|Vegetarian Kyrgyz Plov|
Food Diary (November 12, 2011)
Lunch: peanut butter and honey sandwiches
Dinner: Vegetarian Kyrgyz Plov
Baking/sweets: coconut cookies
A vegetarian Kyrgyz plov would be impossible to find in Kyrgyzstan, or any Central Asian country. People may even laugh if you mention vegetarian Kyrgyz plov. It is almost like asking for a vegetarian meat pie. Anyway, I made the plov and left out the meat. It was basically carrot, onion and rice but a plov transforms these three humble ingredients into something magical! The recipe is available here.
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On November 4, 2011 I summarized an article discussing the importance of maintaining a properly alkalized body. Today I saw another interesting article discussing this issue and suggesting the following 4 easy ways to start alkalizing your body.
- Bittersweet pH Balancing: Start every morning with a large glass of water with the juice of half a lemon. Wait 20 minutes to half an hour before eating to give the lemon water a chance to start working. Drink a chaser of plain water afterward and swish it around in your mouth to prevent tooth enamel erosion.
- Water: Drink at least 8 more cups of water throughout the day, preferably on an empty stomach Add more lemon juice, powerfully alkalizing “green” powders (like barley grass or wheat grass powders), or alkalizing liquid drops found in most health food stores to each glass of water.
- Lose the Caffeine: While there are some health benefits of coffee or tea, both are acid-forming. Even worse, cola and other soda creates a tremendous amount of acidity in your body. One cola requires over 30 glasses of water to neutralize it. Cut out the cola and soda and reduce your coffee and tea consumption.
- Take Mom’s Advice: Eat your vegetables.
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