neurotoxin and any exposure to aluminum has been implicated in neurological disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Autism. Aluminum tends to build up in the brain  and the fat cells of the body until it reaches its “toxic threshold”. When aluminum is combined with any other heavy metal such as mercury it can threaten a dangerous overload for the body which can be extremely toxic, especially to the neurons in the brain, to the point of their death.
Toxicity symptoms may include: confusion, muscle weakness, bone pain, deformities and fractures, seizures, speech problems. and in children slow growth. I did a Google search on ways of removing only aluminum from the body. One way, research studies have demonstrated, Silicon-rich mineral waters up to one-liter per day for twelve weeks effectively reduced aluminum via the urine without any harmful effects on the essential metals such as iron and copper. Fuji water is rich in Silica-rich water and contains 83mg of Silica per 
liter. I personally cannot contest this, but if it works? This is for just aluminum, do labs to check with any other heavy metal exposure. Those require other measures. 

Trustworthy Source,
Marie


Homemade Vegan Hummus

Category : Dips , Entrees , Recipes , Snacks

Homemade Vegan Hummus

Homemade Vegan Hummus

This recipe has been altered from Hallelujah Acres version.
I use all organic ingredients for health as well as for flavor!

Serving Size: Makes approximately 2 cups
Servings: Varies
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:
16 oz. can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
3 Tbs.fresh almond butter
1/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 Tbs. extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
2 medium garlic cloves (peeled)
1 tsp. Redmond Sea Salt
1/2 to 1 tsp. cumin
pinch white pepper
1 tsp. raw or dried chopped parsley (optional)

Making It:
1. In a food processor place the garlic and run until well  minced.
2.Then place the garbanzo beans and process for 20 seconds.
3. Scrape sides into the middle and add the rest of the ingredients.
4. Process until well mixed and creamy.
5. Transfer to glass bowl, sprinkle with parsley, cover and refrigerate until ready to  serve.
* Serve with a big plate of cut up raw fresh veggies.

Enjoy!

Marie