Humans need Fuel. All kinds of Fuel! Fuel for our Bodies, for our Minds, for our Soul and our Hearts! Fuel 4 Life! And good Fuel means a good Lfe!
Every Body is a little different, sometimes very different, so certain “Fuels” might be better for some than others.
I feel SO LUCKY living in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California! We have access to some of the best Fuel in the world! GREAT local food, air, water, the ocean and the mointains right near by, lots of art & music and some really really good people around here too! And I hope to share as much of all this great Fuel with you here.
And we’d love to hear some of your favorite Fuel recipes and ideas, so feel free to share!
I used some leftover steamed veggies; Golden Beets, Green Beans & Red Beets, laid then over a bed of Spinach, with some Spiral Sliced Carrots and sliced Tomatoes & Peaches. Drizzled it with a Vinaigrette made with unfiltered Olive Oil, Balsamic glaze and a dash of Toasted sesame oil. It gave me a mix of comfort food, raw food and nutty good fat satiation...
Apple Sauce to-go
Click for an excellent little video that teaches the essential basics about Acid & alkaline diets!
Looking to loose a little weight?? Watch this!
Having stomach issues?? Watch this!
Want to give your liver a break? worried about bone health? Watch this.
Super easy and only 10 minutes prep. time!1 tablespoon extra virgin Coconut oil (or olive) 12 large Org. Free Range Eggs 1/2 cup Org. whole milk (or half-n-half) 2/3 cup diced org. Kale (or any other greens) 1/2 cup diced fresh org. Tomatoes (or grated carrots) 1/2 cup diced Onions 1/2 cup of grated Romano (optional) Diced scallions or parsley for garnish
Pre-heat oven to 325. Heat the coconut oil in a pan & brown the onions. In a bowl, mix all other ingredients and add the browned onions. Mix well and pour into six greased (coconut oil works well) 8-ounce ramekins, (or use muffin pan with liners). Bake for 25 minutes or till a wooden stick comes out clean after inserted into frittata. Garnish with Parsley, Scallions or some grated Romano. Serve with a dollop of Bellweather Farms Creme Fraiche ... yum!!
Tips: These Freeze well and are great for snacks and to-go lunches. In a pinch you can even impress your guests by whipping up a fabulous salad and serving these on top or on the side. Some asparagus with garlic or steam some green beans make good accompaniments for these too! Add some Ham IN the fritata or serve with a couple of slices of bacon... or side them with a Spicy Arugula & strawberry salad... oh the possibilities are endless!!!
Conditions: Handy for those who need to keep their blood sugar steady and may not get a chance to get food - just heat & eat!
So what's all the fuss about an alkalizing diet? I'll try to keep it simple here and give you my Top 9 reasons why choosing Alkaline is best.
Human Life requires a very tightly controlled pH level in blood serum between 7.35 and 7.45. We are an ecosystem as are all other living things great or small, and the homeostasis of all ecosystems requires a balanced pH.
This pH of the soil in which our vegetables and fruits grow influence the nutrient content of our foods. The Ocean’s pH has dropped in the last 100 year from 8.2 to 8.1 (lower pH is + Acidic) as a result of increased CO2 deposit from the atmosphere, producing many negative repercussions and may even lead to the collapse of the coral reefs. The advent of the agricultural revolution (10,000 yrs) and even more drastically the industrialization and increase in processed foods (200 yrs) has constituted a diet that is a much more acid-forming than our ancestors had even three of four generations ago. Where the ratio of potassium to sodium was previously 10:1, it has reversed and is now 1:3. From the perspective of human evolution, this is a pretty dramatic change and not much time for human physiology to adapt. Add to that the increase in our longevity and the fact that with age, our acid-base renal regulatory functions decrease, and we have even more reason to ascertain or pH balance by eating a well-balanced, nutrient dense diet. Check out this great little video for a very digestible tutorial in Alkaline vs Acid diets:
For your convenience - click here for a great shopping list with alkalizing foods marked on it. Remember to "Eat Your Rainbow" aand be sure your plate has all the colors on it! (not just shades of Beije, white and brown!)
Click here for a PDF copy to print! shopping List - Alkaline