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Free Organic Recipe-Curry Stew

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 07:22:00 +0000

This fulfilling organic curry stew is wonderful in the colder months.
It warms the kitchen and your soul with aromatic comfort!


2 15 oz. cans organic chickpeas
Several small red potatoes (equal ratio to chickpeas)
½ cup organic milk or rice milk
1 dry pint organic cherry tomatoes
1 organic red or green pepper (your choice)
2 tablespoons curry
1 tablespoon turmeric
2 tablespoons marsala
1 tablespoon cumin
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste

Drain chickpeas and dump into large pot. Chop small red potatoes
into eighths; add enough potatoes so that the ratio is about equal to
the chickpeas. Add milk until tops of potatoes and chickpeas just
peak out; use more or less milk as necessary.

Turn heat onto medium high. Add curry, turmeric, marsala, cumin, salt
and red pepper flakes. Cut cherry tomatoes in half, dice pepper, and
add to the mixture. Cover with a lid until the concoction reaches
boiling point, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, read the mail, set
the table, dance to your community radio station selection, etc.

When it reaches boiling point, remove the lid and reduce heat to
achieve a medium simmer. Grab a spoon and take the stew for a test
drive. Adjust all spices to taste if necessary.

If the liquid is achieving gravy-like status faster than the potatoes
are softening, return the lid as necessary to cook potatoes faster and
create more liquid. Remove the lid after potatoes begin to soften

Continue this process of stirring occasionally, adding and removing
the lid if necessary, taste testing, adjusting seasonings to your
preference and enjoying music. The entire process takes about an
hour, or an hour and 15 minutes. The stew is finished when the
potatoes break apart as you insert a fork into them. The tomatoes
will be completely boiled down; you may only see a rolled-up skin here
and there.

The main phytochemical compound in turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin is
an anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic. In other words, it's
really beneficial in reducing arthritis pain and preventing cancer.
It even helps prevent memory loss, which is important for avoiding
Alzheimer's disease.

Turmeric is also present in curry. Turmeric seems to be
addictive--the more you eat, the better it tastes! But be
careful--it stains stovetops, countertops and sinks easily, though
temporarily. Don't dump any down your shirt while you're shoveling
in the stew!

This organic curry stew serves four. It's wonderful served with
room-temperature sourdough bread or warm pita bread dipped in organic
sour cream or sour cream alternative.

It's also great served with a microbrew beer, which seems to intensify
the effect of the spiciness. Have a handkerchief handy to wipe your
nose or forehead.

There you have it. A great recipe that are surely going to bring smiles on the face of your family. To live a healthy life, you need to eat right all the time. Organic food is the right choice to eating right. And it is best to have a good collection of organic recipes in hand so it will be easier for you to prepare delicious meals all the time.

You can get more free organic recipes here. Then, all you need to do is prepare yourself for all the compliments from family and friends that are surely coming your way.(image)

Free organic Recipe-Start Healthy Eating Today!

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 05:16:00 +0000

Try this delicious free organic recipe to kickstart your journey to healthy living.

Organic Fruit Salad

Fruit is such a great dessert, because it curbs your sweet tooth and
boosts your daily fresh fruit intake. We should eat at least five
servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Some doctors say

Organic produce has so much more flavor than conventional produce.
Conventional peaches can be extremely mealy with little or no flavor.
Caution: eating organic peaches can turn you into a peach snob!
There are worlds of difference in flavor between organic and
conventional peaches, not to mention other fruits.

Organic produce not only has more flavor, but it is healthier for you
and the planet. Organic fruits are cultivated using no pesticides,
which decreases your risk of cancer and retains rich soil quality for
generations to come.

  • 2 organic bananas
  • 2 oz. organic strawberries
  • 2 oz. organic blueberries
  • 2 organic peaches

Slice bananas into medium-sized bowl. Rinse strawberries and
blueberries, then pat them dry with a towel. Cut strawberries into
quarters. Add strawberries and blueberries to bananas in bowl. Using
a knife, carefully cut around the entire circumference of a peach.
Twist the two halves in opposite directions until they come apart.

Now use the knife in the same manner to slice each piece in half again.
The peach pit may be easy to remove, or you may have to coax it out by
cutting around it, depending on how ripe the peach is. Your mouth will
water in direct proportion to how juicy the peach is! Cut each peach
quarter into three chunks.

Add peaches to the mix and gently fold with a large spoon. This fruit
salad serves two.

Blueberries are bursting with vitamin C, manganese and vitamin E.
They are also packed with the antioxidant anthocyanidin, which
neutralizes free radical damage to collagen cells and tissues, helping
reduce your risk of cancer.

Bananas contain loads of potassium, which is very helpful in reducing
blood pressure, heart attacks and leg cramps. Bananas are also
chocked full of vitamin C, A1, B6, magnesium, iron and tryptophan.
Vitamin B6 regulates blood glucose levels, and tryptophan is a natural
mood-calming chemical. So bananas are terrific for dissipating PMS,
depression and seasonal affective disorder!

And those little strawberries pack a lot of vitamins! They're brimming
with 130 percent the daily requirement of vitamin C! And that's not
to mention also containing vitamin K, potassium, folate, vitamin B2,
vitamin B5, and even omega 3 fatty acids.

As for peaches, they not only drip with flavor, but they contain
vitamin C, vitamin A, iron and even calcium. Vitamin A promotes
healthy vision, skin and teeth--and even boosts the immune system.

With a mouth-watering fruit salad that's just bursting with vitamins
and flavor, who needs sugar?

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Organic Food –The Importance of Eating Right

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 04:53:00 +0000

Eating right is something that is so important, yet often been misunderstood. Most of us assume that if we are eating lots of fruits and vegetables, we are doing it correctly. If we include meat, milk and eggs in our daily menu, we are doing it right.Although it might seem like we are doing the right thing, most of us are actually missing the main, ultimate fact of all. Are the food we eat really contain enough and proper nutrients that our body truly need? Are we getting the highest nutritional value out of food we eat? Even if we are following some well-advertised diet program, are we getting the actual nutritional value in each of every food or meal in that program?To answer the above questions, we need to know the facts about ORGANIC FOODS, which is scientifically proven to be a better choice.But before we go into that, let’s have a look at the consequences of not getting the proper nutrient that our body really need.Malnourished – The ConsequencesPeople who do not eat right develop malnutrition. This can happen from not eating enough-food of any kind (general malnutrition or 'undernutrition'), from not eating the right kinds of foods (specific types of malnutrition), or from eating too much of certain foods.Anyone can develop general malnutrition, but it is especially dangerous for:children, because they need lots of food to grow well and stay healthy;women of child-bearing age, especially if they are pregnant or breast feeding, because they need extra food to stay healthy, to have healthy babies, and to do their daily work;elderly persons, because often they lose their teeth and their taste for food, so they cannot eat much at one time, even though they still need to eat well to stay healthy.A malnourished child does not grow well. She generally is thinner and shorter than other children. Also, she is more likely to be irritable, to cry a lot, to move and play less than other children, and to get sick more often.If the child also gets diarrhea or other infections, she will lose weight. A good way to check if a child is poorly nourished is to measure the distance around herupper arm.Checking Children for Malnutrition: The Sign of the Upper ArmAfter 1 year of age, any child whose middle upper arm measures at 13.4 cm to 12.5 cm around is considered at risk of malnutrition - no matter how 'fat' his feet, hands, and face may look.If the arm measures from 12.4 cm to 11.0 cm, he is in moderate malnutrition state.If the measurement is lower than 11.0 cm, the child is experiencing severe malnutrition!Another good way to tell if a child is well nourished or poorly nourished is to weigh him regularly; once a month in the first year, then once every 3 months. A healthy, well-nourished child gains weight regularly.The Imperative Fact We Are MissingMost of the food that we consume these days lacks the proper nutritional value that our body really needs. This unfortunate situation is caused by the heavy usage of chemical fertilizer and pesticide in conventional way of farming, where crops are being rushed for mass production to satisfy the fast growing demand of today’s world.The best way to be sure that we are absolutely eating right is to go organic. Proven research has shown that organic farming delivers healthier and more nutritionally enhanced food that our body really needs to be healthy.Another important benefit is that of taste. Organic food definitely tastes so much better than conventional produced food. It is the most delicious type of preventive medicine available to us. Preparing a tasty meal is actually fun and easy. You’ll be surprised to find out how easy it is to make various kinds of delicious meals once you learn the simple way to do it.[...]

Organic Food-The Important Source Of Healthy Living

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 03:44:00 +0000

Organic food is one of the most important high-value nutrition source that our body really need to become healthier and stronger. It has been scientifically proven that nutrients in organic food are far more superior than those found in conventional-produced food.The benefits of organic foods are just so many that we need only to scratch the surface to start finding them. As we dig deeper, we will find more and more amazing benefits, some of which we might not even have thought of.It is highly imperative for us to know the high benefits of organic foods, as we need to be sure that we are eating right to a healthier life.In a study published by The Organic Center in March 2008, scientists have proven that organic foods are more nutritious and better for our health. Results from research have shown:Eight out of 11 nutrients studied have shown higher levels in organic plant-based foods (fruits, grains and vegetables), including significantly greater concentrations of polyphenols and antioxidants.On average, organic plant-based foods deliver more essential nutrients per serving or calorie consumed (25% more nutrient dense) compared to the conventionally-grown foods.Nutrients present in organic foods are “in a more biologically active form,” according to Neal Davies, a professor at Washington State University (WSU) and a co-author of the center’s report.Info Reference: The Organic Center, March, 2008 ReportAs for animal-based organic foods, studies have found higher levels of CLA in milk from dairy cows on organic farms, particularly pasture-based operations. CLA reduces the propensity to store fat (especially abdominal fat), inhibits tumor development, promotes sensitivity to insulin in cells, increases immune response against viral antigens, and modulates inflammatory processes. CLA may even delay or slow the onset of Type II diabetes! CLA levels in organic milk are often found to be 30% or higher than in conventional milk.A higher concentration of CLA has also been found in the meat of cows that have been raised on pasture and/or fed soybean, safflower or sunflower oil-based supplements.Info Reference: The Organic Center: Health Benefits of Conjugated Linoleic AcidHere are just some of the amazing benefits of organic food.No chemicals are used in the growing process, or in the case of animals, the rearing process.Organic food is much more rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber and retains the levels of nutrients for much longer.Only natural fertilizers and herbicides are used in producing organic crops.For farm animals, only organic feed from the natural environment is given to them, meaning that you can be assured when you eat organic meats or milk, you will be getting the all-natural, high quality nutrients and vitamins without the chemical effect of special formulated drugs which are often used to enhance meat growth in animals.There are also other benefits to organic food which includes the exclusion of genetically modified organisms (GMO). GMO’s to put it succinctly are foods which have had their genetic structure modified in some way or the other.Organic foods are naturally high in anti-oxidants as they retain much more of the natural constituents and plant compounds, which are so good for our health.Organic food just tastes so much better!Here’s another fact. There are approximately 60 trillion cells that make up tissues, glands, organ, bones and skin in our body. Old cells are constantly dying while new ones are being created.Study has shown that our body uses raw material from the food we eat to regenerate new tissues as replacement to the old ones that are constantly dying all year around. Our body can only use what we feed it; oxygen, water and organic vitamins from food as raw materials to produce new cells.As with any construction, the finished product will only be as strong, as functional and as aesthetic as the materials used to build it.Therefore, we must consume the best quality of food with the highest nutritiona[...]