Author Archives: Corners of the Mouth

GMOs under Scrutiny

Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMOs, that have never been fully tested and aren’t labeled. This small handful of corporations is […]

The Deal on Diabetes -Lois Senger

As the return of cooler temperatures and the holidays approach, facing our inherent attraction to sweets is worth paying attention to. Type 2 diabetes is growing in the USA at an alarming rate: 25.8 million people (8.3% of adult population, National Diabetes Stats August 2010). What was once referred to as “adult onset” is becoming […]

Nuts for Coconut Bars! Formulated by Local Chef Dory Kwan

If you haven’t tried Leslie’s Organics Coconut Secret bars yet, you’ve been missing a real treat. The founder of the company, Leslie Caren, conceived the idea when she was living in Navarro years ago and found out both her parents had adult onset diabetes. She and her brother set out to develop low glycemic snack […]

Radiation update by Karin Uphoff

Despite what the EPA wants us to believe, background radiation in a recent St. Louis rain was 3 times higher than a previous June reading. Oklahoma City readings and reports from rain readings in Canada all show “dangerous radiation levels” (nearly 10 times normal background levels), while market peaches checked in the LA area contained […]

Eileen’s Krispy Kale Chips

Preheat oven to 225F and lightly grease a large shallow baking sheet. Wash and chop one bunch of kale leaves into bite-size pieces and spin dry in a salad spinner. In a large bowl combine enough preferred oil (I use olive) to coat the sides of the bowl and accumulate about a quarter inch of […]

Chia Cake by Laura Edminster

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9″ x 13″ baking dish Dry Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup brown rice flour 3⁄4 cup bran (oat & wheat) wheat germ mixture 1⁄2 cup carob powder 1 tsp stevia extract powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1⁄4 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon […]

Chia Ginger Garlic Dressing

2 TB chia gel 2 TB tahini or almond butter 2 TB tamari (reduced sodium) 2 TB citrus or vinegar 1 TB mild miso 1 TB honeyginger Fresh grated garlic (quantity your choice) Fresh grated nutmeg – pinch Mix it up. Put it on your veggies. The more ginger/garlic the more it will knock your […]

Basic Chia Gel

Chia can absorb 9-12 times its size 1 TB chia seeds 1 cup water (cold is fine) or herb tea Put seeds in water. Stir it up. Come back in a few minutes and stir it up again. Don’t let it clump. When it’s done (in about 10 minutes) the seeds will be evenly suspended […]

Cheers for Chia by Laura Edminster

It all started when I was surfing the web and getting fresh and raw recipes, many of which used a mystery ingredient called ‘mila’ that contained the highest levels of fiber, protein and polyunsaturated oil. It sounded great and turned out that ‘mila’ is Salvia Hispanica L. or plain ‘ol chia seed. Surfing a little […]

Pet Pointers – Nuclear Fallout

-Stevie The recent threat of nuclear fallout is a reminder of the fragility of our ecosystem and how all of us are physically affected by everything happening in the world environment. Plants and animals are also constantly exposed to the ‘fallout’ of human destruction to the environment. Our pets, in particular, are sensitive to the […]