Thursday, October 4, 2012

BlueberryYogurt Stuffed Crepes

 Blueberry Crepe's ...Delightful!

1 egg white
3/4 Cup Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend
2/3 Cup Organic Milk
2 Pinches Baking Soda
1 tsp. Sugar
1/4 tsp. Pure Almond Extract (optional)

Directions: Pulse ingredients in your Ninja, food processor or blender.  It will be very, very, liquidy and runny.  This is the secret to great gf crepes.  Using non-stick cooking spray, on medium heat, preheate a  6-8" skillet. Pour enough batter to cover the bottom portion of the pan as in the above pic.  It doesn't take much, so don't get over zealous.  Cook 1 minute or so and flip.  Fill with something sweet.

Yogurt (Dannon-All Natural Vanilla Yogurt (Low-fat) or Stonyfield Organic French Vanilla Yogurt (Low-fat).
Blueberries (Fresh or frozen will do.)  The recipe below is for frozen fruit.
Sugar (optional-just for thickening)

Directions: On medium heat, place 1/4 Cup Frozen blueberries in heated skillet, add 1 Tbsp. Water.  Let cook till it begins to sizzle and water starts to bubble.  Add 1 Tbsp Honey or 1 Tbsp Sugar.  Cook on high 5-min while stirring.  Once the liquid starts to reduce and thicken turn off heat and spoon into crepe.

You can use these as tortillas, they fold great.  They are best fresh. Once refrigerated they get stiff.  You can re-heat in microwave, but nothing beats the fresh taste of Crepes.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Genetically Engineered Cow's ...What's in your milk?

Engineered milk?  What...should they do that?  Absolutely not!  Imagine, a cow-genetically modified- for the purpose of producing 'allergen free' milk...for babies.  This is ludicrous! First they tamper with our food supply, in an effort to yield unprecedented crops.  Now they use RNA Interference, the process in which extra genetic material is added to interfere with the normal chain of events in milk producing cows.  The change was meant to remove the beta-lactoglobulin milk protein, which causes allergic reaction to milk and other dairy products, for some people.  Professor Keith Campbell from the University of Nottingham, who was part of the cloning team, claims this is just one more way to use technology to produce, "potentially useful outcomes" [].
It was what he said next that surprised me, "There are zero risks in my opinion.  If it was poisonous the animal would be dead." 
Well, in my opinion, being poisoned would be only one of our worries, I don't know, let's ask the genetically mutated cow, who after this procedure was complete, was born without a tail.  Anybody else see any red flags here? We may get to the point that we just STOP using conventional food products, which in 10 years may be nearly 80-95 percent GMO.  Stop the madness!

I will say that BBC Science Editor, David Shukman mentioned  that "it won't affect the milk," I'm wondering how that's even possible.  The problem with genetically modifying anything is that there is not only a fundamental change in the DNA, there is a change in what it produces.  While it may not affect the look or taste of the milk, it's going to affect those that drink it, babies included.  Why should we wait for this to happen?  Many altered foods were introduced into the food supply without the average consumer paying attention.  And now we're on damage control.

Well, my advice is to know what you're eating, and whose messing with it.  My cure to stop milk allergens, is well, stop drinking milk products!  We have plenty of alternatives to milk.  Here are a few: Almond Milk, Rice Milk, Soy Milk, Goat Milk, Sheep Milk, Buffalo Milk, Oat Milk, Hemp Milk, Cashew Nut Milk, Coconut Milk. Check out more at the Green Ecologists website:
My Fav's:
Almond Milk: This high protein, high magnesium milk is wonderful.  It has a mildly sweet nutty flavor and tastes great. Lactose free, soy free and gluten free.
Rice Milk: I use this frequently.  It also has a mildly sweet flavor.  It's great with Quinoa.  Lactose free, soy free and gluten free.
Soy Milk: I have used this in the past, however, those that are estrogen dominant will want to stay away from soy products and other products that contain phyto-estrogens.  Lactose free, and gluten free.
Coconut Milk: This has the most lovely flavor and it very high in lauric acid, which has many beneficial anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities.  Lactose free, soy free and gluten free.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup...I knew I wasn't crazy

Yep! It's finally been verified that High Fructose Corn Syrup is bad for our health.  Verified in 2009!  How many consumers, since that time, have ingested this nasty product?  According to the Washington Post, nearly half of the samples tested were found to contain mercury.  In addition the, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), one of our faithful watchdog friends, "found that nearly one in three of 55 brand-name foods contained mercury."  Please go as organic and natural as possible.  If it sounds foreign or processed, stay away from it.


How to tell if your food is GMO

Ever wondered how to tell if you're eating genetically modified food?  According to the "Natural Society," website,

    Reading the labels:

  • Conventional Fruit Labels: Begin with the number 4, and never begin with the number 9.
  • Genetically Modified Fruit Labels: Begin with the number 8. Note that it begins with 8, not just contains the number 8. This is often a 5 digit number.
  • Organic Fruit Labels: These fruit labels always contain 5 digits, and begin with the number 9. Always check and make sure, as some “organic” products have been known to be deceptively labeled.

There are so many things we need to be concerned about as consumers and eating GMO foods will definitely hinder our health.  GMO's have been linked to numerous health issues, including reproductive health.  So, next time you think cheaper is better, think again...your health will depend upon it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kefir Part II

So, my Kefir has finished and I added it to a batch of pancakes this morning.  My husband was delighted with the taste and texture.  The cakes were more fluffy and I made them a bit more thick than usual.  I am now making kefir daily and using it smoothies, baked goods and other wonderful items.

New product line for IBS

Once again I was perusing the net for health information and found a great article on IBS, rather a pioneer in the IBS field.  Her name is Heather Van Vorous and she has a complete line of herbal remedies as well as books that assist the IBS prone individual.  Check it out!  Heather's Tummy Care Her link is in my favorite links at the side bar.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

If you are what you eat...please eat organic! Our food supply is not safe.

This information is so disturbing...If the cliche, "You are what you eat," is true...then it would make sense that eating poison will cause disease or kill you.  Please watch... (check out her link on my side bar under: allergy kids).