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kale salad

Marinated Kale Salad

I’m told I make the best kale salad. It must be true, because even my nine year old daughter begs to eat it on a regular basis. Fortunately she loves to mix the marinade while I chop the kale. Kale is very nutritious, filled with minerals such as calcium and iron and marinating it is a wonderful way to enjoy it raw. The oil, salt and acid break up the fibrous leaves and make the rich minerals more absorbable and quite delicious. Ingredients: 1- 2 bunches of fresh Kale (any kind will do, shown here is Lacinato or Dino kale) 1 lemon 1 Tbs Miso ( I use chick pea rather than soy) 1/2 cup cold pressed Olive Oil 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1 Tbs Juliano’s Spice Chutney (from Raw: The Uncook Book: New Vegetarian Food for Life) you can also use hot pepper sesame oil or a pinch or your favorite masala mix 2 tsp Sea Salt 1/2 cup Hijiki Seaweed 1 Ripe Red Bell Pepper (carrots are great here too) Advertisements

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Catherine Klebl is Nourishing Families Food, herbs and healing touch – raising children of all ages to their highest potential Food deeply effects the way we think and feel. Allergies, mood swings, behavioral issues, body weight, low energy, food cravings and so much more can be vastly impacted by making simple shifts in diet. I help individuals, families, pets asses their eating patterns, develop new strategies that match their life style and implement theses in small steps. This may include meal planning, cooking classes, shopping excursions or keeping a diet diary. We can tailor to your needs based on my two decades of studying and eating natural, whole foods including fermentation, ancestral wisdom, Paleo, raw foods, macrobiotics, vegan/ vegetarian, gluten or sugar free. Medicinal Plants offer gentle support and nourishment to our bodies as we move through the challenges of daily life. Colds, fevers, the flu, wounds, infections, broken bones, gum disease, allergies, stress, insomnia, lack of energy and other ailments are eased and our recovery is sped up through the use of herbal formulas. …

What’s the big deal about eating Organic?

I have been eating organically grown food for most of my life. In the 80’s Austria was the first country to have organic certification and since my parents were interested in eating natural food they quickly sought out the little health food stores, Bioladen, in Vienna. When I moved to Portland for college I became a member at People’s Food Coop. By volunteering a few hours a month there I received a hearty discount and have always done most of my grocery shopping there since. I never thought about how much more expensive organic food is. It was real food and it just costs as much as it does. But for many people buying organic is on the other side of the big hurdle called “too expensive” So why buy organic? Because it is better for your body and the environment. Here are a few quotes from Joshua Rosenthal’s book Integrative Nutrition: Feed your Hunger for Health and Happiness: Fresh, organic produce contains more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micronutrients than intensively farmed produce. According …

Food Journal, 6.22

7 am up. Decided to skip exercise and meditate and clean my house. That seemed like the most important thing to start my day with. 7:30 1 cup salmon broth, super yummy. The whole skeleton, skin, head, fins of a salmon I grilled a few weeks back and had been saving in the freezer. It sat for 36 hours in the crockpot with filetered water and 1 tsp of salt. Following the perpetual broth recipe. Good BM. 8:00 asparagus, burdock, onion, cabbage hash with salmon, avocado and kraut. 1/2 cup kombucha Water 11:15 starving! 1 hard boiled egg, 1 cup of broth, some nibbles of veggies as I made lunch and salads for later. I’ll be in school all weekend so I’m trying to plan ahead. 12:30 broiled salmon with kale and cauliflower faux mashed potatoes, beet kraut. 1/2 cup water kefir 3:00 hungry in class, 1 cup broth 3:45 cauliflower and turnip soup. Salmon broth, cauliflower, turnips and roasted garlic blended with a little salt and pepper, shredded carrots and green onion. Super yummy! …

Food Journal, 6.20

6:45 woke up, almost exactly eight hours after I turned off the light. Feeling good and refreshed. 8:15 Breakfast: smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, jicama, spinach. 2 cups broth, 3 oz kombucha. 9:00 nice, big type 4 bowel movement. Poop update : I looked back over the past few weeks. Mostly my bowel movements where still type 1 (small, hard balls) but several times a day. But there have been a number of type 4 (large, well formed) stools. The fist one on 6.5 then 6 days later, then 5 days later, then 3 days later. This is a huge improvement. In the past year I had maybe one of those a month. And I haven’t taken any psyllium or cascara in quite a while now. Seems like dandelion and burdock and whatever shifted in me energetically is working. Letting go is happening, but not how I imagined. I am letting go of some hard feelings about things that happened in the past few years, but more importantly I am letting go of a lot of …

Food Journal, 6.19

6:45 up, I was exhausted and decided to sleep rather than exercise (9 hours of sleep) 7:00 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 7:30 3 eggs in a nest of greens (kale, dandelion, spinach and green onion) 9:30 1 1/2 cups broth 10:00 Snack: 1/4 can tuna mashed with 1/4 avocado and a pinch of mustard spread on 3 thin slices of Jicama. Yumm! and totally satisfying. 11:00 totally off the diet plan, but soooo delicious. A handful or so of fresh picked raspberries and strawberries. What decadence! 12:30 Lunch: 1 cup chicken vegetable soup (blended turnip, carrot, onion and all the chicken bits off the bones from making stock), 2 more eggs in kale nests, so good. With kraut. 4:30 Snack: last 1/2 cup of soup. Sardines rolled in nori and a few cucumber slices and celery. 6:00 Dinner: Salad of lettuce, cucumber, carrot, olives with Dover sole sautéed in homemade ghee, asparagus, broccoli and mango salsa 7:00 Soul Time meditation with crystals and breath. Amazing! Haven’t digested it yet enough to report on any …

Food journal 6.18

It’s the third week of the bootcamp challenge. This week were only eating meat and veggies. No dairy, no nuts or fruit in addition to avoiding grains and sugar. Paleo to the fullest. I’m adding in a lot of bone broth to use this as an opportunity to rebuild my gut flora. Though the last few days my bowel movements have been so regular I’ve actually been taking a break from Psyllium and Cascara. 5:05 up with the alarm, moving a little slow, but feeling good after 8 hours at home in my bed 5:30 1/2 carrot, 1 cup broth 6:00 bootcamp, abdominal workout. Lost 3 lbs over the last two weeks. 7:40 Breakfast: 2 lamb chorizo sausages, sautéed asparagus, cabbage, onion in coconut oil and kraut 8:30 a little more chorizo and veggies, breakfast was rushed before work and I just wasn’t quite satisfied 9:00 1 cup broth 11:00 Snack: rest of breakfast, celery and water 12:30 1 cup broth, finished second bottle of water 1:00 Lunch: Cajun Halibut with a pile of broccoli, …

Food Journal, 6.12

5:25 up, groggy for sure 20 oz water, 2 tsp psyllium 6am Bootcamp, some fun partner exercises today. I was impressed by how much easier lunges are now than when I started a few weeks ago. 7am Snack: 1 pint green smoothie I spent some time over the weekend digging through my kitchen to make an inventory of all the food I have. That way I can figure out what to give away, how to eat the rest of the perishables and follow the Bootcamp diet plan. Here are my notes, notice how I keep adapting them to meet my schedule. Today is also my last day of dairy for three weeks. I want to see what that is like. If it will effect my digestion at all. Besides it’s how the meal plan is designed. So one last kefir smoothie and cheese omelette. 8:30 Breakfast: 3 egg omelette, 1 oz raw cheddar, spinach, onion, bell pepper Sipping water all along, finishing up my second 26 oz bottle 12:30 Lunch: salad with smoked salmon, same …

Food journal, 6.11

Back after a nice long blogging break. It’s been a busy week. The first week of Bootcamp’s six week challenge. A breakthrough with my elimination, two bowel movements a day! Reiki attunement with my daughter. Dancing, sleeping, eating, yum. If I get a chance I’ll write more about those things. In the meantime I think I’ll go back to writing down my food, that was really keeping me on track. And for the challenge one of the things I’d like to do is loose a little more weight, so being on track is a good thing. 6am woke before my alarm. 8 hours of sleep Little, strained BM 6:45 20 oz warm water, 2 tsp psyllium with a pinch of slippery elm for taste 7:30 3 Macadamia nuts, 1/4 apple (starving, pre breakfast snack). 1/2 tsp dandelion tincture 8:30 Breakfast: 2 oz lamb bacon, 2 fried eggs, kale, asparagus, sauerkraut. 1 cup chicken broth. supplements 10:30 Snack: 1 Tbsp almond butter, celery, lettuce, nori 12:00 feeling hungry, finished first 26 oz bottle of water 12:30 …

Food Journal, 6.5

5:05 awake to alarm, a bit groggy (7.5 hours sleep). Psyllium and water 6:00 fit body bootcamp. My first official day of the six week challenge. I plan to be exercising 3-4 days a week. Eating paleo. Sleeping 8 hours a night. Drinking 100oz of water. Wait, I was planning to do that anyway! That’s why I signed up for the challenge to have some accountability in what I am up to. 7:10 1 cup green smoothie. Danedlion and Burdock tincture. 8:15 Breakfast: 2 eggs fried with lamb bacon, bok choy and kraut 10:30 1 cup green smoothie 12:10 Lunch: salad with salmon, roasted veggies and a fresh batch of homemade goddess dressing. 1 apple muffin.