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Posted on Oct 19, 2011

An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day

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Benjamin Franklin was beyond wise in his untimely advise about eating right, sleeping right, and moving your body for optimal health. But my dear friend Ben probably didn’t travel the world (actually he did!) and he probably didn’t eat for emotional comfort (I have no idea on this one!). Ok, so screw Ben, I have no excuses here. I’m not standing up to the nutritional standards I strive to. And when I’m not beating myself up for wolfing down sugary/starchy things at night while I chug away at the keyboard; I’m actually quite proud, amazed, and fascinated by how well we have been able to bring a strongly-accented raw food diet stably into the ever-changing, every-alluring world of international travel. And so, enjoy our “apple a day”- sprouting (detailed instructional video at the end) ….

How To Sprout Even As You Travel the World

As a nomadic family, we are committed to upholding the health standards
we worked so hard to build back home. In theory, that sounds great. In
reality, eating a mainly raw food diet on the road is just not working.
There are too many temptations, too much change in our world to stick to
the dietary routine our health most thrives on.

We are managing
to eat a salad or two per day as a meal. We are managing to eat usually
an entire head of garlic a day in those salads. And, finally, here, in
Northern Panama; we have started sprouting again.

In Israel, when
we faced some health issues,we turned to a primarily raw food diet and
saw miraculous health improvements. Sprouting, part of that raw food
diet, is a gift to one’s health and the powerhouse of what the legume
can give.

In this video, Gabi teaches you how to sprout. You will
see step by step how to do this simple and healthy process. And, you
will see how the Klaf kids get into the camera to steal sprouts while
filming. It was unplanned and so very cool; for if the kids snack on it,
we know we are doing something right in regards to our family’s health.

In the coming weeks, we’ll write more about our personal definitions of family
health and what we’re doing in a valor attempt to live according to
those standards. We also share all those unexpected health issues
(including our son Orazi being attacked by a poisonous worm last month and Gabi’s spout of dizziness and headaches).

Any thoughts, share away! We love your comments and encouragement!

 

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lentils in a bag for 80 centabos

 

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soak in totally cooled boiled water. did you follow that. boil. totally cool, then soak

 

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soak over night and cover to prevent added protein with wings
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for the next two/three days sprinkle with water so always moist

 

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be sure you lay them out flat. if they are in a mass, they get gross

 

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watch with joy as your sprouts start to bud

 

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¬†they will grow as your heart pinches with joy cuz you’re investing in your health

 

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and they will grow. see the almost heart shape of these lovely sprouts

 

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and your kids will eat them raw, or with olive oil, garlic and salt. yumm

 

let me know how it goes….

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