Beef Tenderloin with Autumn Vegetables

Absolutely simple, but a real culinary delight: Beef tenderloin with autumn vegetables

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Ingredients for 1 serving
1 serving beef tenderloin
1 serving mixed fall vegetables (pumpkin, mushrooms, kohlrabi, chard)
Spices: salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme

Preparation:
Sauté the beef tenderloin to how you like it (rare, medium or well done), season with salt and pepper and wrap in aluminium foil. Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes. 

Cut vegetables into right size for cooking, i. e. cut the pumpkin and kohlrabi smaller than the mushrooms and chard. 

Using the same pan in which the meat was sautéed, gently sauté your vegetables until cooked so that they have a pleasant brown color. Season the vegetables with salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme. Remove the meat from the foil and use the delicious juices as a sauce. 

Enjoy!

Fresh vs. Dried Fruit

Many clients ask if dried fruit is okay to use instead of the fresh fruit listed on their plan.  The answer is simply No! Dried fruit contains significantly more concentrated sugar than fresh fruit. However, if you have dried fruit on your plan, you can exchange it for the fresh fruit equivalent in the ratio of 45g dried fruit to 120g fresh fruit.

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New Apple Varieties Increase the Risk of Allergies

European colonists first bought apples to North America during the 17th century. There are more than 7,500 varieties grown worldwide.
While apples are delicious and full of nutrients, they can also cause allergic reactions in some people. Just minutes after consumption you will begin to notice tingling, swelling, and itching in the mouth, lips, and throat; shortness of breath; and diarrhea, stomach discomfort and cramps.
An apple allergy is often occurs when an apple’s polyphenol levels are too low. Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant found in plants that combine with the allergy-triggering proteins in the apple, and this makes the apple much more tolerable for consumption. Polyphenols also help combat free radicals. Types of polyphenols in apples include quercetin, chlorogenic acid, catechin, and phlorizin
Old apple varieties often contain significantly more polyphenols than the newer varieties. Polyphenols give apples a sour taste and become brown quickly when you cut them are bite into them. As a result, these characteristics, along with the polyphenols were taken out of the newer varieties. Now, the newer varieties of apple are sweeter and fail to brown as quickly; however, they also trigger allergic reaction much faster.

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Note: Most proteins are found in the flesh of the apple skin and change when heated. As a result, those with an apple allergy should peel and boil the apple before consumption. For instance, apple sauce is mostly considered allergen-free.

Avoid certain new types of apples, including:
● Ambrosia
● Elstar
● Jonagold
● Honey Crisp
● Sunrise
● Golden Delicious

Instead, choose the older variety of apple. In addition to important vitamins, mineral, and polyphenols, the older varieties contain more fiber, including pectin and cellulose. During digestion, these fibers bind to heavy metals, cholesterol, and other waste products, and excrete them from the body. Another benefit of older apple varieties is they contain more vitamin C than the newer varieties. At the same time, imported older apples have less vitamin C than older varieties from a local orchard. Food loses its nutritional value the longer it has to travel.

The following are some older varieties you should purchase:
● Red Delicious
● Empire
● McIntosh
● Jonathan
● Granny Smith
● Braeburn
● Royal Gala
● Northern Spy
● Shamrock
● Grimes Golden
● Idared
● Jersey Mac
● Paula Red
● Spartan

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Vegetable-Lentil-Soup

As the days get shorter and the autumn weather takes hold, we need to get cozy with some comfort-food! So today we present a delicious vegetable-lentil soup. 

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You will need:
1 serving lentils
1 serving vegetables (pumpkin, broccoli, leek)
Spices: chili, 1 clove of garlic, salt, pepper, curry powder, marjoram, ½ tbsp. chopped parsley
250 ml vegetable stock

Preparation:
Wash the lentils, cook with fresh water until al dente and drain. Wash, clean and chop the vegetables. Sauté the vegetables with a little oil, garlic, chili and fill up with vegetable stock, add the lentils, season to taste and cook until soft. Add fresh parsley before serving. 

Enjoy with a serving of fresh sourdough Rye bread!

Yummy Fall-Casserole

Fall is the time for yummy casseroles! Today we have ricotta au gratin

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 You need:
1 serving ricotta
1 serving fall vegetables (e.g. carrots, pumpkin, cabbage turnip)
Spices: salt, pepper, marjoram, chives
1 tsp. coconut oil

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 220°C (430°F). Cut the vegetables into fine stripes with the vegetable peeler or slicer. Heat a teaspoon of coconut oil in a pan, add the vegetables and sauté briefly. Season with salt, pepper, marjoram and chives. Remove the pan from the stove, gently stir in ricotta, put everything together in a casserole dish and bake in the oven for 7 minutes. Enjoy!

Be a Priority in Your Life!

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Always remember – you have only one body. So treat it well and provide it with the right nutrients. Studies prove that a healthy diet is an important part of disease prevention.  So take care and stay healthy!

Contact a local Metabolic Balance Coach to acquire your Personal Nutrition Plan!

Zwiebelkuchen (German “onion pie”)

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A different kind of Onion Pie (Zwiebelkuchen)!

You need:
1 serving vegetables (e.g. an onion and root vegetables like carrots or celery)
1 egg
a little oil
Spices: salt, pepper and basil

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F). Peel the onion, chop into small pieces and gently saute in some oil until translucent. Season with salt, pepper and basil and leave to cool down. Pour a little water into a baking dish. Peel your selection of root vegetables, cut them into thin slices with the peeler and arrange in the prepared baking dish. Gently beat the egg and combine with the onions. Pour the egg mixture onto the root vegetables. Bake in the oven at 180°C (355°F) for approx. 15-20 minutes. 

Enjoy!

Almonds – A Power House

Almonds are so much more than just a snack or baking ingredient – of course our Metabolic Balancers have known this for a long time. The tasty nuts are rich in protein, minerals and B vitamins. They protect against cardiovascular diseases and, according to some studies, even prevent diabetes. Their cholesterol-lowering effect is also well researched and documented. Thus, we can say, eating these tasty nuts regularly is one of your go-to foods. However, it is important to soak them for a few hours beforehand – preferably overnight. This reduces inhibitors and enables your digestion to break down and absorb nutrients much easier and better. By doing so, almonds are even tastier!

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Check out our Mandelade-Recipes (Almond-SunflowerSeed-Mix) on our Recipe Blog or watch this video!