Nicki’s Secret Marinara

marinaraSimple and delicious. I prefer this instead of bottled organic sauce.

1 pint of organic cherry tomatoes
3-4 kalamata olives
1 medjool date OR substitute a pinch of organic pure cane sugar
Sea salt
2 cloves garlic
Fresh chopped oregano, parsley and basil

Blend all ingredients either using a food processor, an emersion hand blender or in a regular blender.

Soba Noodles with Asian Veggies

soba noodles vegIngredients
1 T rice cooking wine (optional)
3 T Bragg Liquid Amino
2 cloves grated garlic
½-1 T fresh grated ginger
1 T Sunflower butter (any nut butter will substitute fine)
3 T almond milk
Half an onion chopped
2 scallions chopped in large pieces
1 large handful of snow peas
Bag of frozen organic broccoli
½ an organic zucchini
Top with basil, cilantro, sesame seeds and a squeeze of lime

Soba (buckwheat noodles). Cook according to directions. I only use enough for 2 servings because I like lots of veggies and a little less noodles.

Cook the Soba noodles and drain. Set aside.

Heat a little bit of water in a sauté pan, add garlic and fresh grated ginger. Cook briefly (20 seconds), throw in the rest of the liquid ingredients and nut butter, stir and add the frozen broccoli. When that is not frozen, but not all the way cooked, add the rest of the vegetables. Do not over-cook. Add the noodles to the pan and toss. Top with torn basil, chopped cilantro, sesame seed (you can toast in a pan, but not necessary) and a squeeze of lime. Serve hot or cold.

Avoiding Toxins in Your Every Day Life

It is practically impossible in today’s world to avoid toxins. Toxic substances are in everything from the deodorants we slather under our arms to the fillings in our mouths, to the pots and pans with which we cook our food.

If you haven’t had your old school mercury fillings replaced yet, I’d start there. You need to find a biological dentist. My dentist who replaced my amalgam fillings told me that she is saddened by the American Dental Association and their refusal to admit the danger of these fillings. She should know. She would be the first to tell you that her daughter was born with severe autism and she has had a double mastectomy. She does not think those incidents are coincidental considering her line of work. Continue reading “Avoiding Toxins in Your Every Day Life”

Big Girl Steps to Health

Yesterday’s post was about changing the way you eat with baby steps. Today is, you guessed it, big girl or boy steps!

• Detoxify. I found a very painless detox program. You can eat, drink a little red wine and have a tiny bit of dark chocolate. It sounds too good to be true, right? I’ve been doing Natalia Rose’s Detox 4 Women and it is mostly a pleasure. She’s a little heavy-handed with the Stevia, but other than that, I like the foundation. http://www.detoxtheworld.com/books-detox-4-women.php Continue reading “Big Girl Steps to Health”

Baby Steps to Health

We shouldn’t have to be detectives when it comes to our food, but this is what it has come to in the United States of America. Our food system is so corrupt and morally bankrupt that it compromises our health daily by putting profits ahead of our best interests. Even if you do not suffer from health problems currently, you can guard against premature aging and future health risks by eating healthfully. It’s not easy because nothing is what is seems or claims to be when it comes to what you eat. Continue reading “Baby Steps to Health”

We’re on to You Fake Food Makers

A monumental shift in consciousness is happening with regard to what we eat. I can see it happening when I walk into my grocery store and the organic non-GMO items are all picked over and the “garbage” is still stocked. I can tell that change is happening when my friends email me questions about what to eat if they want to stay away from GMOs and processed foods. I can tell change is happening because of all the blogs and Facebook posts about the sad condition of our food supply. Continue reading “We’re on to You Fake Food Makers”