Traditional cooking tips…Soak brown rice and other grains to get rid of phytic acid and make them more digestible.
Whole grains, such as brown rice, wheat, oats, etc, contain phytic acid, which stores phosphorus for the young bean plant. The problem comes when we humans try to eat untreated beans. The phytic acid in the bean acts as an enzyme inhibitor, which are needed for digestion. Pepsin, in the stomach, for protein, Amylase for…
Whole Food Recipes…Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie with Pea Micro Greens
There are just those time when you have to have something sweet. Maybe you’re craving ice cream, or a shake. This little smoothie fits the bill, even with the micro greens added. Don’t add too many, or they will over power the flavor. To boost the nutrients even more, I’ve added some of my L.A.P.S.…
Traditional cooking tips…Soak beans to get rid of phytic acid and make them more digestible.
Beans, beans the magical fruit…Well, we all know that little saying. Beans are notoriously difficult to digest, causing many people digestive distress. Beans contain phytic acid, which stores phosphorus for the young bean plant. The problem comes when we humans try to eat untreated beans. The phytic acid in the bean acts as an enzyme…
Boost your Vitamin and Mineral Intake with L.A.P.S. Nut and Seed Mix
What would you say to a nut and seed mix that would supply nutrients to improve health throughout the body? This nut and seed mix, L.A.P.S., (linseed/flax-almonds-pumpkin seeds-sunflower seeds) does just that. L.A.P.S. provides a range of nutrients that help the body in many ways which include: improving skin, hair and teeth, boosting immunity, building…
Traditional Cooking Tip: Traditional cooks only use eggs from pasture raised chickens.
I am so lucky when it comes to eggs. A friend of mine raises chickens and I buy my eggs directly from her. I love her eggs. I don’t just get chicken eggs, but also turkey eggs and sometimes goose eggs. Here’s a short clip of Fountain Spring Farm. This was 2 years ago and…
Daily traditional cooking tip: Acquire quality, locally sourced food whenever possible.
Traditional cooking is all about quality food, locally sourced whenever possible. Such as…
Daily traditional cooking tip: Soaking grains makes them healthier and easier to digest.
Soaking grains helps neutralize phytic acid and release enzyme inhibitors. This makes them easier to digest and the nutrients more easily absorbed. Soak grains in clean, filtered water 8 hours or overnight. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per cup of grains, to assist in neutralizing the phytic acid.
How to Ferment Vegetables
Yesterday I posted some fermented food recipes. Here’s an article from Cultures for Health highlighting everything you need to know about fermenting veggies! Fermented vegetables begin with lacto-fermentation, a method of food preservation that also enhances the nutrient content of the food. The action of the bacteria makes the minerals in cultured foods more readily available to…
Simple Batch Cooking Meal Plan — The Wellness Mama
If you’ve wanted to try meal planning this post from The Wellness Mama is for you. In this article, she explains batch cooking and includes a 7-day meal plan. She also breaks down the cooking procedure into a step-by-step process. It couldn’t be easier! For the main article and full meal plan, follow the link…
50 Immune Boosting Vegetarian Recipes And Foods
In my oh so humble opinion, you can NEVER have enough vegetable recipes!! A plant based diet is key to a healthy body and long life. Here’s are 50 vegetarian recipes from Veg Recipes from India! “In this critical time, it is essential to have food that your body needs. You can make a conscious…