newsletter, fall 2010
We watch in awe as each day looks so different from the last. While leaves are changing color, one summer color that stays is GREEN…in our garden and on our plates, that is. With a little extra effort most of the hardy greens can be grown many places throughout the winter. A winter garden bonus is that there are virtually no insects to contend with.
Study after study show the REALLY BIG health benefits that leafy greens provide. For those with an affinity for numbers, get acquainted with the ANDI scoring system. It was developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman in his effort to demystify and simplify the benefits of whole foods to our health.
Dr. Fuhrman's Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) food scoring system is featured in his book set Eat For Health, so that people can easily recognize foods, meals and menus that offer sufficiently rich micronutrients to ideally meet their individual needs. The higher the number, the more nutrients you're getting from that food.
You can find a helpful table of some of these vegetables on his website (click here). The highest ANDI scores come from kale, collards, bok choy and spinach. If you shop in a Whole Foods Market, you’ll see ANDI scores displayed throughout the produce section.
We had an amazing soups class this past weekend and everyone who sampled the Yellow Squash Delight Crackers wanted to learn to make them. So, we added them to our last class of the year:
November 20, Saturday, 10 am-1 pm • $45
"Extraordinary Dehydrated Flax Crakers & More"
• Gluten Free • Delicious • Brand-New Techniques • Nutritional Info
Seating is limited so register soon by sending in your
class fee to:
For more registration information: www.lenoresnatural.com/classes/classes.php
A few weeks ago, Lenore provided a lesson on Soups for the Vegetarian Health Institute and was a guest on a one-hour webcast on that topic. You can hear her Question & Answer session and learn many of her cook's tips by clicking on the following link. It is a MP3 file which may play within your browser (click to the left of the scrub bar to get the controls to start playing)
Or download for later listening on your computer or your mp3 player.
Are you beginning to crave comfort soups this fall? If you don’t already have a copy of Lenore’s Sublime Soups, you can order it from us directly at a discounted price of $13 which includes shipping. Not only is this the perfect season to add more soups to your menus but this book makes a great gift for both vegetarians and carnivores!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are many activities providing support to cancer survivors and their families. Bravo! We respectfully offer information consistent with our beliefs on cancer prevention in the following articles:
Would you like to know what the optimal lifestyle for longevity is and what the projection is for your own longevity? Visit www.bluezones.com
Food & Product Tips
Avoiding salt as much as possible will reduce the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease (refer to Dr. Fuhrman). Salt also masks the delicate, natural flavors of organic vegetables. You can add herbs and spices to recipes to provide more flavor and complexity than just salt.
As a salt substitute on the table, we use Benson’s Table Tasty. It contains no salt, no sugar, no MSG, no potassium chloride and is gluten-wheat-dairy free. Visit www.bensonsgourmetseasonings.com or ask your natural foods store to order it.
For ongoing support to eat healthier, join award-winning cookbook author, Meredith McCarty’s Health E-Club. Every Monday you will receive a diet and health news item along with a new recipe of the season. Recipes range from quick-and-easy to gourmet and come along with a nutritional analysis. Join for just $30 for 6 months or $55 for one year. www.healingcuisine.com/eclub.html
Here is a delightful youtube video from TEDx by a local, 11-year old Birke Baehr on “What’s wrong with our Food System and How Can We Make A Difference" - www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Id9caYw-Y
Former president Bill Clinton has demonstrated remarkable results since he switched to a plant-based diet. Here about this in his interview with CNN: www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2010/09/21/intv.clinton.blitzer.weight.loss.cnn.html
and here is a link to a discussion of his diet by the Drs. Dean Ornish and Caldwell Esselstyn www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2010/09/24/tsr.blitzer.clinton.doctors.cnn?iref=allsearch
Splurge on experiences not stuff.
Eating is an agricultural act. - from The Pleasures of Eating by Wendell Berry
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