Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Heat oils in saucepan. Stir in flour. Whisk 1-2 minutes over low heat. Remove from heat. Add heated liquid and stir briskly until smooth. Return to heat. Add miso. Bring almost to a boil. Turn down to low heat and simmer until thickened. Yields about 1 cup.

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Barley Pilaf

Simmer vegetable stock, barley, and salt for one hour. Simmer water, onion, carrot, celery, and green onions in a small skillet for about 5 minutes. Add vegetable to cooked barley and add soy sauce and thyme. Simmer the pilaf for 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.

Aluminum-Free Baking Powder

When baking quick breads and muffins or cookies, use baking powder that is aluminum-free. Studies have shown that aluminum salts can be absorbed from the intestines and concentrated in various human tissues, and that high aluminum levels are found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. In addition, aluminum is linked to bone degeneration and kidney dysfunction.

Marinara Sauce

Tomatoes are good for hypertension, healing wounds and sores faster, combating fatigue in hypoglycemics or those with low blood sugar, and they stimulate the liver. These actions cover many health problems and add quality to your healthy diet.