Personal Notes: Greetings.
Happy summer. I am
looking forward to few summer trips – reconnecting with friends. This includes my 30th (scary)
high school reunion next month.
In This Issue
– Make it simple read more...
Featured Recipe – BBQ Tempe read
Featured Article – Sources of Soy read
Tools to Create a More Balanced Life – Two targeted home-study programs read
Get to Balance read
Looking for a Speaker? read more...
New at Seeds To Change Featured CD – Food Cravings read
Quote of the Month Sunbeams read
does not have to be over complicated or contain a multitude of ingredients to
be good and nutritious. A friend
recently told me he was on a “single ingredient” diet. He was
eating foods only consisting of a single ingredient. I think this is admirable and if you think
about it, likely healthy. This is,
however, a little extreme and likely not maintainable with our busy
lives. Summer is however a good time
to experience in this regard as there is so much fresh, locally grown produce
Tempeh (serves 4)
1 block tempeh, cut in 3/4 “
1 small red onion, sliced
1 – 2 T olive oil
BBQ sauce (make sure you read the
label – watch for sugar)
Sauté onion in olive oil a few minutes,
add tempeh and lightly sauté. Add BBQ
sauce and stir to coat. Leave in pan
until heated through. If BBQ sauce
gets to thick, add a little water and stir.
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Sources of Soy by Brenda Jaeck
I am often asked
about the various forms of soy available.
People want to understand the differences and which one is
“better.” Soy, in general,
is a good source of protein. It
contains isoflavones, a type of plant
estrogen. They area credited with the
slowing of osteoporosis, relieving some symptoms of menopause, alleviating
many forms of cancer, as well as kidney disease and complications from
diabetes. Soy is a good source of easily
absorbable iron. Soy also contains
carotenes, vitamins B1 and B2 and niacin.
Soy, as a by
product, is added into many processed foods.
It can also be consumed in readily accessible forms. Below is a list of common forms of
Soy beans. You can consume soy beans in their pure
form. They are sold raw, cooked in
cans, roasted to be eaten as a snack like peanuts or as edamame.
Tempe is a traditional Indonesian food
made by splitting, cooking and fermenting soy beans. It has a hearty “meaty” texture
than lends itself to a variety of cooking methods.
Tofu is the best
known soy food in America. It has almost no flavor. To some this is off putting. This quality
does make it versatile as it will absorb other flavors when cooked. Tofu has the consistency of custard and is
available in a variety of textures from silken (good for desserts) to firm
(almost a meaty texture).
The sources of soy
listed above are ranked in my order of preference based on the amount of
processing required for it to be produced.
In my opinion, we are always better eating food in a state most
closest to how it is grown in nature.
As such, soybeans in their purest form would be my preference for
consumption. This is followed by tempe
which is fermented but not highly processed.
Tofu, on the other hand, is highly processed. Think about how many
gyrations a green bean served at a sushi restaurant has to go through to look
like a white square substance. It is
also for this reason that I don’t recommend products like soy milk, soy
cheese and other soy deli alternatives.
not without its own controversy. As
such, you should also conduct your own research and decide what is best for
Incidentally, an acre of soybeans produces more than twenty times more usable
protein that if that land were used to raise beef
cattle or grow their fodder.
much of the data in this article (and often the source of nutritional content
for my newsletters) The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia by
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Are your health concerns
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of the Month
A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows
– St Francis of Assisi
I hope the sunbeams (real and proverbial)
of summer lighten you.
forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
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Helping you grow
a happy, healthy life