October / November 2019
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Ujima has shared recipes from our very ﬁrst issue. It is one of our reader's favorite page, according to the feedback. Mary Linnen is our recipe writer and I thought it would be good to ask her about her relationship with food. Food brings people together, how do you use food to bring your family and friends together?
Morning Sunshine Smoothie
ML: My favorite time to bring food and family together is Thanksgiving Day. Fixing everyone’s favorite and a lot of it. Starting with Turkey and Dressing.
Packed with Vitamin C, this sweet and tangy citrus smoothie will inspire smiles on even the rainiest morning.
Mary, what has been your relationship with food?
2-3 freshly-juiced tangerines 1 ruby red grapefruit (juiced) A handful of frozen strawberries
ML: My relationship with food changes frequently as l learn more and more about food and being healthy.
Peel and juice the tangerines with the grapefruit, and puree the blended juice with the frozen strawberries.
When you feel happy or sad, what food do you crave? ML: My happy food would be fruit l love watermelon. My sad is usually not a certain food but a cup of coffee. You have shared many recipes over the years, what recipes have you tried that you shared in Ujima? ML: l have tried several. The recipe l have made and shared the most is the potato soup. It’s easy to make and my family loves it.
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Smoothies are a great start to your morning. Some like sweet smoothies (which I enjoy). There are vegetable-based and fruit-based smoothies. You can make them yourself or go by your local juicer store. Because most people are on the go, here is a smoothie recipe you can make at home to get your energy up for whatever you need to do. Plus it’s healthy.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why? ML: l would love to have dinner with President Obama and Michelle Obama. I would like to say Thank you to both of them for all they did and tried to do for everyone. We will continue to share recipes with our readers. Let us know which ones you like and make.
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Let me know if you try this delicious smoothie and if your energy level gets a boost. Leave me a comment. For more smoothie recipes, Lifehacker #healthysmoothies #energy #ujimaatx #healthyliving
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F RO M T H E pU B L ISH ER Our team celebrated with brunch and now we are focusing on our next year. We have agreed-upon goals and will work together for success. This issue is about food and giving thanks. We look at how food brings people together in many diﬀerent situations. Thanksgiving is a special day that brings families and friends together around food.
Most holidays are a food gathering event. I hope you enjoy this food issue and get some ideas on how you can share a meal with others to learn about diﬀerent cultures and more. Ujima wishes you a great Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you enjoy your family and come together through food.
Damita Miller-Shanklin FOUNDER/pUBLISHER
Managing Your Diabetes with Food
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Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body's cells. The levels of glucose in the blood are controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is made by the pancreas.
The food that can assist with managing your Diabetes is ● Green leafy vegetables. ... ● Whole grains. ... ● Fatty fish. ... ● Beans. ... ● Walnuts. ... ● Citrus fruits. ... ● Berries. ... ● Sweet potatoes. (Medical newsday.com)
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If you add these foods to your diet, it should help in managing your Diabetes. For more information, contact your primary doctor. #diabetes, #healthyfood #ujimaatx
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Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose) and Type 1 is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
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Brooklyn in Buda? By Ana Garza | Contributing Writer Located south of Austin, you can be in Buda, TX in about 10 minutes (give or take Austin traffic). It used to be a sleepy town until subdivisions started popping up and slowly restaurants have figured out we, in this town, are also hungry for good food. one not to be missed is Brooklyn Down South on Main St. Charming atmosphere and delightful tasty American and Cajun cuisine. Stop by for Brunch on Saturday or Sunday and enjoy their loaded French toast, maybe some shrimp and grits, or a meatloaf sandwich if you’re really hungry. Try the Mimosas or the Texas Tini (I love both but not at the same time). Lots of daily specials as
well as the regular menu, from BBQ Cauliflower Steak to Gumbo and even awesome salads. It’s always different and it’s always great.
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Being a caregiver for a loved one can be very diﬃcult. You ensure their needs are met. At some point, most caregivers can become isolated, overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. This is when a care provider is needed. First, you should not feel any guilt for not being able to take care of everything. Most caregivers have their own family and children. Getting help makes everyone's life a little easier. According to AARP, there are several things to consider when choosing a care provider. 1. With your loved one, write down needs and limitations, level of assistance needed, likes and p4
dislikes, expectations and doctor recommendations. 2. Decide if you want to use an agency, friends or registry. 3. You should interview applicants together. Prepare written questions. Be clear and honest about job requirements. As children and siblings of loved ones that need extra help, you love that family member. You want them to have the best care. You have to be very diligent in ﬁnding the right person to provide the care and watch your family member to make sure they are comfortable. #careprovider #caregiver #aarp #ujimaatx
Aging is something that changes a person over a period of time. Change is not the same for everyone. The closer l got to becoming 70 yo ( blessed) it became clear that a shifting was beginning.
The ﬁrst change l noticed was in my skin. every lotion or creme that was my favorite was no longer nourishing to my skin. So l set out to ﬁnd what would work. Starting with listening to a wellness coach. My ﬁrst discovery was staying hydrated. Drinking a lot of water daily is really the main key to healthy skin. Water also helps your body get rid of toxins through your kidney. Certain foods are good for your skin as well. My choices were avocados , walnuts, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes to start with. remember this is a process and everyone has different skin. These foods are good for my skin as well as a change in my diet. Drinking more water was the ﬁrst step but l added green tea to my drinking list. This tea is high in antioxidants another move for a healthy body. Body lotion is still needed everyday , right now l am using lotions with cocoa butter and extra virgin coconut oil. l am using for the ﬁrst time 100% vegetarian body butters “ I love it” l say this is a must try!! Yes we can age and be healthy ! Tip: Fill a gallon jar in the morning with water and it will motivate you to drink until its gone ! Wellness Coach | https://www.instagram.com/coachQharris
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Exploring Food Tours By Damita Miller-Shanklin
There are many ways to explore Austin. one way to explore all the great food around Austin is to join a Food Tour. You can spend a weekend Depending on what type of food you want to discover, there are many tours to choose from. There are tours for brunches, barbeque, food trucks, corporate and private tours. Tours are a way to be introduced to food while making new friends as well. A few food tours to consider are Austin eats Food Tours and Austin Food Tours just to name a few. So grab your foodie friends and go enjoy some good food!! #foodie #foodtours #ujimaatx
CACTUS, THe eDiBLe FooD By Damita Miller-Shanklin
Food heals the soul. Foodies are always looking for the next best food to enjoy. Restaurants are popping up all over that cater to different types of palettes. It seems different types of food are readily available to experience and learn about a particular ethnic group. Nopal, also known as, Prickly Pear Cactus or Opuntia cacti in Spanish has been said to help with Diabetes, treating anti- inﬂammatory issues and high cholesterol. Nopals can be eaten raw or cooked. One of the most popular ways to eat Nopales is Nopalitos with Tomatoes and Onions. If you want to try it, here is a quick recipe you may want to try. ● 1 pound nopalitos, prickly pear cactus paddles that have been stripped of spines, cleaned and chopped ● Extra virgin olive oil ● 2 large cloves garlic, minced ● 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped ● 1 jalapeño pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped ● 1 medium tomato, roughly chopped ● Salt and pepper
sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add red onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Cook for a minute, stirring occasionally. 2 – Add the nopalitos, then the tomatoes. Cook for several more minutes. Then add the chopped tomato. Continue to cook until all vegetables are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. (Simply Recipes.com)
1 – Sauté onions, garlic, jalapeño: Heat a tablespoon of olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pan) in a large
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Remembering To Give Thanks And Gratitude By Jacqueline Whitmore, Contributor for Entrepreneur Most people give thanks and gratitude every day. However, Thanksgiving is a special time when giving thanks and gratitude for our lives is more prevalent. If you are looking for ways to give thanks, here are a few ideas: 1. Write in an Abundance Journal 2. Express your gratitude in person 3. Show respect for those around you 4. Don't Complain 5. Volunteer in your community These are just a few ways to give thanks and gratitude every day. For more details about the points shared, go to https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235785. How do you give thanks and gratitude? Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours #thanksgiving #gratitude #givingthanks #ujimaatx
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The biggest issue in Austin right now is our homeless crisis. On July 1, the City Of Austin relaxed the rules for homeless camping. This sent the city into a tailspin of sorts.
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Food Can Bring People Together by Damita Miller-Shanklin Information courtesy of The Daily Nexus Staff There was a time when many families ate dinner together. They would catch up with each other about their day and any other family business that needed to be discussed. It was time set aside to enjoy a meal and family time.
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*It allows us to stay connected to people. When meeting a friend, it is usually over food or coffee *It allows us to learn about food. We share recipes which allow the conversation about food and we also cook food together that teaches others about your heritage *We share our culture. This is a big part of our relationship with food. Sharing a cultural dish introduces others to your culture as well as within your family sharing of recipes may introduce you to more cultural knowledge *We live longer. By sharing time with others over food, we build connections that help with our mental well-being. *It gives us comfort. Food provides comfort when you feel down or sometimes you just need your favorite food to hit the spot. When you look at it, food is a very big part of who we are and what we do. how is food in your life? For information, visit http://dailynexus.com/2019-05-23/5-waysfood-brings-people-together/ you will ﬁnd shared recipes as well. #foodandpeople #ujimaatx UjimaMagazine.com
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GARLiC & LeMon CHiCken WiTH ReD PoTAToeS & GReen BeAnS Great idea for Dinner or actually any day!! (Gluten free. Low Carb, Diabetic Friendly and so simple to make) INGREDIENTS: 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 pound trimmed green beans 8 small red potatoes, quartered 4 chicken breasts
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400Â°F. Coat a large baking dish or cast-iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Arrange the lemon slices in a single layer in the bottom of the dish or skillet. In a large bowl, combine the remaining oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper; add the chicken, green beans and potatoes and toss to coat. Pour this mix into the pan and spread around evenly. Roast for 50 minutes or until cooked through. Serve warm.
Different stories of how food brings people together.