How to Make Raw Mustard – The Renegade Health Show Episode #267

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In this episode, Annmarie will show you how to make a raw mustard…

And then she’ll put it on a heaping serving of sprouts. (We’ve been inspired since the Tree of Life to add more sprouts into our diet!)

Take a look and enjoy the unique introduction…

Your question of the day: What is your favorite sprout?

Click here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and leave your comment now!

You can get Frank’s prep-book here:

A few of you have been asking about the times for our events… sorry for not including them…

Here you go… 🙂

March 18, Wedensday, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, CST Dr. Rita Marie Potluck Austin, TX
Website for directions:

March 19th, Thursday, CST Central Market Meet the Kale Whale
Central Market, 4821 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
Time: 6:30 PM

March 20, Friday, CST San Antonio Renegade Health Gathering
IASA Community Center 9114 SUMMER WIND ST, San Antonio, TX 78217
Time: 6:30 PM

Omega Happy Sprout Salad

3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 TBSP Stone Ground Mustard –
(to make your own, start out with a TBSP ground mustard seeds add vinegar or water until paste like, then play around with it, add ginger and black pepper for a little spice, add honey for a little sweet 😉
1 TBSP Fresh Rosemary
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup hemp oil
1/4 cup flax oil
fresh black pepper to taste

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Dewey Fish says:

    Broccoli, Mustard and Radishes Mixed… On top of Avocado with apple cider vin…

  2. Janet says:

    clover sprouts are my favorite!

  3. Michael says:

    Fenugreek and chickpea are my favourite sprouts, good sources of protein and both have an interesting taste. Broccoli sprouts are also amazing!

  4. Charles Long says:

    Sunflower sprouts or bean sprouts

  5. Gabrielle Newman says:

    Great show! I’ve always wanted to make my own mustard and now I can. I like broccoli sprouts. Thank you

  6. Elena says:

    Thanks for the nice show. You two are great!

    I really like sunflower sprouts.

    Does Franks recipe book include pictures? It would be great to see a picture or two next time you bring the book up. I love recipe books with nice photos.

    keep enjoying your journey and thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Sara says:

    I love onion sprouts. And radish. With those two you don’t even need dressing.

    I have also made mustard by soaking the whole seeds for 6 hours then blending with apple cider vinegar and salt to taste. It lasts for months in a glass container in the fridge.

  8. Deborah D says:

    french green lentils………. these are my favorite sprouts… cruchy and special!!

  9. giselle cioraru says:

    why don’t u make a show on how to sprout?

  10. jodie says:

    Mung bean sprouts are heavenly on salad greens and would be so good with that mustard dressing.

  11. Barbara says:

    My favorite sprite is Alfalfa, and broccoli Sprouts. Great show Kevin.

  12. Irina says:

    sunflower seed sprouts

  13. Joyce says:

    I have a jar of sprouts growing all the time, one ready to eat, the next in progress. I use a seed mix – love the combination: radish, broccoli, clover, alfalfa. Sprouts are a daily food item for me; topping off stuffed veggies, added to a big green salad or enhancing a green smoothie. The best of live food and I grow it myself.

  14. Carol B says:

    It’s your freaking show…talk if you want to.I love the interaction between you and AnneMarie, so keep on, keepin on. I think it would be really quiet on air if you didn’t join in.
    Can’t wait till you 2 get to Nor Cal at Cafe Graditude…

  15. Vicki says:

    Radish sprouts are my favorite because their flavor holds up well in a tossed green salad!

  16. Katie says:

    I sprout everything, but my favorites are probably…. fenugreek, clover, and radish sprouts!! I really like them all though.

    My cats really enjoy munching on sunflower sprouts!!! Maybe Johnny 5 would like them as well?

  17. geri says:

    This is absolutely sickening if they pass this Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.
    BOY OUR GOVERNMENT IS REALLY BAD!!!! Even for introducing it to attempt to get passed!!!!!! !!!!!!


    Lose your property for growing food?

    Big Brother legislation could mean prosecution, fines up to $1 million By Chelsea Schilling, March 16, 2009

    Some small farms and organic food growers could be placed under direct supervision of the federal government under new legislation making its way through Congress.
    Food Safety Modernization Act
    House Resolution 875, or the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., in February. DeLauro’s husband, Stanley Greenburg, works for Monsanto – the world’s leading producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seed.
    DeLauro’s act has 39 co-sponsors and was referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Feb. 4. It calls for the creation of a Food Safety Administration to allow the government to regulate food production at all levels – and even mandates property seizure, fines of up to $1 million per offense and criminal prosecution for producers, manufacturers and distributors who fail to comply with regulations.
    Michael Olson, host of the Food Chain radio show and author of “Metro Farm,” told WND the government should focus on regulating food production in countries such as China and Mexico rather than burdening small and organic farmers in the U.S. with overreaching regulations.
    “We need somebody to watch over us when we’re eating food that comes from thousands and thousands of miles away. We need some help there,” he said. “But when food comes from our neighbors or from farmers who we know, we don’t need all of those rules. If your neighbor sells you something that is bad and you get sick, you are going to get your hands on that farmer, and that will be the end of it. It regulates itself.”
    The legislation would establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services “to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes.”
    Federal regulators will be tasked with ensuring that food producers, processors and distributors – both large and small – prevent and minimize food safety hazards such as food-borne illnesses and contaminants such as bacteria, chemicals, natural toxins or manufactured toxicants, viruses, parasites, prions, physical hazards or other human pathogens.

    Under the legislation’ s broad wording, slaughterhouses, seafood processing plants, establishments that process, store, hold or transport all categories of food products prior to delivery for retail sale, farms, ranches, orchards, vineyards, aquaculture facilities and confined animal-feeding operations would be subject to strict government regulation.
    Government inspectors would be required to visit and examine food production facilities, including small farms, to ensure compliance. They would review food safety records and conduct surveillance of animals, plants, products or the environment.
    “What the government will do is bring in industry experts to tell them how to manage all this stuff,” Olson said. “It’s industry that’s telling government how to set these things up. What it always boils down to is who can afford to have the most influence over the government. It would be those companies that have sufficient economies of scale to be able to afford the influence – which is, of course, industrial agriculture. ”
    Farms and food producers would be forced to submit copies of all records to federal inspectors upon request to determine whether food is contaminated, to ensure they are in compliance with food safety laws and to maintain government tracking records. Refusal to register, permit inspector access or testing of food or equipment would be prohibited.
    “What is going to happen is that local agriculture will end up suffering through some onerous protocols designed for international agriculture that they simply don’t need,” Olson said. “Thus, it will be a way for industrial agriculture to manage local agriculture. ”
    Under the act, every food producer must have a written food safety plan describing likely hazards and preventative controls they have implemented and must abide by “minimum standards related to fertilizer use, nutrients, hygiene, packaging, temperature controls, animal encroachment, and water.”
    “That opens a whole can of worms,” Olson said. “I think that’s where people are starting to freak out about losing organic agriculture. Who is going to decide what the minimum standards are for fertilization or anything else? The government is going to bring in big industry and say we are setting up these protocols, so what do you think we should do? Who is it going to bring in to ask? The government will bring in people who have economies of scale who have that kind of influence.”
    DeLauro’s act calls for the Food Safety Administration to create a “national traceability system” to retrieve history, use and location of each food product through all stages of production, processing and distribution.
    Olson believes the regulations could create unjustifiable financial hardships for small farmers and run them out of business.
    “That is often the purpose of rules and regulations: to get rid of your competition, ” he said. “Only people who are very, very large can afford to comply. They can hire one person to do paperwork. There’s a specialization of labor there, and when you are very small, you can’t afford to do all of these things.”
    Olson said despite good intentions behind the legislation, this act could devastate small U.S. farms.
    “Every time we pass a rule or a law or a regulation to make the world a better place, it seems like what we do is subsidize production offshore,” he said. “We tell farmers they can no longer drive diesel tractors because they make bad smoke. Well, essentially what we’re doing is giving China a subsidy to grow our crops for us, or Mexico or anyone else.”
    Section 304 of the Food Safety Modernization Act establishes a group of “experts and stakeholders from Federal, State, and local food safety and health agencies, the food industry, consumer organizations, and academia” to make recommendations for improving food-borne illness surveillance.
    According to the act, “Any person that commits an act that violates the food safety law … may be assessed a civil penalty by the Administrator of not more than $1,000,000 for each such act.”
    Each violation and each separate day the producer is in defiance of the law would be considered a separate offense and an additional penalty. The act suggests federal administrators consider the gravity of the violation, the degree of responsibility and the size and type of business when determining penalties.
    Criminal sanctions may be imposed if contaminated food causes serious illness or death, and offenders may face fines and imprisonment of up to 10 years.
    “It’s just frightening what can happen with good intentions,” Olson said. “It’s probably the most radical notions on the face of this Earth, but local agriculture doesn’t need government because it takes care of itself.”
    Food Safety and Tracking Improvement Act

    Another “food safety” bill that has organic and small farmers worried is Senate Bill 425, or the Food Safety and Tracking Improvement Act, sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.
    Brown’s bill is backed by lobbyists for Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland and Tyson. It was introduced in September and has been referred to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. Some say the legislation could also put small farmers out of business.
    Like HR 875, the measure establishes a nationwide “traceability system” monitored by the Food and Drug Administration for all stages of manufacturing, processing, packaging and distribution of food. It would cost $40 million over three years.
    “We must ensure that the federal government has the ability and authority to protect the public, given the global nature of the food supply,” Brown said when he introduced the bill. He suggested the FDA and USDA have power to declare mandatory recalls.
    The government would track food shipped in interstate commerce through a recordkeeping and audit system, a secure, online database or registered identification. Each farmer or producer would be required to maintain records regarding the purchase, sale and identification of their products.
    A 13-member advisory committee of food safety and tracking technology experts, representatives of the food industry, consumer advocates and government officials would assist in implementing the traceability system.
    The bill calls for the committee to establish a national database or registry operated by the Food and Drug Administration. It also proposes a electronic records database to identify sales of food and its ingredients “establishing that the food and its ingredients were grown, prepared, handled, manufactured, processed, distributed, shipped, warehoused, imported, and conveyed under conditions that ensure the safety of the food.”
    It states, “The records should include an electronic statement with the date of, and the names and addresses of all parties to, each prior sale, purchase, or trade, and any other information as appropriate. ”
    If government inspectors find that a food item is not in compliance, they may force producers to cease distribution, recall the item or confiscate it.
    “If the postal service can track a package from my office in Washington to my office in Cincinnati, we should be able to do the same for food products,” Sen. Brown said in a Sept. 4, 2008, statement. “Families that are struggling with the high cost of groceries should not also have to worry about the safety of their food. This legislation gives the government the resources it needs to protect the public.”

    Recalls of contaminated food are usually voluntary; however, in his weekly radio address on March 15, President Obama announced he’s forming a Food Safety Working Group to propose new laws and stop corruption of the nation’s food.
    The group will review, update and enforce food safety laws, which Obama said “have not been updated since they were written in the time of Teddy Roosevelt.”
    The president said outbreaks from contaminated foods, such as a recent salmonella outbreak among consumers of peanut products, have occurred more frequently in recent years due to outdated regulations, fewer inspectors, scaled back inspections and a lack of information sharing between government agencies.
    “In the end, food safety is something I take seriously, not just as your president but as a parent,” Obama said. “No parent should have to worry that their child is going to get sick from their lunch just as no family should have to worry that the medicines they buy will cause them harm.”
    The blogosphere is buzzing with comments on the legislation, including the following:

    Obama and his cronies or his puppetmasters are trying to take total control – nationalize everything, disarm the populace, control food, etc. We are seeing the formation of a total police state.
    Well … that’s not very ” green ” of Obama. What’s his real agenda?
    This is getting way out of hand! Isn’t it enough the FDA already allows poisons in our foods?
    If you’re starving, no number of guns will enable you to stay free. That’s the whole idea behind this legislation. He who controls the food really makes the rules.
    The government is terrified of the tax loss. Imagine all the tax dollars lost if people actually grew their own vegetables! Imagine if people actually coordinated their efforts with family, friends and neighbors. People could be in no time eating for the price of their own effort. … Oh the horror of it all! The last thing the government wants is for us to be self-sufficient.
    They want to make you dependent upon government. I say no way! already the government is giving away taxes from my great great grandchildren and now they want to take away my food, my semi-auto rifles, my right to alternative holistic medicine? We need a revolution, sheeple! Wake up! They want fascism … can you not see that?
    The screening processes will make it very expensive for smaller farmers, where bigger agriculture corporations can foot the bill.
    If anything it just increases accountability, which is arguably a good thing. It pretty much says they’ll only confiscate your property if there are questions of contamination and you don’t comply with their inspections. I think the severity of this has been blown out of proportion by a lot of conjecture.
    Don’t waste your time calling the criminals in D.C. and begging them to act like humans. This will end with a bloody revolt.
    The more I examine this (on the surface) seemingly innocuous bill the more I hate it. It is a coward’s ploy to push out of business small farms and farmers markets without actually making them illegal because many will choose not to operate due to the compliance issue

  18. Laura says:

    I don’t mind you talking. Sometimes you ask questions of the person in front of the camera or make comments that s/he didn’t think to say.

    The other thing is that I’m nosey. heehee. I like to know who’s taking the pics:) When you were at Laughing Giraffe, I really wanted to know who had your camera.

    Good show, fave sprout out of the ones I’ve tried thus far would have to be clover.

  19. I have the FreshLife Sprouter—it is absolutely wonderful, as it supplies me with a running supply of whatever sprouts — from any kind of bean to broccoli, alfalfa, or hilbah sprouts. The mustard dressing is something I’ve been wanting for a long time. Love the flavor!
    Chana Rachel Mark

  20. Lisa says:

    Lately, I have been sprouting a LOT of MUNG beans… but, sunflower are my FAVORITE kind of sprout! I am a little confused w/the correct way to sprout them, though. It seems to me, it can’t possibly be as easy as using a bunch of the raw/organic kind that you get out of a BULK BIN. If anyone can enlighten me on how to do it, I would GREATLY appreciate it! (K ‘n’ A: THANKS for always bringing us a great show, and HAPPY travels)!

  21. Johno says:

    my favourite is probably fenugreek – not sure cause they are so good for you or the flavour. they are the only sprouts you can drink the soak and rinse water from – an aquired taste but so good for us.

    no excuse for not eating organic when you can sprout anywhere anytime and really cheap as well. so many diferent methods so start sprouting now he he

  22. Carol Kraft says:

    Sunflower sprouts
    Better in soil but easier to do in a jar at home.
    Kevin not talking. Impossible!:-) More natural to have you two interact like you usually would all the time and besides I bet it puts Marie more at ease as well to talk with Kevin, being a little shy herself in the spot light. Am I right about that? 🙂

    Book looks interesting, just a little expensive to ship to Canada. Any discounts on group orders?

  23. Monica says:

    Thank You, Yesss MRH products are awesame, I make my own superfoods.
    BTW both of you looks more relax.

  24. Bev F says:

    EWWWWWWWW!!! First of all you have a cat in your kitchen. Then AM touches the cat and then tosses the sprouts without washing her hands. That is so gross. That is beyond gross.

  25. Adam says:

    I have a pretty important question. Clean water is super super important as I’m sure you are aware 🙂 What are you using for drinking and bathing water on your road trip? I was using “crappy” brita type filters for a while and then started using an Aquasana AQ4000 after getting and listening to your Water Secrets program. I just recently found out about an even better system Dr Mercola is endorsing called Pure and Clear.

  26. rose says:

    buckwheat sprouts are my favourite.


  27. Sara says:

    My favorite sprounts are broccoli.
    Really enjoyed todays mustard making show – thanks for toning it down a bit, Kevin. 😉

  28. Aurelie says:


  29. Becky says:

    Hey Guys,
    I always love your interaction.
    Blend of peas,lentils,garbanzos.are my favorite. Annmarie I love your apron, where can we get one?

  30. John says:

    I like it when you talk too Kevin, not sure why anyone would request you be quiet, seems a little odd to me. I need to eat more sprouts but whenever I get them at the store they come in these little plastic containers and they are very moist and end up rotting in no time at all. Maybe I need to remove them and dry them out a little? I’m not sure. Unfortunately they don’t look anything like the ones you use. I guess it might be best to just grow them myself. I like bean and alfalfa sprouts the best so far but broccoli and radish are nice and I haven’t really had any that I haven’t liked, other than rotten ones!

  31. natalya H says:

    I love sunflower sprouts!

  32. Gail says:

    I like auki bean and sunflower plus mung bean

  33. Elaina harman says:

    I think it is great for AnnMarie to be the focus some of the time. The other day she could not get a word in edgewise from you. Kevin, guess this is somewhat like therapy for you guys to get to many comments about how you run your lifes. AnnMarie, Love your hair down, it is looking great!
    Also have not heard anything about how you are both adjusting to this new life style?
    AnnMarie you do appear to be happier than for a little while. I love any sprouts I can get. I work a lot of hours and dont have much time for the sprouting stages. If anyone knows of a market or restaurant around Riverside, Ca would love to hear about it.

  34. Cats belong in the kitchen. So do dogs. Our “pack” has shared germs for years without any ill effects. They are very clean and nearly vegan. Their favorite snacks are goji berries, super blue green algae capsules and nori sheets!

    geri, I don’t believe we should stand by and wait for a bloody revolution. We can work in and out of the system – lots of laws exempt small businesses, and we can push our legislators to exempt businesses earning less than a million per year to help out the little guy.

    We LOVE our automatic sprouter from Sproutman! (It’s electric and waters sprouts every few minutes so they grow very fast! We try to have enough sprouts ready to add to salads and keep them out of the frig, but not too many so they go bad before being eaten. Some of our salads are almost half sprouts.

    Some of our favorites are french lentil, snowpea, radish and clover – and Sproutman’s salad mixes.It’s great to know how much nutrition is in each sprout!

  35. Season says:

    Still so surprised to hear about the negativity you guys receive. This is the last place I would expect it. Strange world. You are such great sports, though. Thanks for the positive juju!

    My favorate sprouts are pea sprouts lately, especially for green juices! Mmm. I also love sunflower for other things. Yummo!

    Question for Kevin: Is apple cider vinegar ok on an anti-candida diet? I am on one myself, and I thought all vinegars were off the list, since they are fermented and such. If you know, please share, cause apple cider vinegar is yummy!
    Also, Annmarie, do you suppose lemon juice would work as a replacement for ACV?

    Thank you so much! Looking forward to when you hit the Bay Area, CA. Blessings on your journey!


  36. Jenni says:

    Sunflower and radish, yummm! I love sprouts and cannot wait to make that dressing. I love every single ingredient in that recipe. Eeeeeh!

  37. Carl says:

    I find it unsettling to say the least that you eat raw food that was prepared on a counter that a cat walks on and then you pick up the cat to put it down and then proceed to mix the food with your hands!

  38. Geri says:

    pea sprouts, yummy!

  39. Cindi says:

    I definately agree…broccoli sprouts are the best. I too am surprised at the negative comments you two seem to get. I enjoy the interaction between the two of you and Kevin is a very good at knowing when to clarify a point or even just when to have a good laugh! Keep up the super job you are doing and keep having fun!! I have been enjoying every show.

  40. Fumi says:

    You briefly mentioned Mountain Rose Herbs on your 3/18/09 show (raw mustard). I use and love their essential oils. Did you say there was a discount code we could use? Thanks.

  41. jo-mama says:

    radish sprouts!

  42. I would have to say that sunflower greens have always been my favorite. Next in line is a combination of china rose radish and red clover. they have a lovely bite to them. Buckwheat lettuce is a bit delicate. Don’t really do alfalfa anymore.

  43. susan says:

    chana, what is a hilbah sprout? That is one I have never heard of.
    I like trying the different sprouts!

  44. Michael says:

    Found myself smiling throughout the show. Really enjoyed it and the interaction between the two of you. Savor all sprouts, but enjoy clover sprouts the most. Namaste.

  45. Laura says:

    Hey Geri-
    I agree with you on needing a revolution. I’ve been thinking that for some time. How do you propose we get it going.
    Email me. if you want to talk more.

  46. del says:

    Sunflower Sprouts are AWESOME!!!

  47. You know what? I get nourished just watching your show, you both bring such an energy to my soul whenever I watch an episode. As to my favorite sprouts. Probably my kids,… sorry, I couldn’t help myself on that one. Anywhooo, I would have to say either sunflower or buckwheat, and secondly mung bean, and last but not least alfalfa.
    Charles Premoe

  48. Siobhan says:

    Hi Kevin and AnnMarie,

    Please don’t take people’s negative comments to heart. There will always be someone who wants to complain about something. Kevin, your high energy and verbosity are part of who you are and most of us find it very charming. And as for cats on the counter – my three cats rule the house and go wherever they like. I love the way you interact with Johnny Cat and don’t change that for anyone else!

  49. eve says:

    Do you know how to make tahini from scratch???

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