Sunday, February 26, 2012

How to make home made GHEE

A lot of people ask me.. what do you use instead of butter... (my son is also casein free due to allergies). Sometimes I use a buttery spread..until I discover GHEE!! The first time I saw this in a naturist store, I had no idea what GHEE was and didn't know I can prepare it at home.  So finally I decided to make ghee at home using unsalted  organic butter. I somehow feel it is better than the store bought ghee and cheaper. So this is what I have been doing for last many monthsThe well-prepared ghee should not contain any casein or lactose. But it may contain traces of both casein and lactose. Also many people with lactose intolerance or casein consumed ghee without problems.
As always recommend checking with your doctor and follow their recommendations.

But what is GHEE exactly? Ghee is a Sanskrit word for a clarified butter used primarily in Indian cuisine. Because the preparation of ghee involves heat, it has a distinctive toasted flavor, often described as nutty. Before the advent of commercial vegetable oils, ghee was widely used for deep frying. Unlike other butter-based products, ghee has a high smoking point and can be stored without refrigeration for weeks. As long as ghee is stored in air-tight containers, it does not spoil easily.How to make it?
- Heat 8 sticks of butter in a clean heavy bottomed pan. When all the butter is melted, keep the heat on medium-low. Let it boil.

  • Keep the stove on low heat even after all the butter has melted and it begins to simmer and slightly boil.

  • Wait for the simmering butter to begin to separate. The top layer will be foam, carefully with a spoon start taking out this foam which is the butter's water content; the second layer will be the actual butter liquid, and the bottom layer will be the milk solid (see the picture)

  • Remove from the heat immediately once the milk solids are in the botton, you can wait until is a little bit brownish and the butter has become a clear, golden hue.

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  • When your ghee is cooled a bit, carefully pour ghee into clean glass jars (I used a fine mesh to prevents the sticky milk solids from getting into the ghee) and allow to cool completely. Your cooled ghee should be a solid at room temperature and will keep for ages in the pantry
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  • Pretty. Healthy. And yummy. Can't beat that.

    Have a great day! 

    Saturday, February 25, 2012

    Some basics about DAN Doctors

    A DAN is a Doctor who was trained by DEFEAT AUTISM NOW, which is an organization that set out to help treat autism

    What is the DAN Protocol?

    Defeat Autism Now is a Project of the Autism Research Institute, founded in the 1960's by Dr. Bernard Rimlad, DAN! Doctors are trained in the DAN! Protocol, and approach to autism treatment which starts witht he idea that autism is a disorder caused by a combination of lowered inmune response, external toxins 

    Each child is different, the cause of their Autism is different and therefore, the treatments they need are different.  We just tell anyone and everyone who will listen about JUST the diet change. Just removing gluten (wheat, rye, barley and oats) from an Autistic child’s diet. 
    This is one thing you can do  from the hundreds of “treatments” going around.

    and always remember
    Recovery is possible. Children can get better. They were poisoned, and there is treatment to heal the body.

    Que es un Doctor Dan? Es un doctor que pertenece a una organizacion llamada DAN y que esta capacitado para tratar el autismo con los ultimos tratamientos especializados. 

    Cual es el PROTOCOLO DAN? 
    Es basicamente un proyecto del Instituto fundado en 1960 por el Dr. Bernad Rimland (ARI). Los doctores son entrenados en el protocolo DAN y tienen un acercamiento para comenzar a tratar y curar el autismo ya que lo enfocan desde el punto de vista Biomedico. Especificamente los Doctores DAn,  piensan que el autismo es causado por una combinacion de un sistema inmunologico debil causado por toxinas externas, vacunas y otras causas, ademas de los problemas que causan algunos alimentos en especifico a los ninos autistas.

    Cada nino es diferente, la causa que causa el autismo en cada nino es diferente y por ende los tratamientos que hay son diferenets para cada nino. Pero si hay algo que si podemos pedirle a las personas que comienzan este maraton para tratar de curar el autismo de tu hijo es comenzar a comer mas sano y mejor. Solo un cambio en tu dieta, eliminando el gluten y la caseina puede ser el primer paso para ayudar a tu hijo a comenzar su proceso de curacion.

    Y nunca olvides recuperar a tu hijo es posible. Los ninos se pueden mejorar. Diversas toxinas fueron envenenando sus cuerpos y hay varios tratamientos para ayudarlos a mejorar y lograr de nuevo tener un cuerpo saludable