April was a busy month! I’m excited to get back into routine, which includes my Sunday farmers market trips. And the month of May could not be more enticing…there are tons of new fruit and veggie crops that will brighten market aisles, as well as my dinner plates.
Here’s this months list of what’s in season!
Amazing list! Enjoy filling your fridge this month!!!!
Did I go overboard at the farmers market today??
And had this incredible farmers market salad for lunch to prove it.
Ingredients (all organic):
I absolutely loved this meal. Such a refreshing and light take on a traditional baked salmon dishes, and uses such fresh and beneficial whole ingredients. Best of all - yeah, it might look like a gourmet dish, but takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
Cucumber Mint Wild Salmon
Not like I have to sell this anymore, but the dish is 100% gluten-free, VERY low dairy intake due to the Greek yogurt variety, no sugar, low salt, and about a bajillion health benefits on your plate.
Crowd-pleasing appetizer or palate-cleansing dessert. Regardless, there’s no doubt this makes for the utmost beautiful presentation. Organic blood oranges, mandarin and meyer lemon, topped with organic blueberries, goat cheese and organic basil leaves. This dish is gluten free, uses all low-glycemic fruits, and is lactose free due to the goat cheese varietal.
Another salad recipe, but this one is specifically packed with virus and cold killing ingredients, and is sure to give your immune system a kick in the butt!
The base of this salad is dark leafy greens, the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. TONS of antioxidants and beneficial proteins, giving energy to your immune defense and cell walls. I used organic dino kale and organic spinach.
Ooh, the toppings!
This is all tossed in organic extra-virgin cold pressed Olive Oil (great source of mono-saturated fat), tons of lemon (rich in vitamin C), a tablespoon of flax oil (helps to encourage your cells to absorbe all of the above benefits), and salt/pepper to taste!
Good luck you cold/flu virus. You dont stand a chance.
This is one of the most important posts I have written to date, and is a food practice I’ve been introduced to that has the potential to change many lives.
Heard of ‘The Budwig Diet’?
Johanna Budwig was a European Cancer Research Scientist and Biochemist who passed in 2003, but has left a true mark on natural healing and cancer prevention/curation through food.
Lets first talk about the body as it is prone to cancer, disease or immune dysfunction. In the traditional American diet, hydrogenated fats and chemically processed foods are ingested every day. These oils and toxins are harmfully deposited within the body, damaging cell walls, and oxygen can no longer flow into cells to renew and achieve optimum cell health. These cells then become inorganic, and cannot be protected from free-radicals in the body…which is one of the major causes of cancer and ailment.
Ok, now what does a healthy cell environment look like? Healthy cells, let alone, the functioning of the entire body, rely on good fats. Fats are vital for brain function, cell renewal, and for all growth processes in the body. Specifically, cells need true polyunsaturated, oxygen-rich lipids to function efficiently. This type of fat is most abundantly found in raw flaxseed oil. However, these high quality fat lipids are most easily absorbed and become water-soluble when combined with a sulfur-rich protein.
Enter, Mrs. Budwig, Flax Oil (the optimum fat) and Cottage Cheese (the perfect and pro biotic-rich protein).
She discovered that when combining Flax Oil and Cottage Cheese, the energy-rich fat lipids are stimulated by the protein, and the body is able to readily accept the oxygen and benefits…freely flowing into cells and giving them the air they need to breathe, grow and revitalize!
Ok……that is about as technical as I will ever get. Now on to the FOOD!
The Budwig Protocol:
I have been eating this for breakfast three to four days a week for the past two weeks, and I have never eaten anything more energetic, powerful and TASTY! I can literally feel my cells and body soaking up the healing properties of this mixture!
You will need 2 kitchen appliances, 3 basic ingredients, and about 7 minutes.
It is very important you do not buy pre-ground flax seeds, as these should be consumed within 15 minutes of grinding!! The seeds easily oxidate and go rancid, so only grind what you will be using right away!
Here are a few yummy options — raspberries, blueberries, chopped spinach, chopped green apple (my current favorite), walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon — get creative so long as ingredients are FRESH and ORGANIC!
This mixture is incredibly delicious and I cannot stress the benefits. Please see additional sites, how-to’s and research with cases and testimonials (below). This has cured many people of cancer and ailments, and is important knowledge to pass on.
I know it too well. It’s that 3:00 in the afternoon mark. You’ve burned through your lunch and the only foods you have access to are the “all natural” (yeah right) potato chips or crazy high sugar content granola bars down at your snack bar.
Yes, committing to eating healthy throughout your busy work days takes lots of determination, and I find that snacks are the hardest to plan ahead for. But, if you have a game plan at the beginning of each week, healthy foods will be readily available, and you will be surprised on how little the prep-work really is.
Here are 10 easy and super nutritious snack ideas:
All incredibly delicious, gluten and dairy free, VERY little prep needed, and your body will thank you for each of these afternoon boosts.