Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Best way to enjoy sauerkraut

Cultured or fermented foods hold a myriad of beneficial constituents   They've become all the rage these days and for good reasons. Sauerkraut is the most popular and one of the easiest to make in any kitchen. But, sometimes we just want a different taste or "mouth feel" from this cold, briny, effervescent favorite.

I think I hit on a masterpiece when I mixed homemade Caesar Salad dressing with sauerkraut, added a few raisins and tossed it over a bowl of cut up salad greens.  The raisins were the key to balance the sour of the kraut - think of a sweet and sour sauce.  Boy, was it a crowd-pleaser!  Full of good fats and probiotics, this is how we will be enjoying salads for a long time.

The recipe for the dressing comes from The Holistic Squid! (Her original recipe was for Chicken Caesar Salad.  If you want to make that just add the romaine lettuce and cut up, cooked, pastured chicken.)

Caesar Dressing

• 3/4 cup refined coconut oil, melted but not hot
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1 egg (room temperature)
• 1 egg yolk (room temperature)
• 1 tsp. whole grain mustard
• 1/4 tsp. sea salt
• 4 cloves crushed garlic
• Juice of 1 lemon
• 16 anchovy fillets

How to Prepare
1. In your food processor with s-blade attached, blend the egg and egg yolk, mustard, salt, garlic, and lemon juice until well combined.
2. Using the drizzle feature or pouring very slowing, add the olive and coconut oils drop by drop.
3. You are making mayonnaise, and it will begin to emulsify into a thick sauce. If it doesn’t, don’t worry. It will still taste great.
4. When desired consistency is reached, add anchovy fillets and blend until smooth.

You can add a tablespoon of whey and leave it on the counter for a day to culture (ferment) which only makes it more nutritious and last longer.  But, in my house we won't have to worry about it spoiling before its' time.

I have used the dressing to make salmon salad - just be sure to let the dressing come to room temperature first as it will get quite solid in the refrigerator thanks to the wonderful coconut oil.

Eat it with abandon...and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

International speaker gives free presentation in Sarastoa

German New Medicine (GNM) is the science behind understanding why and how our emotions have a direct impact on our health.  It is a system of medicine with five biological laws inherent in all living beings that link the psyche, brain and organs/tissues which can accurately predict the causes and outcomes of symptoms otherwise known as "diseases." 

This one hour Powerpoint presentation Andi Locke Mears will present an overview of this entirely different medical model - different from Western medicine and different from alternative medicine as we now know it.  Discovered by a German doctor, GNM offers a completely new understanding of what we commonly call "diseases" based on 5 biological laws. A Must-Attend class if your health & well being are priorities.

Why Learn GNM?  German New Medicine offers a completely new understanding of what we commonly call disease. German New Medicine is the basis for a strategy of real healing and real prevention, truly the foundation of holistic health and health care. The road to good health is in understanding the emotional component of disease and realizing that we are perfect biological entities designed to survive and thrive. When we understand the complete course of a "disease", from the point of emotional conflict to final healing, it becomes possible to deal with it more effectively, more holistically, minimizing its effects on us, and minimizing the impact of any necessary intervention.

This knowledge is the basis of genuine HOPE explaining cancer, heart disease, mental disorders, chronic disease and more … this is essential knowledge for both the consumer and the provider of all health and wellness services and products.

GNM can help us to see illness and disease in a new light. Like the periodic table of elements for science, it brings a deeper order to medicine, helping us to understand situations which, until now, have baffled and/or frustrated us (traditional and complementary practitioners alike).
Learning the GNM principles can take the fear out of words like cancer and can help you to create vibrant wellness by helping you understanding the link between emotional and physical health.
There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
6710 Professional Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, FL
Contact Cynthia Calisch www.wapfsarasota@gmail.com or 941-914-0299