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The Best Mexican Chowder Recipe Ever!

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Oh my gosh!  I made Mexican Chowder from Lindsay Nixon’s Everyday Happy Herbivore cookbook.  It is amazing-hot or cold!  So cheesy-like, thick and great.

TIPS: As you know, Happy Herbivore cookbooks are my go-to favorites.  I usually have what I need in my pantry, and if I don’t, I can just substitute.  Like I always say, “Use what you have.”  For example, I doubled this recipe and did not have two green peppers, so I threw in two packages of sliced mushrooms that I was getting antsy about going bad in my fridge.  I also only had brown miso, not the yellow type called for.  This dish turned out fantastic.

Also, I only use organic corn due to all other corn being GMO–same with soy (and NEVER soy protein isolate).  I always portion out the servings into separate bowls and refrigerate the extras for the next day’s meal.  That way, I don’t overeat.

Mexican Chowder
Serves 3

Ingredients: 

• 1 small sweet onion, finely diced
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
• 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
• 2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
• 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1⁄4 cup nutritional yeast
• 1 cup nondairy milk
• 2 tablespoons ketchup
• 1 tablespoon yellow miso
• 1 cup yellow corn
• 1 cup canned black beans
• Juice of 1 or more lime wedges
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• Corn chips (optional)
• Garnishes: chopped cilantro or sliced green onion

Instructions:

Line a large pot with a thin layer of water and bring to a boil.

Add onion and garlic and sauté until onion becomes translucent, about 2 minutes.

Add bell peppers and spices and reduce heat to medium, continuing to cook.

Meanwhile, whisk 1⁄4 cup of nutritional yeast with nondairy milk and ketchup, then pour over bell peppers, stirring to combine everything.

Add miso, corn, and black beans and stir in.

Squeeze the juice out of a lime wedge and stir.

Taste, adding more lime as desired plus salt and pepper to taste.

For a stronger cheese flavor, whisk in 1 to 2 more tablespoons of nutritional yeast.

Serve with corn chips. You can garnish with sliced green onion or chopped cilantro, if desired.

Chef’s Note: If your liquid is too thin, add tomato sauce, broth, or more nondairy milk.

http://www.forksoverknives.com/mexican-chowder/

www.happyherbivore.com

 

Radical Remission – When Terminal Cancer Vanishes

If you’re an avid reader of mine, you know that I am a religious Dr. Oz Show watcher.  Not having the time to watch during school, where I am a Health Communication major, I came back to 21 episodes taped on my DVR!  I am slowly getting through them.

I need to share with you an episode I saw: The guest was Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D. and her book is Radical Remission – the Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference – Surviving Cancer Against All Odds.  www.radicalremission.com.

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She found that there were certain people who beat cancer by NOT using conventional medicine.  She wondered what the common thread was that ran through all these different people.  It was quite intriguing.

I went right to my library and got her book.  I’m just in the first chapter, but it is so exciting that I’ve already contacted some acquaintances with cancer to tell them about it.  My next stop was to tell you.

Check out this book, and, as usual, I say don’t wait until you have cancer to make the changes!

 

6 Easy Ways To Avoid GMO’s

Since there is no mandatory labeling, we need this information! When reading ingredients at the grocery store, it’s amazing how many products I recognize as GMO.

http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/6-easy-ways-to-avoid-gmos

Millions rally around the world in March Against Monsanto – photos from Austin, Texas

Has anyone seen coverage of this in the mainstream media? I have not, but have been so busy that I haven’t been watching the news.

http://www.naturalnews.com/040483_March_Against_Monsanto_rally_photos.html

I keep saying that it will take a grassroots movement through consumer education. Watch “Two Reporters Fired by Fox News for Revealing Health Dangers in Milk (10 min)” on YouTube

It is Time to Take Action! GMO Labeling Bill Being Introduced Next Week! Center for Food Safety

Next week, Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio will introduce new federal legislation that would require the labeling of all GMO foods, the first labeling bill to be introduced in over a decade. Tell your Senators and Representatives to Co-Sponsor the GE food labeling bill! http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10418

The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto OUT of Your Garden

This is EXACTLY what I’ve been wondering. How do I make sure any seedlings or seeds of corn or zucchini not be GMO seeds and how do I make sure the other vegetables do not support Monsanto? http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/the-four-steps-required-to-keep-monsanto-out-of-your-garden/

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