Parts 1 & 2: Sprouting Your Way to Vitality

September 28, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk, Bloom Talk

sproutgardenkitGuest: Dr. Susan Smith Jones author of 27 books on wellness including her latest, Walking on Air: Inside & Out Rejuvenation Makeover.
PART 1 -LISTEN on Bloom Talk
Podcast: Recorded Sept 21, 2011 (19 min)

PART 2-LISTEN on Bloom Talk
Podcast: Recorded Sept 21, 2011 (17 min)

“Sprouts are the most remarkable superfood on the planet,” claims one of favorite guests, Dr. Susan Smith Jones. She knows, she’s been growing and eating them for years and stresses without a doubt, sprouts are the one superfood she recommends over and over again. “Sprouts are natures little miracle because there is no nutrient richer food on earth. ”

Dr. Susan Smith Jones

Dr. Susan Smith Jones

In Part 1 we talk about how easy it is to grow sprouts for pennies and how good they are for you. Part 2 goes over the six reasons to start sprouting nuts, grains and beans to heal the body, lose weight, look younger, have more energy and to help your mind function more clearly. Sprouts are the food of the future!
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Not Your Usual Bowl of Oatmeal

November 30, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloomin in the Kitchen, What's New, breakfast

img_2646Superfoods jazz up morning breakfast. You can even go gluten-free!

Since I’m not much of a microwave fan these days, even I had doubts if I could make a warm yummy breakfast in a flash. But I’m happy to report that in less than 4 minutes, I whipped up creamy oatmeal with gluten-free oats.

Laced with maple syrup from the farmer’s market, raw walnuts, fresh pomegranate seeds and topped off with a dollop of ghee (clarified butter skimmed of milk solids), this was one satisfying superfood breakfast on the go that is a far cry from the goop I ate as a kid.

1/3 cup oats (gluten free can be found in most natural food stores)
1 cup water, milk, rice or almond milk
1 Tbsp chopped walnuts (roasted or raw)
1 Tbsp pomegranate seeds
Pinch of sal

Combine oats, water or milk and salt in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until desired consistency or follow cooking instructions on the oatmeal box. Ladle into bowl and top with nuts, pomegranate seeds and syrup.

Serves 1