Friday, April 18, 2014

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon & Capers

I know many people do not like brussels sprouts, my husband included. But I love them and they are so good for you. I started making this very easy brussels sprouts side dish some time ago and guess what? My husband likes it!

Being one of the cruciferous vegetables it's great in the fight against cancer. Plus recent studies show a unique benefit of protecting DNA. I need that... and guess what? So do you!

Try this out on your reluctant brussels sprouts crowd and see if you can win them over.

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Herbal Combination to Fight Cancer

Six months into my cancer-fighting diet and one year after hearing the earth-shattering news I had cancer in my colon and a genetic defect that makes my body produce cancer in my colon, I added a few  targeted cancer-fighting supplements to my regimen. Read How I Beat Cancer.

One was Vitae Elixxir and the other was Amygdalin or B17. You can read about B17 in Cancer Answer Arsenal Part 2.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wisdom Wednesday

To make sure you are getting healthy and fresh olive oil, remember these tips:
  • Buy only extra-virgin olive oil (that means it's pressed cold, thus protecting the oils from spoilage).
  • Store tightly covered in a cool, dark place (oils will degrade when exposed to oxygen, heat and light). Don't keep your olive oil on the counter—it is not for decoration.
  • Buy locally grown and bottled—not from Italy. That way you know it's fresh.
Oils that are old should be thrown out. If it tastes bad—it is bad.

Be diligent about the freshness of your oils (not just olive oil). Oils that are over-heated and gone rancid due to oxidation are actually hazardous to your health. That's right! Fats can heal and fats can kill.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Carrot Cupcakes

These cupcakes were made by budding pastry chef Julia Thompson for my book signing at Face In a Book back on January 11th. These are not your ordinary cupcake with sugar-laden frosting and more sugar in the cake. They are completely approved for my cancer-fighting diet. Some may describe them more like a muffin, but they are delicious none the less.
Book signing for The Prisoner of Carrot Castle
Book signing for The Prisoner of Carrot Castle

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Attitude Is Everything

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire

I've been reading a lot about the subject of attitude and healing lately. It is a huge component of optimum health and has risen to the top in discussions among health encouraging circles. It's worthwhile to go over the things about attitude that are important to deal with when working on avoiding illness and especially when on the road to healing from sickness.

I call Attitude the fourth root of optimum wellness. Together with dietexercise and sleep, a healthy attitude will assure you stay healthy and live longer. Attitude encompasses a myriad of issues. You can do all the right things with diet, exercise and sleep, but if you are negative, take things personally or hold on to issues of hurt from your childhood, I guarantee your health will suffer.

Psychological Issues
Attitude is more than just positive thinking. There are some things we cannot think away. I put these into the category of psychological damage. Stuff that we endured in our childhood and likely carried into a marriage or other relationship. These are things that hold us back and keep us from believing what God says about us. They haunt us (oftentimes unconsciously) and cause us to react relationally in an unhealthy way.

Friday, March 28, 2014

African Bean Soup

Sweet potatoes and nuts are familiar ingredients in many African dishes. This colorful soup combines garbanzo beans with vegetables and is served over rice or quinoa. With all the soups recipes I've provided this winter, I expect you all to be have a great arsenal against cold and sickness in the future.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Carrot, Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup

This soup is so delicious. I suggest serving this any time of the year. It will warm your tummy in the winter. Or be a wonderful first course to a great summer gathering. Everyone will love it! The sweetness of the apple and the tang of the ginger is a bonus combination.

It's a blender soup. Since the Vita Mix can heat whatever you blend until it's piping hot, you could skip the stove top steps and put it all in the blender. I've made this soup twice and followed the instruction here. However, just saying, if you are really in a hurry, you might try the all-blender route.