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Life After Breakfast?

Michael Bauce

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Whole Grain Porridge  for breakfast has a multitude of health benefits that may lead to a long, healthy life. Recently, a Harvard University study found that a diet rich in whole grains can substantially reduce the chances of heart disease and extend life. These findings remained the same for all, healthy and unhealthy. This study… more »

Garlic Miso Pickles

Michael Bauce

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Stick a few cloves of fresh Garlic into a glass jar and add Miso. Repeat until you have submerged as many cloves into and the Miso as possible. Place jar in cool, dark place (like a cabinet) for 1 year. Have a few small slices with your Grain as you would any pickle.  Garlic-Miso Pickles… more »

Know Your Roots!

Michael Bauce

Health & More, Recipes

Roots are grounding and connect you to Earth energy. Good to know your roots, it’s where we come from. Each one has something to offer. Long-slow cooking of root vegetables creates strength, especially now. Tonight I experiment with the longest and slowest of cooking…I take 3 roots, in this case 3 varieties of Daikon Radish,… more »

Pumpkin-Shiso Condiment

Michael Bauce

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We like a Condiment Tray on our table. Common condiments include Sesame Salt (Gomasio), Sunflower-Dulse, Nori-Sesame or Pumpkin-Shiso (pictured). Place 1/4 cup roasted Pumpkin Seeds in a Suribachi along with a teaspoon of dried pickled ume powder (use less or more depending on your taste/condition). Grind carefully until 1/2 crushed. Use on rice, vegetables, pasta,… more »

Got Natto?

Michael Bauce

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Natto is a food made from fermenting Soybeans with a beneficial bacteria that enhances nutrition and digestibility as well as texture and flavor. It’s traditionally mixed with scallion, mustard and soy sauce. Other options are grated raw Daikon or Nori strips.  Eaten with Rice, it can be a satisfying meal in itself. Look for an… more »

Candida – A Home Remedy

Michael Bauce

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Candida Crunch – This remedy is inexpensive and highly effective for Candida and all parasites! 3 Cups Short Grain Brown Rice. 2 Cups Aduki Beans. 1 Cup unhulled brown sesame seeds. glass jar   Place all in a cast iron skillet and dry roast over medium heat stirring constantly with wooden spoon until the brown… more »

Taking Time To Cook

Michael Bauce

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In today’s hurried world, few can find the time and energy to cook food for themselves or family after a full day’s work. Restaurants and quickly prepared meals have become the norm today. Learning the basics of healthy cooking, over time, will provide you with the skills to minimize kitchen time with the creative reuse… more »