Kangen Slamin’ Salmon Recipe

Kangen Slamin’ Salmon Recipe

This recipe is easy and delicious and without a doubt a definite crowd pleaser. You will need the following:
1 Salmon fillet cut into servings
1 cup of almond flour
1 tablespoon of Himalayan Pink salt
1 tablespoon of black pepper
1 clove of garlic
1 stick of organic butter or extra virgin olive oil
1\4 cup of wine white (option)
1\4 cup of lemon juice
1\4 cup of capers or chopped green olives
2 lemons cut into 1\4 inch slices
4 cups of baby spinach
Parsley leaves for the end topping

Begin by cleaning your Salmon in Alkaline Water 11.5pH by fully submerging it for approximately 15 minutes as well as your spinach (in a different bowl). This process is very important because the ionized alkalized 11.5pH water takes dirt and chemicals off of the food and tenderizes the meat to receive the flavor of the other ingredients. Take your flour and mix it with Himalayan Pink salt and pepper in a bowl. Next put your Salmon in the flour evenly coating it on both sides. Then take a 1\4 stick of butter or olive oil and fry the Salmon over a medium\low flame for 6 minutes on each side. Remove the Salmon and put it to the side. In the same frying pan take the rest of the butter and mix in the garlic and the capers, after 2 minutes add your wine and lemon juice and lemons, then add your spinach and cook it for approximately 3 minutes. Finally you add your Salmon fillets into the pan and pour the juices over the fillets letting them cook in the marinade for only a few minutes. Take them off and garnish them with your parsley and Bon Appetite!

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What is a GMO? Let me quickly explain…

What is a GMO? Its simply a Genetically Modified Organism. For example if a cotton seed plant has its DNA modified to protect it from hash growing climates, that it has been modified at the DNA level and is a Genetically Modified Organism. These GMO’s are placed into the DNA of plants like corn, soy and cotton. They then help the plants fight off bugs and other potential risks, and in turn ensure a stable yield for farmers.

That’s great for farmers, but not so much for the rest of us. GMO based food has been proven to cause cancer in rats and other animals in numerous studies. There is really no governance on labeling or on usage. The net result is that the very food we eat could be doing us significant harm.

90% of all foods now contain some or one GMO component. Everything from wheat, to milk to bacon, are affected, as base crops like soy, corn and wheat are used in almost every processed food.

This situation must be rectified. The only way it can happen is by knowledge and education. If you are looking for more information on GMO’s and the need for better labeling, please take the time and lean more about GMOs, GMO labeling and GMO Food. You can also visit us at HoneyMash.com to see the latest in sustainable food, amazing recipes, and stunning kitchens.

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100% All Natural Products Can Be Chock Full Of GMOs (A MUST READ!!!)

By Food Babe

Watch the video below to find out what happens. You’ll be shocked at the information and website the customer service agent directs me to learn about GMOs.

Please note: I received permission to record this call from the Lean Cuisine Headquarters. I have the video on file if anyone requests.

As a consumer, it’s shocking to find out 100% all natural products can be chock full of GMOs.

I used to eat a lot of Lean Cuisine frozen meals back in the day. I was right out of college and wanted quick, easy and calorie controlled dinners I could have after work, which would take zero effort after my long days as a management consultant. All my girlfriends were doing it, we’d share with each other which new flavors were the best and talk about how low the calorie count was. I’d pop that sucker right into the microwave, in it’s plastic wrapping and bowl and have (what I thought at the time) a decent ready to eat meal that was healthy and “lean”.

Oh boy those were the days! This was a time period in my life where I was easily fooled by deceptive marketing I saw in persuasive, too-good-to-be-true messaging in commercials and on packages. I knew basically nothing about real food, GMOs, or chemically processed ingredients and I was sick.

Some say ignorance is bliss, considering all the alarming information there is to know about food these days and products to watch out for. But let me ask you, do you call living with chronic illnesses (asthma, allergies, endometriosis, and eczema) and being on several prescription drugs in your 20’s, bliss?

No, no one would.

That’s why when I saw the recent commercial for the new Lean Cuisine meals called “honestly good” with the words “100% all natural” slapped on the package, I had to investigate. These meals promise all whole foods with whole grains, but when you look at the ingredient list, they have ingredients from the top 4 genetically engineered crops (corn, canola, soy and sugar beets). How can they call this product natural? Are they truly sourcing natural ingredients that aren’t developed in a laboratory? Well, I wanted to find out, so I called the headquarters.

The customer service representative confirmed that there is a 70-80% likelihood that any and all Lean Cuisine products (including this Honestly Good line) contain GMOs and could not guarantee their product labeled 100% natural is free of GMOs. They also directed me to a website that was created by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) that is funded by Big Food, and Biotech companies like Monsanto. These are the same companies giving millions and millions of dollars to stop GMO labeling. This makes me wonder how many customer service representatives are instructed by their employers (BIG food companies) to spread this mass misinformation campaign to consumers. It’s absolutely atrocious.

Lean Cuisine Honestly Good

As you can see below, the entire list of ingredients for each flavor has suspected GMOs – but for some reason (you can thank the FDA for the lack of regulation) they are allowed to put not just “all natural “– but “100% all natural” on the label.

Lean Cuisine sources their ingredients “domestically when possible.” It’s startling to see how many potential GMO ingredients there are in their new product line.

The proof is on the label.

Lean Cuisine Red Pepper

Lean Cuisine Plum Fish

Lean Cuisine Pomegranate Chicken

Lean Cuisine Lemongrass

Lean Cuisine Beef

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How are companies getting away with labeling an entire product line 100% all natural and still using GMOs?! Well, they are not exactly getting away with this. Even though the FDA does not have a strict definition around what natural means, these companies are being sued left and right because they are misleading the consumer with false advertising and claims.

Since the FDA is asleep at the wheel, any lawyers out there want to take this on?

Labeling a product 100% all natural and not being able to verify it (see video above), is extremely unfair to the consumer. This is fraudulent and irresponsible marketing that Lean Cuisine and parent company Nestle need to be held accountable for.

How long do you think it will be before Nestle/Lean Cuisine joins the ranks of General Mills (Nature Valley GranolaBars), Conagra (Wesson Oil), Pepsi (Naked Juice), Frito-Lay (Tostitos and Sun Chips), Kashi (Cereal),Barbara’s Bakery (Cereal), Pepperidge Farm (Gold Fish), etc? All of these companies have been or being sued for mislabeling their products as “all natural” when really their products contain synthetic material or GMOs.

Contact Lean Cuisine and tell them what you think at 1-800-993-8625 or facebook message them.

GMOs are not found in nature! The DNA has been altered in a laboratory.

GMOs increases the use of toxic chemicals in our environment, kill bees and are linked to cancer, allergies and autoimmune disorders in animal studies.

To avoid GMOs, choose products with the USDA Organic Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified labels and remember, 100% natural does not equal GMO free. Review the product list above and see the items listed in red, if the product is conventional or marked natural, it likely contains GMOs. One of the most unsuspecting ingredients is “sugar” that comes from GMO sugar beets (unless listed as cane sugar) and “natural flavor” that usually starts with a base of GMO corn (and can also contain beaver anal secretions – ewwww!). Also, hidden GMOs can be found in any meat product that is labeled “all natural” because it is likely raised with GMO feed. Here’s a full list of common GMO ingredients.

If you know someone who’s buying “natural” products or perhaps eating Lean Cuisine or other frozen meals, share this video and information with them. We all need to spread the truth.

XOXO,

Food Babe

UPDATE: Shortly after this post went live, Lean Cuisine posted an announcement on their facebook page to a community of 500,000 fans confirming they use GMOs. Furthermore, they did not show up at the Natural Products Expo East trade show where they were previously supposed to showcase their new product. I went to their booth to ask questions and the booth was empty! Make em’ run #FoodBabeArmy! Make em’ run! We are winning!

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ORGANIC HOMEMADE SALAD DRESSINGS

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1) Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

Make 1.5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons organic or homemade ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons relish or chopped pickles
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced white onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and add more relish if desired.

2) Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/3 c. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. grain mustard
  • 2/3 c. cold pressed olive oil
  • Sea salt + ground pepper to taste

Place the vinegar and mustard in a food processor and blend. With the processor still running, slowly pour in the olive oil and blend until it emulsifies (blends into one). Season with salt and pepper.

3) Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/3 c. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. grain mustard
  • 3/4 Tbs. raw honey
  • 2/3 c. cold pressed olive oil
  • Sea salt + ground pepper to taste

Place the vinegar, mustard and honey in a food processor and blend. With the processor still running, slowly pour in the olive oil and until it emulsifies. Season with salt and pepper.

4) Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar or raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. honey
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 c. fresh or frozen organic red raspberries, crushed
  • 1/3 c. fresh basil, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil, a little more if needed
  • Sea salt + ground pepper to taste

Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl except oil, then slowly add in oil whisking until blended.

5) Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • One clove of garlic, finely minced
  • Small squirt of dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (optional)
  • Salt, pepper and basil to taste

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in small jar or blender.

6) Strawberry Lemonade Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or mild honey
  • 1/2 cup strawberry lemonade (Recipe link below)
  • 1/2 cup pear vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

PREPARATION

In a medium mixing bowl add all ingredients except olive oil. Slowly drizzle olive oil while whisking until mixture emulsifies (thickens slightly). Chill.

“Simply Raw” Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days movie (Recommended Movie)

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with ‘incurable’ diabetes switching their diet and getting off insulin.

The film follows each participant’s remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that diet can reverse diabetes* and change lives.

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VEGAN MACARONI SALAD

VEGAN MACARONI SALAD

Vegan-Macaroni-PastaPREP TIME
20 mins
COOK TIME
10 mins
TOTAL TIME
30 mins

30-minute vegan pasta salad loaded with colorful veg and tossed in a dairy-free, undetectably tofu-based dressing. Perfect for summer shindigs, cookouts and picnics.

Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan, GF Optional
Serves: 8
INGREDIENTS
4 cups elbow macaroni shells (GF for gluten free eaters)
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup diced red or green onion
1 cup silken firm tofu (make sure it’s silken or it won’t blend right)
2-3 Tbsp dried dill or 4-5 Tbsp fresh
3-4 Tbsp agave nectar or cane sugar (or honey if not vegan)
1/4 tsp sea salt, black pepper & garlic powder
2 Tbsp vinegar (white wine is best)
2 Tbsp grape seed or olive oil
1 Tbsp spicy mustard for tang
(water to thin)

INSTRUCTIONS
Cook noodles according to package instructions, drain and set aside.
Chop veggies and set aside.
Prepare dressing by adding silken tofu, dill, salt, pepper garlic powder, agave nectar (or sugar), vinegar, grape seed oil, and spicy mustard to a blender and blending until well combined. Scrape down sides as needed. If having trouble blending add water in Tablespoon amounts until it has enough liquid to churn properly.
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I added more dill, mustard, salt and agave.
Toss drained noodles and veggies with the dressing in a large serving bowl. Chill for at least 1-2 hours before serving. The flavors will meld and the salad will thicken up the longer it chills.
Serves 8. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a few days.

NOTES
* Inspiration from Pioneer Woman
* Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 8 servings.
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size: ~1/2 cup Calories: 226 Fat: 5 g Saturated fat: .5 g Carbohydrates: 37 g Sugar: 5.9 g Sodium: 86 mg Fiber: 2.2 g Protein: 7.8 g

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Trusting Your Skin to Coconut Oil Like Islanders Have for 1000′s of Years

by The Alternative Daily

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While you may be convinced that coconut oil is a fad, it is a fad that has benefited people around the world for thousands of years, and one we feel is well worth exploring. Lauric acid has a long history of use in fighting pathogens, backed by research that is over 50 years. Coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid on the planet.

There are numerous peer-reviewed studies noting the health benefits of one of nature’s most valuable gifts. If, after you read this article, you are still inclined to think that coconut oil is just a passing fad, we encourage you to try it – we believe you will become convinced of its value, as well.

Coconut oil is no stranger to people in the tropics, who have been using it for a very long time. Even when the anti-saturated fat war waged in America, it did not stop people in the tropics from benefiting from the healing powers of coconut oil.

Coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids (MCT’s) which are not easily broken down or oxidized like polyunsaturated fat. This means that coconut oil does not cause any free radical damage, unlike polyunsaturated and dangerous trans fats.

The fact that most of our skin care products in this country are made from polyunsaturated oils explains why we, as a nation, suffer from so many skin complications. There is a great body of growing evidence to support the fact that topical application of coconut oil as well as consumption are highly beneficial.

Research

Coconut oil is natural, and that means that not many people want to conduct extensive research into its benefits. However, a study conducted in 2008 at the Skin and Cancer Foundation in the Philippines, compared virgin coconut oil and virgin olive oil in moisturizing dryness and removing bacteria from colonized Atopic dermatitis skin.

The study, a double-blind controlled trial, found that coconut oil was more effective than olive oil in killing bacteria, mostly because of its lauric acid content.

A 2009 study at the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, looked at the antimicrobial properties of lauric acid and its potential to heal acne. The results were favorable for using lauric acid in place of antibiotics for treatment of acne.

Vitamin D Helps Fight Against Skin Cancer

If you have ever known a Filipino person, you know that they likely have a lovely, youthful complexion and soft, wrinkle-free skin, despite the fact that they live in a climate that exposes them to the sun’s hot rays all year round. Skin cancer is virtually unheard of in the Philippines, where coconut oil is the main dietary oil used and the main ingredient in all of their skin care products.

In the United States, we run scared from the sun, covering every square inch of exposed skin with lotions, lathers and sprays thinking that we are doing the right thing to protect ourselves from the damaging rays of the scorching sun. We are constantly bombarded with reasons why we need to use sunscreen, which blocks out the skin’s ability to absorb vitamin D. Interestingly enough, vitamin D has been proven to prevent cancer.

Coconut oil is the main reason why people in the tropics can be in the sun and not experience skin cancer. Its healing antioxidant powers protect the skin from free radical damage. In addition, using coconut oil on the skin helps our bodies absorb other nutrients more effectively, such as vitamin E, which is another skin protecting antioxidant.

coconut oilNow, don’t think that you can be crazy and lay in the sun all day, even with coconut oil on your skin. You still have to be smart about the sun. Stay clear of the sun during the hottest time of the day between noon and 3pm, if possible. Vitamin D production is important, but it only takes a little while per day in the sun to get what you need.

The evidence that commercial sunscreen does more harm than good is very compelling. Sunscreen contains dangerous chemicals that keep the skin from breathing, and blocks beneficial sun rays. The false security that this multi-million dollar business provides is horrifying. Why not switch to an all natural, safe and effective alternative?

As always, we recommend using only extra virgin organic coconut oil.

-The Alternative Daily