In This Issue
– Millet read
Featured Recipe –Millet Yam Burgers read
Featured Article – Giving
Tools to Create a More Balanced Life – Two targeted home-study programs read
Get to Balance read
Looking for a Speaker? read
New at Seeds To Change Featured CD – Healthy Holidays read
Quote of the Month Giving read
– This is one of my favorite grains. It is the yellow roly-poly things in bird
seed. Humans can eat it to! It cooks quickly (in 20 minutes), has a
nice texture and is tad sweet and slightly astringent. It is good for the stomach, spleen-pancreas
and for healing gastrointestinal irregularities. It has the richest amino-acid protein
profile and the highest iron content of all the grains. It is rich in phosphorus and the B
vitamins. It is gluten free and is
sometimes used to treat blood sugar imbalances. To cook, slightly toast in a dry pan. Let cool and add twice as much water as
grain (i.e. for 1 cup of millet 2 cups for water), bring to boil, reduce to
simmer and cook approximately 20 minutes.
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Millet and Yam Burgers
Makes 6 (8 oz) patties
dried millet 1
yam, peeled and chopped 1 t
t ground fennel seeds
cooked chickpeas 1 /
2 t pepper
1 / 8 cup
/ 4 t cayenne pepper
1 t olive
T potato or corn starch
carrot, grated 1 / 8
2 cup sunflower seeds Vegetable or olive oil
the oven to 400. Rinse the millet in a fine sieve. Place in a sauce pot over medium heat with
the yam and water. Simmer covered for
about 30 minutes, or until both the millet and the yam are soft and the
liquid has cooked out. Place in a
large bowl and add the chickpeas; mash together with the back of a large
spoon. Add the tamari, olive oil,
carrot, sunflower seeds, cumin, coriander, feel, pepper cayenne, potato
starch and parsley; blend well.
8-ounce scoop, form the mixture into 6 patties and place on a baking pan
lined with parchment paper. Spray
lightly with vegetable or olive oil. Bake
in the over for 20 minutes, until golden brown. From:
Whole Foods Market Cookbook
Giving by Brenda Jaeck
This is the season
of giving (and buying). The associated
tasks create much of the “busy work,” stress and therefore
imbalance during this time of year.
Giving can create a lot of associated angst – who to buy for,
WHAT to buy, how much to spend, how to pay for it all. Further, with the idea of giving often
comes the idea of receiving. Receiving
can create an uncomfortable feeling and therefore sometimes clouds the
purpose of giving.
What if this year
REALLY could be different? One of the
ways to create a difference in your approach to the holidays, I think, is to
give some thought to giving. Giving
does not need to mean material possessions.
Perhaps you can think of ways to give of yourself. This might mean in terms of your time, your
heart or giving an experience to someone.
I’ll let you interpret those suggestions in any way that is
meaningful to you.
Think about how
different this holiday season can be if you let go of your definition of
giving (and of course receiving). Then
you can truly focus on the meaning of the holiday - whatever that means for you, Perhaps it’s a religious celebration,
or a time to connect with loved ones or even a time for an escape from work
and/or a planned getaway. I think most
of you will agree that this holiday season CAN surely be calmer and less
stressful than previous years. I
believe readjusting your views on giving will help in this regard.
inspiration on giving see the book 29
Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker. In fact, here are some giving secrets from
a recent article written by her. In
the article she is actually referring to planning the 29 days of giving she
describes in her book. I think the
tips can be applied to holiday giving as well.
The 6 secrets to giving:
1. start with gratitude – what are
you most thankful for and how can you express that in a gift
2. keep it simple – small gestures
often make the biggest impact
3. give up exceptions – let go of
how your gift will be received or used
4. receive graciously – giving
without receiving will deplete your energy – allow others the same joy
you enjoy in giving – but remember #3
5. wing it – no need to spend the
rest of the season planning gift buying, let things unfold naturally
6. challenge yourself – how can
you REALLY give of yourself – sometimes this means not writing a
check or using a credit card
How does all of
this relate to food? If you’ve
been reading for a while you know my philosophy is that it is ALL about
balance. Balance in food helps you to
achieve a balanced life; balance in life helps you maintain balance in the
diet. The holiday season is often a
period of imbalance. As such, anything
you can do to maintain some semblance of order will go along way to obtaining
or maintaining balance in your diet and overall life.
Lastly, as usual,
December’s newsletter contains a list of some interesting
websites. These are all sites where we
can reach out to others this time of year.
Perhaps you’ll consider finding it in your heart (and wallet) to
give to some of these inspiring charities or give the gift of a donation in
someone else’s name.
donations to digging of wells where people need access to clean water
www.microplace.com – lets you
lend money to third-world entrepreneurs
www.girleffect.org – donations
are used to show young women in developing nations they CAN go places
www.eatwellnyc.org – provides
nutritionally sound food and community to anyone who needs it
And of course my
Happy holidays and
may 2010 find you happy, healthy and in balance!
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No one has ever
become poor by giving – Anne
forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
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