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Alzheimer's Cure?


This is extremely encouraging!  Maybe further proof that food can heal you or kill you.   Or, more eloquently said  –

 “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine

 or the slowest form of poison”. – Ann Wigmore

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like whipped cream, even though they may not admit it!  This recipe takes this guilty pleasure to guiltless ecstasy.   So easy and sooooo delicious!  Enjoy…….

Mocha Almond Mousse

The Beginning

When a good friend, ask me  “when did all of this “health kick” stuff  kick in” and what was the catalyst – Wow, I really had to think about it.   The connection between nutrition and health was made years ago, when my children were small.  The original catalyst was my mother’s illness.  She had an inherited heart condition (I have as well).  I barely remember her not being sick.   I spent my teenage years helping my Dad care for a family of 7.   Of course, there is always silver lining, I also discovered my passion for cooking at a very early age.

I made a choice not to let my “bad genes” rule my life as it had my mothers.  She died way too soon at the young age of 56 after her 4th heart attack.   Her choices played a huge role in her state of health.  I’ll never forgot what her doctor said to me after she died – “It wasn’t the heart condition that killed her, it was her steady diet of whole milk, coffee and the 2 packs of cigarettes a day that killed her”.   I realized early on, “you are what you eat”.  I embraced the idea that my health was within my control.   I made the decision to better my odds of living a long, healthy life and the odds of my children as well.  I want to be here for my grandchildren (I have one precious girl so far).

After much soul-searching and years of just working to live.  I have finally decided what it is I want to do with the rest of my life – Bring awareness to as many people as possibly, to the crucial role nutrition plays in our very “being”.    Humans were masterfully designed by the master himself, to live happy and healthy.  We were also given everything needed on earth to heal ourselves mentally and physically.   Disease is not a natural state of aging – Not a natural state period!  What happened?   That is what I plan address on this blog as well share some great recipes, great quotes and have some great fun!

                          My Mission – To help as many people as possible make the food and body connection through conscious eating

                               My Hope – To see the cycle of disease end in our country and worldwide by making the shift to a plant-based diet.

                                   My Motto – The taste buds don’t care if it’s plant of animal as long as it’s delicious!

Plant Based Food for Real People – Really!

 Recipe of the Week:  Enjoy!

Hoppin John with Basmati Brown Rice

  • 2 cups black eyed peas, soaked for 6 hours and drained.
  • 4 cups of water more or less
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 ½  medium onion, chopped fine
  • 2 stalks celery chopped fine
  • 2-3 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme (or tbsp of fresh thyme)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 ½ cups cooked basmati brown rice (use rice package instructions)*
  • 2 tbsp light miso
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste (start with 2 tsp – optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Place soaked peas. In large pot, add water, bay leaf, pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. Simmer 30-40 minutes, or until tender.
    1. Remove ½ cup seasoned water from peas and set aside.   Add oil to large skillet over medium high.  Add onions, celery, garlic and thyme (in that order) and sauté for 3-5 minutes or until onions are becoming translucent.
    2. Dissolve miso into hot reserved pea broth and add to peas.  Reheat only (do not boil).
    3.  Add cooked rice and hot sauce, toss well (or add hot sauce to peas and serve over rice).

*For a more traditional flavor, use Uncle Ben’s Long Grain rice (not as much fiber).   This is a complete protein.  Just add a colorful salad for a delicious heart healthy meal.   Freeze some for later.