Grass Fed Meat and Dairy

Grass is a cow’s natural food. Today the cows we eat are grown by profit-driven corporations which artificially increase the growth cycle of animals in order to achieve the largest size in the shortest possible time span. In order to take a baby calf from the birth weight of 80 pounds to 1,200 pounds in a little more than a year, it takes massive amounts of carbohydrate-rich food (corn), protein supplements, antibiotics and other drugs and growth hormones….

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Miso Soup

Miso is an excellent source of vitamin K and a wonderful fermented food source of probiotic (friendly) bacteria that is beneficial to the intestinal tract. Seaweed is a great source of iodine which so many of us are deficient in and is important for healthy thyroid function. Nori flakes and pieces can be substituted for the wakame, both of which can be found in dried form in health food stores. This soup is so easy to make and the ingredients can be adjusted to taste. Consider adding celery, carrots, cauliflower, and/or watercress.

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Cabbage Soup

Cabbage is a source of beta carotene, vitamin C, fiber, and the anti-cancer compounds indole-3-carbinole (I3C) and sulphoraphane. Cabbage has been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers, especially colorectal. I3C is known for its anti-carcinogenic activity and its ability to boost DNA repair in cells.

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Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

It is so easy to make stock and making it at home ensures a freshness that can not be obtained in stores. You can also ensure all the ingredients are organic and extra herbs can be added as desired. This stock can be made in advance and freezed for easy soup making. Freeze in ice cube trays and store the cubes in plastic freezer bags for use in stir fries and sautéing.

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