Vegan Recipe for Lent

Lenten Vegan Recipe:

1 headCauliflower,

Garlic whole2-3

Onion 1

Olive oil 2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon tumeric ,

Salt and pepper

Vegetable stock

Black beans

Your favorite wing sauce

Put Olive oil and onions in a cast iron ceramic pot.. add Salt and pepper and tumeric and garlic . Sauté on medium high heat.  Add cauliflower diced in large chunks..

Add 1/4 cup of Sweet Baby Rays Wing sauce.  Stir until the cauliflower is coated.  Keep on higher temp until cauliflower becomes brown.. Then add chicken stock to deglaze the pan. Add a lid.. Steam for about 15 minutes Drain black beans.. Rinse and add to the pot.. Let simmer for another ten minutes. Enjoy! …make a memory every day and don’t apologize for who you are…. Rebecca

It’s About Oils…do you know which one is best? And why Quinoa can make you sick..

 

Hello and welcome to my website.

As I was grocery shopping the other day, I couldn’t help but notice a woman staring for 10 minutes at the oils on the shelf.  I needed some, so I excused myself and grabbed the bottle that I needed.  As I was reaching for the bottle, she asked me if I knew about oils.  She said that she wanted to make a salad and I helped her choose.  She was so frustrated about making the purchase.  Extra virgin olive oil was my choice.  EVOO is much lighter in color and has a milder flavor. There are so many different oils.  Olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, EVOO, (extra virgin olive oil).  There are many regions that oils come from.  Spain, Greece, Italy, California, and Tunisia and Turkey. You can find this information on the label at the bottom. California olive oils are my favorite. 

My son just visited Spain a few months ago, and sent me some Spanish olives.  They were delicious.  I had never tasted an olive that delicious.  They had a buttery taste…. yummy!  I need to go there…

To get the best quality oil, the juice needs to come from the best quality olive.  Olive oil can become rancid which can then become a carcinogen.  Heat, light and shelf life have a direct affect on the oil.  Change your oil often.  Buy olive oils in a dark bottle, and store your cold press oils in the refrigerator and used as soon as possible.

High temperatures when cooking, break down the oils chemical composition and the antioxidants which causes oxidation and toxins.  Polyunsaturated fats are more susceptible to oxidation during heating.  Soo…. to conclude, olive oil is better used for cooking than polyunsaturated oils such as canola, sunflower, corn, or rapeseed oils.

The term “cold press“, is the process of adding heat to the olives which allows more oil to be extracted from them.  On the other hand this process destroys some of the flavor and aroma of the oils.

Oxidation, (is a chemical reaction in which the atoms are changed).  A little chemistry….

The best oils that can tolerate high levels of heat are:  Coconut oil, Butter, Palm oil, and Peanut oil.

Olive oil is also used cosmetically.  It is used for your hair and scalp to eliminate dandruff, to soothe sunburns, wrinkles, as a skin softener, facilitates our liver in its processing, and our brain function.

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Quinoa is a very popular whole grain that is high in protein.  It is related to spinach. It is considered to be a complete protein because it contains all 9 amino acids.  You can use it in so many different ways.  I cook it and then add vegetables, walnuts and dried cherries, delicious.  But some people have an intolerance or an allergic reaction to the grain.  Even-though it is naturally gluten free, it can cause stomach pain for some.  It has almost double the fiber of some grains.  It contains Saponin, (a chemical compound found in plants), the seeds can be toxic.  If you eat quinoa for health reasons or just because you like it, or a vegetarian and experience symptoms of bloating, or abdominal pain, you may have an intolerance to the grain.  There are many other healthy choices:  Whole grains is what to look for.  Buckwheat, barley, millet, amaranth, brown rice, oat, rye and spelt.  Venture outside of your box at the grocery store.  These are all good healthy choices for optimal health.

Remember to make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are!  Rebecca

 

 

My Elimination Master Plan… feel better..2018!! Happy New Year.

**Before we start, please ask your primary care physician if you are able to do a detox plan..**

Master Cleanser (3 to 10 days)
Ingredients: Serves 1
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (up to 2 tablespoons if you want -*you will loose less weight)
Pinch of cayenne pepper
8 oz. filtered or spring water

Directions:
Mix and drink 8 to 12 glasses throughout the day. Eat or drink nothing else except water & laxative herb teas, peppermint tea, and chamomile tea.
Keep the mixture always in a glass container. Rinse you mouth with water after each 8oz. *(Lemon juice can hurt the enamel on your teeth)
Drink the glass rather than sipping you can also use a straw.
This can be done for several days. Pay attention to your body & how it feels
It will take 3 to 7 days to create real Hunger. This is a sign to begin to eating carefully again.
Start with steamed vegetables on: (Master Detox Plan)

During the Detox & Fasting Process
Get Plenty of
1. Fresh Air
2. Sunshine
3. Water
4. Steam or saunas
5. Dry skin brushing
6. Exercise, avoid risky or dangerous activities
7. No drugs, over the counter, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine
8. Vitamin supplements-phylum, fiber, green barley, spirulina calcium, magnesium, vitamin C.
Prayer, meditate, yoga. Clean you living space, organize your life also during this process! Read, relax and sleep well.
Good Luck!

Master Detox Plan-Maintenance

Use for maintenance and as a daily menu plan.

As soon as you get up AM: 2 glasses of filtered or purified water with the juice of ½ lemon

Breakfast:
1 piece of fresh fruit (room temperature) apple, grapes, pear, banana
Chew well, savor each bite and mix with saliva
30 minutes later: 1 bowl of cooked whole grains (millet, brown rice, etc.) keep it gluten free

Flavor Dressing: Extra virgin olive oil, organic, Butter organic * melt cool cover and store in frig.
1-cup 2 sticks =1 cup

Lunch: (12 to 1 pm)
1 to 2 bowls of steamed vegetables:
Root vegetables (potatoes, yams) green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, asparagus, kale and cabbage.

Add Flavor Dressing and
chew well

Dinner: (5 to 6pm)
Same as lunch. If you feel fatigued add 3 to 4 oz. of lean protein.
If you do add protein, try and eat earlier 3 to 4 pm.

Beverages (11am & 3pm)
Drink the water from the steamed vegetables add veggie salt or sea salt, garlic salt

Before Bed: Herbal teas & water ONLY
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Optional Cleans
Juice Cleanse Daily Diet
Upon Rising
2 glasses of water ½ of lemon

Breakfast:
3to4 (8oz glasses of Master Cleanse)
1 piece of fresh fruit, apple, pear, or an orange, grape fruit or grapes. Chew well!

Mid-Morning: 6 to 8oz glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice. Can dilute with water. Apples, grapes and lemons make a great fruit juice mix. Select organic

Lunch: (12 to 1)
1-12oz glass of fresh vegetable juice or master cleanse drink

Snack: (3pm)
6 to 8 oz. fresh vegetable juice: Carrots, beets, celery are great together! Kale& Spinach can be added with garlic, ginger and lemon

Dinner:
Same as above

Drink Herbal teas and Water

Laxative Type Meal

Cherries, prunes, grapes (soaked or stewed can be used to initiate eating and keeping the bowels moving.
Bowels should move within an hour or 2 after 1st meal. If not an enema should be used.

When Transitioning:
1. Chew well
2. Do not overeat
3. Do not mix foods 1 or 2
4. Eat fruit alone

Day 2 Transitioning:
1. Well cooked brown rice
2. Grains
3. Vegetables
4. Some nuts
5. Seeds
6. Beans, black beans, garbanzo, green etc.

Add rich proteins gradually!

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Rebecca Moran

“Pucker Up” recover with Pickle Juice!

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting….

To be really honest, I never thought that I would be writing aboutPickle Juice!!

I remember when my children, especially my son, (I have three daughters and one son), would terrorize his sisters saying he had special powers after taking a drink of Pickle Juice!! The girls actually thought he did have special powers, and would giggle and run from him… those were the good old days… we all have beautiful memories of our children, happy times.

Pickle juice

Pickle juice.

When you sweat you lose electrolytes, sodium and potassium.  I know a few marathon runners that struggle with replacing fluids after a long run.  The choices we have are;  PowerAde, made by Cocoa Cola has 21 g. of sugar per serving; Gatorade, a 12 oz. serving has 21 g. of sugar, the bottle that you buy is 32 oz., do the math. (56g of sugar)! Propel, has 4 g. of sugar, but the sugar is Splenda, fakesugar.   Also not a good choice.  This is frustrating.  Everyone is working out hard and filling up with sugar as a reward.. the labels promote vitamins, and minerals,  and the NFL drinks it and pours it all over themselves, why wouldn't we think it was the best drink out there.    

Drink something that can replenish these fluids and be beneficial to your body in recovering after a workout. 

Unlike sports drinks, pickle juice provides electrolytes, potassium and sodium without the sugarIt has no fat and about 70 calories per cupPickle juice can help control blood sugars in type 2 diabetes, and aids in digestion.  Fermented foods such as cabbage, brussel sprouts, sauerkraut, act to do the same.  Dill pickles contain quercetin, is a natural compound which helps our immune system, endurance and longevity, an anti-inflammatory enzyme. 

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Clean and organize a space.  It makes you feel so good.   Yesterday while watching my granddaughter, we decided to surprise her mommy.  We picked a closet at my daughters house, and organized it for her.  We went to Lowes and purchased some clear plastic bins with lids.  Separated all of the items in the closet, (hair, nails, meds, etc.) then placed them in the containers of matching items.  It is a time consuming project, but the rewards are great. It looked so nice!  She loved it.  

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     The color,Redit is usually associated with blood, stop, danger, but also represents love, strength, power and devotion. 

…..remember to make a memory every day and don't apologize for who you are…..

Rebecca

 

Put some SUGAR on me…

Hi everyone, and thank you for visiting.

Recently I was asked to speak about nutrition and wellness to a group of women.  Sugar was the most popular topic.

The truth is that for women, 24gm of sugar is the maximum amount daily.  Men should keep their intake at 32 gm.  Sugar is sugar.  There are no excuses.   Bread, yogurt, pastries (doughnuts, cookies, candy..) juices, pasta, milk, corn and carbohydrates and unfortunately alcohol.  Two slices of whole wheat bread has 10 teaspoons of sugar, compared to a Snicker Bar that has 8.5.. the Snicker Bar would be the choice of many.. just saying.

I will try to simplify this topic of SUGAR.

On a Nutrition Label, sugar is listed in grams, and this can become confusing when reading labels. Here is the conversion:  1oz. = 28.35g / Example: 5oz. = 141.75g

The best option is to make “healthier choices”.  Dannon and some other name brands of  yogurt with fruit has a whopping 27 grams of sugar.  Choose Fage yogurt, it has 16 grams.  It also has separate compartments so you can add just the right amount of sweetness that you like.  It taste just as good, or better.  Fruits, which are suppose to be healthy, and they are, were the first topic of discussion at my nutrition engagement.  Fruits and vegetables are very healthy, but certain fruits have lots of sugar.  Be aware of the food that you are eating daily.

Here is an example: The cantaloupe, 1 medium melon contains 43g of sugar.  Grapes, Figs, Mangos, Prunes Raisin’s and Apricots are also very high in sugar content.  Making the “healthier choice” here would be choosing Berries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Apples, Olives and Avocado’s, (yes they are considered a fruit).  This could be the only reason that if you are working out like a crazy person and still not loosing weight it could be your daily intake of SUGAR.

Empower yourself, read labels, and become knowledgeable.  Be accountable for the life that you have been given.

The Bottom Line : The danger of SUGARS is simply the amount of glucose, simple sugars, that it puts into the blood.  High blood glucose levels lead to diabetes type 2, Heart disease and mostly Cancer.  Cancer feeds off of SUGAR.

…….don’t apologize for who you are… Make a memory every day

..Rebecca