Chef Mo’s Food Angel and her angelic food wisdom!
This blog is brought to you by C2E’s Nutrition Arts Counselor, Maureen Cox, aka Chef Mo. Here at C2E Chef Mo saves those who are kitchen challenged (like me!). She facilitates weekly an organic/vegetarian menu that we can order from via e-mail and go pick up every Tuesday with our recycled Mason Jars! She grows a great part of her menu’s ingredients with the help of genius gardener husband Thomas Cox. She also practices Mindful Cooking, which ensures our Mason Jars are not only filled with the most wholesome ingredients but all the love from Chef Mo’s heart, a heart filled with compassion for all people, and that is aligned with the science of how our thoughts and emotional states affect all matter around us.
Here I leave you with her weekly Food Angel and rich nutrition wisdom. She’s giving C2E’s quarterly Nutrition Intelligence Workshop at C2E’s Villa this coming Saturday, August 22 at 11:30am. For more information, please got here: Nutrition Intelligence w/ Chef Mo
This weeks Food Angel was late and says Good evening to you all on this lovely day. The heat flared up again this weekend wouldn’t it be nice to have a chill pill?? Not to worry though we are in for a bit of a cool down this week and so far today is proving it to be so.
Lots of salads these days and a request from one of you for dressings so 2 choices on the menu for next for you to play around with. Garden has slowed down even more with the highs over 10 in our little corner of the world. This weeks health tips about broccoli and millet and some staying cool tips.
Broccoli contains glucoraphanin, which the body processes into the anti-cancer compound sulforaphane. This compound rids the body of H. pylori, a bacterium found to highly increase the risk of gastric cancer. Of all the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli stands out as the most concentrated source of vitamin C, plus the flavonoids necessary for vitamin C to recycle effectively. Also concentrated in broccoli are the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, other powerful antioxidants.
Recent research has indicated that the regular consumption of millet is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is mainly due to the fact that whole grains like millet are a rich source of magnesium, which helps regulate the secretion of glucose and insulin. In addition an essential phytonutrient present in millet,lignans, are very beneficial to the human body as they have been known to help reduce the risk of heart disease and hormone dependent cancers.
To stay cool Just Add Water the relief is almost immediate, and will last for up to one hour or more.
Drink water frequently. Your body will feel cooler if you are hydrated. Adding mint leaves, or orange, lemon or cucumber slices to your water makes it more refreshing and encourages us to drink more.
Get a spray bottle – fill it with water, adjust it to fine mist and spray it on your exposed skin for an instant chill-zing cooling effect. Run cold water over your wrists for 10 seconds on each hand. This will reduce your temperature for roughly an hour.
Fill your bathtub with cool water and get in. Once you are used to the temperature, let some water out and refill with cold water. Keep doing this until you are sufficiently cold. Your body will stay cool for a long time after you get out. For a fast cool-down, add ice. So some of these suggestions you can do at work others like the bathtub are probably best suited to your home environment and these are just a few suggestions to get you started. So keep it cool.
All items on the menu are always Vegan, Organic and Gluten and Dairy free unless otherwise indicated for Woodland HIlls Local pickup.
Chef Mo to Go August 17, 2015 (This menu already expired to order this week, but if you like what you see and would like to be included in Chef Mo’s e-mail list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you learned about her through C2E’s website.)
Mixed Squash soup with honey and sage
Millet salad greek style with olives & cabbage
Rice & kale salad with a tomato ginger dressing
Raw broccoli and apple slaw with a honey mustard dressing
Savory Organic Lentil & millet flour flatbread with herbs
Organic Millet and chestnut flour chocolate flatbread
Tomato Ginger vinaigrette Dressing
Lemon Honey Mustard Dressing
Raw energy truffles no nuts, sunflower seeds, dates, raw cacao, banana, ginger and hemp seeds rolled in sesame seeds.