Sunday, November 4, 2007


There is something both my husband and I have noticed since we've started eliminating all foods with chemicals. We don't have heartburn any more. I know people think you get heartburn from greasy foods and from spicy foods, but I haven't cut them out of my diet, just foods that are processed, trans fats and ones with lots of chemicals like MSG. I don't fry with oils, even olive oil, I use coconut oil and we do not use table salt anymore, just sea salt.

I found MSG in my spices so we use my essence a collection of herbs and spices that make foods taste great without the harmful influences of MSG, or table salt.

~~~Katy's essence~~~
This is about medium hot and the heat can be adjusted by using more of less of the spice
I've sent this out to friends all over the US because when I make it every year I make a lot!
When I say a part I use a bottle of spice, it can be any size as long as all 'parts' are the same size.
3 parts of paprika [I love paprika anyway]
2 parts sea salt or Himalyan crystal salt
2 parts garlic powder
1 part black pepper
1 part onion powder
1/2 part Cayenne powder
1 part Italian herbs [I grow and grind my own, I mix it- 1part Oregano, 1 part Basil, 2 parts Parsley]
1 part crushed red pepper
2 part chili powder
put it all in your food processor to grind up the Italian herbs and crushed red pepper so it's Incorporated well into the other spices which are powders.
I usually make a double batch to last a year, we snarf this stuff, I put it in re-marked spice bottles that the ingredients came from, I then save then as I empty them so I'll always have bottles to keep it in.

I use this especially for the grill Very Liberally covering all the meat [chicken]. It tastes so good. It's really not that hot, but you can use 1/2 part chili powder instead for a milder spice mix.

Here is another recipe for Parmesan Chicken.

I slice part of a chicken breast into thin fillets, I cut as much as will be needed for the number of guests, Since it's usually just for me I cut two thin slices.
3 eggs slightly beaten,
1 green pepper sliced thin
Whip in about 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, grated.
shake in some pepper, sea salt and celery seed to taste
beat this all into eggs.
On 'warm' setting put a cast iron pan with about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil on the stove, when the bottom of the pan is coated with coconut oil pour in egg mixture, place thin slices of chicken in the egg, add the slices of green pepper, shake a generous amount of Parmesan cheese over all of it, two good squirts of lemon juice and cover, bake on lowest setting until egg has set and chicken has cooked thru'.

~~~Healthy popcorn~~~
Here's another great recipe for healthy and tasty popcorn.
First use an air popper, then pour two tablespoons of melted coconut oil over it and sprinkle it with sea salt. It's the best, and it's full of fiber and healthy.

bon appetit,mangé, or just enjoy!

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and also I'm using:
FLAX SEED OIL for my colon, but of course

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~~~Jokes and Inspiration~~~
Money frees you from doing things you dislike.
Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is
-- Groucho Marx

No one means all he says, and yet very few say
all they mean, for words are slippery and thought
is viscous.
-- Henry Adams

To believe is to know you believe, and to know
you believe is not to believe.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre

He may be mad, but there's method in his madness.
There nearly always is method in madness. It's
what drives men mad, being methodical.
-- G. K. Chesterton
Get all the fools on your side and you can be
elected to anything.
-- Frank Dane

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away
with it.
-- Abbie Hoffman

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to
be a huge number. But it's only a hundred
billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used
to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should
call them economical numbers.
-- Richard Feynman

The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
-- Nicholas Butler

Some days the only time I get out of the house is when I force myself to head to the market to buy what I need for dinner. Oftentimes I go there with absolutely nothing in mind and find myself inspired by the aromas of fresh-baked bread or slow-roasted chicken. I enjoy the experience, except for the crowded vegetable section of the store. This is where most people slow down so they can inspect, fondle, smell, and squeeze until they have discovered that one grapefruit, that special cantaloupe that everyone else missed.
I can be seen, plastic bag in hand, waiting, moaning, and huffing as I finally slump over my cart in frustration. In just a few seconds I'm in and out, green pepper in hand and on my way to the scale to slap that sticker on it. No big deal for me.

Except for yesterday.

I decided to pick up some string beans. Of all the sections in the vegetable market, the string bean people move the slowest. One bean at a time. "Oh, Lord give me patience!" I said to myself as I approached the counter.

There, blocking access with his cart, was an elderly man. His messy white hair, flipped up in the back, made him look like a 80-year-old hippie. He was average height and looked much like a string bean himself. Thin and frail-looking, he moved slowly and his hands seemed to tremble as he searched through the pile of beans.

Without turning his head toward me, he said, "It takes time to find the right ones. There's an art to this, you know."

"I didn't realize that," I said. "Although that explains why everyone spends so much time here. They're artists."

"I see them as people," he replied.

"The beans?" I asked.

"Yes." he said in a matter-of-fact tone.

"See this one? This short, stubby one would tend to get passed over. Its appearance doesn't fit the perfect image of a long, thin, crisp bean. Most likely, after too much handling, the clerk will toss it out thinking no one wants it. So I take it. People don't know what they are missing, passing up this one," he continued.

"Now I know this curved one won't be used either. Some people see food as more than nourishment. It's all in the presentation. The image of a few select beans, all of the same length, lying on a plate nestled perfectly next to the entrée, supposedly adds to the enjoyment of the meal. I for one see my food as representing life itself. The world is full of texture, odd shapes and sizes. My world is not perfect. Nor is my dinner plate," he said.

Suddenly I realized that we were the only ones in this aisle. Very unusual for this time of day. I was calm and very attentive to everything this man was saying. Also unusual.

"Yes, this pile of beans reminds me that people come into my life in all sizes. Some are broken like this one. Others are still attached to the vine where they were nourished and protected and oftentimes were ripped away from their roots, carrying with them resentment and fear. Like this bean, the vine needs to be removed so that it can be seen in its full beauty and not one clinging to things of the past," he said as he tossed them in his bag.

Don't forget the human beans in your life, Have a blessed day and be a blessing to someone else.

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