Healthy Corn Chip Recipe

Today’s Healthy Diet Podcast is about our new healthy corn chip recipe we make in our Excalibur Dehydrator.

Show notes:

  • Today we share our newest favorite recipe: homemade corn chips. This corn chip recipe has given us the ability to eat a completely unprocessed diet.
  • Sadly, Corn Chips, aka tortilla chips have been a staple in our diet for some time. By investing in the Excalibur we now have no need for any processed foods.
  • This Recipe was inspired by The Present Moment Café in St Augustine, FL
  • Main ingredients are white corn, flaxseed, almonds, yellow bell pepper, and onion. We make this recipe in our VitaMix blender.
  • Be careful not to spread the batter too thin on the Excalibur Teflex sheets. We are still working on a chip scoring process that is reliable.
  • The recipe assembly time is about 30 minutes. This Corn Chip Recipe makes about 2 trays of chips (using the Excalibur).
  • Price comparison with processed corn chips: One bag of Bearitos is $2.79. Two trays of home made corn chips costs between $3.25-$4.25.
  • It is economical because we eat far fewer chips. We eat fewer chips because the home made corn chips are so nutritionally dense. Plus, the health benefits are worth the extra cost.
  • Almond update: recently the Almond Board of California asked the USDA to delay the mandatory pasteurization of almonds until March 2008.
  • For more information on this ruling to kill all almonds, listen to our Raw Almonds podcast.

Don’t forget to share and encourage one another through the interactive portion of our Healthy Diet website.

Please share your recipes, health tips and testimonies.

Alan

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Healthy Recipes & More At The Healthy Diet Community

This week’s Healthy Diet Podcast is all about ezHealthyDiet.com turning into an interactive community website where you can add healthy recipes, healthy living tips and testimonies.

Show notes:

  • ezHealthyDiet.com is now interactive! Now our friends and visitors to our website can support one another.
  • With our listeners and visitor’s help we are building a healthy living community. We can support one another by adding your favorite recipes, healthy living tips and testimonies.
  • Because the world around us eats mostly processed foods we need avenues of support.
  • The avenues of support we offer are our Healthy Diet website, this Healthy Diet Podcast (Blog and weekly podcast) and the Healthy Living Nutrition Newsletter.
  • Add your own material by going to www.ezHealthyDiet.com . Click on the share a recipe etc link and follow the directions. Enter into the page a title, the body of the recipe / tip / testimony (up to about 500 words.)
  • You can even add one link back to your website or blog! No knowledge of HTML is necessary.
  • You can even add your own picture to support your recipe, testimony or healthy living tip.
  • We are really excited about people sharing their testimonies, including before and after pictures. There’s also a place to put the author’s name and location information.
  • We promote a mostly raw/living food lifestyle and invite our visitors to promote that as well.
  • We believe it is possible to take charge of our health and avoid the diseases of affluence the western world suffer from.
  • Giving your body nutrition it needs through nutritionally dense, living foods and exercise is the key
    Share a recipe, testimony or healthy living tip today at ezHealthyDiet.com !

Enter your Healthy Recipe here.

Enter your Healthy Living Tips here.

Alan

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California Miso Soup Recipe

Today’s Healthy Diet Podcast is about our newest recipe, California Miso Soup.

Show notes:

  • Jean’s inspiration comes from food magazines, produce shopping and just gazing into the refrigerator. Her newest inspiration: California Miso Soup.
  • Miso is a condiment the Japanese use to flavor food. Miso is made from fermenting and aging soybean and/or rice with a mould called koji.
  • This recipe uses unpasteurized (the best kind) organic mellow white miso by Westbrae.
  • The name for the soup came from Jean’s love of Japanese Miso soup and vegetarian sushi rolls (which she wrongly calls California rolls).
  • The California Miso Soup recipe: start with miso soup base with sliced nori pieces.
  • Add a variety of sliced, diced and spiralized vegetables. We use sweet potato, zucchini, green onions, avocado, and celery. Don’t forget the secret ingredient, half a haas avocado. Season the miso soup recipe with herbamare.
  • It takes about 10 minutes to make and is absolutely delicious.
  • We enjoy this soup with sprouted wheat crackers made in our dehydrator.
  • Check out the Miso Soup recipe on ezHealthyDiet.com

Exciting update: Our Healthy Diet website is going interactive!

Soon our visitors will be able to add their own recipes, testimonials and health tips to the site. The goal: to create a community of people, helping and supporting one another, in our mutual quests for taking charge of our health.

Alan

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Excalibur Food Dehydrator Recipes

Today’s Healthy Diet Podcast is about our new Excalibur food dehydrator and we share a few of our recipes with you as well.

Show notes:

  • A food dehydrator removes the water from the food. The Excalibur circulates thermostatically controlled warm air around food that is laid out in single layers on stacked square trays.
  • Dehydration extends the shell life of perishable foods while conserving the nutritional value. Dehydration is the next best thing to eating raw living food.
  • The key to preserving the enzymes requires a process that keeps food temperature low enough so enzymes aren’t killed and air temperature is high enough to dry the food quickly.
  • We chose the Excalibur because it is used by leading raw foodist experts like Viktoras Kulvinskas, Anne Wigmore, the Hippocrates Health Institute and Hallelujah Acres.
  • We normally hear that food cooked over 118 degrees kills most enzymes. Studies have shown most enzymes don’t die until food temperature is above 145 degrees.
  • Enzymes are more susceptible to damage by heat when food is wet. Once moisture is removed, enzymes become more stable.
  • We are really happy with the crackers we have made in our dehydrator. The corn chips and wheat crackers came out thin and crispy.
  • The Corn chips recipe was adapted from a recipe from Eating Without Heating.
  • The wheat thins crackers were made from sprouted wheat, ground flax seed, soaked sunflower seeds, water, honey and sea salt.
  • The crackers were bursting with flavor and nutrition.
  • Having a good dehydrator has made a world of difference in being able to eat a nutritionally dense diet of mainly living food.
  • Good-bye packaged, processed corn chips!

Grab an Excalibur Dehydrator over at eBay.

Alan

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Preventing Osteoporosis – What Your Dr Never Told You

Today the Healthy Diet podcast is more about osteoporosis and what you can do about it.

Show notes:

  • Last week we presented osteoporosis mainly as a women’s disease. Supposedly 58% women 50 and older have low bone mass.
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation: 1/2 women and 1/6 men age 50 + will have osteoporosis related fractures.
  • By the age of 65 or 70 men and women lose bone mass at about the same rate.
  • Diagnosing osteoporosis requires a bone mineral density test. BMD test is and Xray that determines bone bass in different areas of your body.
  • Alan asked his mother’s doctor about Fosamax, a drug designed to counter the effects of osteoporosis. The response was, ”This is in addition to what you can do naturally.”
  • Beware of this new mantra used by drug manufacturers and repeated by your doctors: “Although diet, exercise, and vitamins are important in maintaining your overall (bone, heart etc.) health, these alone may not be enough.”
  • Human nature is such that we find it easier to pop a pill than to eat right and exercise.
  • Stay away from foods that cause calcium loss and thus may lead to bone loss such as soda/caffeine.
  • Jean’s favorite alternatives to caffeinated/decaffeinated tea Ruby Chai by Numi Teas Yellow and Blue (Chamomile, Lavender and corn flowers) by Harney and Son
  • Bottom line take charge of your own health – if you won’t, no one else will

Raw Brownie recipe to share from one of our faithful listeners…Tara from Ontario

Raw Brownies:
1 c. date paste (or pitted dates and 2tbs water)
1 1/4 c. almond butter
1 1/4 c. organic cocoa/carob powder
1/3 c. raw honey -smush in 9 x 9 glass tray and freeze. How easy is that!

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Alan

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