Saturday, October 12, 2013
Lots of people can't "do" dairy, thankfully I'm not one of them.
IMO its a tasty way to get your calcium.
And if your dairy is fortified, a bit of vitamin D and A.
I was thrilled the other day when I saw one of my favorite brands of cottage cheese is advertized on Spark, along with a printable money off coupon.
Since everyone doesn't see the same ads, I figured I'd link to it here:
So what sets Daisy Brand cottage cheese apart from the rest?
Simplicity...with only 4 ingredients, cultured milk, cream, salt and vitamin A in a form that those with thyroid disease can use... palmitate.
Its cottage cheese made the traditional way, not all jacked up with fillers and chemicals.
There's plenty of things you can do with it other than eat is as is.
I like to put it in my mini-cuisinart and make a pudding with it.
Some pudding combos are:
On the sweet side:
1. A touch of honey and vanilla, cinnamon. Topped with blue berries and sliced almonds.. or thin sliced apples, a couple of raisins and walnuts.
2. A tablespoon of cocoa powder, vanilla and sweetener of choice for a chocolate pudding that tastes like chocolate cheesecake.
3. Lemon and honey, topped with raspberries
4. Haven't made this one yet, but pumpkin and spices, a bit of honey.
On the savory side:
A can of italian spiced tomates, heated with some raw spinach leaves and chopped onion, then topped with cottage cheese is a delicious speedy warm lunch that tastes like lasagne without the noodles. No blending required!
Do you have a fav combo? Share them here... I will put them in this blog as an update.
I do not work for Daisy Brand, nor do I recieve any compensation... I'm simply championing a brand I have enjoyed for years... spreading the Daisy Lurv... ha
Thx everyone for your responses!
Anna I would love to know how to make cottage cheese!
Perhaps you can blog about it?
LJ, I have had cottage cheese with pineapple, its delicious and if the pineapple is fresh the enzymes in it will help with the digestion of protein in cottage cheese.
Skater, A variant of the Budwig is to combine cottage cheese with fish oil. Since Louisa's time its been found that ALA (alpha linolenic acid) in flax is often not well converted into DHA and EPA the two our bodies need. If you use the lemon flavored Carlson's fish oil to make the pudding, its pretty tasty.
Thx everyone for reading and your response!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Prolly premature, being as its only Fall here...
But I thought this link was a cool winter project to do with the kiddos, or just to get your own spring garden started with some healthy sweet potatoes grown from one store bought spud!
I'll definitely be trying it this winter... I like to see healthy green things growing on my window sill...
Here's the link, perhaps to save for later...
Happy Autumnal Equinox!
I found this link which answered some niggling questions I had, which you may have to! Plus I liked the name... Outlaw Garden! Kinda funny bc gardening is just so tame by nature...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Thought I'd share my watermelon smoothie, since I just blogged about how to keep a watermelon fresh all week long...
I usually eyeball measures, and since people have various taste preferences you may like to include more or less of an ingredient on the list. Since I don't add any liquid to this recipe, there's quite a bit of watermelon it in... I would suggest you stay with that amount so that your drink isn't too thick.
NOTE Re BLENDING:
I've found its easier on the blender and makes for a better mix if you add one set of ingredients below, blend, before adding another numbered ingredient/ingredient group. When you put the watermelon on the bottom, it makes plenty of liquid so that things go... umm... "smoothie"
These the basic ingredients and the order in which I add them to the drink:
1. WATERMELON (check yesterday's blog to get a general idea how much I use)
1 Brazil nut (for its selenium)
2. One scoop Jarrow Unflavored WHEY,
1 tsp L-LEUCINE ( you can skip this, its something I add bc I'm old),
1/2 a washed lemon, skin, seeds and all
1 tsp LECITHIN ( you can skip this as well, but it helps keep the oils in suspension in the smoothie as well as being a good source of choline and inositol),
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp rice bran oil
1 tsp Carlson's unflavored cod liver oil
1 tsp olive oil (the oils all have beneficial properties of their own, plus they help make the lycopene from the watermelon and other oil soluble vitamins more digestible)
3. 1 cup or so of blueberries,
1 cup or so of raspberries (great for fiber)
4. A quarter of a bunch of cilantro (cilantro has been shown to help chelate mercury, if you eat fish or have amalgams, you may benefit from this. That said, make sure you like the taste of cilantro, bc for some people, it tastes exactly like soap... its a genetic thing.)
5. 3-4 leaves of Kale. I like the purple Kale for this, bc it makes for a nicer colored product. (Kale is choc full of minerals and vitamins, fiber)
BLEND and your done.
I like to take my probiotic with this drink, it gets them (and me) off to a good start.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I really like watermelon.
Its a great base for tasty summer smoothies.
The problem in my house, is that I'm the only one that eats it.
So I needed to find a way to preserve one of those big ole melons all week long, without it going bad or leaking all over the fridge.
This is my solution:
Start by determining your melon's flat side.
its usually the lightest side of the melon... the side with the dirt.
This will be its "bottom" the most stable side of the melon.
Give your melon a bath in your sink, remove all dirt.
Clean the top of the melon with a bit of dish detergent, since this is the side where you will be doing your surgery.
Dry off the melon.
Cut a large "D" shaped hole in the melon's top with a sharp steak knife.
How large? I make mine about 8 inches.
Angle the blade of the knife so that the cut is at a 45 degree angle, rather than straight up and down.
This is known as the "Jack-o- lantern Principle".. a way of creating an entry ithat will keep the D from falling back into the melon when you reposition it after you're done removing your share of melon.
Lift off this "D",
Reserve the red flesh to eat and the D to make... well a Door from which you will be extracting your melon's flesh with a long handled serving spoon for the rest of the week.
When you are done removing melon, put the D back in its place and put your melon back in the fridge.
CAVEAT: DO NOT DISTURB ANY MELON FLESH YOU ARE NOT GOING TO EAT THAT MEAL!!!
With this method, all the juices stay in the melon, it doesn't pick up fridge odors, the flesh remains crisp, the seal is adequate to keep the melon's flesh firm AND you don't have to use a container or plastic wrap.
When you're done at the end of the week, just compost the shell.
Lively Girl asked for a pic, so this morning I took one:
Thx everyone for their comments, I enjoyed reading them!
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