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As another winter snow storm forces everyone to tuck themselves inside somewhere safe and warm, I can’t help hearing the song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” over and over in my head.
This extreme weather seems to brew plenty of opportunities to catch a cold, especially if your immunity is challenged. Just this morning, my granddaughter called to tell me that she was sick with a cold! I recommended three of my favorite natural remedies: miso soup, fresh garlic and rest.
Miso is simply one of the most important ingredients to have on hand for everything from tasty culinary delights to soothing, nourishing soups for when you are under the weather. My very first “natural” meal cooked and served to me by my new boyfriend (now my husband, Organic Chef Tom) 36 years ago included a memorable bowl of miso soup. It has been a staple in my organic kitchen ever since.
One of my favorites is Miso Master® Organic Miso made right here in the U.S.A., about an hour from our home town of Asheville, NC. (Can’t get more local than that!) Miso Master® Miso is traditionally aged and made with high quality, organic and GMO-free ingredients. The story behind this unique American made miso is an interesting one that we will be sharing in more detail very soon. In the meantime, I invite you to visit Great Eastern Sun’s website for more information about their misos and for more yummy Miso Master® Miso recipes for all 7 varieties of their miso.
Wow... the snow is really coming down now! Time to warm up the kitchen and cook up a nourishing meal for our family. Stay warm, be safe and eat well.
Miso Master® Miso RECIPE
Under the Weather Miso Soup
Serves 6 - 8
This soup is sure to stop any cold in its tracks, even better than Grandma’s chicken soup!
Bring stock or water, garlic, and bay leaf to boil. Simmer 15 minutes, or until garlic is soft. Remove bay leaf. Mix miso, garlic, ginger, and stock in blender. Reheat in pot, but do not boil. Place cubes of bread at bottom of bowl and ladle hot soup over them. Garnish with green onion.
Universal Marinade YIELD: 1 Cup
• ¼ cup MISO MASTER® Organic Kosher Country Barley Miso • 6 Tbsp Mirin or cooking sherry • 6 Tbsp dry Red wine • 2 Tbsp Brown Rice Vinegar • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 Tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
This versatile marinade is great for flavoring meat, fish, poultry, tofu, tempeh, or vegetables before grilling, broiling, or roasting. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well, until miso is dissolved. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
GMO OMG by Jeremy Seifert Showing at the Asheville Community Theater on November 8th at 1pm, in downtown Asheville!
Don’t Miss GMO OMG Playing in Asheville this Friday, November 8th at 1pm at the Asheville Community Theater!
I’m so excited that Jeremy Seifert’s new documentary GMO OMG will be shown here in Asheville as part of the Asheville Cinema Festival. I hope that all our friends here in Asheville will be able to make it out to this important film about the genetic engineering of our food and what we need to do TOGETHER to change the future of our precious food! See you there! Friday, November 8th at 1pm Asheville Community Theater 35 E. Walnut St. Asheville, NC
I believe that one of the best ways to get the word out about GMOs is through film. Which is why I’m super excited to share this new film, GMO OMG written, directed and produced by Jeremy Seifert.
The first thing that I noticed that stood out to me as one of the most important elements to this important film is the poster with a child eating an ice cream cone. Children trust adults to care for them. American children are eating GMOs each and everyday with their family and friends, at home, school... As the woman said in the trailer. if GMOs are so wonderful, why not promote and advertise their greatness? Isn’t that what most corporations and manufacturers do with their products?
In Jeremy’s film, he investigates the corporate takeover of our precious food seeds and how the loss of our seed diversity affects his children, our planet and our freedom to choose! He asks “Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked? Or can we take back our food, heal the planet, and live sustainably? The choice is ours, but we have to start now!”
In Theaters September 13, 2013
“The corn we see growing around here is actually registered as a pesticide. But its also a food?” ... “ Well, that’s debatable.”
“Monsanto threatened to sue the state.”
“Is there a pretty good likelyhood that I’ll get an interview with someone at Monsanto or”... She said “You need to leave right now.”
The Bad Seed: The Health Risks of Genetically Modified Corn by Caitlin Shetterly ELLE Magazine
Important article about the author’s journey to find a cure for years of headaches, nausea, rashes and fatigue that had her searching doctor after doctor for help. Little did she know that GMO corn would prove to be the culprit.
Eating This Could Turn Your Gut Into a Living Pesticide Factoryby Dr. Joseph MercolaHUFFPOST
GMO Sweet Corn ~ Anything but Sweet by The Non-GMO Project READ
Jubilee Wellness Series Presents Jeffrey Smith’s Award~Winning Film Genetic Roulette Tuesday, June 18th 7-9pm Jubilee! Asheville, NC
NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN EVIDENCE points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.
Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, protect you and your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) already underway. Don’t miss this film!
The many benefits of clean, plant-based nutrition are obvious when applied to general health and wellness. However, the ability to support and enhance athletic performance leaves no clearer testament to power of plant-based foods.
Learn how to properly fuel your workouts with strategically timed nutrition. I will cover the essentials as a leading sport nutrition expert who provides advice to elite and professional athletes throughout North America.
This Learn It Live session will walk through the essentials of clean sport nutrition and provide support for users of Thrive Forward’s recent Sport Edition. Thrive Forward, my latest project, is a free, online guide to plant-based nutrition. The added lessons of the Sport Edition take the Thrive Forward program a step further by providing in-depth information about sport nutrition, showing subscribers how to prepare, sustain, and recover from almost every form of training. The Sport Edition is packed with video lessons, sport nutrition tutorials, plant-based recipes, shopping lists and more.
Topics of the Clean Sport Nutrition 101 Learn it Live session will include: 1. The guiding principles of sport nutrition – components of vitality, key differences between strength and endurance training and fitness capital
2. Protein for athletes – how to source the best quality protein and time it right
3. Smart vs. hard training – tips to work smarter, not harder
4. The importance of recovery – understand the 6 key elements of recovery to elevate your game
Know. Eat. Feel. Perform. BETTER.
Brendan Brazier is a former professional Ironman triathlete, a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, the creator of the award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called VEGA, and the bestselling author of the Thrive book series. He is also the founder of a national, organic, plant-based, whole food delivery service called Thrive Foods Direct.
Recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant- based nutrition, Brendan is a guest lecturer at Cornell University and presents an eCornell module entitled "The Plant-Based Diet and Elite Athleticism."
Listen to what Dr. Seneff has to say connecting glyphosate with many of the diseases (gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease) that have risen alongside the increase in glyphosate/Roundup® use due to GMO seed (soy, corn, sugar and wheat) plantings.