Gazpacho Recipe

3 Tomatoes
1/2 Purple Onion
1/2 Cucumber
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 Stalks Celery
2 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro
1 Clove Garlic
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 Avocado
4 cups Tomato/Vegetable Juice

Chill Tomato/Vegetable Juice before preparing. Chop all Vegetables into bite size pieces. Combine all ingredients and serve. Chill any remaining portion.

Cilantro Pesto Recipe

2 Bunches Organic Cilantro
1/4 to 1/2 cup Shelled Walnuts
2-3 Cloves Garlic
Juice of 1 Regular Sized Lemon
3 tbsp Olive and/or Canola Oil

Remove large stems from Cilantro. Put Oil, Lemon Juice, Sliced Garlic into Blender. Add a handful of Cilantro and a few Walnuts. Puree until blended. Add another handful of Cilantro and a few Walnuts, blend, and continue until done.

Serve in place of mayo on turkey or ham sandwiches, over rotini noodles, as a chip or vegetable dip, etc.

10 Foods To Buy Organic

These are high on the food chain, and thus can concentrate chemicals from the animals' diets in their fatty tissues.

Also high on the food chain and rich in fats, which is where harmful chemicals become stored.

While not strictly organic, it is critical to buy wild fish and avoid all farmed fish, which can contain high levels of contaminants. Hint: All   "Atlantic Salmon"  is farmed, as this fish is virtually extinct in the wild.

Strawberries, raspberries, and other berries including grapes have a thin, absorbent skin that you eat. These fruits are heavily sprayed and tend to absorb more of the chemicals that they come in contact with during production.

Lettuce, spinach and celery are highly sprayed, and have no outer shell to protect the part you eat--the leaf.

Mushrooms are highly absorbent, and conventional growing uses powerful fungicides between crops to keep stray species from invading the intended crop.

Conventional potatoes, yams, carrots, onions and other root crops can be sprayed with fungicides as well as pesticides, and the parts you eat grow in direct contact with the chemicals.

Banana plantations use up to 20x more pesticides per acre than crops grown in industrialized countries. Conventional bananas are often grown with a blue plastic bag of pesticides placed over the soft, absorbent skin of the fruit.

That shiny apple has a wax coating that locks in the pesticides and makes them very difficult to wash off.

Technically not "foods," but hot-water brewing can concentrate the residual pesticides used in the growing process while it is extracting the "good stuff." Remember to use an unbleached filter and to avoid the Styrofoam cup like a plague!

-Living Green, by Greg Horn
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Air Cleaning Houseplants

Aloe Vera, Elephant Ear Philodendron, Ficus, and Golden Pothos---very effectively remove Formaldehyde.

English Ivy, Peace Lily, and Corn Plants--- can eliminate most Benzene.

Spider Plants, Golden Pothos---very effectively remove Carbon Monoxide.

-Living Green, By Greg Horn

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