Put all ingredients in Steamer and set for 15 minutes—
Sliced white potato
Sliced sweet potato
Add Salt & Pepper to potatoes
Large handful of fresh Spinach
Add Parsley, Garlic, Ginger
Six cherry tomatoes
1 Portabella Mushroom set upside down
(Place 1 TBSP of Maple Syrup and 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar inside the mushroom)
This picture shows the Portabella mushroom after I sliced it into bite size pieces.
Maintenance— daily I steam a bunch of “Greens,” medicine for my body’s vessels. Sliced sweet or white potato makes them most pleasing to my palate.
I’ve had two doctors, (Cardiologist & Primary Care) puzzle over how my vessels are looking cleaner on diagnostic tests; and asked me what I’m doing. Following the research of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, I’m eating from a list of “Greens” that boost Nitrite Oxide in the body which literally cleans blood vessels. (Book: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease) The most noticeable result in my experience is my hearing is improving —Esselstyn says the carotid arteries can see a reversal of disease, too. I’ve been able to turn the TV volume down by half.
How to Treat and Reverse Heart Disease, by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. (includes recipes)
There is also a Cookbook by Cauldwell’s wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn.
(Six servings (size of fist) of “Greens” throughout the day taken like medicine to provide nitrite oxide throughout the day. Each serving is baptized with a few drops of Basalmic or other vinegar.)
“GREENS” providing Nitrite Oxide
Kale, Beets, Beet Greens, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Arugula, Bok Choi, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Asparagus, Napa cabbage, Cilantro,
Brussel Spouts, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Parsley
That Bowl of Soup, Denisovich
“That bowl of soup—it was dearer than freedom,
dearer than life itself, past, present, and future.”
—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich
“All soup is soul food.”
—Bee Wilson, First Bite: How We Learn to Eat
“But I'm here to let you know
That I'll love you like you deserve
I'll treat you right
And on a cold, cold night
I'll shower you in hugs & kisses
And soup”. —Talia Basma
(One thing that distinguishes this soup
Is the “potato broth”)
A Multicolored Soup
2-3 C Water
Heaping Handful Raw Spinach
3 Chopped Mushrooms
Handful frozen vegs
Garlic, Basil, Parsley, Salt & Pepper
Cook 10 minutes
While boiling add Rice Noodles and cook according to directions (about 5 minutes)
Turn off burner and add a couple TBSP of “Potato Pearls”
(The product called “Potato Pearls” is a bit of a culinary miracle.)
Let stand 3 minutes
Stir and enjoy!
‘Cheesy’ Veggies & Rice Noodles
Stove Top Cashew Cheese, Veggies and Rice Noodles
Usually I make Cashew Cheese in a crockpot.
However, I wanted to eat within 30 minutes so I did this.
Wow! Excellent choice!
Started by adding to Blender —
1/2 Cup Cashews
1 Cup Non Dairy Milk (I use Coconut Milk)
1 TBSP Nutritional Yeast
1 TSP Garlic
1 small potato
Some Chopped Onion
2 TBSP Salsa
Blended on high for 3 minutes. Set aside.
In a medium size pot added Low Sodium V8 Juice
and a little water (about an inch and half high in pot)
Added Chopped Onion, Sliced Mushrooms, cooked over
medium heat about 3 minutes. Salt and Pepper.
Added 1 can Chick Peas (could use White Beans), drained;
And Sliced Carrot, Sliced Cauliflower; tossed in some Kale.
(Next time I’ll use Broccoli instead of Cauliflower.
That will be great with the ‘cheese.’ ) Celery would be good.
Cooked about 7 minutes and then added half of the
Cashew Cheese mixture from blender. (Saving the remainder
of Cashew Sauce for tomorrow.)
At this point started stirring the contents of the pot. Cooked about 11 or 12
minutes stirring continually. (If it gets too thick,
add Milk or Water.)
Added Rice Noodles and cooked another 3 or 4
minutes stirring continually.
Served two. If serving more than 2,
just adjust quantities.
I needed to use up some cranberries,
Dates, and Apple. Added to a small
Two Quart Crockpot. Then added a cup of Apple Juice,
1 teaspoon Ginger, a dash of “Fresh Fruit” and a TBSP
Planning to make a granola pie crust and adding
The Fruit Compote. It’s an easy, healthy dessert.
This is easy in the Crockpot on HIGH
Started with V-8 juice in the bottom of the pot;
Add 1/2 Cup Barley and or Rice
1 Can Chickpeas
1 Can Red Beans (drained)
And layered Vegetables including
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
Handful of Spinach
Cauliflower (1 bulb) sliced
Add @ Cup water or enough to see but
Not cover the vegetables completely
1 TBSP Lemon Zest
A few Cranberries
Cook until carrots and potatoes are tender.
Check halfway through and add liquids if needed.
Made this recipe for Seed Crackers
and mine are more like Wafers;
I’m thinking if I had made the dough
Thinner in the pan, they may have
Turned out more crisp.
No ‘Tuna’ Salad & Air Fries
‘Tuna’ Salad Wrap and Air Fries. Do you like
Tuna Salad but get concerned about the level of
Mercury in Tuna (advised not to eat more than
Once a week). Hurray for Chickpeas with the texture
of Tuna and high in protein. I used a recipe by
Isa Chandra Moskowitz from her book, “ISA DOES IT,
The dried seaweed gives this delicious salad
a definite taste￼ of tuna. If you don’t have Isa’s books
You may check the local library. I did and then ordered
My own copies. Every recipe is a winner.
I think I’ll add pasta to the leftovers and make a casserole.
Creamy, Cheesy, Tangy
My new Pasta dish, created on Thursday. .
A combination of V8 Juice, Water, Cooking Sherry
and Cashew Creme Sauce make a pleasing, delicious
sauce for this whole dish.
Started with an Iron skillet
V8 juice (just enough to cover surface of skillet)
Sauté Leeks, Mushrooms,
Bell Pepper several minutes
Add sliced carrot
2 dashes cooking Sherry (add more V8 Juice and a little water if needed to keep ingredients from sticking). Add
Garlic, Cumin, Ginger, Basil, Pepper
Handful Fresh Spinach
Lemon Zest or 1 TBSP Lemon Juice
Add leftovers— Quinoa, Vegs, BlackEyed Peas (or Chickpeas)
Add cashew Creme sauce (Vegan cheese) and heat thoroughly.
In separate pot
Bring water and salt to boil and then add pasta and stir lightly.
Cook until tender @10mins
Combine Pasta with everything else.
Added a little Nutritional Yeast and another sprinkle of Basil.
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