Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Flax is an excellent source of fiber, clean the colon, and act as a very
gentle laxative. It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, E, and carotene. The
seeds also contain iron, zinc, and trace amounts of potassium,
magnesium,phosphorus, and calcium.
They also contain up to 100 times
more of the phyto-nutrient than buckwheat, rye, millet, oats, and soybeans. It
appears that lignins flush out excess estrogen out of the body, thereby reducing
the likelihood of developing estrogen-linked cancers, such as breast cancer.
Flax seeds also seem to reduce the incidence of colon cancer. Besides their
tumor inhibiting properties, lignins also have antibacterial, antifungal
properties.(making them a good food on a anti candida diet)
Kelly's Super Flax Crax
1 pound of flax seeds soaked 4-6 hours and drained
1/4 pound pumpkin seeds
1/4 pound raw pistachios, soaked for 4-6 hours
1/4 C fresh lemon juice
1 red bell Pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
3/4 medium onion - roughly chopped
1 garlic chopped
2 T ground cumin
1/4 c dulse flakes
1/4 c Bragg Liquid aminos
2 1/2 purified water
1/2 bunch fresh parsley, stemmed and chopped.
Grind the soaked flax seeds in a blender and transfer to a large bowl. In a food processor combine everything else and process till thoroughly combined. Stir into the flax mixture. Let sit for at least 30 minutes. The batter should be thick (actually quite mucky) and spreadable. If necessary add a little water to increase spreadability.
Spread out batter on a teflex dehydrator sheets and dehydrate overnight. Flip over and continue dehydrating till fully dry and crispy. (maybe only another few hours) Cut into squares with a pizza cutter and store in a sealed container till needed.
These crackers are great with raw cheese, a slice of guacamole, slices of sweet red pepper and sprinkled with raw gomachio. (oh, I guess I need to post that recipe too. Watch in a few days for a great raw seasoning made with sesame seeds)
This cracker makes a great substitute for standard bread. Although it is not soft and fluffy, it is a great dipping cracker or can be used to make an open face sandwiches using many savory toppings and sandwich fillings such as guacamole, sprouts, fresh tomato, sunnyseed spread, etc. The options are as limitless as sandwich bread itself.
Living a Lifestyle of Learning daily
Keeping a household is simply a system, too. Setting up that system takes lots of work, thinking, planning and trial and error. I have been working on systems for many years and just about feel like I have it into a workable routine that is both workable and flexible for the days that I am called out of town. The routine must be easily picked up again without much stress and back tracking. I have started keeping a day of the week clip board on the wall of my pantry with job lists and descriptions for everyone's use and referral. Here it is below. Each day should only be about a half hour or less so it fits in with our morning routine before we go for a walk.
Laundry-all dark colors
I keep a rotating household maintenance schedule including monthly chores like changing the furnace filter, emptying the vacuum tank or washing the car. Each Monday the next item on the list comes up. Once per month I have added jobs to be done every 6 months instead like washing the windows.
Laundry-all ironing and leftover folding of darks.
It is so terrific because we get all the garbage out of the house and out to the road. All the recycle has to be separated, etc
Laundry-all grey colors
All vertical items such as fridge, dishwasher and doors and switches are to be wiped. On another clipboard I rotate less frequent jobs like wipe down the freezer lid in the garage, top of fridge and the monthly wiping of kitchen cupboards, garbage cans. Each week one of the above chores comes up on the chart along with the usual doors, etc).
Laundry-mending and folding leftovers of greys
This is the day that all the bathrooms get cleaned (by me) but the boys do a though clean up of anything that gets left out during the week. All dusting of horizontal items such as lamps, table tops, etc.
Laundry- all white or light colors
A final vacuum of the whole house and the boys wash the kitchen floor. We usually try to do something fun as well like go to the beach, or more often, go shopping. In the summer that means garage sale shopping and that really is fun!
That takes us right through all the household chores for the week and if all goes well the house is clean by Friday afternoon. Saturdays are reserved for anything that may come up be it fun or work, or leftover work if we had to travel or got behind during the week.
This works for me!