Drinking Broth Recipe

I love homemade chicken broth. I add it to soups, gravies, vegetables, rice, and really anything else that is simmering in my kitchen. Chicken broth does not only make all our food burst with flavor but it is extremely nutritious and healing. However, when it comes to drinking straight chicken broth, I am not a fan. Not in this universe. I am aware of its many benefits so I WANT to WANT to drink broth. One reason I am adamant about introducing more homemade broth into our diet is the wealth of nutrients it contains, like: amino acids, calcium , phosphorus,  glycosaminoglycans, and gelatin, to support our joints and immune system, heal our gut, and maintain a good hormonal balance. The Coconut Mama has a great article on the benefits of bone broth here. Here is my dilemma: to me, chicken broth by itself smells and tastes too much like a cup [...]

March 26th, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |13 Comments

The Alkaline Diet – Snake Oil or Common Sense?

There are a lot of fad diets out there. Often, they claim to be the ultimate healing regime. They will cure you of disease or cancer, melt the extra pounds right off your midriff, or make you look ten years younger. As soon as I start reading something that tells me that once I perform one special routine or purchase certain brands, I will start feeling amazing and all my health problems will go away, I move on. Some of these schemes have some great things to offer, but I am skeptical of their good intentions. A couple of years ago an obnoxious website completely turned off any interest I had in the Alkaline Diet. Thankfully, I began studying  more about the pH balance of foods in one of my nutrition classes, and, while I admit I was rather skeptical at first, what I have learned just might have changed my mind. [...]

February 20th, 2013|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , |5 Comments

Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe

As I explained in an earlier post, one of the best ways to fortify your gut with good healthy bacteria is lacto-fermentation, a process which results in some of the most mouth-watering foods around. My favorite is sauerkraut, but with a little whey and/or salt, you can ferment all sorts of veggies. Here is my sauerkraut recipe, step by step. Ingredients: 2 medium-large heads of Cabbage About 1/3 cup whey (optional) About 1 tbsp sea salt Herbs & spices (mustard seed, dill, caraway, pepper, bay leaf, juniper berries) (find it here) Directions: 1. Chop the cabbage into quarters. 2. Slice it into as long, fine strips as you can. Tip: The lid you see in the background of Step 1 is from our food processor; we tried to use it initially, but we found that it just diced the cabbage into bits. For this task, your hands and a sharp knife are [...]

April 26th, 2012|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |26 Comments

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

We just finished watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and I highly recommend it. There were a couple of things I agreed with  and then there were some things that I am completely against. Don't read this part if you want to watch it without having any adulterated information about it. I agree that someone who weighs 400 pounds can physically do a sixty day fast as long as a doctor is checking up on them every couple of weeks. Juicing is amazing I totally agree with that. The miracle phyto-nutrients in kale, spinach, ginger, beets, and other vegetables help fight cancer, aging and inflammatory cells in our blood stream. I also agree that doing a juice fasting just for a couple of days, every few months can be a very beneficial, detoxifying experience. Hopefully during some days off! I liked all the interviews he did. However they were extremely painful to watch because most [...]

February 17th, 2012|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , |1 Comment
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