Food Friday

April 20, 2007 at 5:04 pm | Posted in Food Friday | 6 Comments

I have decided to do what I am calling “Food Friday” posts. These will be about recipes, restaurants, and other thoughts about food. So, today I am going to write about a new favorite recipe I found. I was telling my friend, Amy about it and she was surprised to hear that I ate something with squash and zuchinni in it. And I told her how I even warned Jason the first time we had it that it was pretty healthy, but to bear with me. Well, we both really liked it. And Jason even went back for seconds! Another bonus is that it is very simple! So, here it is:

red pepper pestoPasta with Red Pepper Pesto
12 oz jar Roasted Red Peppers (drained)
1 cup firmly packed basil leaves
1 clove garlic minced
1 pound yellow squash and zuchinni (im small 1/2 cirlce slices)
2 tsp oil
1 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 package whole wheat spaghetti

Cook pasta. Saute zuchinni and squash in oil. In blender, blend the red peppers, basil and garlic until basil is finely chopped. Pour into zuchinni and squash and add tomatoes. Stir all together and heat through. Serve over pasta.

So, enjoy!!!

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Vegan King of Queens

April 17, 2007 at 2:07 pm | Posted in NewsTarget | 3 Comments

Anybody watch “King of Queens” on CBS last night?

We watched it and I was amused by Doug’s cleaner approach to life. He was pretty much the complete opposite of how he normally is. In fact, one aspect of his life that was drastically different was his conversion to Vegan eating!

Pretty interesting that Hollywood would make fun of Vegans, considering California is generally well-known as health freaks, organic, tree-huggers, etc. hhmmm.

I couldn’t help but laugh at how Doug was viewed as “pushy” and “radical” with his new-found passion. Yet, I think there is reality to this story line. I very much have felt like people think I am “radical” in my desire for health and nutrition. Which makes me recall an article I found a while back about this view of nutrition being “radical”.

This article on NewsTarget is excellent! It is tiltled, “What is a “normal” diet? Consumers and food industry pundits have it all backwards”

I love the begnining of it, where he says, “(someone respnded to him with) – ‘Well I’m not sure I want to do that. I don’t want to do something so extreme,’ and I said, “What do you mean extreme? You think the raw foods diet is extreme?” Then it hit me: Most people think that the processed food diet — loaded with chemicals, additives, preservatives, artificial plastic fats and milled grains that are depleted of nutrients — is normal.” He talks about how Society has been distorted by the food industry, which is why artificial foods are “normal” and vegetables are “extreme”.

Some highlights from the article –
~People think it’s normal to drink three cups of coffee a day. They think it’s normal to drink soda for breakfast. People think it’s normal to eat meat five days a week, or nacho chips laced with chemical excitotoxins and artificial color. But none of this is normal. This is all extreme. This is all a dangerous deviation from the diet that’s truly natural and normal.
~The standard American diet of death and disease is of course normal from the point of view that everybody is doing it, so the extreme has become socially acceptable. The foods that kill you are the foods that virtually everyone consumes. That’s why these people think their food choice is normal. That’s why they think that you, as a vegetarian or a vegan or someone who avoids dangerous ingredients, are abnormal or extreme. They, the ignorant masses eating death and disease, think you are a weirdo for eating foods that actually promote clear thinking and biological health. The irony is hilarious.
~That is why we have so much chronic disease and strange behavior in the population today. What you eat affects how you think; it affects your behavior, moods and level of aggression. This is all influenced by your food choice.
~Overall, people have a very bizarre idea of what is normal, and you hear this in another common myth, which is that all foods, even ones that are bad for you, can be eaten in moderation.

Let me know what you think – is eating healthy radical or normal?

D-Hist

April 14, 2007 at 3:10 pm | Posted in Products | Leave a comment

Do you struggle with sinus issues, allergies, hayfever, etc?

D-histI wanted to tell you all about a product I have been taking for about a year and love. My Dr. told me about it. It is called Natural D-Hist. Most products only mask the symptoms, Natural D-Hist actually helps support sinuses and nasal passage tissue.

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And this is another site I just found too – http://www.vitaminusa.com/natdhisbyorm.html
You could even call the Sarasota pharmacy and order it over the phone, if you are more comfortable with that. They are really nice.

Again, I use it everyday. And this coming from someone that had serious sinus infections every couple of months and was on antibiotics all the time. Now, I haven’t had one in a couple of years! I especially like it because there are no side effects and it is all-natural.

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