To ensure that it will be easier to follow an alkaline diet, stock your pantry with the list of Alkaline Foods that I list on my blog. Look under the archive section for post of the past that list very useful information.  
 The Pantry 
 This is a  list of foods that you should have in your pantry to make cooking alkaline a little easier. So I will share with you what is in mine. 
  Alkaline Forming                                                                        
 Apple cider vinegar                                                               
 Umeboshi vinegar                                                                         
 Molasses                                                                                     
 Organic Sucanat (dehydrated cane juice)                                     
 Tahini Sauce(sesame butter)                                                     
 Soy Sauce                                                                                
 Olive Oil                                                                                 
 Almonds and Cashews                                                              
 Raisins                                                                                
 Pumpkin Seeds                                                                      
 Sunflower seeds                                                                            
 Flax seeds 
 Sesame seeds            
 Sea Salt    
 Wild rice and Japonica rice 
 Lentils                                 
 Horseradish   
   Herbal Teas Ginger Tea 
 Spelt Flour 
 Spelt Pasta 
 Oat Flour 
 Quinoa Flour 
 Quinoa Pasta 
 Spelt Pasta 
 Baking Powder   
 Baking Soda   
  Low Acid Forming  
 Balsamic Vinegar 
 Rice vinegar 
 Honey 
 Brown Rice 
 Maple Syrup 
 Dates 
 Kidney Beans 
 Garbanzo Beans 
 Dried Lima beans/ butter beans 
 Buckwheat Flour    
 Mayonnaise    

To ensure that it will be easier to follow an alkaline diet, stock your pantry with the list of Alkaline Foods that I list on my blog. Look under the archive section for post of the past that list very useful information. 

The Pantry

This is a  list of foods that you should have in your pantry to make cooking alkaline a little easier. So I will share with you what is in mine.

Alkaline Forming                                                                     

Apple cider vinegar                                                              

Umeboshi vinegar                                                                      

Molasses                                                                                

Organic Sucanat (dehydrated cane juice)                                    

Tahini Sauce(sesame butter)                                                    

Soy Sauce                                                                             

Olive Oil                                                                              

Almonds and Cashews                                                           

Raisins                                                                             

Pumpkin Seeds                                                                     

Sunflower seeds                                                                           

Flax seeds

Sesame seeds        

Sea Salt 

Wild rice and Japonica rice

Lentils                                

Horseradish

Herbal Teas Ginger Tea

Spelt Flour

Spelt Pasta

Oat Flour

Quinoa Flour

Quinoa Pasta

Spelt Pasta

Baking Powder  

Baking Soda  

Low Acid Forming

Balsamic Vinegar

Rice vinegar

Honey

Brown Rice

Maple Syrup

Dates

Kidney Beans

Garbanzo Beans

Dried Lima beans/ butter beans

Buckwheat Flour   

Mayonnaise    

 Hi,  
 I went to the Farmer’s Market yesterday. I would urge you to find out where your local markets are and if you are not already going, make a plan. You will find the freshest produce. I go every week and stock my fridge with beautiful wonderful tasting produce. The farmers that I buy from pick the vegetables the day before bringing them to market. I also talk to the farmers to make sure that the food that I am buying is pesticide free. I will cooking this week and posting. 

Hi, 

I went to the Farmer’s Market yesterday. I would urge you to find out where your local markets are and if you are not already going, make a plan. You will find the freshest produce. I go every week and stock my fridge with beautiful wonderful tasting produce. The farmers that I buy from pick the vegetables the day before bringing them to market. I also talk to the farmers to make sure that the food that I am buying is pesticide free. I will cooking this week and posting. 

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving. If you are reading this blog today you must be wondering what to eat today at the Thanksgiving meal. I try to make staying on an alkaline diet as less stressful as possible. Remember it is all about the ratio of alkaline foods( 80%) to acid foods( 20%) on your plate. If this is your favorite holiday and you want to indulge a little more than usual. Try a( 60%) alkaline foods and( 40%) acid foods. You actually  stay in a comfort zone but can have a few extra treats without upsetting your diet. And don’t forget that we can store alkaline foods in our bodies. So I suggest that you eat an alkaline breakfast, oatmeal, or a fresh fruit smoothie and  for lunch a light vegetable salad or a bowl of vegetable soup. I always eat breakfast and lunch especially before a big dinner. This way I am not starving when I sit down and I can make better choices of what foods I am putting on my plate. So if Turkey is your thing, go for it. Enjoy the sweet potatoes and mashed  potatoes with it. And don’t forget the vegetable dishes. When dessert is served, look for the fresh fruit. If there is a pie that you just have to have, try to just have a taste. It usually takes about 20 minutes to feel full, so if you eat slowly and your dinner lasts 20 minutes, dessert will not be so tempting. That is my secret for today. You will be surprised how easy it is to stay Alkaline and have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Sari

 This is another vegetable basket that I recently made to bring to a friend’s house. It being a holiday weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce it again. For this basket, I lined it with lettuce leaves to bring up the bottom of the basket.  
 Then, just start to build as if you were walking through a garden and just picked fresh vegetables. Radish with tops on, cauliflower, broccoli(blanch the broccoli it works better) mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, carrots with the tops on, celery sticks, snap peas, red bell pepper and ½ of a purple cabbage to hold the dip. 
   For the dip  
     
 1 cup non fat Greek style yogurt 
 ¼ cup mayonaise 
 1 cucumber, seeded 
 2 Tbsp. fresh dill 
 A few sprigs of fresh parsley 
 ¼ tsp sea salt 
 Place all ingredients in a blender. 
 Pour the dressing into the ½ piece of cabbage.

This is another vegetable basket that I recently made to bring to a friend’s house. It being a holiday weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce it again. For this basket, I lined it with lettuce leaves to bring up the bottom of the basket. 

Then, just start to build as if you were walking through a garden and just picked fresh vegetables. Radish with tops on, cauliflower, broccoli(blanch the broccoli it works better) mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, carrots with the tops on, celery sticks, snap peas, red bell pepper and ½ of a purple cabbage to hold the dip.

 For the dip

1 cup non fat Greek style yogurt

¼ cup mayonaise

1 cucumber, seeded

2 Tbsp. fresh dill

A few sprigs of fresh parsley

¼ tsp sea salt

Place all ingredients in a blender.

Pour the dressing into the ½ piece of cabbage.

 There are so many websites that give you a list of alkaline and acid foods. Have you found that they are all  somewhat different?  That is because there are very different schools of thought on what makes something PH Balanced. Also, every body is different. That is why it is so important to test yourself. I use these test strips to keep my body alkaline. You can order them from Amazon. Let me know when you go green! 

There are so many websites that give you a list of alkaline and acid foods. Have you found that they are all  somewhat different?  That is because there are very different schools of thought on what makes something PH Balanced. Also, every body is different. That is why it is so important to test yourself. I use these test strips to keep my body alkaline. You can order them from Amazon. Let me know when you go green! 

Create Alkaline Meals

Do you have trouble thinking of things to make for dinner? Do you have favorite foods that you would like to eat but you don’t know how to turn them into an alkaline meal? I am happy to help you with meal planning and working your favorite foods into meals that will be satisfying and alkaline. You can contact me through this blog, just hit ASK  or you can email me at cookalkaline@gmail.com and I would be happy to help you with your alkaline cooking needs. Sari

  Vegetable Basket 
 Great for entertaining. Basket size does not matter. Any basket will do. Just have fun with this. 
 The amounts do not matter, you can make this with what you have on hand. 
 I used, blanched cauliflower, blanched broccoli, a bunch of radishes with the tops left on. Baby carrots with tops left on. cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, yellow bell pepper slices , celery slices, mushrooms and  1/2 of a cabbage(Take out some of the inner leaves) to hold the dip. Place the cabbage in the basket and work around it. 
 Buy some Kale or other decorative lettuce and line a basket with the lettuce creating a bed. 
 Start putting your vegetables in the basket, I like to make it looked like a basket of freshly picked vegetables. 
 For the dip 
 1 cup non fat Greek style yogurt 
 ¼ cup mayonaise 
 1 cucumber, seeded 
 2 Tbsp. fresh dill 
 ¼ tsp sea salt 
 Place all ingredients in a blender. 
 Pour the dressing into the ½ piece of cabbage.

 Vegetable Basket

Great for entertaining. Basket size does not matter. Any basket will do. Just have fun with this.

The amounts do not matter, you can make this with what you have on hand.

I used, blanched cauliflower, blanched broccoli, a bunch of radishes with the tops left on. Baby carrots with tops left on. cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, yellow bell pepper slices , celery slices, mushrooms and  1/2 of a cabbage(Take out some of the inner leaves) to hold the dip. Place the cabbage in the basket and work around it.

Buy some Kale or other decorative lettuce and line a basket with the lettuce creating a bed.

Start putting your vegetables in the basket, I like to make it looked like a basket of freshly picked vegetables.

For the dip

1 cup non fat Greek style yogurt

¼ cup mayonaise

1 cucumber, seeded

2 Tbsp. fresh dill

¼ tsp sea salt

Place all ingredients in a blender.

Pour the dressing into the ½ piece of cabbage.

Looking at your Plate

Hi,

Did anyone happen to see the just published US guidelines for the new American Diet?

We used to have a pyramid, now we have a plate. The recommendation is ½ your plate is to be fruits and vegetables, ¼ a protein and ¼ a grain.

This is the Alkaline way to eat. 80 % Alkaline and 20% Acidic.  We need protein in our diets. Even on an Alkaline diet.

The grains we substitute for alkaline choices include: Spelt, Buckwheat, Quinoa, Japonica Rice and Wild Rice.

So don’t be afraid of eating this way. It will lead you to good health.

More to come!  You can email me at cookalkaline@gmail.com or click on the ask button at the top of the page. I will be happy to help you with Cooking Alkaline.

Alkaline Tips

Being on an alkaline diet can be a little tricky when you come home looking for something to eat. I will be sharing all of my ideas with you in the coming days. The Lentil soup recipe that I posted earlier is my go to meal or snack. It is very alkaline and filled with lots of vegetables. I hope it is something you will try. If you have any questions about it, just hit the ask button on my web page. Happy Cooking!

The Pantry

I want to give you a list of foods that you should have in your pantry to make cooking alkaline a little easier. So I will share with you what is in mine.

Alkaline Forming                                                                    

Apple cider vinegar                                                              

Umeboshi vinegar                                                                      

Molasses                                                                                

Organic Sucanat (dehydrated cane juice)                                    

Tahini Sauce(sesame butter)                                                    

Soy Sauce                                                                             

Olive Oil                                                                              

Almonds and Cashews                                                           

Raisins                                                                             

Pumpkin Seeds                                                                     

Sunflower seeds                                                                           

Flax seeds

Sesame seeds       

Sea Salt 

Wild rice and Japonica rice

Lentils                                

Horseradish

Herbal Teas Ginger Tea

Spelt Flour

Spelt Pasta

Oat Flour

Quinoa Flour

Quinoa Pasta

Baking Powder  

Baking Soda  

Low Acid Forming

Balsamic Vinegar

Rice vinegar

Honey

Brown Rice

Maple Syrup

Dates

Kidney Beans

Garbanzo Beans

White Beans

Buckwheat Flour   

Mayonnaise                

Introduction

Congratulations on finding my cookalkaline.com blog. There are many sources that offer scientific information on alkaline diets and the effects on the human body.

This is not one of them. My intention is to share delicious recipes of everyday food with a twist or two to turn them into a more alkaline meal for an alkaline lifestyle.

You will be surprised how easy it is to maintain this way of eating.

I have always lived a healthy lifestyle and ate mostly organic fruit and vegetables with very little animal products. I was surprised a few years ago when my doctor informed me that I had osteoporosis.  My doctor prescribed drugs that I took for 4 years. My osteoporosis worsened. Two years ago I embarked on researching the alternatives to taking the bisphosphonate drugs, Fosamax and Boniva.   What I have discovered and has been widely known is that an alkaline diet can actually reverse osteoporosis as it has in my case.

Other benefits which I discovered are: it has improved my overall good health, no colds, no sore throats, no flu shot, no flu. Additionally I lost weight in the process and I am winning the race against osteoporosis.

I will be sharing my alkaline ideas and recipes and I hope you will enjoy them. My friend Jorun acts as my test kitchen, recreating the recipes for her family and friends.

Thank you for your interest in cooking alkaline, Sari

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