Low Glycemic Index

Embrace Zucchini Season!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Dairy Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, Low Glycemic Index | 0 comments

Eating fruits and vegetables is important to keep your body healthy, well-hydrated and toxin-free and right now, zucchini is a win-win food: it’s abundant, it’s inexpensive, it’s nutritious and it’s great for weight loss. You can eat it raw, sliced in salads or shredded into slaws, or cooked in vegetable stews, soups and the all-famous zucchini bread (see recipe below!). It even pairs well with chocolate in muffins and breads. Zucchini is extremely low in calories, but it gives you the feeling of being full making it an excellent way to satisfy your appetite without...

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Tea Core: Classification

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, Healthy Living, High Antioxidants, Low Glycemic Index, Natural Medicine, Nut Free, Vegan | 0 comments

After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage worldwide. All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. What makes each tea different is the way it has been processed.  Tea can be placed into 6 groups based on the amount of processing that goes into the final product. Black Tea This tea goes through the most processing.  Once the leaves are picked they are left out in the sun to become slightly wilted.  The leaves are then rolled to break open their tissue.  The inner chemicals react with the air and begin to ferment.  During the fermentation, the leaves darken and change from green...

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Mushroom-Barley and Kale Soup

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, Low Glycemic Index, Nut Free, Vegan | 0 comments

Adapted from Mark Bittman’s recipe in The New York Times (vegetarian) Ingredients 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (about 1 cup) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 pound shiitake or button mushrooms, stemmed and roughly chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced Chopped kale (about two cups) 1 cup pearl barley (for gluten-free version, use buckwheat*) Salt and pepper 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon soy sauce Method 1.    Soak porcini in 3 cups very hot water. Put olive oil in a medium saucepan and turn heat to high. Add shiitakes and carrots, and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to...

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Easy Chickpea Chopped Salad

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, High Antioxidants, Low Glycemic Index, Nut Free, Vegan | 0 comments

by Pauline Weissman, M.S., C.N.S. Easy Chickpea Chopped Salad 4 cups chick peas 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 peppers (any color), diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 cup broccoli, chopped fine ½ cup diced carrots Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss with your favorite vinaigrette dressing. Voila! Done. Mint Lemon Water Looking for a refreshing afternoon drink? An alternative to iced coffee, seltzer or iced tea? Do you have mint invading your garden? Try this delicious and simple combination: In a pitcher: fill with fresh cold filtered water and simply add 1-2 sliced lemons and a bunch of mint...

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Tangy Summer Quinoa

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, High Antioxidants, Low Glycemic Index, Nut Free, Vegan | 0 comments

by Pauline Weissman, MS, CNS Salud Integrative Medicine My oldest daughter is very adventurous in the kitchen. She loves to experiment and create new food combinations. She made this salad as a side to a  grilled chicken and sautéed kale from our garden. It was absolutely delicious. So, I’m sharing! Ingredients: •    5 cups cooked red quinoa •    1 orange •    ½ red pepper •    ½ green pepper •    ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds •    ¼ cup pepitas •    3 tbsp Orange champagne vinegar (if this is not available at a store near you, the juice of one orange and 1-2 tsp white vinegar will work just as...

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Bring on the Blueberries!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, High Antioxidants, Low Glycemic Index, Nut Free, Vegan | 0 comments

by Pauline Weissman, M.S., C.N.S As a family we enjoy blueberry picking at our local 4H farm where they grow berries free of any pesticides. It’s a wonderful summer tradition—children and adults alike meandering from tree to tree in search of the best clump of berries. Everyone claiming to have found the best one. Our kids would eat blueberries all day and good thing because this tiny fruit is an incredibly nutrient dense food, filled with fiber, vitamin C, manganese as well as polyphenols. Eating blueberries will contribute to lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, keep down...

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