Top 5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen

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If you are just starting to cook, or are moving in on your own, chances are, you don’t have much in terms of cooking equipment. Here is what we recommend for you to get, as you are starting out. As times goes by, you will, of course, get more kitchen gadgets. But here are five that we recommend starting out with:

– Chopping board. This is something very basic, as you can’t chop anything without having a chopping board. It is very versatile, as you can chop pretty much anything on it – onions, potatoes, tomatoes, meat, herbs, etc.

Some people prefer to get separate chopping boards to meat, dairy items, vegetables, etc. Others get differently sized chopping boards, and use them depending on the volume of things they need to chop. Start out with one, and see what else you need.

– A knife. Again, this is very basic, but you will not be able to chop or cook anything without a knife. A good, sharp knife goes a long way to help you prepare food. You can go to some stores, and hold the knives in your hand, so that you know which one you are comfortable with.

– A big pot. You need a pot for pretty much anything – from boiling pastas to making soups to stewing to pretty much anything else. Some pots come with colander inserts, which makes it easier to cook pasta. Or, you may get a colander separately, and use that.

– A saute pan. We love saute pans, and use them all the time. Again, they are very versatile, and we recommend getting ones without wooden handles, so that you can put the saute in the oven as well.

Use the saute pan for preparing stir fries, sauteing meat and fish, cooking vegetables and much, much more.

– Roasting Pan. These are perfect for preparing things in the oven. From roast to roasted chicken to roasted vegetables, a roasted pan can help you cook your favorite dishes in the oven.

Don’t be scared – cooking is fun. Start getting a few things that we recommended, and add to your collection of kitchen equipment as time goes.

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THAT WORTHLESS FOOD COMBINING CHART CAN NOW BE THROWN AWAY!!

The Failed Food Combining Chart and all the others that are just the same!
The Failed Food Combining Chart and all the others that are just the same!

Ok…let me be the one to say that this food combining chart that has been going around the world for years is one big fat bowl of junkfood. There is nothing substantial about it and folks need to stop posting it as if it really saying anything prolific. Im kinda over the health garbage that comes out every year. What we gotta say to ourselves is where is the proof and does this make sense? NO IT DOESNT!

First of all, one of the biggest issues that this food combining chart mentions is that you cant mix protein with starch. UH! Well, just about everything has a lil bit of both: Beans, protein and starch; Rice, protein and starch; Many veggies contains protein and starch; This chart is wack and has NO scientific backing whatsoever.

It doesnt even go along with the process by which we digest food at all. This chart is basically saying that the stomach requires items to be digested one at a time, no mixing of foods, due to the release of digestive enzymes. How many people have over the years stopped mixing Melons with anything else? ME!! I admit to being a fool with the food combining for years…can you find any real information as to why you can eat melons with anything else but other melons? NOPE! Me neither! And guess what Watermelons and Cucumbers are related…but you cant mix them in the same eating? Sounds pretty darn silly to me!

Let’s be SMART folks! Im going to admit that this chart has puzzled me for years….because I could never follow it..and always felt guilty of not following it. Let’s face it! If this chart were really true, all people everywhere in the entire world would be sick every time they ate because all we do is mix our foods when we eat. The basis of all cuisines in the world is mixed macronutrients…and here is the good news…YOUR DIGESTIVE TRACT CAN HANDLE IT! YAY!

The problem with Soy

I work with many people who want to do a juice cleanse to transition from an unhealthy diet to one consisting of more live foods. A pattern I see many people fall into during their journey is the over consumption of soy products. I have to ask, whatever happened to vegetarians eating vegetables? So many vegetarians are what I call, TOFU VEGETARIANS. These are folks who insist on eating foods made from tofu as a replacement for meat. This can include items like ribs, chicken, ham, turkey, etc. Some of you are still eating those nasty SOY CHUNKS often sold in Caribbean grocery stores.

 

I get it! The taste and texture of soy meat is often a lifesaver for those just making the transition from carnivore to vegetarian. But do you know what soy does to the body?

 

What’s so bad about soy?

 

The primary reason for avoiding soy is that the overwhelming majority of it grown in the United States is genetically modified. Genetically modified foods have been linked to birth defects, reproductive health problems, etc. Even organically grown soy can be a problem as it contains elements that make it difficult for humans to digest.

 

Dr. Joseph Mercola gives us a great breakdown as to why an overconsumption of soy is bad for your health. The phytic acid in soy blocks absorption of minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Trypsin inhibitors block the digestion of protein which may cause problems with your pancreas. Goitrogens can interfere with thyroid metabolism. Phytoestrogens and isoflavones mimic estrogen made in the body and can increase risk for breast cancer and infertility. The list goes on and on.

 

A better choice

 

The best type of soy for meal times is fermented soy products like soy sauce, miso, tempeh, and natto. However, fermented soy products are best used as a condiment and not a regular meal staple. Your greens should be the main star of your plate. Learn to love and crave the taste of kale, collards, swiss chard, and any other leafy green vegetable you have available to you. As much as vegans and vegetarians talk about saving the lives of animals, you have to know that fake meat is still dead. It is not giving you any valuable nutrients your body needs to thrive in the world. So put the the fake meat away and get another helping of GREENS!

 

Resource: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/soy-health_b_1822466.html

THIS MUST GO VIRAL!

One thing I cant stand is Censorship.  I thought that the USA was a place where people had freedom to express themselves.  Anyway, when I found out that the Whole Foods Undercover Sting operation video was put down on YouTube then I had to post this article.  Its not cool!  I have never been a fan of Whole Foods. They have taken the small health food stores of the past and stomped on them.  Funny thing is I knew that many of their ingredients were Genetically Modified…you can tell just by reading the labels.  And I am an avid label reader too.  Anyway, check out this article, watch the video and let me know your thoughts…and if nothing less pass the word.  Peace!

 

How to see the video that was censored by YouTube

We have uploaded this BANNED video to TV.NaturalNews.com, and you can now watch it by clicking here.

Given that YouTube doesn’t want you to see this investigative journalism video, there’s even more reason to spread the word about this and show others what the corporate status quo in America absolutely does not want you to see!

Here’s the link to the video on TV.naturalnews.com
http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=484FC93C887B206A895A116C0A3469E3

TV.NaturalNews.com, by the way, is the last refuge of free speech in natural health videos. Where YouTube censors videos that tell the truth, we welcome these videos and freely distribute them for everyone to see.

We own our own video network and run the servers ourselves. No one can force us to take them down, short of a court order. As we are defender of free speech, we actively work to protect the free speech rights of whistleblowers such as Organic Spies.

YouTube hides the truth about GMOs and censors whistleblowers

YouTube is, of course, widely engaged in censorship of the truth. My own “TSA Help Wanted” video was on track to be viewed by tens of millions of people before YouTube censored it by slapping an “age restricted” status on it, even though the video contained absolutely no images or language not allowed on television. Click here to watch the TSA video that YouTube censored.

In pulling the “Organic Spies” Whole Foods GMO video, YouTube is also now fully engaged in helping corporate entities like Whole Foods hide their GMOs from the public. As the video itself showed, Whole Foods sells masses of GMOs to its customers, and none of those GMO foods are labeled as containing GMO.

Whole Foods, in other words, is a huge financial supporter of Monsanto because it retails Monsanto-produced GM foods to tens of millions of customers each year. Whole Foods has so far refused to require GMO labeling of the products it sells, and yet Whole Foods employees flatly LIE about all this, ridiculously claiming that Whole Foods sells no GMO whatsoever. This is true across numerous Whole Foods employees, not just a few isolated cases.

That’s what this video revealed. This is why the video was banned by YouTube. This is the truth that you’re not supposed to know about Whole Foods — a corporation that has betrayed the values of its own customers by secretly selling genetically modified corn… the very same strain of corn that French researchers fed to rats who developed massive cancer tumors and suffered alarming rates of premature death.

Think about it: What those French researchers fed to the rats, Whole Foods is selling to you!

If you shop at Whole Foods, YOU are the lab rat!

Whole Foods now has more in common with Monsanto than healthy food consumers

Whole Foods apparently wants you to keep blindly buying the products it carries, without you having any real knowledge about the GMO content of what it sells.

That’s unethical. It’s unacceptable. It’s a betrayal of the very values of the holistic health community. And it’s an indictment of the empty, soulless, deceptive mindset at the very top of Whole Foods, a corporation that quite literally sells products containing a deadly insecticide built right into the food itself. How is that “wholesome” food? How can Whole Foods even call itself “Whole” foods when some of the food it sells contains a deadly pesticide that kills living creatures?

That statement is a scientific fact, by the way. Whole Foods cannot deny this fact. They cannot face the truth and they cannot even face their own customers whom they may very well be poisoning each and every day by continuing to sell genetically modified corn that French researchers have now linked to horrifying cancer tumors in rats. In an age of evil corporations seeming to dominate everything — medicine, weapons of war, criminal banking institutions and so on — Whole Foods increasingly appears to be happily positioned in bed with the evil corporations rather than fighting against them. Whole Foods is playing the old “go along to get along” game at the corporate level, ridiculously hoping this GMO labeling issue will somehow go away if they just ignore it long enough.

Heck, I’m surprised Whole Foods hasn’t given money to oppose Proposition 37! Just like Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Nestle, Bayer, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and all the other usual suspects. The corporate behavior of Whole Foods almost parallels Monsanto at this point. Hence the name I suggested in my previous article: WholeSanto.

The bottom line? If you shop at Whole Foods, you may be unknowingly poisoning yourself with “natural” foods containing GM corn. As the truth about the dangers of GMOs continues to come out, Whole Foods is going to look increasingly irresponsible, unethical and even dangerous to its own customers.

Because if Whole Foods is going to sell you food containing insecticide, then why shop at Whole Foods at all? You can save a small fortune and get the exact same deadly insecticide by shopping at a conventional grocery store. If Whole Foods isn’t going to differentiate itself by avoiding foods that may be toxic to its customers, then what’s the point of shopping there at all?

Shame on Whole Foods for acting a whole lot like Monsanto

I repeat: SHAME on Whole Foods for its irresponsible behavior on the issue of GMOs. Its actions are wrong-headed, deceptive, and possibly even dangerous to the health of its customers.

Join me in boycotting Whole Foods over its hidden GMOs and its refusal to tell the truth about what it’s really selling. We expect better from this company. We demand better, or we won’t shop there at all.

Instead, buy from your local farmers’ markets and food cooperatives. Grow as much of your own food as you can, using heirloom seeds.

And no matter where you shop, buy organic. Organic foods have virtually zero GMO content, so choosing organic is the best way to avoid genetically modified ingredients.

Our pledge against GMOs

Here’s my pledge to you: In our store (www.ShopNaturalNews.com) we will never knowingly sell products made with genetically modified ingredients — and we read labels and scrutinize our vendors. We absolutely refuse to carry GM products in our store, and we will NEVER offer a product made with GMOs that gets described as “natural.”

That’s a hoax. A marketing scam. Virtually all “natural” snack chips made with corn, for example, contain genetically modified corn! How is that natural? It isn’t. Why does Whole Foods even carry these products?

Of course, we’ll never be as big as Whole Foods, but at least I can sleep at night knowing that what people acquire from us is nourishment, not poison. At least I know I’m fighting to keep people alive, not to have them slow-killed by eating themselves to death.

When I look in the mirror, I can honestly, 100% with integrity, smile and say that I made decisions in the best interests of Natural News readers and customers, and that I never — NEVER — sold out my own audience by selling them toxic products for a profit.

There is a line I simply will not cross. That is the line of fundamental human compassion and responsibility to my own support base of customers, readers and fans. Whole Foods has not only crossed that line; they can’t even seem to remember where the line was!

Shame on Whole Foods, a massive retailer for Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.