Month: April 2019

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Credit to Forks over Knives Ingredients 1 cup white quinoa, plus ¼ cup red quinoa, washed and drained 1 cup fresh corn, off the cob 2 cups filtered water Pinch sea salt 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained ½ cup finely diced […]

Awesome Bites Co./No milk, no eggs

Awesome Bites Co./No milk, no eggs

Awesome Bites Co. was born to make allergy friendly treats so delicious that they’ve been known to stop crying toddlers, while made with wholesome ingredients that most people can eat without worry and are healthy so you feel good about yourself after devouring a treat. […]

Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties.It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.

Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties.

These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

Therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, you need to take a supplement that contains significant amounts of curcumin.

Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%.

The best curcumin supplements contain piperine, substantially increasing their effectiveness.

Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.

Curcumin Is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound

Inflammation is incredibly important.

It helps your body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage.

Without inflammation, pathogens like bacteria could easily take over your body and kill you.

Although acute, short-term inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem when it becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks your body’s own tissues.

Scientists now believe that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions .

Therefore, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of potential importance in preventing and even treating these diseases.

 

Green Detox Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Green Detox Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Credit to Pickled Palm Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (+ extra for drizzling) 1/2 small onion (peeled and chopped) 1 tablespoon garlic (minced) 1 tablespoon ginger (peeled and minced) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder 400 ml water 2 cups baby […]

99.9 Percent of Chickens in US Are Factory Farmed

99.9 Percent of Chickens in US Are Factory Farmed

According to Sentience Institute 99% of US farmed animals are living in factory farms at present. By species, we estimate that 70.4% of cows, 98.3% of pigs, 99.8% of turkeys, 98.2% of chickens raised for eggs, and over 99.9% of chickens raised for meat are […]

Homemade Vegan Naan

Homemade Vegan Naan

Credit to The Spruce Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast (1/2 package)
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 to 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or as needed for cooking, plus more to brush the top of the naan)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for naan

  2. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Let this stand for about 10 minutes, until it turns frothy.

    Dissolve yeast in water

  3. Stir in the soy milk.

    Stir in soymilk

  4. In another bowl, whisk the sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt with 1 3/4 cups of flour.

    Whisk the sugar and onion powder

  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir just until a soft dough forms.

    Stir in wet and dry ingredients

  6. Add an additional 1/4 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, as necessary to reach the right consistency.

  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead it for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and pliable.

    Turn the dough

  8. Lightly oil the inside of a large bowl. Place the dough inside it, cover it with a damp cloth, and set it aside in a warm location. Let the dough rise for about an hour or until it doubles in volume.

    Ball of dough

  9. Punch down the dough, then break off chunks and roll them into golf ball-size pieces.

    Punch in dough

  10. Put them on a floured baking sheet, cover the dough balls with a towel, and allow them to rise again until they double in size, about 30 minutes.

    Pour flour on sheet

  11. Heat a cast iron or heavy non-stick skillet over high heat. Use a pastry brush or paper towel to coat it with a light layer of oil.

  12. Roll or press a dough ball into a thin circle.

    Roll out dough

  13. Then place it in the hot oiled skillet. Cook it for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles begin to form and you can see the edges start to turn brown.

    Naan on skillet

  14. Brush the top side with additional olive oil.

  15. Flip it and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes on the other side.

    Flip naan

  16. Repeat with the remaining dough balls, oiling the skillet between each one.

Vegan Red Lentil Soup

Vegan Red Lentil Soup

Credit to Bakerita Ingredients 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil 1 small onion diced 1 large carrot diced 2 stalks of celery diced 4 cloves garlic crushed 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon […]