Sunday, May 22, 2011

To Help in Joplin, Missouri

American Red Cross: Greater Ozarks Chapter
If you are not a Red Cross Volunteer but wish to help call 2-1-1 in Missouri to be connected to organizations needing volunteers

Instead of waiting for your family and friends to text you back (poor cell reception) check #joplin

Official updates coming from Responders on Facebook:
Page from those in/around Joplin

Joplin Tornado hit 5/22/2011

Joplin's beyond words  on Twitpic Joplin High school after tornado

Joplin High School.  Too close from comfort. on Twitpic

Joplin Hospital
St. John's Hospital in Joplin. Photo by Jaime Green/The ... on Twitpic

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Low carb broccoli salad

I'm going to give this a try- found it at

ORGANIC BROCCOLI SALAD (I use mostly organic ingredients)
  • 3 bunches fresh broccoli, chopped (UPDATE:  I’ve recently learned that broccoli should be cooked before eating, otherwise it will block absorption of certain nutrients.  SO from now on I will lightly steam it before tossing it in this salad.  I’m going to try to leave a bit of a crunch, hope I can pull it off…)
  • 2/3 c. raisins (I substitute with dried cherries or dried cranberries)
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped small
  • 10 slices of bacon (crisp-fried, crumbled) – from your local farmer if possible
Mix these ingredients together for the dressing and stir into salad ingredients:
  • 2 T. raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c. mayo
  • 1/4 c. sugar (Original recipe said 1/2 c.!  I use palm sugar)
  • Optional:  1 T. fermented soy sauce
I also add crispy almonds on top – they add a very nice crunch!  Chill well before serving, if you can wait for it.