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A Few Interesting Facts About Veganism
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Red wine vinegar – Or you can use apple cider vinegar
Start by slicing your vegetables. For this recipe, I used zucchini, bell pepper, and red onion. You could also use a number of other vegetables, see below for suggestions!
Preheat a large cast-iron skillet or stainless steel skillet over medium heat until hot.
Spray the skillet with non-stick spray (I love avocado oil or olive oil for this).
Add the veggies and cook on medium to medium-high heat for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the veggies are cooking, make the marinade by combining the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl.
After 7 minutes of cooking, add the marinade to the vegetables and cook 3-4 minutes more.
Greek Spinach Rice
Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat, add the onion and gently cook for 7 minutes or until softened but not browned.
Add the spinach and half the dill and cook, stirring, until the spinach has wilted and any liquid has evaporated.
Stir in the rice, water and tomato paste, then bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 mins or until the rice has cooked and absorbed all the water. Add more water if necessary.
Stir in the remaining dill and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup vegetable or no-chicken broth
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp rosemary
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2lbs potatoes, wash well, cut into wedges or halved
- 1 tsp salt + extra to taste
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
- n a lipped baking tray or roasting pan, combine olive oil, lemon juice, broth, oregano rosemary, and pepper. Use a fork to mix it together, you can also do this in a bowl and add it to the tray, but why dirty more dishes?
- Add chopped potatoes and toss well. Sprinkle with salt and arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the pan.
- Place the potatoes into the oven to roast for 20 minutes.
- Take the potatoes out of the oven, and sprinkle with the minced garlic, turn them and spoon some of the leftover liquid over them.
- Arrange them into a single layer again, and roast for another 20 mins, or until the potatoes are golden-brown.
Serve with chopped herbs and any remaining liquid in the pan.
National Eating Season
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Dr. Julie shares her six tips to Avoid Pigging out at Holiday Parties
This time of year marks the beginning of what is often referred to as “national eating season” the time between Halloween and New Year’s Day. It can be a challenging time of year with an abundance of high-calorie food, lots of social events, and many time-honored traditions that revolve around eating.
Let’s face it: ‘Tis the season to pig out
With the holiday season upon us, food is everywhere. From festive holiday parties to dinners with friends and family, let’s face it, this time of year tends to center around food. And, it is perfectly OK to indulge on occasion, sans the guilt, without gaining weight. The trick is to enjoy what you are eating and to eat mindfully while avoiding overindulging and gaining weight in the process.
To help avoid gaining weight this holiday season while also enjoying your favorite foods Dr. Gatza says now is the time for us to get a quick crash course in “Healthy Holiday Eating 101”
Seven Rules for Healthy Holiday Eating:
- Eat only when you’re hungry
Many people eat when they’re not even hungry. They eat because they think they should eat: its lunchtime. Or, they have to eat because they’re on a schedule at work. Forced eating starts early, with our kids. We make them sit down and eat with us. But if we were living in Nature, foraging for our foods, we would eat only when we were hungry. When your body is hungry for the plainest of foods, it’s telling you that it’s ready to manufacture the enzymes for proper digestion. And don’t mistake thirst for hunger — try water first.
- Don’t mix food types / Eat foods in the proper order
It is preferable to eat foods of one type all at the same time. Have meats first, slowly, which will allow the brain to trigger production of the body’s strongest digestive enzymes, the proteases. Add a little salad, and after 15 minutes, eat your potato. 20 minutes after the potato is gone, fruits or sugared desserts are okay to eat.
Probably the worst error would be to go a buffet and gorge yourself on foods you don’t generally eat that are grown in different vicinities or on other continents. It’s very difficult for your brain to properly signal a need for the correct digestive enzymes when your body hasn’t experienced those types of food before, and certainly not all mixed together at one time.
- Don’t eat when you’re feeling stressed, ill, or injured
Boyfriend or girlfriend just dumped you? Bad day at work? Coming down with the flu? Don’t try to medicate yourself with a pint of ice cream or a New York strip steak. When we are experiencing physical, emotional, and mental stress, or when we are physically ill or injured, or when our body is too hot or too cold, our digestive system is shut down and our body is in healing mode, not digestive mode. Soup broths and juices require minimal enzymes for absorption and can be sipped slowly.
- Chew 22 times – including protein drinks
Many people gulp down those big protein drinks thinking it’s a good thing to do, but the reality is it’s like swallowing a steak, whole. You have to chew protein, or the signals to the brain won’t be there. If you don’t chew along the way, you’re shocking the system.
- Don’t eat overly-cooked & overly- processed foods
Because we don’t know what’s being added to the food we buy, when we take it home, we tend to over-process it because we’re afraid we’ll get sick if we eat something raw. Meat should never be heated in excess of 118 degrees, as the enzymes in that protein are destroyed when they’re heated that high.
- Give your food a background check
Learn how to be a food detective and know the history of what you’re putting into your mouth. Where did those apples come from? Have they been colored or sprayed with glazes and preservatives? The more fresh, locally grown meat and produce you consume, the fewer chemical additives you are likely to encounter. Start your own small garden. Make sure whatever you are consuming is the finest you can purchase or grow.
- Use spices and natural digestive aids to help break down what you eat
Certain cultures add ginger to their food, which is super for digestion. Others add hot peppers –a stimulant to the digestive tract which helps secret more hydrochloric acid. There are cultures that use a lot of turmeric, which is good for digestion. There are other aperitifs that get the digestive enzymes flowing. Some people add pineapple to their meat dishes to help break it down and you can always use formulated enzyme supplements, like AbsorbAid
But what if you don’t have any digestive aids, or AbsorbAid supplements, and feel like a quick snack? “Eat a jar of baby food,” says Dr. Gatza. “It doesn’t contain any chemical additives and it’s predigested. It’s the ideal comfort food!”
BIO: Health educator Dr. Julie Gatza is one of the nation’s top chiropractic physicians with more than 30 years of clinical practice during which she assisted thousands of patients to resolve a wide variety of physical ailments. Using her understanding of the nervous system, nutrition, and alternative therapies, Dr. Gatza’s mission with each patient is to enhance their body’s potential to heal itself. Dr. Gatza regularly lectures and educates audiences on how to maintain optimum health with a focus on the role that digestion plays in maintaining a healthy immune system. She currently serves as spokesman for Natures Sources Dietary Supplements.
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Short-Term Rental Tax
Cities across the US make thousands of dollars annually from the short-term rental tax they collect.
The city of Avon has just passed a new short-term rental tax that will be put towards a local housing fund. The new 2% tax that will go into effect at the start of the new year and is expected to bring in between $1 million and $1.5 million in the first year. Funds will be toward local housing initiatives.
This is a bigger trend we are seeing take place across the country where local jurisdictions are further taxing short-term rentals to help bring in revenue for various initiatives.
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Open Letter to Christians who voted for Biden
Why Denver’s Tobacco Flavorings Ban Is Dumb
Biden’s meeting with Euro Allies
Over the weekend, Biden met with Euro Allies in an attempt to restart Iran nuclear talks. Kash Patel, former Chief of Staff to the DOD, is available in DC this week for commentary on this disaster of a trip.