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Fall - How Sweet it is!

Recipe of the Month:
Sweet Broccoli & Cauliflower

Roy & Myrtle
Fall is right around the corner. With all the upcoming holiday festivities our tables and tummy become decorated with many sugary desserts. It is heavily advertised that this begins the cold and flu season. Refined sugar shuts the immune system down. Coincidence?  Within ten minutes of ingesting sugar, this immune suppressing effect begins. One can of coke can shut your immune system down by 33% for the day. This is a recipe for a health disaster! Sugar is creating havoc in people’s health and untold suffering. Refined sugar is so denatured and processed...

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Sweet Broccoli & Cauliflower
Two of the harder textured veggies, broccoli and cauliflower, make this recipe a wonderful way to get good amounts of Broccoli's Potassium, great for a healthy nervous system. Magnesium and Calcium help regulate blood pressure. Cauliflower is loaded with vitamin K and Omega 3 fats which helps fight inflammation. By using a food processor to chop up both of these nutritious vegetables, and blending it with a good tasting dressing we end up with a new great tasting salad, pleasing to the eye and yummy in the tummy!

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Forks Over KnivesLiving Food Potluck Meeting
*9-Year Anniversary Celebration*

Sunday, September 18, 2011
6:00 - 8:30 PM
(30 minutes longer than normal)

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.
Please bring a raw food dish to share or PAY $10 admission. (Please bring full recipe with amounts and directions).
One Thing Prayer Center - Oak Park Plaza
777 W Lumsden Road, Brandon FL 33511

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Sherry OrcuttPlant City Living Food Culinary Class

Sunday, October 9th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center
4906 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City FL 33565
Join Chef Sherry & Amberlee in food demonstrations that will tickle your taste buds. Only $29.95 per person!

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Natural Sweeteners Used in Food Preparation - How Sweet it is!

By Sherry Orcutt

Just think for a moment – we all love desserts. Most feel a twinge of guilt as we indulge in some of our favorite desserts, especially if we are weight conscience. Just by changing some ingredients, mostly the white flours and sugars, we can eat and enjoy a guilt-free yummy. Following are examples of what to use instead of harmful sugar in our desserts. We can now enjoy cakes, pies, smoothies, etc. The world’s way adds harmful to the body ingredients, but we can enjoy the healthier versions which I think are actually better tasting. Just take a regular recipe and exchange the sugar for one of the items below.

Warning: This does not mean you can eat a whole pie for instance. We still must recognize that these desserts are very rich and should be treated as a “treat” not a license to overeat.

Dates – Dates are very low in fat and sodium and are a nice source of potassium, essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles. They have a good amount of fiber, good for digestion and they have a bit of iron. Interestingly, dates do not contain any vitamin C. It is one of the few fruits that can be successfully dried and stored without sulfites.

Currants – Currants have a small amount of iron along with Vitamin C which helps iron absorption. It contains a variety of B vitamins necessary for healthy skin, muscles and the nervous system. Low in sodium but high in potassium. Having just a tad of fat and no cholesterol, these make a wonderful addition to desserts and/or salads.

Figs – Figs have a unique taste and are moderate in calories with minimal fat and sodium. They contain both calcium and iron and some potassium, several B vitamins and are rich in fiber. Interesting fact: Early Olympic athletes wore figs which was a sign of honor and good health – and they ate them as well.

Raisins – Raisins are high in potassium but low in fat and sodium which aids in benefit to those who have sodium-related high blood pressure. Raisins can be used in healthy desserts to make the crust stick together better and their chewiness serves to enhance a salad.

Honey – Honey’s flavor can vary greatly depending on the type of nectar collected by the bees. Find a flavor you enjoy and it can be used in salad dressings, desserts, tea, etc. It is not recommended for infants under 1 year old because of bacteria. The infants immune system  may not be advanced enough to handle its effects. Honey can spike a diabetics blood sugar.

Raw Agave – Most other sweeteners out there do not bring the desired flavor but raw agave has made its debut in the mainstream natural food industry. It’s origin is in Mexico and comes from a plant.  It has a relatively low glycemic indix (GI 25-50) which makes it suitable for diabetics. Honey, in contrast has a GI of 83.  If heated over 118 degrees, it is no longer a raw product.  Agave has a shelf life of about three years. When using Raw Agave, use about 25% less than the normal recipe calls for and you should achieve the desired taste.

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