Blackstrap molasses is teeming with all kinds of minerals that are highly absorbable for the system. Molasses is also an excellent source of manganese, calcium, copper and a very good source of copper, potassium, magnesium, B6 and selenium.
Denice: How do you know if Olive Oil is truly Extra Virgin?
RoseAnne: Chemical and sensory analyses are performed on each batch of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). There are strict guidelines that manufactures of the EVOO have to follow. In California, those guidelines are the most stringent in the world. The best producers in the world follow the guidelines that California has set. When you open an EVOO and smell it, it must smell fresh, like freshly cut grass or herbs. When you taste the oil, it also must taste fresh—clean with bitter, pungent and spicy after tones. The intensity of the EVOO will determine how bitter and spicy it is. When olives are harvested green, they produce an intense oil whereas, the riper the olive, the more delicate the oil is. The EVOO should never feel greasy in your mouth or taste stale.
Ranch dressing is very easy to make, saves you lots of money and is easy to modify making it very low in calories.
Directions: Mash all the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl, preferably the day before eating so the herbs can release their full flavor. Serve with your favorite chips or crackers. Makes about 2 cups.
Baked Oatmeal: I’ve tried adding protein powder to this recipe but it turned out a bit dry. I think if you added another egg and a bit more liquid it would be fine and be more Zone-balanced. It’s really good like it is though. You can also let it cool then and cut it up and wrap it for breakfast on the road if you like.