Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Change your food, Change your life...

I went to a raw food class with a neighbor that invited me and I learned some cool things. Adam, you probably know all of this:)

Enzymes start dying in our foods at 105 degrees and are completely gone by 120 degrees.

Digestion is the most taxing thing your body does all day.

Drinking vegetable juices is best when you are sick because you are feeding your body nutrients, your body isn't having to digest all the fiber it can focus on healing. Smoothies are good when using as a meal and to add fiber to your diet.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

How many sugar cubes did you just slosh down?

A great visual reminder about the immense amount of sugar in our everyday drinks.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall Harvest Vegetarian Risotto

I splurged this week after being completely sold on a product. It will be my birthday and Christmas present and a few other things as well, but I was sold. It is a Blendtec. You can check out some of their viral marketing youtube videos by searching “Will it blend” (they blend things like marbles, an iphone, etc.). It is insane. So far, we have LOVED using it. It makes hot soups, icecream, peanutbutter, juice, smoothies, grinds wheat, etc. The clean up is incredibly simple as well. I am a big fan. It really helps if you are serious about eating a lot of produce, raw food, and “real” food...which we are. This morning (while I stayed in bed sick) Adam made 6 loaves of banana bread, and an amazing creation: “Fall Harvest Vegetarian Risotto”.

Fall Harvest Vegetarian Risotto

1 cup hot water

1 small can tomato paste

6-8 roma tomatoes, diced

3 cloves garlic

1 red onion

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt

1 green pepper (whole)

¼ cup chives

2 large carrots (cut into chunks)

¼ cup pepper jack cheese

6-8 cups cooked rice

3 cups black beans (warm)

In a powerful blender, combine everything but the rice and beans. Blend until smooth. Pour over rice and beans in a pot and heat (unless you have a Blendtec, in which case, it will already be hot!). Garnish with chives and grated cheese. Can be served with tortilla chips. (The blended ingredients will be mostly raw). Enjoy!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Top 10 Worst Processed Foods

From our dear friend, Jamie Oliver. (