Brats: How to enjoy while cooling the Summer Heat — Psinergy LLC
X
Menu

Brats: How to enjoy while cooling the Summer Heat

Today was one of the first really nice warm and sunny days in Minnesota so far this year, and with it comes the summer time foods like Brats, Hamburgers and the like. These foods, along with other summer time favorites like slushies, potato salad, and other cold dishes and beverages can, and eventually will over time, wreak havoc for your digestive system if not corrected.

Now like most true blooded Mid-Westerners, I was really craving a brat today! Thankfully, in with our Spring CSA order from our friendly local farmer at Sprø Gård Organic Farm we had special ordered some of the ‘mostly-organic’ brats. We say ‘mostly-organic’ because we know that the meat was raised with organic practices… though the meat processor had misread the order for the brats and had added MSG into the mix. Either way… I wanted a brat, yet with the sudden onslaught of heat that we’re enjoying today and then top that with laying outside sunbathing to soak up some free Vitamin D, I realized I needed to cool my system some. I then remembered that we also got Cilantro in with the order this week!

 

So, here is a healthier option for eating some good ol’ MN Farm Raised-organically Brats:

These brats come frozen, and are not cooked. So, what I do to thaw them is throw them into a larger pan that can fit all of them, add about a 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water and about 1 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar and cover (you could also boil them in your favorite beer as well). Turn to medium heat, and check every now and then that they aren’t bubbling over, and the liquid isn’t gone. Once the brats are no longer frozen, you can just remove from the heat, and either grill them, or pan fry them. Pretty simple.

Once grilled or pan fried… they’re pretty much ready to eat. Just put into a bun (if you can), add your cheese, catsup, yellow mustard and a bunch of fresh Cilantro. Personally, I have to say I was a little leery about how it would taste when I thought this all up… but I have to say… “OMG! It was good!” (and hence why I decide to tell everyone about it).

Key points:

  • Cilantro, according to Ayurveda, helps with all pitta (heat excess) disorders, meaning that it can help release some of that extra heat I gained today. Cilantro is also great for helping with digestion, and is also used in issues of skin problems, hot inflammations, allergies and hay fever, sore throat, as well as other things that are pretty common during this time of year. Cilantro juice is also great on the skin.
  • Yellow Mustard has turmeric in it (that’s what makes it yellow). Turmeric also is great for digestion, and also helps in the digestion of proteins (like the proteins in the cheese, bun and brat).
  • Catsup, is actually fairly heating to the system because of the tomatoes, so if you want to skip that… do ?

The post Brats: How to enjoy while cooling the Summer Heat appeared first on Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness.

You Might Also Liked

Recipe: Simple Cardamom Rosewater Rice Pudding Recipe: Simple Cardamom Rosewater Rice Pudding Recipe: French Toast for early Vata Season & Better Digestion Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies: Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) Dogs Have Ayurvedic Constitutions Too! (Banyan Botanicals article) Recipe: Cardamom & Rose Water Rice Pudding Quick Breakfast for Energy: Cottage Cheese Bowl Kitchari for the Single Person – or when your Lover can’t stand it!

Upcoming Events

Jul
28
Sun
all-day Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Jul 28 all-day
The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July[...]
Jul
31
Wed
all-day Mercury Retrograde Ends
Mercury Retrograde Ends
Jul 31 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click[...]
Aug
10
Sat
10:00 am Intro to Esogetics Crystal Thera... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Intro to Esogetics Crystal Thera... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Intro to Esogetics Crystal Therapies @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
An Apothecary of Light class These simple treatments from Esogetics Crystal Therapies are designed for health maintenance and self-help with common complaints from a natural health viewpoint. The therapies learned in this module are for everybody, be it at home or on the road. We are offering this workshop for health-conscious[...]
Aug
12
Mon
all-day Perseids Meteor Shower
Perseids Meteor Shower
Aug 12 all-day
The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July[...]
Sep
5
Thu
6:00 pm Signals of the Body & Activating... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Signals of the Body & Activating... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Signals of the Body & Activating Dreams for Healing @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Learn 21+ Holistic self-care therapies that use a combination of touch and a special blend of essential oils and light to clear blockages and help promote health and wellbeing in this 1/2 day workshop. Therapies include body zones to promote dreaming, release emotional polarities and promoting emotional balance and areas to[...]
Sep
23
Mon
2:50 am Autumnal Equinox (Fall)
Autumnal Equinox (Fall)
Sep 23 @ 2:50 am – 3:50 am
The Sun will beam down directly on the equator giving us just about equal amounts of day and night in most parts of the world. If you live south of the equator, this is your Spring Equinox. Also, try balancing an egg on its end! Whether or not you succeed[...]
Oct
8
Tue
all-day Draconids Meteor Shower
Draconids Meteor Shower
Oct 8 all-day
The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of[...]
Oct
12
Sat
10:00 am Colorpuncture for Me and My Family @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Colorpuncture for Me and My Family @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Colorpuncture for Me and My Family @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
An Apothecary of Light class These simple treatments from Esogetics Colorpuncture are designed for health maintenance and self-help with common complaints from a natural health viewpoint. The therapies learned in this module are for everybody, be it at home or on the road. We are offering this workshop for health-conscious[...]
Oct
21
Mon
all-day Orionids Meteor Shower
Orionids Meteor Shower
Oct 21 all-day
The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year[...]
Oct
31
Thu
all-day Mercury Retrograde Begins
Mercury Retrograde Begins
Oct 31 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click[...]