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Beans Mean Protein

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Macro/Vegan Recipe Four – 4th January

‘Overconsumption and overproduction of meat has given rise to the inhumane factory farm, which has put huge threats on the planet and our health… if you have pledged to go vegan in January I will be posting daily recipes and tips to help you on the path.

Boost Your Meals with Beans

Bean & Vegetable Soup with Peas & Sweetcorn

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 carrot, cut into small cubes

1 celery stalk cut into small cubes

2 small leeks finely sliced

4 tbsp tomatoe passata

1 cup of borlotti or mixed beans, cooked (canned organic is fine)

2 stamp size pieces of Kombu seaweed

1 sachet Miso Bouillon or 1 organic vegetable stock cube

Small jar organic peas and corn

4 cups filtered water

2 tbsp finely diced fresh parsley

Sea salt and black pepper to taste (optional)

 

Bring the kettle to a boil and mix the ingredients of the miso bouillon sachet or the vegetable stock in 4 cups of the hot water and set aside. In a pot, warm up the oil and add the garlic and fry for a few seconds.  Add the carrots and celery and leeks and sauté for five minutes.  Add the tomato passata and cook for a further few minutes.  Add the beans, kombu and miso bouillon stock.  Bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes on a low heat.  Remove and discard the kombu.  Remove one heaped cup of the soup, blend to a cream in an upright blender or use a stick blender and return to the pot.  Stir in the small jar of peas and sweetcorn and mix well, simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir in the parsley. Season the soup to taste with salt and black pepper (optional) and if you prefer finish off with a swig of Clearspring olive oil and top with a sprig of fresh basil.

 

Marlene’s Nutritional Tip;

Regular bean eaters are 22 percent less likely to be overweight and have smaller waistlines than those who pass on legumes. Beans release energy slowly into the body, making them a great weight loss food. 'They are also high in protein and fibre, which satiates the appetite and helps keep you full for longer periods of time.' I will be sharing some delicious bean recipes during January from soups and stews to burgers and deserts, all made with beans.

 

In good health

Marlene x

 

 

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Sprouting with Marlene

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Macro/Vegan Recipe Day Thirty One – 31st January
‘Overconsumption and overproduction of meat has given rise to the inhumane factory farm, which has put huge threats on the planet and our health… if you have pledged to go vegan in January I will be posting daily recipes and tips to help you on the path.


I hope the recipes and tips I have posted during the month of January have been helpful to you all to move towards a wholefoods plant based diet. Thanks to everyone for supporting and sharing my work, it is much appreciated.

Time to Get Sprouting! Tomorrow is February so we are heading towards spring, yes!


I have listed below a few Living Sprouts, Living Essentials and Living Greens that I use on a regular basis. I have been a fan of sprouting for decades and even through the winter months I always have some fresh sprouted greens and beans on my plate.


You are what you absorb! Enzymes are the catalyst to proper food absorption. Living Foods are loaded with live active enzymes. Living foods are enzyme power-houses. By eating them, you help maintain your own enzyme reserves and can more easily eliminate toxins, rejuvenate your cells and strengthen your system.


I always show my clients how easy it is to add living foods into their diet for great strength and vitality. For an energy boost, enzyme-rich living foods feed the cells, nourish the organs, tone the blood, regulate the bowels and support immunity. Thus, living foods can help you beat fatigue and as an added bonus you will have wonderful skin.


For Prevention, living foods in your diet on a regular basis will render you better equipped to prevent and combat the cold. There have been hundreds of research studies that support the use of living foods for optimum health. Consider the study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Centre. They found that tumour cells were 99% inhibited by the mix of live sprouted seeds, specifically sprouted broccoli seeds.


For weight control, living foods can help you manage your weight. This is because enzymes spark metabolism (the rate at which you burn calories) It is almost impossible to have weight issues if you eat a balanced wholefoods plant based diet and add some living foods such as sprouted seeds, (fresh raw fruits and vegetables/weather permitting) seeds, seaweeds and essential superfoods.


For Detox – Living foods are ideal for detoxifying the system. They are also rich in fibre. Fibre helps lower blood fat levels and removes toxic metals, such as lead and cadmium from the body.


For a Calm Tummy – Many people who eat living foods are free from the stomach acid secretions that cause heartburn and indigestion, since living foods are balancing to the body’s alkalinity.


For Anti-Aging – Slow down the ageing process. Enzymes, being the catalysts to all physical processes, also help spark regeneration and healing that keeps ageing at bay.


For your Brain – Living foods help nourish brain cells, boost concentration and render clear thinking


Barley Grass. – Living Greens
Gram for gram, barley grass has as much protein as meat but in an easily digested form. In its sprouted form, this living green provides SOD (Superoxide dismutase) a key antioxidant enzyme helping protect cells from free radical attack. Barley grass is beneficial to all tissues and organs, especially the heart, lungs, arteries, joints and bones.

Alfalfa – Living Greens
Alfalfa is a live plant which nourishes the blood and maintains metabolism. Alfalfa contains just about every nutrient in existence, including live enzymes to metabolise fat, cellulose and starch. These sprouts also support health of the spleen, stomach and intestines.

Dulse – Living Greens
Mineral-rich sea vegetable with particularly high levels of minerals specifically associated with enzyme activity in the body.


Essential Fatty Acids – Living Essentials
Essential fatty acids influence the function of every organ, gland and cell of the human body. Fatty acids play a role in many body processes including those of (1) the heart and circulatory systems (2) the glandular system including the adrenal and thyroid glands (3) the reproductive system, (4) skin and cell tissues.

Nori – Living Essentials
The most easily digested sea vegetable with dozens of minerals and vitamins but particularly high in Vitamins A, B1 and Niacin. Due to its elevated levels of important fatty acids, Nori may help maintain low cholesterol levels and influence the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems.


Sprouted Quinoa – Living Sprouts
Quinoa helps support the kidneys. In its sprouted form, Quinoa contains gram for gram more calcium than milk and more useable protein than meat. It is the most nutrient-dense grain with high levels of iron, phosphorous, Vitamin E and Vitamin B Complex.


Sprouted Millet – Living Sprouts
This sprouted grain is easy to digest and is free from gluten a common allergen. Millet, especially in its sprouted form, can help nourish the spleen, the main organ responsible for extracting nutrients from food and converting it to energy. Millet is high in iron, magnesium, silicon – which builds cell tissue for healthy bones, hair, skin and nails.


Think about it… Living sprouts provides useable and digestible nutrients and enzymes. Live Enzymes are responsible for (1) digesting food (2) dissolving fat (3) absorbing nutrients (4) reproduction (5) scavenging free radicals


Invest in your own sprout germinator. I have been using this same sprouter for at least the last 10 years and it has moved from country to country with me. The Germinator cost me £13.95. It is easy and fun to use, with three tiers so you can grow different seeds at the same time or harvest them on different days. . I sprout Mung Beans, Alfalfa and chick peas constantly and use them in soups and salads or eat them throughout the day as a snack.

In good health

Marlene x

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Tofu & Blueberry Dessert

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Macro/Vegan Recipe Six– 6th January

 

‘Overconsumption and overproduction of meat has given rise to the inhumane factory farm, which has put huge threats on the planet and our health… if you have pledged to go vegan in January I will be posting daily recipes and tips to help you on the path.

 

Following on from yesterday’s Agedashi Tofu recipe, as promised here is a delicious way to use tofu by making mouth-watering desserts for you and your family to enjoy now and again.

 

Tofu & Blueberry Layered Dessert

 

Make the Tofu Cream As Follows

 

1 pack Clearspring silken tofu

 

1/3 cup Clearspring Rice Syrup

 

1 tbsp Clearspring olive, sunflower or safflower oil

 

1 tablespoon soymilk

 

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

 

1 teaspoon lemon juice

 

 

 

Whip all ingredients together in a blender until very smooth.  Refrigerate at least two hours before serving. 

 

 

 

Make the Blueberry Sauce As Follows

 

4 cups fresh blueberries (use frozen if not in season)

 

1/3 cup Clearspring rice syrup

 

1 tbsp lemon juice

 

2 tbsp Clearspring Kuzu

 

 

 

Set aside one cup of the blueberries for topping the dessert.  Place the remaining 3 cups of blueberries in a pot with the rice syrup and lemon juice. Dissolve the kuzu in two tablespoons of water and add to the pot.  Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for 4 minutes. Stir in the kuzu and simmer until the mixture starts to thicken.  Transfer to a blender and blend to a cream. Pour into a bowl and allow to cool. Chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

 

 

 

Using pretty glasses and layer some blueberry sauce in the bottom and tofu cream on top.  Continue this process of layering until the glass is full and then top with some of the blueberry’s to finish and some toasted flaked almonds of nuts of your choice.

 

 

 

Marlene’s Nutritional Tip;

 

The fast and exhausting pace of the way people live causes anxiety, irritability, tension and chronic disease.  To feel more relaxed many eat ‘comfort food’ which in general are nutritional nightmares as they are mostly loaded with dairy and sugar.  However, do not despair; in Macrobiotics we use natural sweeteners and ingredients to create the most amazing desserts.  My advice is to leave some time after meals before eating dessert because they can disrupt and prolong the natural process of digestion of your meal.

 

Apples and pears are the most balanced and digestible fruits.   Buy organic seasonal fruit that is far richer in nutrients and kinder to the soil and as an added bonus has more intense and aromatic flavours and smells.  In winter, eat cooked fruit as it warms and relaxes us.  I purchased these blueberries in summer and stored them in the freezer until now.

 

 

 

In good health

 

 

 

 

 

Marlene x

 

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