A friend of mine told me about the Alkaline diet a couple of months ago, I started reading up on it as soon as I got home and have been trying to incorporate as many alkaline foods into our diet each day.
Alkaline food is easier than acidic food on the digestive system since it matches the pH of the blood. And it’s believed that cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment, so the more fresh veggies and fruits you’re eating, the better. Of course, it’s all about balance. Acidic foods, like beans, nuts, and wine, have health benefits too. But it’s all about the balance.
Here is a great recipe I found great way to try tofu for the first time :D
Vegetable and Tofu Hot Pot
adapted from Eating the Alkaline Way, by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson
1 tablespoon vegetable or coconut oil or ghee
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 onion, diced
2-3 carrots, in rounds
2-4 new potatoes, in small cubes
1 cup diced butternut squash (or more depending)
1 cup diced red peppers
3 2/3 cups vegetable broth
2 sprigs thyme
4 ounces cubed tofu
miso to taste
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and sauté onions until translucent. Add rest of vegetables and sauté for a minute or two. Then add broth and thyme and bring to a boil. Then turn heat to low, cover pot and let simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add tofu and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Dissolve desired miso in some warm water. Serve soup into bowls, and then add miso to bowls.
Don’t add the miso when it’s too hot or it will destroy the digestive properties.
Focused on balancing the body’s pH content, Eating the Alkaline Way is both a cookbook and a lifestyle guide that promotes healthy living. Written by organic gourmet vegetarian cook Natasha Corrett and leading nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson, it’s packed with recipes, tips, and tricks for tracking daily alkaline and acid intake. They clearly explain the principles and benefits of keeping a balanced diet, the role played by vitamins, carbs, and protein; how to identify alkalizing and acid-forming food; and how an alkaline diet nourishes the body without stressing the digestive system. Flavorful recipes cover everything from a morning smoothie to salads, entrees, and even a good-night snack!