Super Meals to Stay Well | Brands for the Allergic Person

From eNewsletter 4/1/2020

DID YOU KNOW that the image above, which appeared in a study in last week's JAMA, is the spray from a sneeze? Lest anyone question why sneezing or coughing into the crook of your arm is critical, the spray from this unencumbered sneeze stretched 26 feet! 

On a lighter note, do you know that Google Earth is offering virtual tours of the national parks of the United States? It is a very cool feature. PREVENT AND FIGHT: CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL ISSUE If you missed our newsletter last Wednesday, you won't want to miss the information at this link. BONNIE ON THE RADIO TONIGHT Bonnie will be on "The Jen Weigel Show" tonight at 7:15PM on WLS 890AM Radio discussing the adrenals and immune system.


Steve & Bonnie: Allium vegetables (onions, chives, garlic, shallots, leeks, and scallions) are incredible immune system boosters. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, broccolini, cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, cabbage, arugula, and kale) have incredible detoxification and antioxidant properties. Kimchi is considered to be one of the top five world's healthiest foods.  It's probiotic, dietary fiber, low caloric, vitamin rich, immune system boosting, and anti-inflammatory benefits are the reasons it's a super star among recipes, not to mention that it tastes delicious!  

Following are of our all time favorite recipes to which Bonnie has made even healthier by adding extra allium foods, cruciferous vegetables, and a regular dose of kimchi.

HEARTY CHICKEN MINESTRONE SOUP -one fully cooked rotisserie chicken (skin and bones removed), chopped -one cup onion, chopped -1/2 cup shallots, chopped -4 large cloves garlic, minced -3/4 cup organic celery, chopped -one cup organic carrots, peeled and chopped -2 T. Extra virgin olive oil -one cup organic frozen broccoli florets, thawed -one cup organic baby kale (can be frozen) -1/2-3/4 cup canned organic white beans, rinsed well -1/2-3/4 cup canned organic black beans, rinsed well -6 cups homemade chicken broth (see enclosed recipe) -2 cups electrolyte water -6 oz. can low sodium V-8 juice -2 T. d'Amore sun dried tomato paste -iodized sea salt to taste In a soup pot or Dutch Oven, sauté onion, shallot, garlic, celery, and carrots in olive oil until translucent. Add chicken broth, water, V-8 juice, chicken, and tomato paste.  Bring to a boil, then cook on low, covered, for 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, then cook on low for 20-30 minutes longer, or until broccoli florets are soft. SERVES:  4 (as a main course) STAY WELL CHICKEN BROTH/BONE BROTH -one large fully cooked rotisserie chicken (skin removed and cut into large pieces) -1 medium sized onion, skin removed and cut into fourths -4 medium sized shallots, skin removed and  cut into fourths -4 cloves fresh garlic (skin removed), minced -2 cups or