Sunday, June 7, 2009

Music to my ears

The scale shall not be mentioned here this week. There are far more important matters in life at the moment. Each day that we work with biomedical intervention through supplements, diet , Energy medicine and removing the heavy metals, we see steps of improvement with our son. Yesterday two incidents served as a crack in the ice, so to speak, and it was as if Nick was all of a sudden awake after a long sleep. We had lunch at our favorite store, and afterwords he wanted to throw away the trash. There were two receptacles there, as there have been as long as the store has been open. One marked trash and the other marked refuse. He looks at them and asks me "Mom, is this trash or refuse ?" Amazing thing is this is a kid who NEVER asks questions outside of what is for dinner and what are we doing today.I used to think it was because he was amazingly independent, but I have since realized it was because he was incapable of understanding exactly how to phrase one. The questions he would ask were simply ones he heard phrased in TV shows and such. Parroting and not independent thought. Then as we were shopping, he was doing one of his comforting gestures of reading everything he saw outloud ( one reason I cannot shop without a list), when suddenly he started asking "Mommy, what do we use this food for ?". These incidents give be proof that our efforts are definately paying off. Scale be damned. It's not that I will stop trying through diet and exercise, but rather I am going to measure our successes in a whole different way.

Last night with dinner we tried two new dishes- Cilantro pesto and "fakaroni and cheese", which is actually hominy with a vegan cheese sauce. The latter was greatly anticipated by my son, who used to absolutely adore that horrid blue box stuff. The pesto was tried because of some new findings on it's affects to remove heavy metal toxins from the body. It is a very tasty way to get healthy ! We had it on grilled burgers ontop Arnold's thins( we are NOT Gluten Free), tossed salad and Camimari tomatoes. It was a nice way to conclude a day filled with walking and exciting new developments !

Cilantro Pesto - from Mathew's Puzzle

2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup Brazil nuts
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
2 cups packed fresh cilantro
2/3 cup olive oil oil
4 tablespoons lemon juice
Sea salt to taste

Process the cilantro and oil in a blender until the coriander is chopped. Add the garlic,
nuts and seeds, and lemon juice and mix until the mixture is finely blended into a paste.
Add a pinch to sea salt to taste and blend again.
Store in dark glass jars if possible.

And now for the fakearoni..very tasty, but best eaten if you have avoided the Blue Box for a long time.

Carrie's Cheesy Imposter Sauce -
from Ginger Lemon Girl
(Gluten free, casein free, soy free, yeast free)

2/3 cup unsweetened hemp milk (I used rice milk)
3-4 tablespoons cooked chick peas (canned is fine!)
1 heaping tablespoon tahini
3-4 tablespoons cashews (or pine nuts)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon - 3/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce (add to taste)
1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
3/4 teaspoon tumeric
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon diced pimiento peppers
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Place all ingredients in blender and puree until very smooth. Pour mixture into a sauce pan
and heat on the stove on med-high heat for several minutes until heated through.
Pour heated cheese sauce over pasta, potatoes, rice, vegetables, etc...
Place leftover sauce in an airtight container and store in refrigerator. Consume within 2-3 days.

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