Simple recipes anyone can make. No need to worry about exact measurments, just improvise with good ingredients to taste and preference. Experiment, have fun, focus on nutrient dense foods.
Quick, delicious and nutrient rich recipes anyone can make. No fancy cuisine, just simple down-home goodness but pleasing to the eye and taste buds.
Advantages of Using a Growing Tower
• Creates space vertically for plant production
• Minimizes the risks associated with soil contamination by reducing contact and exposure
• Provides an additional option for urban gardening
• Increases natural beauty in a concrete environment
Learn more from Rodale how to build a vertical growing tower.
"The researchers from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences have discovered that having low-salt diets may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and death likened to average salt consumption."
Once again, the Weston Price Foundation has emphasized correctly the importance of getting salt into the diet, especially non-refined sea salt.
Recommended are the various sea salts from around the world, including Dead Sea, Himalayan, Celtic or Real Salt from Utah (my personal favorite as it is inexpensive).
Good sea salt contains many trace minerals, but is primarily sodium and chloride. Sodium and chloride are two of the top seven minerals we need each day (along with calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and sulphur, plus other trace minerals. See Mineral Primer).
While there is debate about the best kind of salt, WAPF recommends sea salt with trace minerals. Also, sea salt may not be a good source of iodine, so you may need to supplement, take cod liver oil, eat plenty of sea food and sea weed to get your iodine. I use Dr. Lugol's solution with potassium iodine and potassium iodide on occasion. However, be very careful when supplementing with Dr. Lugol's.
"Broths and stocks have always had a central place in kitchens around the world owing to their ability to comfort, nourish, and heal.
In Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen, Jennifer McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen and an authority in the traditional foods movement, illustrates why a good broth or stock is the foundation of amazing and wholesome cooking.
Included are over a dozen master recipes for base stocks and then 40 recipes using these stocks in complete meals. These accessible recipes are appropriate for vegetarians, pescatarians, and meat eaters alike and showcase the nutrient-dense, real food that nourishes the body and soul.
The Whole Chicken Broth is the perfect base for Springtime Risotto with Asparagus, Green Garlic, and Chive Blossoms, while the recipe for Fish Stock will bring new life to a classic dish like New England Clam Chowder.
People are catching on to this centuries old appreciation of bone and vegetable based broths, and Jennifer McGruther shows how these can be made quickly and cost-effectively at home."
"Iodine is critical to human health. It forms the basis of thyroid hormones and plays many other roles in human biochemistry. While the thyroid gland contains the body’s highest concentration of iodine, the salivary glands, brain, cerebrospinal fluid, gastric mucosea, breasts, ovaries and a part of the eye also concentrate iodine. In the brain, iodine is found in the choroid plexus, the area on the ventricles of the brain where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced, and in the substantia nigra, an area associated with Parkinson’s disease.
"Iodine is essential to normal growth and development. Iodine deficiency in utero and during growth can result in cretinism, a condition of severely stunted physical and mental growth due to prolonged nutritional deficiency of iodine or from untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism). The condition is characterized by short stature, delayed bone maturation and puberty, infertility, neurological impairment and cognitive impairment ranging from mild to severe. Iodine deficiency also causes goiter, the gradual enlargement of the thyroid gland. Both conditions have led to public health campaigns of iodine administration in many countries. The addition of iodine compounds to table salt or water represents the first attempt to provide nutrient supplementation via “fortification” of common foods."
While iodine is important, be VERY CAREFUL when supplementing with iodine. There is much debate about proper levels, along with unknown quantities already in a person's diet, such as from iodized salt. This can lead to possible thyroid conditions, such as Grave's disease or hyperthyroidism. Follow recommended levels.
Read the following article to learn more about the research of Dr. Abraham and Dr. Lugol.
- See more at: http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-diseases/the-great-iodine-debate/#sthash.AHb5WxQn.dpuf
DENVER (AP) – It’s about to get easier for Colorado’s small-time chicken farmers to sell directly to consumers.
A bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper would also expand the state’s so-called “Cottage Foods” law to allow home cooks who make almost anything that doesn’t need refrigeration to sell directly to consumers.
The measure was amended from its original version to say that small poultry producers can sell directly to consumers, but not to grocery stores. That could come only after the Colorado Department of Agriculture convenes a panel to work out those details.
The new law says chicken farmers who produce fewer than 1,000 birds a year are exempt from a law regulating slaughter and processing. Food-safety classes would still be required.
continue reading: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/05/04/chicken-farmers-cottage-foods-denver/
"if you pour yourself out for the hungry
Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trial.
17th Annual Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation
Montgomery, Alabama November 11-14 - See more at: http://conferences.westonaprice.org/#sthash.jGcKi594.dpuf
Pregnancy, Babies, and Children
Nutrition for Athletes & Men’s Health
Cancer and the Immune System
Nourishing Traditional Diets for All Ages
Great Food and Great Networking!
Freezing weather kills millions of Euros worth of food crops.
"In several European countries – such as Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, France and Belgium – apples, pears, cherries and grapes were frozen early last week."
"€100 million Euro in damages for the fruit sector (without grapes) alone. Councillor Hans Seitinger: “This is truly a unique situation, which has not occurred in the last 50 years.”
First, sauteed organic greens in butter, coconut oil and olive oil in pan.
Then added mixed veggies (fresh minced ginger, garlic, jalapeno, asparagus, cucumber, homegrown heirloom tomato), small amount of crunched tortilla chips, two free range eggs, and scrambled, poured on top of sauteed organic greens, cooked with shredded cheese.
Topped with salsa and fresh avocado.
Crispy hot wings, pot stickers, jalapeno poppers.
Once in a while, I like to enjoy some fried crispy snacks.
I make sure to use good oils, like coconut oil and butter to fry in the no-stick pan. Be careful with too much of the "doughy" foods, they don't use the best types of flour.
If you are gluten sensitive, you might avoid the pot stickers and poppers. They use wheat.
But if you have a healthy digestion, a little snack like this is usually fine and fun to eat on occasion.
Well, your gut will tell you anyway.
I wouldn't want to eat this way every day, however. But Friday night with friends, it's kinda of fun to break out of the "health consciousness."
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, as they say.
Enjoy with a fresh salad and kombucha beverage for some helpful enzymes!
Spring rolls, seared duck breast with butter and coconut oil, Lobster bisque.
Lobster bisque base from local grocery store, then I added homemade meat/bone broth, real local cream, butter, spices and sea salt. A little goes a long way.
Good fats contained in these foods help detoxify the body, while providing various protein and mix of well-rounded vegetables. It is not meat-heavy but is quite light yet fulfilling and nourishing.
Learn to enjoy real food. Forget food religions and dogmas. Follow the WAPF principles as recommended by Nourishing Traditions. See Recommended Reading.
Chicken feet make an excellent gelatin broth, which we know is good for our skin, hair and colon.
Get chicken feet from local farmers on the cheap.
Wash well with water to get off the dirt and chicken poop. You might need to clean them in vinegar solution to remove any contamination.
Then soak chicken feet in vinegar water and sea salt in crockpot for an hour, and turn to high. When they begin to boil, reduce heat to low/simmer. Let cook for a few hours until meat falling off the bone. You can add vegetables if you want.
Feel free to eat the chicken feet themselves with a little wasabi mayo, or simply give them to your dog to eat.
Store gelatin broth in mason jar and place in the fridge for sauces, gravies, or soup later.
I keep some kind of broth in the fridge at all times.
MarketWatch once again gives some questionable nutritional advice - this time on oatmeal.
The part about eating at home is good advice. It is indeed much cheaper to make oatmeal at home than to eat it at McDonald's or Starbucks.
However, what kind of oatmeal are we talking about here? Cheap rolled oats, instant oats, or steel cut oats?
Now no matter which of these a person chooses, it is still wise to soak any grain for at least several hours before consuming with a little bit of yogurt for beneficial bacteria that help to pre-digest grains and remove phytates.
It should be enjoyed with full fat milk, preferably local raw milk, with real cream on top or full-fat yogurt.
The amount of sugar should be limited, or instead enjoy a bit of real maple syrup, molasses or raw honey if you can find it.
Then add some blueberries, strawberries or other fruit from your local farmers if possible. I love mango with soaked/cooked grains.
Soaking grains is the important stage. Steel cut oats are preferable over cheap rolled oats, which have been processed and are probably rancid. We want to avoid rancid foods as they contribute to lesions, heart disease and cancer. Phytates block mineral absorption and these are reduced by soaking.
Stick with nutritional advice from the Weston A. Price principles in my opinion, and leave MarektWatch to investment advice.
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