Thursday, April 9, 2009

Recipe of the Month - Eggplant Tahini

- 2 1/2 T. coconut oil
- 1 large eggplant
- 4 C. water
- 5 T. lemon juice
- 1/4 C. tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 2 T. fresh garlic, peeled & finely chopped
- 4 T. olive oil
- 1/2 C. red bell peppers, sliced
- 1/2 C. yellow bell peppers, sliced
- 1 C. roma or plum tomatoes, diced
- Sea salt & black pepper
- 2 T. fresh dill, chopped

Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Grease a small to medium- sized baking dish with coconut oil. Use a fork to pierce the eggplant several times, then place it in the baking dish.Bake until tender, about 45-50 minutes. Allow cooked eggplant to cool enough for you to handle it; you can place it in a large bowl of cold water to cool quickly. Remove the peel once you are able to handle it. Drain in colander until eggplant cools completely. Squeeze pulp to eliminate bitter juices, then process until smooth in a food processor.

To the eggplant puree, add lemon juice, tahini, and garlic, and process again to bring all ingredients together. In a large bowl, combine pureed eggplant mixture, olive oil, red and yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, fresh dill, sea salt, and black pepper and toss. Serve on a bed of your favorite whole grain or with toasted pita chips!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I want HR 875 and S 425 withdrawn from the floors of Congress immediately.

Please tell everyone who wants organic foods.....

CALL THE CAPITOL SWITCH BOARD at 202 - 224 - 3121 and tell them:
"I want HR 875 and S 425 withdrawn from the floors of Congress immediately."


US House and Senate are about (in a week and a half) to vote on bill that will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING (bill HR 875). There is an enormous rush to get this into law within the next 2 weeks before people realize what is happening.

Main backer and lobbyist is Monsanto – chemical and genetic engineering giant corporation (and Cargill, ADM, and about 35 other related agri-giants). This bill will require organic farms to use specific fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency to "make sure there is no danger to the public food supply". This will include backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and not for sales.

If this passes then NO more heirloom clean seeds but only Monsanto genetically altered seeds that are now showing up with unexpected diseases in humans.

There is a video on the subject.

And another one:

The name on this outrageous food plan is:
Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (bill HR 875).


Get on that phone and burn up the wires. Get anyone else you can to do the same thing. The House and Senate WILL pass this if they are not massively threatened with loss of their position...They only fear your voice and your vote.

The best thing to do is go to All you have to do is put in your zip and it will give you your congressperson and how to get in touch with them. When you call their office someone will answer the phone, just tell them (politely) that you are calling to express your views on HR 875. Tell them your views, they'll take your name and address and pass your comments along to the congressperson.

The following link is a list of the U.S. senators and their contact info: