Almond- Carob Cookies
May 31, 2011
Almond- Carob Cookies
May 30, 2011
May 29, 2011
This can be a great salad to make when you are short on time (if you use canned beans.)
May 28, 2011
I was so in love with my breakfast the other morning that I made amaranth again, only this time I used seeds, almond milk, cayenne pepper and sea salt. Very delicious and without a single drop of sugar.
May 27, 2011
It is important to get our daily serving of good bacterias. My favorite way to ensure I get probiotics into my body is by eating whole organic goat kefir. Today I had kefir with berries, nuts and seeds. Delicious!
May 26, 2011
A twist on your morning oatmeal. Instead of oats, wheat or rice, I made a gluten-free alternative for breakfast this morning- amaranth. Very moist and chewy.
May 24, 2011
Today I made sun cups, a delicious combination of protein and carbs. The sunflower seeds give this tasty nibble an extra kick of omegas (healthy fats to keep you free of heart disease and looking gorgeous) while both the sunflower seeds and parsley provide your body with Vitamin E (which attack free-radicals in your body and keeps your immune system healthy.) Sun cups are a perfect mid-day or pre-workout snack.
May 23, 2011
May 22, 2011
May 21, 2011
Honey Mustard Wild Asparagus Salad with Hemp Seeds
May 20, 2011
May 19, 2011
May 18, 2011
I read the label on my deodorant today. I really do not sweat and I rarely use deodorant. At home I use natural deodorant, but since I have been in Greece, I have used more conventional products. I am now getting back to basics, to the natural stuff, and I wanted to share with you what I found was in this Dove, Go Fresh spray.
May 17, 2011
If you live in Greece and have not been to Thermopylae you are missing out on an incredible free health advantage. This natural spring water is full of healing components and it feels like being in a hot-tub. There are ropes to help you get in the water and the area smells rich in sulfur dioxide.
May 16, 2011
Alekos was kind enough to teach me how to make goat cheese from scratch! We started with whole, raw, fresh Myconian goat milk. Yum.
May 15, 2011
These are my four favorite seeds and I eat a spoonful of this mixture everyday! Not only do I feel better I also have a sharper memory and glow from within. We are what we eat! My advice to you, get a huge jar from IKEA, and mix these four seeds together (pumpkin and chia seeds are fantastic as well) and then sprinkle on your cereal, oatmeal, put in smoothies, on salads, sandwiches, or you can make crackers with them using a dehydrator.
Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds have 3 unique nutritional factors: an ideal balance of Omega 3 and 6 for sustainable human health, a full amino acid spectrum meaning it provides complete protein (63% of this seed is protein), and it has a massive trace mineral content. Hemp seeds are the richest source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, phytonutrients, offers 9 of the 20 essential amino acids our bodies cannot produce on its own, and greatly strengthen the immune system.
Flax Seeds: Flax seeds have a huge nutrient payload. Flax seeds are extremely high in fiber, omega 3s, B-vitamins, magnesium, manganese and antioxidants, which stabilizes blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, aids, weight loss, and is great for your skin, nails and hair Also high in lignans which have been used to balance hormones, promote fertility, reduce menopausal symptoms, and prevent against breast cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
Sunflower Seeds: These seeds provide healthy fats, proteins, fibers, minerals, vitamin E, and phytochemicals, (antioxidants), including: choline, betaine, and phenolic acids. A great source of Vitamin E, and a safer way to consume this vitamin die to uncertainty of toxicity found in fish liver oils. Vitamin E may protect against cardiovascular disease, lignans may protect against some cancers, and choline has been shown to play a role in memory and cognitive functions. They are also among the best foods you can eat to get cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.
Sesame Seeds: These seeds contain large amounts of manganese, tryptophan and copper. Also contains calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber. Sesame seeds contain lignans, which fight cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce oxidative damage (keeps you younger, more radiant and a better chance at remaining cancer free).
Eat The BEST you seed mix every day- it gives you antioxidants and omegas which will keep your immunity strong and your body glowing J
May 14, 2011
If you are low on iron, and have a low count of red cells in your blood there are some small adjustments you can make that can possibly change your life. I had problems with anemia while vegan and following these guidelines helped me to get my health back in order. I enjoy the those items in RED the best :) This is a picture of Magnus's homemade liverpasej.
1. To lower anemic conditions:
· Do not drink tea or coffee with your meals, as the tannins in tea block iron absorption (due to a swelling of the intestines), which leads to anemia.
· Increase Iron intake, which includes organic meat, poultry, liver, fish, seeds, nuts, egg yolks, artichokes, dried fruits, dark leafy vegetables, prunes, dried beans (beans, lentils, chickpeas), cereals and breads fortified with iron.
· Pair Iron with Vitamin C; which includes: Oranges, strawberries, pineapples, kiwis, guava, tomatoes, broccoli and many other fruits and vegetables
· Increase B12, which includes: shell fish, liver, caviar, octopus, crab/lobster, fish, cheese, eggs, meat, kidney, fortified cereals, breads and pastas. Other excellent food choices for vitamin B-12 are fruits, dried beans and peas.
· Increase folate, which includes: brewers yeast, lentils, edamame, romaine, pinto beans, okra, black beans, black eyed peas, spinach, kidney beans, broccoli, brussel spouts, collard greens, garbanzo beans, asparagus, OJ, beets, whole wheat bread, oranges, papaya, tofu.
· Increase pantholenic acid: liver and kidney, yeast, egg yolk, and broccoli. Fish, shellfish, chicken, legumes, mushrooms, avocado, and sweet potatoes are also good sources. Whole grains are good sources of pantothenic acid, but processing and refining grains may result in a 35% to 75% loss. Freezing and canning of foods result in similar losses.
May 13, 2011
May 11, 2011
I have been feeling quite tired these days and I know this is a sign of two things: one, that I am not getting enough sleep, and two, that I need to incorporate more "whole" foods into my diet. Sometimes over the weekends Nikos and I tend to forage amongst sweets,
and my body can feel the difference. Today I made a point to start my week off right- with a nutritious meal.
May 10, 2011
Most of all I loved the concept and feeling of the store, both fresh and serene. We will definitely be back for round two!
May 09, 2011
May 08, 2011
While I am not a huge supporter of "fake" meat I do enjoy the taste of seitan from time to time. I used to eat a large amount of meat substitutes as a vegan and the high level of soy and gluten did not sit well with my body. Now that I have returned to a whole foods diet, consisting mainly of raw foods and some proteins and grains, I am able to eat some of these meat substitutes, but only on occasion. Seitan is made from wheat and is highly glutinous- so if you have any sensitivity to gluten this would be one of the worst dishes for you to eat. You can swap out the seitan for some organic meat or organic chicken if you wish.