Stuffed Peppers + TURMERIC!

Please read the information on Turmeric below!!! Who know you might learn something!

Here are a couple of recipes I made up last night… Once again my photography (phone) is a little shabby!

Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

  • 2 organic Anaheim pepper
  • 1/4 cup red quinoa
  • 2 tbsp organic chives (or onion, shallot)
  • 1/4 cup organic raw goat gouda (shaved)( you may use any cheese)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (you may use any nut)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cold pressed organic olive oil
Instructions:
  • cook quinoa as directed
  • saute onion, lemon, olive oil and garlic for 3-5 minutes, or until soft
  • in bowl mix nuts, cheese, quinoa, and onion mixture 
  • take out stem an seeds of pepper carefully (as shown below)
  • stuff pepper with ingredients using a small spoon
  • bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes

 

Turmeric Chicken
  • 2 organic free-range chicken breasts with skin and bone (skin is where all the nutrients are, don’t be scared of it!!)
  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp celtic salt
  • 2 tsp cold pressed olive oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • pepper to taste
Instructions:
  • mix all ingredients together and rub on chicken
  • let sit for 30 minutes, or up to 7 hours
  • bake at 350 for 40 minutes, ( i broil it at the end to make the skin nice and crispy)
Turmeric!!!!
Turmeric has a broad spectrum of actions, mild but certain effects, and is beneficial for long-term and daily usage. Though it is a common spice, few people, including herbalists know of its great value and are using it to the extent possible. It is a herb that one should get to know and live with.  Turmeric’s Beneficial Effects in a Nutshell

Strengthens and improves digestion

  • Reduces gas and bloating
  • Assists in the digestion of protein and with rice and bean dishes
  • Improves your body’s ability to digest fats
  • Promotes proper metabolism, correcting both excesses and deficiencies
  • Maintains and improves intestinal flora
  • Improves elimination of wastes and toxins

Supports healthy liver function and detox

  • Turmeric helps increase bile flow making it a liver cleanser that can rejuvenate your liver cells and recharge their capability to break down toxins
  • Helps to prevent alcohol and other toxins from being converted into compounds that may be harmful to your liver

Purifies your blood

  • Stimulates formation of new blood tissue
  • Anti-inflammatory: Helps to reduce irritation to tissues characterized by pain, redness, swelling and heat

Contains curcuminoids that fight cancer, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s

  • Relieve arthritis pain and stiffness, anti-inflammatory agent
  • Anti-carcinogenic: “Curcumin has been shown to prevent a large of number of cancers in animal studies. Laboratory data indicate that curcumin can inhibit tumor initiation, promotion, invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis.”
  • Curcumin: Turmeric’s Active Anti-Inflammatory “Ingredient”

    Most notably turmeric is known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties, which come from curcumin — the pigment that gives turmeric its yellow-orange color, and which is thought to be responsible for many of its medicinal effects. There are an estimated three to five grams of curcumin in 100 grams of turmeric.

    Turmeric’s Cancer-Fighting Properties

    In India where turmeric is widely used, the prevalence of four common U.S. cancers — colon, breast, prostate and lung — is 10 times lower. In fact, prostate cancer, which is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in U.S. men, is rare in India and this is attributed, in part, to turmeric.

    Numerous studies have looked into this potential cancer-fighting link, with promising results. For instance, curcumin has been found to:

    • Inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells
    • Inhibit the transformation of cells from normal to tumor
    • Help your body destroy mutated cancer cells so they cannot spread throughout your body
    • Decrease inflammation
    • Enhance liver function
    • Inhibit the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumor formation
    • Prevent the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth
    • Turmeric for Your Heart, Brain and Overall Health

      Turmeric inhibits free radical damage of fats, including cholesterol. When cholesterol is damaged in this way, or oxidized, it can then damage your blood vessels and lead to a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, research suggests that turmeric’s ability to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol may be beneficial for your heart. It’s also rich in vitamin B6, high intakes of which are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

Hope that wasn’t an information overload!!
I hope you go out and buy TURMERIC and try it today!
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About Skinny Fat Kids

I am a fat kid at heart. I don’t start a day without planning a meal; whether it is cooking with friends or trying out a new spot. It might have something to do with being a Mexican/Italian.. Since I was young I loved to help out in the kitchen and was open to all types of food. I appreciate what cooking comes along with… Family, friends and times you will never forget. Food for me is something that you can make taste good even though it is healthy! People have no idea how easy it is to throw together a perfectly well balanced meal that provides them with all the essential nutrients one needs. Each of us have your unique genetic needs, tastes, backgrounds which can be factored into your food and nutrition plan. “Change is one constant in our lives.” You can rid disease and illness through food. Food is something people do not clearly understand. I strongly believe in cooking with local, seasonal, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients as best as you can. It is essential to eat only grass fed dairy and meat because they provide more essential nutrients as well as high levels of vitamins. Having a garden and knowing where your food comes from is essential! I owe a lot to my mom who many can attest that she is a GREAT entertainer. She seems to always be having a “dinner party” and always throws together something delicious. My objective in this blog is to share my love and knowledge of food and cooking with all you peeps. I want to give you all ideas on how easy it is to eat healthy and make food taste good. I want the standard american diet to be something of the past… TBC
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One Response to Stuffed Peppers + TURMERIC!

  1. Kylee Lynn says:

    Im going to get sum tomorrow! It’s so true how anything with loads of natural color must be good for you!

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