NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY July 2014

Aug 18 ,2015 WRITTEN BY admin

Nutrient Dense  Meal “Good broth will resurrect the dead,” says a South American proverb. A cure-all in traditional households and the magic ingredient in classic gourmet cuisine, stock or broth made from bones of  beef, chicken and fish builds strong bones, assuages sore throats, nurtures the sick, puts vigor in the step and sparkle in love life–so say grandmothers, midwives and healers. For chefs, stock is the magic elixir for making soul-warming soups and matchless sauces. Rich homemade broths help cure colds. Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for … Read More

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY | Apri 2014

Apr 18 ,2014 WRITTEN BY admin

Apricot Almond Bars These highly nutritious apricot almond bars are easy to make. They pack well for picnics, hiking, and are a great snack or dessert. Ingredients  2 cups blanched almond meal 1/2 cup flax meal 1/2 cup roasted almond butter 1/2 cup dried unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup dried apricots 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted, plus extra for greasing the baking dish 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt Method   Toss all Ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Grease a baking dish and spread  mixture evenly into the baking dish. Allow the almond-apricot bars to harden overnight. Cut with a sharp knife. Enjoy. Nutrient Dense  Meal Beef Strudel (serv 6) Dough:  1.5 c flour, 3/4 tsp salt, 1 egg, 3 tbs Olive oil, 5 tbs … Read More

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY | Feb 2014

Feb 18 ,2014 WRITTEN BY admin

Honey-coconut spred   ( can be made in quantities in advance) 3 tbs of raw honey and 3 tbs of coconut oil.  Warmed up in hot water bath and mix well. Use on rice crackers to make a quick, healthy snack and provide the important fats to your children when they need energy fast. Nutrient Dense  Meal Butternut Squash Soup(serves 4) Ingredients : -3 cups chicken broth -2.5 cups cooked butternut squash       -1 small onion chopped                 -2 cloves garlic minced      -1” piece ginger minced           – 2 tbs sour cream for garnish (optional)                -1 tablespoon sauerkraut juice when cooled (optional) –  Salt and pepper to taste –  2 tbs butter for sautéing the onion Instructions Heat the butter
2. Sauté the onion until it is soft
3. Add … Read More

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY | Nov 2013

Nov 18 ,2013 WRITTEN BY admin

Kale chips   ( can be made in quantities in advance) 2-3 bunches of kale 6 tbs olive oil, 2 tbs fermented soy sauce, ¼ tsp each turmeric, paprika and a pinch of cayenne, ½ tsp sea salt, ¼ c sesame seeds Wash kale and cut out stem and put in a bowl , pour all ingredients on kale, mix well and place kale on cookie sheets. Place in preheated oven ( 300 F )for 10-15 min then turn down heat to 100 F until kale is dry and crisp. Nutrient Dense  Meal Butternut Squash Soup(serves 4) Ingredients : -3 cups chicken broth -2.5 cups cooked butternut squash       -1 small onion chopped                 -2 cloves garlic minced      -1” piece ginger minced           – 2 tbs sour cream … Read More

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY | Oct 2013

Oct 18 ,2013 WRITTEN BY admin

Sourcream dip Sourcream is easy to make. You make it just like kefir or quark use the kefir grains in your fresh cream or bought cream and let it stand at room temperature for 1-2 days.  Sourcream is rich in protein and lactic acid and is high in fat. A must have to satisfy hungry kids.  1 cup sourcream, 1 tbs chives or dill chopped, 1 pinch of cayenne and black pepper, ½ teasp sea salt, 1 clove garlic minced (optional) Mix well serve with carrot sticks, celery or other veggies. Nutrient Dense  Meal Butterut Squash Soup (serves 4) Easy and fast 3 cups chicken broth (for chicken stock: cook chicken bones covered with water for 3-12 hours incl. onions, other veggies, 2 tbs each … Read More

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY | Sep 2013

Sep 18 ,2013 WRITTEN BY admin

Base Cookies    (makes 40) (Make twice the amount of each cookie and you are set for weeks) 200g butter ( soft) 200g sugar (unrefined) 2 tbs molasses or honey mix all ingredients in mixer  2 eggs pinch of salt 400g unbleached flour 1 tbs baking powder  After mixing line a cooky sheet with parachment paper. With a icecream scoop place scoops of dough closely together on the tray then freeze when frozen transfer into Ziploc bag. This cookie can be made in big batches and is frozen unbaked. They are baked fresh 15 min and baked frozen for 20 min at 375 F keep space between cookies. Tip: Only bake as many cookies as you need. You can add to this cookie and make it … Read More

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY | Aug 2013

Aug 18 ,2013 WRITTEN BY admin

Whey Whey is a byproduct when making cheese, yogurt, kevir or quark it’s rich in protein and lactic acid. Once you learned how to make Kefir (described in May issue or quark in June issue) you will end up with whey. You can use it to soak your grains or in fermenting processes like kimchi (just add a ¼ cup of whey to the water). Whey has the highest tryptophan content of all food sources, which is great to help balanceing stress and improves memory scanning significantly (Wise Tradition Magazine spring 2013 ). Whey is a natural preservative that inhibits putrifying bacteria. Dr Mercola recommends to drink 20-25gr of whey (powder) which is about ½ cup of real whey after a workout to build muscles … Read More

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY | July 2013

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Quark Quark is a wonderful smooth dairy product rich in protein and lactic acid. Once you learned how to make Kefir (described in last issue) the next easy step is Quark. Pour the Kefir through a cheesecloth and hang it for 24 hours. Now you have a firm paste, refrigerate. Whisk in fresh or frozen berries from your garden to make a refreshing quick snack or dessert. To make a savory bread spread add chives and sea salt; also great on baked potatoes.  Keep the juice from the drained Kefir and use it in your soaked grains or kimchi making. Nutrient Dense  Meal Basic Omelette    (makes 12) ¾  cup flour, ¾ tsp salt, 1  cup water;    – mix all until smooth 4 eggs, ¼ cup … Read More

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY | June 2013

Jun 18 ,2013 WRITTEN BY admin

Kefir Drink (quick & easy) Make your own kefir using kefir grains and milk to get a great probiotic and enzyme rich drink. Put the grains into milk and leave at room temperature for 24-36 hours then refrigerate, add fresh or frozen berries from your garden blend and enjoy! You can also add a tbsp. of coconut fat/milk to make it even more satisfying. (Note: Don’t put the grains/culture in the fridge, just the strained product.) Nutrient Dense  Meal Vietnamese Soup 1 chicken, halved Large piece pounded fresh ginger Whole peeled onion 1 cinnamon stick Cover with cold water and simmer for about ¾ hour. Remove the meat from the bones and set aside. Also remove cinnamon. Return bones to broth. Add: 1 tsp. each … Read More