Thursday, February 20, 2014

Golden Shake Recipe

Golden Shake Recipe - Paleo recipe dairy free

Golden Shake Recipe - Paleo Golden Shake Recipe with vegetables and fruits. Cucumber, super food baby spinach leaves sweetened with mango, peaches and shredded coconut meat. Add a dab of lemon/lime juice and honey. Veggie almond and coconut milks. Both almond milk and coconut milk contain calcium. Almond milk is unsaturated fats. The average calories per one cup of almond milk is 60-90 calories. Dairy and lactose free shake recipe. Orthodox Paleo diets do not allow raw honey or agave nectar. Stevia is a natural Paleo friendly sweetener. My personal preference is raw honey or agave nectar. Not 100% Paleo but delicious.


Golden Shake Recipe
Ingredients;
- 1 small cucumber peeled & quartered
- 1 mango peeled, pitted and diced = 1 cup
used fresh or frozen mango
- 1 cup peeled and diced peach or frozen peaches
- Juice from 1 fresh lemon
- 1 lime peeled and diced
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- 3 tablespoons shredded coconut meat
- 5 ozs fresh baby spinach leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon stevia or 2 teaspoon raw honey
Preparation
Combine all ingredients in Vita-Mix or strong blender
Serves 4

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Organic vs Natural Eggs, Produce and Meats

Organic vs Natural Eggs, Produce and Meats
Organic vs Natural  May Surprise You.
Organic Foods (Government Regulations) vs. Natural Foods
Consumer health conscience myself included. For years I was purchasing foods marked, "Natural" thinking these foods were free of additives. Most consumer assume the the terms "organic" and "natural" are SAME. Organic foods are governed by the Federal government. Organic foods have strict regulations restricting toxins, pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, irradiation and growth hormones in foods. Natural foods have no strict government regulations.

Organic food production are managed by the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990. Ecological balance is encouraged. Animal feed 95% organic ingredients. To insure foods are pesticide, herbicide, toxins, pesticides, GMO's, antibiotic and or artificial growth hormones free. I would suggest purchasing organic foods.

Organic Foods:
Not Allowed and Requirements:

  • Toxic pesticides and herbicides.....Not Allowed
  • GMOs.....Not Allowed
  • Growth Hormones..... Not Allowed
  • Irradiation (products/ingredients).....Not Allowed
  • Animal welfare requirements.....Required
  • Lower levels of environmental pollution.....Required
  • Audit from farm to market.....Required
  • Inspection certification.....Required
  • Legal restrictions allowance material.....Required

Natural Foods: Labeled "Natural" there are no standards or jurisdictions governing that the foods are free of pesticides and preservatives for"Natural" in the United States. Food and Agriculture Organization Codex Alimentarius have standards for organic foods but not for natural foods.
The FDA discourages the term being used by the food industry but we well know "natural" is commonly used. There are no guarantees that natural foods are free of pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, other drugs or GMOs or animals are not confined to pens or farm feedlots.

Natural Labeled Foods:
  • There are no legal regulations or government requirement for definition.
  • Can contain preservatives, herbicides, additives and GMOs.
  • May contain chemicals and toxins during manufacturing process.

Eggs and Chickens


Free Range - Organic -Natural
  • Free Range Chickens: Free range chickens roam freely and not cages.
  • Organic Chickens and Organic Eggs: Are not feed antibiotic, artificial foods, preservatives or hormones. They are not exposed to any pesticides or herbicides.
  • Natural Eggs: Consumer assume when they read the label and it says, "Natural" foods are free of pesticides and preservatives. This is not the Case. There are no standards or jurisdictions for"Natural" in the United States.
  • Commercial Chickens and Commercial Eggs: Allowed to be raised in cages and can be feed antibiotic, artificial foods, preservatives and hormones. Caged chicken tended to be living in cramped, unhealthy and uncomfortable conditions. Commercial chickens can be exposed to pesticides and herbicides.

The Healthiest Chickens and Eggs are Free-Range and Organic.

Organic vs. Natural Meats:



The USDA allow fresh meat labeled "Natural" if no artificial flavoring or ingredients or preservatives, BUT "Natural" meats have no third-party USDA verification. Meat labeled
"Certified Organic" USDA animal comes from verified system history information and breeding history, animal health care and type of feed.

Criteria for certification:

  • Certified pasture animal born and raised
  • Never given Antibiotics
  • Never given Growth-Hormones
  • Only certified organic grasses or grains
  • Unrestricted outdoor access (roam freely)

In organic cattle there are two types of foods given.

Grass-Fed: Cattle eats certified organic grass until time of slaughter. Grass-fed cattle are inclined to be leaner than grain-fed cattle. Rancher part of small producer group or independent.

Grain-Fed: Keeping to rules of USDA all grains must be certified organic and the cattle is inclined to have higher percentage of fat.


The question arises. What The Heck are we Eating? Read the labels optimally it is best to eat organic. Cooking 100% organic is costly and tough in this economy. Realistically, cut down or eliminate fast foods and process packaged foods. If possible purchase organic meats, produces, milks, flours and oils. When possible purchase organic meats, poultry and eggs.  The next best thing would be natural meats. Cut down on costs consider growing organic plants.  Paleo Style cooking encourages organic fresh vegetables and fruits, lean meat, eggs, herbs, unsaturated oils and spices.

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Banana Shake Recpe

Raw Organic Coconut - Live Superfoods
Banana Shake RecipePaleo friendly dairy, gluten and soy free. No Cow's Milk make almond or coconut milks. Healthy and nutritious Almond Milk and Coconut Milk both contain calcium. Vitamin and mineral packed tropical fruit. Contains Vitamin A, C, Folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Use Paleo friendly almond milk or coconut milk both milks contain calcium. Almond milk is unsaturated. Have a Banana Shake for great taste with nutrition.


 


Banana Shake Recipe

 Ingredients:

1 to 1.5 cup peeled and sliced ripe bananas

1 cup ice (8 ice cubes)
2 cups almond milk or coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (preservative free)
 1 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon to taste

Raw honey or agave to taste (optional)

Preparation
Put bananas in blender. Add ice cubes, vanilla and; milk.
Optional raw honey or agave.

Blend all ingredients in blender.
Serve
Make 2 cups

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Avocado Shake Recipe

 
                                       Avocado Shake Recipe - Dairy Lactose Free
                                               
Start mornings off with nutrition blast. Avocado Shake Recipe.Nothing could be quicker or easier. Paleo Shake Recipe. Avocado referred to as, "alligator pear". Grown in Mediterranean climate around the world. Avocado are nutrient powerbouses. Fibrous plant with protein. Contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats with small levels of saturated fats.  Vitamin B6,C, E, K,folate, potassium, lutein, and magnesium. One-half Hass Avocado has approximate 125 calories. Almond milk contains calcium but dairy, lactose and casein free. Have a Avocado Shake for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner great taste with nutrition. 
 
Ingredients:
 
  • 1 ripe medium avocado (6–8 ounces)
  • 1 peeled ripe banana
  • 1 cup ice (8 ice cubes)
  • 1 cup almond milk
Raw honey or agave to taste (optional)
 
Preparation:
 
  • Put banana,  peeled, pitted and sliced avocado in blender. Add ice cubes & milk.
  • Optional raw honey or agave.  
  • Add additional milk, depending on the avocado type add or reduce milk for desired consistency.
  • Blend until shake consistency.
  • Serve
Make 2 cups

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Grilled Peach Recipe

Grilled Peach Idea.
Grilled Peach Recipe



Ingredients

  • 4-6 ripe peaches, washed, dried and cut in half remove pitts 
  • 1/4  teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons stevia
  • Dash of salt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Grill spray
Preparation
 
Place peach halves skin side down on a plate. Squeeze the lemon juice over the top of all the peaches. Sprinkle tops with salt, stevia, and cinnamon. Set aside while you preheat your grill.
- Clean grill.

- Grill  at a medium-high heat (about 300 degrees Fahrenheit)

- Place the peaches skin side down on the grill. Grill skin side down with lid closed for about 3 minutes.

- Turn  peaches over and grill on the other side for about 2 minutes with the lid closed forming nice grill marks.

- Remove from grill and place on the same plate you originally had them on or a decorative plate.

- Serve warm with your favorite topping.
Suggestion Coconut whipped cream.

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Grilled Pineapple Mint Salad Recipe

Grilled Pineapple Mint Salad Recipe
with Zesty Lime Pineapple Salad Dressing
Tasty Nutritious Grilled Pineapple Mint Salad Recipe. Add citrus with this Paleo Lime Pineapple Salad Dressing Recipe. Fresh fruit salad homemade salad dressing recipe gluten, dairy, animal oil and preservative free. Breakfast taste and nutrition served Paleo Style.
 

Grilled Pineapple Mint Salad Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cup cubed grilled fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 1 lemon (quartered)

Preparation

  • In medium bowl squeeze fresh lemon juice over pineapple cubes.
  •  Grill cubed pineapple when charred golden brown remove from grill
  •  Put in medium bowl mix with fresh mint. Seal bowl and place pineapple in refrigerator.
  •  After chilled serve with Lime Pineapple Dressing.
 
Paleo Lime Pineapple Salad Dressing Recipe
 
Ingredients:
 
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
 
Preparation:
Mix all ingredients refrigerator  for approximately 1 hour
 Zesty natural salad dressing
 
Serves 4
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Scramble Eggs Chipotle Recipe - Mexican Recipe

Scrambled Eggs Chipotle Recipe - Mexican Recipe


Scrambled Eggs w. Chipotle Sauce
Paleo Breakfast Eggs with Spicy Mexican Chipotle Red Sauce. Scramble eggs to taste. Top with almond cheese and freshly sliced avocados. Homemade spicy chipotle sauce changes the everyday scrambled egg into a Mexican Breakfast Cuisine. Chipotle is a smoked dried jalapeno chili. Adobo marinade, sauce, seasoning and herbs including: red pepper paprika, oregano, salt, garlic and vinegar mixes. Chipotle in adobo used in Mexican cuisines. Chipotle sauce will store in refrigerator about 2 days. Versatile recipe prepare sauce for meats, poultry or tacos.


Scrambled Eggs Chipotle Recipe


Egg Ingredients

4 to 5 eggs. Scramble eggs to taste (scramble in olive, almond or coconut oil)

Chipotle Sauce Ingredients
  • 4 to 5 medium fresh tomatoes (stem removed and chopped)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper (pitted) chopped
  • 2 chopped chipotle chilies in canned adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 to 5 slices of almond cheese
  Preparation

  • In sauce pan coat with olive oil over medium heat. When hot add add garlic, onions and bell peppers. Cook until tender. Add sliced tomatoes, chipotle chilies with adobo sauce.
  • Add in water bring to boil. Once boiling reduce heat to middle. Stir occasionally.
  • In 5 minutes sauce should thicken when thick reduce to low heat.
  • Serve warm or refrigerate
  • Cover scrambled eggs with chipotle sauce.
  • Top with unsaturated and dairy free almond cheese.
  • Serve
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