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Great fuel before or after a run- Sprouted Lentil Tabbouleh October 27, 2012

Filed under: Food,Food-Fuel,Recipes — bigfootmarty @ 5:38 pm
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I love the taste of Tabbouleh / Tabouli /  ??? and have tried it many ways and with varied recipes  but wanted to crank up the nutritional impact by replacing the grain with less empty calories. A  delicious legume would do that perfectly.

Lentils are a delicious bean that fits the basic size/bite for tabbouleh and is a nutritional powerhouse especially when sprouted.  After sprouting the lentils will provide 6-10 g protein, 20+% daily Vitamin C and 12-15% iron. The beans  will also provide  good fat and other nutritional basics.

Lentils are of similar size and bite to most bulgur and couscous and much tastier.

Adding the parsley, onion, garlic, tomato, mint , lemon juice and sea salt will make this tabbouleh a truly health food.

Ingredients :
2 cups sprouted red lentils
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped(1 loose cup chopped)
2 medium red onions- diced(or 6 green onions or mix)
4 tomatoes, finely diced
1/2 to ¾  cup chopped mint
sea salt- to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
3 tbsp olive oil (optional)
2 lemons, juiced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4-6 cloves garlic- chopped fine

1.    SPROUTING LENTILS- soak 1-2 cups red lentils in clean water for 8-12 hours. Drain and let sprouts grow for 2-3 days(rinsing 2x day)  When ¼ tails are out- put sprouts in the fridge until ready to use.
2.    Combine Onions. Garlic, tomatoes, parsley, mint, cinnamon, Salt / pepper and lemon juice in a bowl. Toss and let sit for 10 minutes
3.    Add lentils and toss and place in Fridge for 30 minutes or more until eating to allow flavors to blend.

A] Serve as a salad or side dish
B] Scoop into lettuce, cabbage or other “green” wrap to make a fun handheld food
C] Scoop up with a toasted  pita or other chip


Travel for Work- Found beautiful Place to run October 24, 2012

Filed under: Races,Running,Walking — bigfootmarty @ 8:34 pm
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During a recent trip to The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia saw some amazing Fall views and enjoyed a day scouting the area while planning a running event.

We (www.badtothebone.biz) are working with a marketing company to put on a fun event with an end of the world Apocalypse theme.  It will take place at the Greenbrier.  The following picture is the best shot of those I took and shows an amazing fire orange set of trees along a great trail.



Cough and Sickness Weather is upon Us October 14, 2012

Filed under: Emergency,Food-Fuel,Recipes — bigfootmarty @ 2:04 pm

I love winter and the hope for snow and cold and I have not been sick in years but every year as the weather changes and illness abounds I struggle to stop the bugs that sneak in.  They are everywhere due to the crappy state of most folks lives/health.  I look for ways to stay strong and fit and healthy all winter long.  Juice and fruit and vitamins help.

Probiotics and garlic and ginger provide a powerful punch but as I deal with festering cesspools of disease on the street.

I look for and have several tools tools to help….

1) Vitamin C  2-3 grams a day and crank up to 10 or more if threatened

2) Garlic capsules 2-3 times a day as well as lots of garlic in foods and even garlic cloves chewed

3) pro-biotic capsules every day and some probiotic foods (rejuvelac/sauerkraut and soon kimchi)

4) Lots of water and good juice

5) green tea


Found this tonic and I am looking forward to using it.

Tonic for sore throat and cough

1 lb Organic Raw honey

2 small lemons – cleaned/sliced

3 Tbs crystallized or fresh ginger slices

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1)wash and slice lemons

2) slice ginger into small pieces

3) Place in jar of honey

4) seal with wax paper and lid

5) store in fridge and turn jar over every  weeks for 4 weeks

6) use by spoonful in mouth , in tea or in warm water

Tonic- aging in the fridge.