Mission Nutrition eBook

 

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Real Food, Real Answers…

What is healthy? The word “health” has become a completely arbitrary word. With all of the confusing opinions and “un-scientific” studies out there, the everyday person is really baffled about health. Most people don’t have the hours it would take to sift through the seemingly ambiguous information. Our high school health class or even college class from 30 years ago is little preparation for the variety of food decisions we make today. Food science has changed the terrain of nourishment. When we started to engineer food, we threw away centuries of time honored wisdom surrounding the cultivation and preparation of nutrient rich sustenance. The problem of properly nourishing a body is just as beautifully complex as the body itself, yet the simple wisdom of many indigenous peoples have historically established a properly balanced diet. Where did we go wrong? Without knowing all the nutrients really required for life, we assembled attractive food, devoid of the full complexity that God intended. New food-like products are produced so rapidly, with little thought as to the true purpose of food. So what is the true purpose of food? Food’s primary purpose is to build and sustain the wonderful person that is YOU. Health is a result of a body well supplied with the needed nutrients. What foods will truly provide you with the nutrients you need for life? What diet will really support your body? Are there nutrients that are now lacking in our soil or lifestyle habits that can not sustain our body’s requirements? What about supplements and dietary support products? These are honest questions that deserve real answers.

Limiting Toxins, Practical Solutions…

Choosing non-toxic products is setting personal boundaries for the protection of your body’s function. Limit the load of toxins coming into your body that are under your direct control, so that your body can eliminate the remaining toxins that are unavoidable. I provide many low cost recipes and real life alternatives to common commercial products.

 

 

 

Broken Bodies, Enduring Remedies…

There are many natural healing modalities available today, but as a society we lack the necessary foundation to wisely take advantage of these gifts.  How they work or even which one may be best for our individual situation is a complete mystery to the average person. This herbal wisdom has been largely suppressed to the point of extinction in America. Thankfully there is much we can learn from cultures that have kept their traditional healing paradigm alive, thousands of years of trial and error that we can now benefit from. I try to outline some foundational points of the most documented natural healing systems, give an overview of principles, and some real remedies for common complaints. Most importantly I want to provide healthy expectations for real healing.

 

 

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Three Ingredient Cookies! So Easy!

Large Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Large Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Super Easy School Snack–15 minute Peanut Butter Cookies, from start to finish

  • 1 cup peanut butter (or sunbutter…sunflower seeds)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or raw sugar)
  • 1 egg (or duck egg)
Mix, scoop, fork, bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Breakfast Cookie Version: (Very Hardy and Quite Tasty)

  • 2 cups Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Sugar (or raw sugar)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 eggs
Mix, use a large scoop, criss cross with fork and bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.

No Egg Version:

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar (or Raw Sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 Tbsp Molasses (Sorghum)
Mix, scoop, fork, bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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Allergy Free Brownies

Brownie Chemistry in the Kitchen: Brownie Veinticinco

The perfect brownie

The perfect brownie

An amazing, solid yet gooy, melt-in-your-mouth brownie that is GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, SOY FREE and EGG FREE.  It took 25 recipes to get to this magnificent creation.  Brownies that are free of so many things seem to teeter on a precipice overlooking  destruction on all sides–on one side is a congealed, sludgy mess (hard to get out of a pan) and on the other side, sawdust awaits an unsuspecting brownie scientist.  The victory is for all who want to try this mouth-watering wonder.  I highly recommend following the recipe carefully.  Just a teaspoon of the wrong thing can send the brownies into distruction.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Organic Shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp glycerin vanilla
  • 6 drops of vanilla stevia
  • 1 tsp guar gum
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 2 tsp brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp psyllium husk powder (binder)
Brownie Dough

Brownie Dough

Grease the a 8 inch by 8 inch pan.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all of the dry ingredients.  Add the vanilla, agave, and shortening.  Mix with your hands.  It will kind of be like play doh.  Smash it into the of the pan.  Try to smooth the finger marks out of the dough.  Bake for 25 minutes.  The brownies will feel a little squishy in the middle.  They will solidify as they cool.  Cool completely before serving…if you can wait.

**You can make a thicker brownie.  Just double the recipe and bake for 35 minutes.

Plenty of Taste Testers

Plenty of Taste Testers

Science of Brownies:

  • Tapioca starch- made saw dust brownies
  • More shortening or agave-  made sludge
  • You can use the exact amount of sunflower oil as shortening- a little grease but good
  • dutch chocolate (cocoa that is bathed in acid)- slight rising agent
  • glycerin vanilla- adds to the moistness
  • more rice flour- a little grainy
  • agave- helps emulsify the oil  (might be able to use honey…let me know if you try)
  • Arrowroot starch- made sludge
  • Shortening is better than butter-  The test kitchen says that the balance of saturated to unsaturated fats is very important for a moist brownie.  The palm oil in the organic shortening has a good balance.

**Let me know of other scientific findings…please comment!