Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Amino acid in plants

Essential Amino Acid High-Content Plant-Based Foods

Isoleucine: seaweed, watercress, pumpkin leaves, swiss chard, Chinese cabbage, horseradish
tree (the leafy tips), spinach, kidney beans, alfalfa seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame
seeds, soy, baking yeast, wheat, almonds, rice, bananas, apricots, peaches,
avocados, persimmons, apricots, dates, kiwi, apples, oranges, cranberries,
blueberries, and plantains.

Leucine: seaweed, pumpkin leaves, watercress, horseradish tree (the leafy tips), alfalfa seeds,
turnip greens, kidney beans, sesame seed, sunflower seeds, soy, peanuts, rice,
bananas, apricots, peaches, guavas, avocados, figs, persimmons, raisins, pears,
dates, apples, kiwi, olives, and blueberries.

Lysine: watercress, seaweed, parsley, soy, wheat, buckwheat, amaranth, apricots, bananas,
tamarinds, avocados, peaches, guavas, dates, oranges, pears, plantains, plums,
and watermelon.

Methionine: seaweed, sesame seeds, whole wheat, rice, peaches, avocados, figs, peaches,
oranges, kiwi, pears, grapes, raisins, apricots, plantains, guavas, plums, blueberries,
cantaloupe, ripe olives, and persimmons (note the level of methionine in soy is so low
that soy is considered a bad choice for a complete protein.)

Phenylalanine: seaweed, watercress, pumpkin leaves, horseradish tree (the leafy tips), kidney
beans, spinach, turnip greens, skunk cabbage, broccoli raab, swiss chard, amaranth
leaves, cottonseed, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pigeon peas, lupin seeds, soy,
whole grains, peanuts, almonds, avocado, rice, avocados, apricots, bananas, raisins,
peaches, plums, figs, persimmons, oranges, dates, pears, grapefruit, elderberries,
apples, star fruit, and ripe olives.

Threonine: watercress, seaweed, pumpkin leaves, spinach, skunk cabbage, horseradish tree
(leafy tips), turnip greens, kidney beans, soybeans, alfalfa seeds, sesame seeds,
sunflower seeds, soy, wheat, some nuts, rice, peaches, apricots, bananas, guavas,
figs, avocados, raisins, pears, and dates.

Tryptophan: oat bran, seaweed, spinach, watercress, soybeans, horseradish tree (leafy tips)
pumpkin leaves, mushrooms, turnip greens, broccoli raab, turnip greens, parsley,
spinach, winged bean tubers and leaves, mustard greens, asparagus, beet greens,
mushrooms, mung beans, kidney beans, bamboo shoots, lettuce (red leaf,
butterhead, iceberg), mustard greens, amaranth leaves, chicory greens, asparagus,
soybeans, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, chives, kale, broccoli, taro leaves,
zucchini, radicchio, kelp, collards, brussel sprouts, navy beans, pinto beans, swiss
chard, lima beans, hearts of palm, broadbeans, savoy cabbage, green and red
peppers, okra, turnips, winter squash, onions, green and yellow snap beans, celery,
cucumber, some hot chili peppers, radishes, tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkin, green
peas, garlic, corn, sesame seeds, cottonseed, sunflower seed, chia seeds, peanuts,
rice, apricots, raisins, avocados, apples, plums persimmons, guavas, figs, kiwi,
dates, oranges, and peaches.

 Valine: seaweed, watercress, mushrooms, horseradish tree(leafy tips) pumpkin leaves,
snowpeas, snap peas, turnip greens, kidney beans, spinach, skunk cabbage, broccoli
raab, sunflower seed, sesame seed, cottonseed, soy, peanuts, whole grains, rice,
bananas, peaches, figs, apricots, avocado, guavas, raisins, dates, pears, apples,
persimmons, kiwi, cranberries, ripe olives, blueberries, and oranges.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

DIY whelping box for small breeds

So I made a whelping box out of cardboard boxes that I lined with duct tape.

This was great for the first couple of weeks when I still had them set up next to my bed.

Organize a bookshelf by color

My friend posted that she organized her bookshelf by color.

At first I thought this would not work for me but I was wrong.

Not only does it work but it looks great.

Try it for yourself and you'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Soothing smoothie

This smoothie is delicious and soothing. The honey helps a soar throat and the fruit is packed with vitamins to boost your immune system.

I made Damien one this morning to help his sickness. My poor baby was up all night coughing :-(

This is great for when your sick or just when you feel like having a yummy drink.

Simply blend Strawberries, banana, water, and honey until smooth. I use frozen strawberries during the winter so there is no need for ice. If your not using frozen strawberries just add ice while blending :-)