Common Sources of GMOs...

Posted on September 18

Orange & Ginger Glazed Salmon

Posted on September 11

Ingredients:
1 lb salmon
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Glaze:
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon garlic minced
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Line sheet pan with tin foil.
3. Place salmon on sheet pan skin side down, sprinkle with salt and set aside.
4. In a small pan add ingredients for glaze and cook over medium-high heat until it has reduced by half.
5. Once the oven is heated and sauce is done pour 1/2 of the glaze over the salmon.
6. Place in oven and let cook for 12-15 minutes. When almost done pour/brush a little more of the sauce over the salmon. Save the remaining for service.
7. Let cook another 3-5 minutes until fork tender.
8.Serve and spoon additional sauce as needed.

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Blueberry Mint Smoothie Recipe

Posted on September 09

Ingredients

2 cups frozen organic blueberries
1 cup water
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup orange juice (can sub a small orange)
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Procedure

Blend blueberries, water, mint leaves, avocado, orange juice and lemon juice in a blender until smooth.

(Serves 2)

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Friday Funny....

Posted on September 06

I often get asked about portion control.....

Posted on August 28
 
We love to rush our meals and inhale snacks on the go, but this can prevent us from engaging our senses and registering when we have had enough to eat.
 
It takes approximately 20 minutes to have the feeling of fullness, so if you eat quick, you will typically over eat.
 
By slowing down, you may just cut portions in half naturally!
 
When we stop eating when we are actually full, this is called intuitive eating and should be our guide for portion control.
 
If you are eating due to stress, boredom, emotions, holidays or celebrations, you may need to portion your food first because you are eating while distracted and not paying attention to feelings of fullness.

Vegetables....

Posted on August 27

As much as cavemen, vegans and everyone in between argue about the best diet for long term health, the one common denominator is a diet rich in vegetables. The bulk of your daily carbohydrate intake should come from non-starchy vegetables, 1-2 servings of fruits and limited grains to keep up nutrition and keep down your inflammation and waist line.

Friday Funny....

Posted on August 23

Blueberry Peach and Avocado Salad

Posted on August 22

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ teaspoon grated lime peel
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 large ripe peaches, pitted and cubed
1 avocado, pitted and cubed
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil

Instructions

In a large bowl whisk olive oil, lime juice, lime peel, sugar and salt until well blended.
Add blueberries, peaches, avocado and basil. Toss gently to combine.

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Blueberries....

Posted on August 22

Beyond Meat versus Impossible Burger

Posted on August 19

The Impossible Burger contains:

Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% or less of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Soy Protein Isolate, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12.

Other than water, the main ingredient is soy protein concentrate. In and of themselves, soybeans are perfectly healthy, but soy protein concentrate is heavily processed, which means many of the benefits of the raw food are lost.

The Beyond Burger contains:

Water, Pea Protein Isolate, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Refined Coconut Oil, Contains 2% or less of the following: Cellulose from Bamboo, Methylcellulose, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Dried Yeast, Gum Arabic, Citrus Extract (to protect quality), Ascorbic Acid (to maintain color), Beet Juice Extract (for color), Acetic Acid, Succinic Acid, Modified Food Starch, Annatto (for color).

In terms of ingredients, the two burgers are pretty similar, the exception being the main protein source. Beyond Meat uses pea protein instead of soy protein, and there's no soy leghemoglobin, which is Impossible's key ingredient that makes the burger "bleed."

Is the Beyond Burger or Impossible Burger healthier?

The bottom line is that both of these companies have created a "burger" in a lab, made from only plant products and designed to emulate the taste and texture of real beef. Your comfort level with that depends on your stance on food engineering (and how picky you are about beef, if you do eat it).

A few things might influence your opinion on which burger is healthier:

-The Impossible Burger contains mostly organic ingredients, while the Beyond Burger doesn't.

-The Beyond Burger is strictly non-GMO, whereas Impossible Foods recently faced backlash about using genetically modified ingredients that contain the pesticide glyphosate.

.-The Impossible Burger is fortified with more vitamins and minerals than the Beyond Burger.

**Bottom line is I will stick with real grass fed beef, organic chicken and wild caught fish. If I had to choose, I would pick the Beyond Burger to avoid the highly processed soy ingredients.

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