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Spicy Mexican Salad

Recipe: Spicy Mexican Salad Summary: Makes 8 cups salad  Ingredients 3 tomatoes, chopped 2 ripe avocados, finely diced 2 cups fresh or prev. frozen corn kernels 2 ribs celery, diced 1 large orange, red or yellow sweet pepper, sliced into matchsticks 1 cup sprouted lentils or cooked black beans 1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro […]

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Kale Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

Recipe: Kale Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing Summary: Makes 4-6 servings  Ingredients Dressing: 1 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger 2 tsp sesame oil (optional) 2 Tbsp sesame tahini 2 Tbsp miso 2 Tbsp cider vinegar 2 Tbsp Bragg’s or tamari 4 dates, pitted, soaked cayenne or black pepper, to taste Salad: 1 […]

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Acid-Base Balance (part 2): Kidneys, Muscles and Bones

In our September issue, we reviewed research related to acid-base balance and diet. To summarize: meats, dairy products, and grains are acid-forming, meaning that after these foods are digested and metabolized, they influence body fluids to be acidic. This is due to the particular mix of amino acids and minerals such as sulphur and phosphate. In contrast, […]

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Acid-alkaline balance (part 1)

Several decades ago, western nutrition had little interest in acid-base balance, yet it was a central theme in macrobiotic eating and in eastern approaches to health. Things have changed and western scientists now recognize dietary patterns can put an immense burden on the body to restore an optimal acid-base balance. Our kidneys, in partnership with […]

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