Quark is a wonderful smooth dairy product rich in protein and lactic acid. Once you learned how to make Kefir (described in last issue) the next easy step is Quark. Pour the Kefir through a cheesecloth and hang it for 24 hours. Now you have a firm paste, refrigerate. Whisk in fresh or frozen berries from your garden to make a refreshing quick snack or dessert. To make a savory bread spread add chives and sea salt; also great on baked potatoes. Keep the juice from the drained Kefir and use it in your soaked grains or kimchi making.
Nutrient Dense Meal
Basic Omelette (makes 12)
¾ cup flour, ¾ tsp salt, 1 cup water; – mix all until smooth
4 eggs, ¼ cup water, 1 tbs olive oil; – add to dough mix until smooth, cover and let it rest for ½ h
With a little oil ( coco fat, beef or pig lard) wait until the oil is hot then pour only that much dough into frying pan to cover it. Fry on both sides. On a plate keep them warm in the oven.
Ground-beef-omelette (makes 12)
-1 tbs coco fat, beef or pig lard, wait until oil is hot than add,
– 1 lb of ground beef, fry until browned
– 1 peeled onion chopped, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 carrots chopped, 2 celery sticks chopped, fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and lovage, 1 tbs tomato paste, 2 tbs flour mixed in then add ¾ cup boullion (bonebroth if you have) mix all ingredients together and simmer for 30 min. add sea-salt and pepper to your liking.
Fill the omelettes with mixture. Enjoy with kimchi!
Can junk food be the reason for deadly violence, aggression, bullying and depression?
When it comes to deadly violence, bad behaviour and depression the media strangely are silent about the connection about the nutritional causes that lead to these problems.
One thing is certain: the modern diet of processed food, void of healthy fats and low in virtually every nutrient, is a potent witch’s brew that breeds unhappiness, depression, anger and lack of impulse control. No amount of regulation, control, medication or armed protection can halt the downward slide of a population that routinely, even exclusively, consumes processed foods. Truly, we are paying the price for decades of agenda-driven dietary advice and for abandoning our culinary traditions.
The Weston A. Price Foundation diet, rich in nutrient-dense foods including traditional fats from grass-fed animals, and including glycine-rich bone broth and healthy biofilm-building lacto-fermented beverages (like kombucha) and condiments (kimchi), is the solution to out-of-control behavior. But, of course, very few have embraced this solution, at least not yet. (Sally Fallon-Morell)
Sadly enough nutrient dens food today, can only be found in organic produced products. Reason: Todays mainstream food is produced with chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and often genetically modified seeds that produce vegetables lacking in minerals and vitamins. All very important for proper brain function. A healthy mind is calm and happy.
Schools that have eliminated their soft drink dispensers and added fruits instead saw a significant decrease in bullying and violence.
Next time you would like to “treat” your children to something special: Don’t make it be junk food! Remember all food good and bad will affect your child’s brain and therefore behavior.
Read more on violence and behavior in the spring issue 2013 of Wise Traditions.
A Walk Through Your Pantry/Medicine cabinet:
GET RID OF: conventional icing sugar ; not only is the white sugar used from genetically modified sugar beets, to make icing sugar: cornstarch is added to keep it from caking. Cornstarch also is made from genetically modified corn. You want to keep away from any GMO products.
REPLACE WITH: Make your own icing sugar from certified organic cane sugar. Use icing sugar only occasional, remember sugar has no nutritional value and actually robs your body of vitamins, minerals and even enzymes.
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Inspired by and resourced from “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon; and: www.westonaprice.org