Good Food For Good Health

Fresh Salad for Good HealthBy Diana Ross, Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga

One of the freshest and tastiest ways to promote good health is to enjoy fresh organic raw foods as often as possible.  Now is the amazing time of the year to enjoy the harvest of so many fruits and vegetables. The Farmers’ Markets  and the CSA (Community Sustainable Agriculture) farming are brimming over with the fall bounty.

Everything (except the grapes) you see in this raw dish came from my CSA.  This dish is delicious, and simple. Oh, and beautiful to look at and serve to others.

It is a great example of part of the Mediterranean diet.  I am sure you have heard of the Mediterranean diet, which is often referred to as the world’s healthiest diet. There have been many studies supporting this diet and all it’s advantages ~ from protection against cancer, diabetes, to increased mental agility to longevity. Besides it being good for you it is also light and delicious.


Ingredients:

1/2 cup each of green, red and yellow tomatoes
1 cucumber peeled and diced
1 avocado diced
1/2 cup of red grapes
hand full of chopped fresh basil leaves
pink salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. of red cider vinegar

Put it all together and toss.

Diana RossAbout Diana Ross:  E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe | Breast Cancer Recipe

Watermelon Gazpacho Ingredients

By Christine Taylor, Nutrition, Lifestyle and Reiki Counselor

Here is a soup I like to make in the summer with veggies from my garden and CSA
share. This is a terriffic way to use your seasonal, organic prduce. The
watermelon and cucumber are refreshing and cooling in the summer and you can
experiment with adding in what you like and waht you have on hand.  This soup
can be refrigerated for 4 days but I doubt it will last that long!

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Ingredients:


8 cups of chopped watermelon, seeds removed

1 cucumber finely diced

1/2 cup red onion finely chopped

1 bell pepper, finely diced (red, yellow or purple)

1/2 jalapeno pepper finely diced

1 small handful cilantro

1 small handful of mint

Juice of 1/2 of a lime

2 Tbs white balsamic or apple cider vinegar

1 Tbs cold pressed, organic olive oil (optional)

Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe
Directions:
Puree the watermelon together with the cilantro and mint and put into a large
bowl. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.

About Christine Taylor: Received training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, she will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. Visit Christine Taylor’s website

received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. – See more at: http://www.peacelightandhealth.com/about-peace-light-and-health#sthash.NOnkFQm9.dpuf
received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. – See more at: http://www.peacelightandhealth.com/about-peace-light-and-health#sthash.NOnkFQm9.dpuf
received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. – See more at: http://www.peacelightandhealth.com/about-peace-light-and-health#sthash.NOnkFQm9.dpuf
received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. – See more at: http://www.peacelightandhealth.com/about-peace-light-and-health#sthash.NOnkFQm9.dpuf

What is a Community Garden or CSA?

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Sustainable Community Gardens is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the renewal of local, sustainable food systems. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A person or family becomes a CSA member by buying a farm share before the beginning of the growing season. A member of a CSA forms a contractual relationship with a local farmer and then receives a weekly box of seasonal vegetable produce. The farmer commits to raising that produce with sustainable and environmentally responsible practices. CSA members form a partnership with their farmer and share in both the bounty and risk of farming, a model that helps farmers to keep on farming.

I want to share my second season journey with my Long Island CSA – Fox Hollow Farms. It is a small family owned and operated farm located in South Huntington, NY. After years of being a premier location and supplier for specialized perennials like dozens of different exotic Hosta species and Day Lilies of extraordinary colors, the family  (Larry Foglia & Heather Forest)  converted their property into an amazing CSA. 2013 is their 2nd year of growing fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers. The vegetables are hand picked (with love of course) and placed in bins for pick up. What a gift to know where your food is coming from. I will share my experience with you as we go from one harvest into the next. I will even share the tasty recipes that come with each pickup.

It is a magical place. Even the lady bugs are bigger than usual. Oh, did I mention that they have families of Barn Swallows each year that find sanctuary for their young in one of the barns.

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http://www.foxhollowfarm.com

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