Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This looks like a refreshing healthy summer treat!

I have not been blogging for a while because I am working on the Prop 37 Initiative. Its the California Right to Know Prop...You know GMOs and we want them labeled. Please tell me you know what a GMO is.  If it is in 30 seconds.  Its food that has been injected with anything from viruses to shrimp to insecticide. Its defintiely not your old fashioned playing around with its crossbreeding things that do not belong together! And if you eat 70% processed foods, you are eating it...everyday. Anything that contains soy, corn, canola, soon to be sugar beets all are GMO unless they are organic and even those have to be stamped 100% USDA certified.

The problem is this...GMOs are not independently tested. Monsanto will not allow it claiming they are afraid someone will steal their precious patent. Really? Monsanto is the one acting like a drug cartel. Heres the deal. Lets say farmer A agrees to sign this ridiculous contract to only buy Monsanto seed and RoundUp (the 2 work together) and will never re-use GMOs seeds but buy new ones every year. Farmer B lives next door. He doesn't want GMO seeds but bees, birds, butterflies, the wind doing what they do naturally send pollen and seeds to Farmer B's crop, contaminating his field. Now if that isn't bad enough Monsanto's goon squad shows up to Farmer B's field, takes samples. sees that infact his crop contains GMOs, Monsanto then threatens Farmer B with a lawsuit if he doesn't pay them money for patent infrigment....and all this is LEGAL!!!

Thats why I am so involved with this Prop 37 campaign. You saw what happened in Vermont right? The legislature wanted their food labeled in their state and Monsanto heard about it, threatened to sue and the governemtn backed down. WSell, I am NOT backing down. I want it banned but I am told that labeling is the best we can do for now. 50 countries have labeling and dozens have a comeplete ban.

If you live in California here is a link so you can endorse this initiative. I added my name already...

And if you want to do more here is the link for that

And if you want to know why we are upset with Monsanto and others like them, Google Monsanto complaints and you will get at least a thousand links.

eat your fruits and veggies!   NON-GMO that is!   xo  Inge

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Check out this article....

I completely agree with this chart. Everytime I am angry and or stressed out...who am I kidding, when I'm stressed - I am angry. If I can't get my emotions under control I am reminded to *chillout* from the boil that shows up on my ass. It talks to me everytime I sit down.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I found this on Facebook....

6 Healthy Foods To Replace Your Naughtier Preferences Without Sacrificing Flavor

Just because you’re trying to eat more healthily doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite food preparations! There are a number of nutritious ingredie...nts that can replace your naughtier preferences without forgoing flavor. Try the following examples and see if your palate isn’t as pleased as your waistline!

1. Quinoa instead of rice or pasta

White rice and pasta are “bad” or simple carbs--you know, the ones that don’t provide much in the way of nutrition. But quinoa! This amazing ancient grain not only acts as a perfect platform for soaking up sauces, just like pasta and rice, but also it’s a complete protein, which means it delivers all nine of the essential amino acids.

2. Shaved zucchini instead of pasta

Another magical swap, shaved zucchini (created by shaving zucchini into strands with a vegetable peeler) can carry sauces from the plate to your palate--and add a serving of veggies to your dish to boot. Bonus: You don’t even have to cook it and it’s a refreshing way to serve saucy dishes during summer’s heat!

3. Coconut water instead of Gatorade

Unless you’re a serious athlete, you don’t need the kind of potassium and electrolytes found in Gatorade anyway; gulping down a good amount of water will more than do the trick for the average gym goer. But coconut water, or the water harvested from inside young coconuts, does provide additional nutritional value over water--without the additives found in sports drinks. Expect great, refreshing, even sweet taste plus about as much potassium as you’d find in a banana.

4. Spinach and tomato sauce instead of spaghetti with sauce

Let’s be honest. Pasta’s main purpose is to be a vehicle for sauce. So why not drive your favorite pasta sauce into your mouth via a more healthy vehicle? Cooked spinach can be a perfect partner for tomato sauces--not to mention a valuable source of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, which are known to be anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer.

5. Kale chips instead of potato chips

We don’t need to tell you how unhealthy potato chips are. But you might like to know you can enjoy similarly crisp, greasy flavor and eat healthily if you reach for kale chips. There is a catch--you’ll need to make them yourself. But on the upside, all you need to do is de-stem kale leaves, spray them with a tiny bit of oil, sprinkle them with salt, and bake them for 10 to 15 minutes at an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you ate an entire bunch, you’d have satisfied your greens requirement for the day and only ingested about 200 calories!

6. Cauliflower instead of potatoes

Taste aside, there’s not much good that comes from mashed potatoes. But substitute even half of your spuds with cooked and mashed cauliflower and you’ll cut calories and add protein to your favorite rib-gripping side dish. After all, pound for pound, potatoes have nearly four times as many calories as cauliflower.

Source: Prevent Disease
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Remember, Infamil and Similac contain GMO's!

I helped get the Label GMOs on the ballot in California. I know that the corporations who make their living selling gm foods will spend millions of dollars in the next few months to scare people from voting yes to have their foods labeled. I plan to post any articles I can get my hands on to educate those people who don't know what genetically modified foods are. Please copy and share to help spread the word. We are up against a ruthless group, with Monsanto leading the pack. Vermont  legislators recently changed their mind to mandate labeling products that contain gmos, when Monsanto threatened to sue the state. If gmos were safe then why not label them?

I am a firm believer that I got cancer from the foods I ate and that's why I am such an advocate for healthy food. If I can't get organic, I try my best to not eat gm foods, which are harder to determine because they are not labeled. I just read that tomatoes are no longer gm...

Another article confirms that in order to stay healthy, we should stay way from gm foods

Here is a link that confirms scientifically that gmos are bad for us

eat your fruits and veggies!    xo  Inge