VENISON STEW FOR A ROTATION DIET1
By Marjorie Fisher
Cover cut-up venison stew-meat with filtered water and boil slowly four or five hours until tender; add sliced carrots and lovage2 (cut in small pieces with scissors) for the last 20 minutes. The stew can be served in bowls; the broth will be delicious. There is no need to add thickening, which would spoil the rotation diet. Carrots and celery can be served raw as salad. All three of these vegetables (plus others such as parsley and chervil) belong to the parsley food family.
Instead of foods from this family, one can use a different plant family: In the last 20 minutes add diced beets and cut-up beet tops to make the venison stew. Then raw spinach can be used for salad. These two vegetables belong to the goosefoot family. Other game meat such as elk, moose, or beaver can be substituted for venison. Leftover stew can be labeled and frozen for a delicious quick meal four or more days later.
Venison and many other game meats can be ordered by phone and delivered to your door packed in dry ice. Many kinds of wild-game liver are available thinly sliced and frozen. As the animals roam free in non-pesticided areas, we are probably safe from the concentrated toxins likely to be found in supermarket liver. The wild-game liver can be gently and thoroughly cooked in a little filtered water, and you have a wonderfully satisfying and simple meal. For breakfast most mornings I have organic fruit and wild-game liver.
Those of us who took Barbara’s classes this spring were reminded of all the wonderful nutrients concentrated in liver, for example, the B vitamin niacin. John B. Cleary, MD, states3 that low values of niacin are involved in addictive behavior and in the "predator response." When meat is eaten, the brain levels of the metabolites of niacin go up and we become peaceful. "The addict exhibits the same frantic predatory behavior when in withdrawal and niacin corrects it." Liver is a beautifully balanced source of niacin.
1 Recipe from Fisher, M., Enjoy Nutritious Variety, p. 5, published by NOHA in 1980, available from NOHA for $3.00, including postage, handling, and Illinois tax.
2 Lovage you can pick fresh in your garden. It is a hardy perennial in the Chicago climate, similar to celery but with a more interesting flavor.
3 "Niacin Deficiency" and "Niacin Deficiency Diseases," Medical Tribune, January 7, 1987, p. 40; "The NAD Deficiency Diseases," Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1986, pp. 149-157.
Article from NOHA NEWS, Vol. XII, No. 3, Summer 1987, pages 3-4.