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Juiced

Anyone else sore from shoveling snow? I was out twice today for a total of 90 minutes. As I sit here in front of my computer, I’m starting to feel certain muscles… ouch! But I do love to shovel, strangely enough. It’s great exercise and very refreshing! To all of you in the Northeast, please be careful!

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It’s been quite a while since I have done any juicing. Once upon a time, it was part of our daily routine, particularly when my son was in high school. We regularly shared a juice after school, but somehow juicing fell by the way side. The juicer takes up a lot of room on the counter, and it takes a fair amount of work to prepare and clean up.

But when your 19-year-old son says “I think we need to start juicing again”, you find room on said counter and you make it a priority. Our usual recipe includes 6-8 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1 english cucumber, 2 oranges, 1-2 apples, and 1″ of ginger root. Unfortunately, apples and ginger were out of stock and were missing from this week’s grocery order. So we made do by adding some frozen strawberries and some minced (jarred) ginger (not quite the same, but it worked). Nothing like a huge glass of nutrients!

I know there are plant-based doctors who don’t agree with juicing (yes, it IS always better to eat whole foods and to chew them) but we have always found it to be beneficial. As someone who is perpetually dehydrated, juicing contributes to my hydration. Plus, the nutrients just always seem to boost our immune systems. I think you need to be careful about the balance of fruits and vegetables so you don’t get too much sugar, but otherwise, it works for us.

Do you juice? What recipes do you like best?

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Today’s recipe is for Chipotle-Mushroom Tacos with a lime slaw. Easy to make and very filling. The Lime Slaw adds a nice tang and some crunch. A bit of avocado and you’re good to go! Enjoy!

IMDb: Juiced (2006)

The Quiz

I saw the following Breast Health Quiz on Facebook and, of course, I was curious. There is a series of 18 questions on things that impact your risk of breast cancer.  I took the quiz based on my current lifestyle, not my pre-breast cancer diagnosis lifestyle and ended up with a result of “you’re doing an adequate job” of maintaining healthy breasts.  Yikes!  Only “adequate”?  I suppose there are some risk factors that don’t ever go away, like silver fillings in your teeth.

What I loved in the response I got were the recommendations:

#1 was “Let food be your medicine.”  How cool is that???  I love finally starting to see education on the impact that food has on your health. Word is getting out!

#2 “Reduce your toxic exposure.”  Enough said.

#3 was “Balance your energy and your hormones.”  Both are things I am working on with the Estriol, and with my energy healer!

I encourage you to take the quiz as well! It seems like there is some really good information for maintaining healthy breasts – you should get more details in an email.  Click here for the quiz.

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared some recipes.  I’ve found some new sources, so here are some recent dinners:

Straight Up Food is a new blog that I found with lots of great recipes.  The first I tried tonight was Tomato Rice Soup. This was easy (minimal chopping) and delicious. You do need to allow about 40 minutes for cooking time. The only substitution I made was to use Wegman’s “Super Greens” instead of just Swiss chard. It made about 10 cups, which was more than enough for dinner, plus some for lunch for a few days!  I have a few more of Cathy’s recipes lined up to try. We’re off to a great start!

Chipotle Oyster Mushroom Tacos from “Isa Does It”. These were delicious! Everyone enjoyed them — a little kick, some chewy mushrooms (I had to use shiitake since I couldn’t find oyster mushrooms at the store), and the coolness of avocado. I had a little leftover that I put on my baked potato for lunch the next day.  I don’t have a link to this recipe, but I recommend Isa’s book. It’s one of my favorite cookbooks, although I hadn’t been using it much lately (too many great sources for recipes!).  I dusted it off recently and found this new recipe, as well as reconnecting with a few others we love but hadn’t had in a while (White Wine Risotto, Dilly Stew, Broccoli Cheddar Soup….) Mmmmm…

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream – Super easy (4 ingredients) and tasty! A healthier sweet treat and totally vegan. The only alteration I made was to reduce the maple syrup from 1/3 to 1/4 cup.  My sweetness sensors are in overdrive anymore so I didn’t want it to be TOO sweet.

Enjoy!

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IMDb: The Quiz (1994)