Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I was saddened, but not shocked to view this. The mainstream media has shown very little of what is actually going on, and how bad it really is. This affects us all, and the president was lying when he said the gulf will end up better than it was originally. Not even a remote possibility. I felt I needed to share this.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I hope you are all having a good week. My dad has been in the hospital, so it's been a busy one for me and I have had very little time to cook.
Luckily, my garden has been producing well, and my greens and pea pods are ready for picking. It's been wonderful to step outside my door and pick most of a meal!
I added some heirloom tomatoes that I picked up at the farmers' market, an avocado, and some raw broccoli for a simple fresh meal. I didn't need any salad dressing since the tomatoes were so juicy. I added a sprinkle of nutritional yeast, which I do occasionally for the b vitamins.
I use very little salt, and when I do it is sea salt which is not iodized, so I occasionally use dulse granules to ensure my intake of iodine. So I sprinkled dulse on this salad as well. It was so fresh and delicious!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I had small amounts of lots of things that needed using up before I went grocery shopping today, so I set them on the counter, put my thinking cap on, and this dish is what I came up with. Both my son and I were quite happy with this, we devoured it for lunch. The dressing on the bean salad is my new favorite. The combination of lime, balsamic, miso and jalapeno on top of the coconut lime rice was very refreshing.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Last night PBS aired Anti-Cancer, a special with Dr. David Servan-Schreiber. I read his book by the same title when it was first published two years ago, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching the show. It was nice to see the actual doctor talking, he is such a remarkable man. And I occasionally forget things, so it never hurts to have them reinforced. The video above gives a taste of what he has to say on diet, exercise and lifestyle. It is such important information that I had to share it. If you haven't already, I highly recommend you read his book. If you have never been touched by cancer, you may prevent it by living a healthy lifestyle. Cancer is such an ugly, pain-filled disease that I can't imagine not wanting to prevent it.
Lifestyle plays the biggest role in health issues. It affects our risk of heart disease and diabetes as well as various cancers. Sadly, many people do not want to make changes, so they try to blame disease on inherited genetics.
The results of an Oxford study, published in the Lancet showed that genes account for only a small proportion of breast cancers, and for most women the main risk factors remain the lifestyle factors such as child bearing, use of HRT, obesity and alcohol consumption. These are modifiable, so by changing their behaviour women can alter their risk of breast cancer.
This holds true for many cancers. So please, even if you don't want to change your entire lifestyle, make one healthy change today.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
is cherry season! And the photo above is my all-time favorite breakfast, oatmeal with cherries. Cherries are showing up at the grocery store, and the cherries on my tree are ripening. There are so many things you can do with cherries, from oatmeal to smoothies. I can probably come close to eating my weight in them just as they are ;-) If you weren't a reader last summer, you may have missed my amazing cherry salsa recipe. It's great with baked corn chips or pita, and makes a very tasty addition to salad in place of salad dressing.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! There has not been much cooking going on here, so no new recipes to post right now. We had a power outage of unknown origin Thursday night, followed by a ridiculously hot weekend. This meant grilled veggies and tempeh,
and lots of salads and cold fruit :)
The heat did not prevent me from getting the rest of my gardening done, so I'll share some photos.