Ok so, moving on...the Raw Miso Soup I made the other day turned out a-maz-ing! It was so super yummy, you must try it if you are looking for a cold day, winter warm up...which I always am this time of year! :) Here is mine:
I used carrots and daikon to make the noodles instead of zucchini or sweet potatoes (as I've seen others suggest), and it was oh so tasty! You can also make it with any ingredients you have lying around such as celery or nori. I will definitely be making it again soon!
Ooh, I also just need to post this pic of the delicious green smoothies I made for Corey and I the other day:
I believe they were: cucumber, spinach, apple juice, pear, avacado, vitamineral green, & coconut shreds :) delish.
I have really been trying to stick very closely to the rules of food combining, as much as possible. If you are not yet aware of these rules for digestive health, the basics are this:
♥ Eat Proteins (concentrated) With Non-Starchy Vegetables and/or Sea Veggies or Cultured Veggies - this is because there are different digestive enzymes needed to break down proteins than the ones needed to digest starchy carbohydrates, and combining them can be hard on the digestive tract, causing gas, bloating, and flatulence.
♥ Eat Grains & Starchy Carbohydrates (concentrated) with Non-Starchy and/or Sea Veggies or Cultured Veggies - same reason as before, combining starches with proteins is a recipe for a bloated and uncomfortable tummy and gas in the system.
♥ Cultured Veggies are Good With Everything! - even fruit! These bad boys are great for the internal flora of your colon and help everything else you eat to break down.
There is a great deal more to this idea of food combining for better digestion, which includes cutting out all processed foods and eating a diet of 80 percent alkaline-forming food, and 20 percent acid-forming foods. You can find more about this type of thing by looking up the man who came up with the idea in the 1930's, Dr. Howard Hay. There is also a lot of great information about how to properly food combine in the book, The Body Ecology Diet, by Donna Gates.
So, I have basically been trying to stick to these principles as much as possible, but I think I may have recently made a mistake that has turned into a food-combining experiment. I made some savory raw crackers yesterday that included the following ingredients:
-Onion (red & white) -Nama Shoyu
-Pumpkin Seeds -Miso
Just curious though, has anyone else ever had any similar experiments/experiences with food combining and/or cultured brown rice miso in flax crackers? I wasn't sure if the same rules of food combining even applied to rice once it has been fermented...I mean, should this even effect the concentrated proteins once it has been cultured? I am oh so curious...and I want some more info on the subject if anyone has any. Anyway, I will get back with the results of this experiment and we'll see how it goes. Who knows, maybe that was just a quirk of a day. There are so many other reasons one might experience these symptoms on any given day. That's why I need to find a small group of willing participants (for science, buddies!) to eat these and see how they feel...hehe. Oregon buddies, I'm lookin' at you. Or my other buddies are welcome to ask and I can send you some in the mail to try...help with the experiment AND get to try delicious crackers! (can you tell I am reaching here?) haha Talk to you all soon! Have a great and healthful weekend! Much love! :D