Sunday, January 23, 2011


I ran into an old acquaintance of mine the other day whom I haven't seen in a long time, and we decided to have lunch together. I suggested we meet at my place since the house was quiet with no kids running around. I decided to surprise her with something different then her regular BBQ chicken breast with a side of baked potato. "Lets have a vegetarian lunch." I said.
So she offered to help me with fixing lunch.
I started setting the ingredients out when she noticed the Quinoa. Staring at me with consternation, she announces, "Are you really planning on feeding me BIRD FOOD?!"
I smiled because it is not the first time I am having this reaction from people who are not familiar with quinoa. As a matter of fact this was my first reaction when I was introduce to it for the first time.
"No," I answered calmly, "I am not feeding you bird food." What you are about to  discover  is one of the most ancient grain that the Inca people were eating for generations hundreds of years ago.
Quinoa is considered to be one of the highest protein whole grain, rich with amino acid vitamin B, and calcium. Loaded with fiber and gluten free which makes it a safe alternative for people with diabetes.
So after couple of hours  of sharing our life stories with each other and seeping some nice herbal tea we got down to prepare our dish. All this time the Quinoa was soaked in water in order to neutralize the enzyme that covers the grain that can interfere with our digestive system. By soaking the grain all of it's nutrients are more available.

                   My Quinoa version to Tabule

1 Cup of organic Quinoa (preferably soaked over night or for few hours)
2 Cups of water
1 bunch fresh organic Mint  leaves finely chopped
1 bunch fresh organic parsley finely chopped
1 small red organic onion finely chopped
Juice squeezed from 1/2 lemon
2 tbs olive oil (cold pressed)
Salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste.
1.small organic tomato optional.
Rinse the Quinoa put all the ingredients in a pot and let it boil.
After boiling let it simmer till all the water gets absorbed for about 10 minutes and turn the stove.
Let it sit covered for another 5-10 minutes and then fluff it with a fork. Add all the rest of the ingredients  with the quinoa in a bowl season an taste. Mmmmm delish.
 Needless to say with enjoyed our lunch and I got her addicted to this grain for life.

Love & Spices

Friday, January 14, 2011


Water Is The Driving Force Of All Nature.
by:Leonardo Da Vinci

Yesterday in the afternoon my son approached me and said "Mom do you have something for a headache?"
My first reaction was, Did you drink any water today?
Oh...common mom! Where's the Motrin!!
How many time we go along with our day without noticing that we hardly drank anything. And I'm not talking about coffee or the variety of soft drinks and juices , that will make us even more dehydrated and will add excess of sugar and chemicals into our body.
Most of us will spend many days like that keeping our body which is 75% water and our brain which is 85% water totally dehydrated. And how many time we think we are hungry when we are really thirsty for water.
We don't quite understand the impact that the water has on our body our mind and our health.
Water not only quench our thirst , it cleans our body from excess toxins. The site and the sound of water  can sooth our mind and soul, Water can actually heal us on many different levels .
Did you ever think about what kind of water you put in your body?
Or simply Tap?
Does it oxygenate or alkalize you or does it lives you acidic.

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Blessings Of Health,
Bat-Sheva Green

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Something to warm you up on a cold winter day.


                                   Lentil soup with wild rice

Serving 6 people:

If possible try to get organically grown so you can avoid chemical and pesticide and you will get a fresher flavor to your dish.
1 1/2 Cup Brown lentil (preferably soaked over night makes it easier on the digestion)
3/4 Cup Wild rice (also soaked)
1 carrot shredded
1 Small onions chopped
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Natural sea salt to taste                                                     
Cumin to taste                                                          
1/2 Squeezed lemon                                                      
Chopped parsley to garnish
2 Tbs olive oil
Mineral water boiled.
First you saute the chopped onion in the pot with the oil for few minutes. After it turn gold you add the carrot stir for few minutes,  add the lentil and the rice and stir it together for couple of minutes. Then you add the boiling water with the spices according to taste, give it a quick boil and let it simmer for couple of hours.
Before serving squeeze the lemon and stir and then garnish with the parsley.
The lentil will give  you your protein source and the wild rice the whole grain.

Bon Appetite.
Love & Spices

Happy New Year To All My Friends !!!!

As this New Year have embarked on us we found ourselves again with all this new resolution of "This year I'll lose those 10 nagging pounds,I will start going back to the gym,and so on and the list never ends".

What does it take to really change our health and lifestyle?

Is one diet really the solution for all of us? 
Or we need do find our balance within?