So many things happening in the world lately that a light Vegetarian Picnic was a fun idea for the Palm Beach Dietetic Association last night. I did a cooking demonstration and teamed up with Ginny Erwin, author of "What color is my pickle pie" and we put together a very entertaining evening. We started with a meditation and sent good wishes and pure thoughts to the people of Haiti.
The Palm Beach Dietetic Association is a professional organization of Registered/Licensed Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians serving Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Hendry counties. Our members are available to provide expert nutrition information and counseling to meet the needs of the community and individuals. For more information : http://www.pbda.org/
Special thanks to Linda Krentzman for the pictures.
We spoke about considering your kitchen to be the sanctuary for each ones home. It is the place where food is prepared that can heal, soothe, create and teach. Keeping negative influences out of the kitchen is so important because of this. The kitchen should be still and calming. You should be able to hear the sounds of the kitchen. Keep the talk to a minimum. Then, taste the difference when the food is made with so much love and attention without any stress. It's your private time of the day. This part of the day will deliver the sustenance your body needs to each cell and organ. No tension only attention.
We introduced The Amazing Aduki Shroom Slider Burger with ketchup (Heinz style) a salad and chips. I had to do some convincing about the taste but one bite from each person in the room helped me along with that one. Just remember give yourself that one peaceful moment before eating.
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TIPS: Keep on Rolling
If dough sticks to your rolling pin place it in the freezer a few minutes and watch what happens.
Rolling, Rolling, Rolling...once again.
Happy and Healthy New Year to all.
I can safely say that most of us assume that fresher is better - and if you can get locally picked produce or picked from your own garden that is usually true. However, if fresh produce is off season, and it has taken days or weeks to get to your local supermarket, you would probably get more nutrients from a frozen organic variety. Upon my own investigation, I have found that those frozen veggies are frozen within a few hours of being picked, which means they retain their nutrients and flavor. Frozen organic spinach is delicious when you sautee it in pan with sesame oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. You can even add fresh mushrooms. Don't overcook the frozen veggies. Some nutrients need only a little heat to release them for digestion so under cooking them is the best way to do it. Too much heat, destroys the nutrients.