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Tummy Friendly Vegetarian Chili May 9, 2011

Filed under: Natural Living,Recipes — njr711 @ 10:35 pm
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I know the last thing the world needs is another non-original chili recipe but…

Recently, I tried to stretch a few pantry ingredients and made a sort of chili/salsa. It was light enough for the warmer weather. It ended up being delicious and satisfying. Very satisfying! We were all pleasantly full but not bloated. It gave us that cellular hum of digestive peace that you only get after eating light, nutritious and satisfying meals. So here it is. Enjoy!

  • 14oz can of black beans, rinsed thoroughly
  • 14oz can of pinto beans, rinsed thoroughly
  • 6-8oz can of corn niblets, drained
  • 14oz can of diced tomatoes, you can substitute sweet potato puree here
  • 1 packet of low sodium chili seasoning, MSG free
  1. Bring all ingredients to a BOIL for 2-3 minutes. This essential to making gas free beans.
  2. Stir, bring pot to a low simmer and cover for at least 10 minutes. The longer the better!
  3. Serve over corn bread with just a dab of sour cream or cheddar cheese.
  4. Eat up!


Sweet Vegetable Tea May 5, 2011

My pregnancy with my first son was magnificent and nauseating. I lived off ginger ale and saltines for several months until a co-worker gifted me a book called, “Bless the Baby” by Melanie Waxman. Now my lovely sister is pregnant with her first child and suffering the same stomach issues.

Crackers themselves are hardly the breakfast of champions and a new mom should attempt to provide better nourishment to the new life developing inside of them. This is a terrific recipe for pregnant women and nursing moms to drink along with eating crackers.

Sweet Vegetable Tea adapted from “Bless the Baby”

  • 4 cups spring water
  • half an organic onion, finely sliced
  • one organic carrot with tops, washed and finely sliced
  • one cup organic cabbage, washed and shredded
  • one cup of organic winter squash, seeded, washed and finely sliced   *Substitute 1 extra carrot for winter squash if squash is unavailable.
  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add all vegetables and boil for approximately two minutes.
  3. Cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove vegetables and drink warm.

This warm beverage is not exclusively for pregnant women; It is great for anyone suffering from constipation or blood sugar issues.  This is also a terrific cleansing tea. Enjoy!


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