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Immigration Ideas


The economics of population demographics suggests that the USA needs a strong inflow of immigrants to compete with India and China in the future. India's middle class population will dwarf the entire USA's population. The size of a country's market is a source of strength for its economy. Corporations merge in order to become larger and more powerful. Size is also an advantage for India and China. Allowing people who want to live in the USA to come here and contribute is allowing them to merge with us and that makes the USA stronger in the long run.

Vegetable Soup Recipe for Spring Allergy Prevention

This is a vegetable soup recipe I tried today. The spice mixture is very close to the one I described in this article about how to prevent spring allergies. I modified it just slightly. When I am cooking for my taste, I reduce the coriander and fennel and I increase the cumin and black pepper.

My Newest Leafy Greens Recipe


This dish is similar to saag, the delicious Indian dish made with spinach. I changed the recipe slightly today and it turned out to be the best saag I have ever tasted. I served it over brown basmati rice and it was a delicious meal. I felt like I had walked in to a top notch Indian restaurant for dinner. :)

The ingredients are:
4 cups of water
3 pounds (approximately) of leafy greens such as kale, collards or red swish chard (I use any leafy greens)
5-6 leaves (or more) of red cabbage
2 large carrots
2 large pieces of celery
1 large broccoli stalk (peeled to removed tough fibrous outer layer) or broccoli florets
optional -- 1 medium Jerusalem artichoke (Sunchoke)
optional -- a couple big handfuls of broccoli sprouts
1 small piece of fresh yellow ginger
other vegetables can be added too

4 tbsp Ancient Organics ghee
1 small yellow onion
1 inch piece of fresh yellow ginger
2 cloves of garlic

Easy Rice and Dal Recipe

This is what I cook when I don't have time to make anything that requires much effort:

1/2 cup organic brown basmati rice
1 cup organic yellow dal (split, hulled green mung beans)
6 cups water

1-2 tbsp Ancient Organics ghee
1 tsp natural mineral salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp turmeric
pinch hing
optional: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
optional: 1/4 tsp of ground fennel

bring water to a boil
rinse rice and dal
add rice and dal to boiling water, bring back to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for one hour
add the ghee and spices, stir and serve
That's it!


World's Best Kitchari Recipe?

Here is my kitchari recipe, as written up by a friend who watched me cook it. As you'll see, he is a bit of a geek and he has a sense of humor. I added a few notes as indicated by "[David]"


6-7 cups of water
2/3 cup brown organic Basmati rice
2/3 cup whole organic green dal (optionally soaked in water for up to an hour)
2/3 cup Garbonzo beans soaked overnight preferably

1 cup (approximately) fresh Green beans
1/2 cup (approximately) shredded carrots
1/2 cup (approximately) zuchinni