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Module 4 Practical Cooking with the Longevity Diet

Why Learn the Longevity Diet?

“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness. The heavens and the earth, the woods and the wayside, teem with instruction and knowledge to the curious and thoughtful.” -Hosea Ballou

Module 4 is our second Cooking Class with Melanie Ferreira. The topics covered in this Module include:



“Halfway through the morning of the first day of Melanie's class, a thought popped into my head: "I want to marry Melanie Ferreira." Her teaching blends just the right amount of scientific fact, kitchen know-how, no-nonsense practicality, story telling and wit to make learning with her a fun adventure. I loved the hands on aspect of the weekend.  I am tremendously impressed by her ability, and excited about implementing what I learned to nourish myself in a way that is delicious, easy, and will impact me and those around me in a positive way.  I loved the class, and can't wait until Melanie comes back. Watch out New York, California has designs on wooing Melanie away from you!” -Jennifer, CA Graduate

Good health is not only about what you eat, but also what you digest. You can eat the highest quality of food in the world and not be able to absorb the goodness of it if you don’t have the micro flora to digest it.

Probiotic foods help build up healthy bacteria and flora throughout the intestines that promotes good digestion. Pro means for, bio means life, therefore probiotic means “for life.” By contrast, antibiotic, which means “against life,” destroys bacteria both good and bad in our bodies.

Following is a list of probiotic foods

Lacto Fermentation

“Lacto fermentation is a process through which vegetables and fruits can be preserved for long periods of time without freezers and canning machines. Every long-lived culture in the world has consumed fermented vegetables, dairy and meat.  Aboriginal peoples of Australia buried sweet potatoes in the soil for months before removing and consuming them. Asian peoples make legendary pickled preparations of cabbage, turnip, eggplant, cucumber, onion, squash, and carrot, including kimchi” - Melanie Ferreira

Workbooks by Melanie Ferreira

vegetablesBreakfast Morning Porridge, Scrambled Eggs with Salmon Gravlox & Chives, Grain, Perfect Long Grain Brown Rice, The Elegant Bean       
Chickpea Stew over Moroccan Couscous, Black Bean Tostadas with Salsa and Cilantro Guacamole, Kale or Collard Greens, Mixed Greens with Tahini Dressing, Sea Vegetable Basics, Hiziki Caviar, Tofu Sour Cream, Dessert: Coconut Lime Flan with Rum, Coconut-Lime Flan without Rum, Apple Pear Crisp, The Nature of Food, Probiotic Foods and Recipes, Lacto Fermentation, Apple Cider, Rejuvelac, Healthy Ginger Beer, Country Breakfast, Pancakes, Soups, Ragout of Fall Vegetables in Miso Broth, Sauerkraut, Beet Pickles, Roasted Eggplant with Ginger Miso Sauce, It’s All in the Sauce, Basil Mayonnaise, Fish: An Overview, The Benefits of Fish, How To Choose the Freshest Fish, Never Buy & Why, The Nature of Fish, Fish Stock, Asian Style Tuna Tartare, Maple Cured Salmon Gravlox, Seared Tuna and Minted Tabouli, Seared Salmon Sandwich       Pan-Seared Striped Sea Bass, Poached Halibut in Kaffir Lime Cilantro Broth, Buffalo Sea Scallops on Bed of Greens, Portuguese Style Sole with Boiled Potatoes, Steamed Whole Sea Bass with Ginger Scallion Sauce, Mango or Strawberry Coconut Ginger Sponge Custard, Breakfast Waffles, Grain and Bean Salads, Arugula, Walnut and Orange Salad with Mint Roasted Beets, Buckwheat Noodles with Crispy Tempeh, Lotus Root Chips and Asian Dressing, White Bean Salad with Frisée & Tomatoes, Brown Rice with Maple Glazed Peanuts, Broccoli Sprouts & Cilantro Dressing, Quinoa Tabouli, Sea Vegetable Basics, Wakame Cucumber Salad with Blood Oranges, Tofu Sour Cream or Crème Fraiche, Soy Superfood 
Thai Tempeh in Curry Coconut Milk with Asian Vegetable Rice Tempeh Scaloppini      

Tempeh, Spinach, Arugula Salad with Warm Balsamic Vinaigrette, Cleanse, Detox and Rebuild, Why Detoxify? Reasons for Cleansing, Symptoms of Toxicity, Causes of Toxicity, Organs of Detoxification, Cleanse, Detox and Rebuild Recipes, Ginger Tea, Whey Drink, Bieler Broth, Dr. Connellety’s Vegetable Soup, Flax Seed Drink, Watermelon Kidney Cleanse, Very Berry Juices, Beet & Apple Juice, Easy Liver Flush #1Easy Liver Flush #2, Detox Tea, Horseradish & Lemon, Lemon Cayenne Tea, Master Cleanse, Incredible Edible Egg

Caramelized Onion Frittatas, Chicken and Lamb, Pan Fried Chicken, Chicken Stock, Lamb Stew, Cream Anglaise, Mango, Pineapple, Banana & Pecan Ice Cream, Heavenly Honeydew Ice, Vanilla Tuiles, Watermelon Ice, Simple Mango Sorbet, Strawberry Sorbet, Ice Cream Walnut Cake, Raspberry Coulis

18 Dietary Guidelines, Vocabulary To Know, Where To Shop, Principles of the Weston.A.Price Foundation, Dietary Dangers

Vitamin A is needed for
Protein Assimilation
Calcium Assimilation
Proper Growth
Prevention of Birth Defects
Thyroid Function
Immune System Function
Production of Stress and Sex Hormones
Eyes, Skin, Bones

Vitamin A Stores are Depleted By
Excess Dietary Protein
Cold Weather
Fever and Illness
Physical Exertion
Exposure to Toxins

High Levels of Enzymes and Beneficial Bacteria; Examples of Enzyme Rich Foods

Beneficial Bacteria