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Trendy Tea ~ Sip Your Way to Health and Relaxation

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 29, 2015
File under: Organic, Stress Relief, Weight Control

There is simple elegance in the ritual of preparing and sipping a cup of tea.

Drinking green tea has been documented for 4,000 years and what began as medicine has grown to become the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. These days, tea drinking can be quite the adventure with an amazing range of choices.

Buddha Teas was founded by John Boyd, who was born in the U.K., heavily immersed in the culture of tea. Launched in 2009, today Buddha Teas offers 120 organic teas including more than 80 single-ingredient herbal teas. (VIDEO)

According to John Weisburger, PhD, senior researcher at the Institute for Cancer Prevention in Valhalla, N.Y., tea has about eight to ten times the polyphenols found in fruits and vegetables. …read more of Trendy Tea ~ Sip Your Way to Health and Relaxation here

 
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Make Your Own Tempeh in Banana Leaves ~Easy, Tasty and Fun!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 23, 2015
File under: DIY, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Tempeh (tem-pay) is a traditional soyfood from Indonesia that has a chewy texture and hearty consistency made using a controlled fermenting process that binds whole soybeans into a rich cake with a nutty, smoky flavor.

Tempeh’s controlled fermentation of the whole soybean, make it the whole food choice high in dietary fiber, vitamins, and protein and tempeh is also a good source of vitamin B12.[1]

I always have the freshest, tastiest tempeh made with Laura Soybeans from Chambers Family Farms. Economical and easy to store, Laura Soybeans are non-GMO and the best soybeans for making tempeh without even a hint of beaniness.

Just two cups of Laura Soybeans make eight good size blocks of the most delicious tempeh, better than anything you could buy… and for pennies! …read more of Make Your Own Tempeh in Banana Leaves ~Easy, Tasty and Fun! here

 
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Braised Tempeh in a Light Sriracha Sauce, Easy Nutritious, Delicious!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 23, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Tempeh (tem-pay) has a tender, chewy texture and nutty flavor that meat-eaters can appreciate. Tempeh is so versatile and satisfying adding awesome nutrition to main dishes sandwiches and salads, appetizers and soup.

Like tofu and soymilk, tempeh has been providing tasty nutrition to Asians for thousands of years and while tofu originated in China, tempeh originated in Indonesia on the island of Java.

Choose tasty tempeh to replace unhealthy animal products and you will eliminate cholesterol and trim calories, sodium and overall fat, dramatically.

As I like to say, Tempeh is a satisfying and delicious alternative that delivers impressive “stick to your ribs” flavor and superior nutrition, without that undesirable “stick to your thighs” outcome! …read more of Braised Tempeh in a Light Sriracha Sauce, Easy Nutritious, Delicious! here

 
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Black Bean Chili Chorizo, Hearty, Healthy and Flavorful

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 17, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Party Food, Recipes, Vegan

Gourmet ‘Chili Non Carne’ for the Texas Red Aficionado

Chili is a universal favorite and an easy one-pot wonder that feeds a crowd. ‘Chili Con Carne’ means peppers with meat and originated around 1850 with Texas cowboys, who slow cooked the spicy dish over the campfire.

The first known chili cook off took place at the Texas State Fair in 1952 and continues to this day in communities across the U.S.

In the Southwest, the concept and preparation of Chili varies region to region considerably. In New Mexico, chili is more of a stew, made with chili peppers and vegetables, with or without meat. …read more of Black Bean Chili Chorizo, Hearty, Healthy and Flavorful here

 
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California Drought ~Who’s Really Using Up Most Of the Water?

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 15, 2015
File under: Agriculture, Food Production, Water

 

Some scapegoat almonds, while ignoring the cow in the room.

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts on record. The Golden State is home to an agricultural industry with more than 400 commodities and produces nearly half of the vegetables, fruits and nuts gown in the country.  Across the nation, US consumers regularly purchase several crops that are produced exclusively in California.

According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the agricultural industry in the Golden State is the largest in the country ($46.4 billion for its output in 2013). California agriculture is also responsible for 69 percent of the nation’s commercially available fruits and nuts.

Only about four percent of California’s water footprint is the result of individual use, however California residents have been asked to be very vigilant and cut back drastically on household water use.

According to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) a stunning 80 percent of California water goes to agriculture, so if we really want to talk about drastic conservation, perhaps we should look at our food choices. …read more of California Drought ~Who’s Really Using Up Most Of the Water? here

 
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