Mission To South Africa

“the nature of missions is a partnership; some give and others go” — Surina Ann Jordan, PhD


Dr. Surina Ann Jordan has accepted an invitation to join a health/medical mission to the country of Lesotho located in the southern region of Africa. If you would like to make a contribution or sponsor this mission, see details below.


Once there, we plan to accomplish the following:

  • Set up a medical clinic to address the health needs in the areas outside of the capital of Maseru
  • Conduct health education and distribute over the counter medicines
  • Visit the women’s prison and provide health education & toiletries
  • Visit village schools, senior homes and churches

The delegation will include medical doctors, nurses, other health professionals, health educators and ministers.

This has been a vision of Dr. Jordan’s for many years.  The nature of missions according to scripture is that some give and others go. “Until now I have been a giver”, Jordan says. ” This is my opportunity to go”!

Your contribution should be payable to:

4th District WMS AME Church [Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church] and place “Surina A Jordan – Lesotho” on the memo line

Send your contribution as soon as possible to:

Surina Ann Jordan, 1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy, Suite 300,  Annapolis, MD 21401

Thank you, thank you and God Bless!

Mission To South Africa

Quick Healthy Biscuits


2 cups all purpose flour (not bleached, not enriched)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil (I use 1 tbsp olive & 3 tbsp canola)
3/4 to 1 cup soy milk

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium sized bowl. Stir the dry ingredients together. Then cut the oil into the flour: meaning add the oil very slowly to minimize the little balls formed. Pouring with one hand and using two knives in the other hand to stir will get the job done. Use a spoon to stir in enough of the soymilk to create a batter that is just past sticky to slightly moist. Form the mixture into a ball in the bowl.

Flour a surface and rolling pin before dropping the ball on the floured surface. Using floured hands, knead the dough twice don’t over-knead. Using the rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use a 2″ cookie cutter to create about one dozen biscuits. Place the biscuits on a lightly greased cookie tray and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until they just begin to brown on top.  I use an air pan so the tops and bottoms taste like the tops.

While they are hot use a sharp serrated knife to cut the biscuits and butter them.  I use Canola in the blue container; the brown container has something we want to avoid. For a change of pace consider using agave or a fruit spread instead. Enjoy!

Quick Healthy Biscuits

Organic Apple Salad


Juice of 1 orange

2 yellow delicious apples, chopped (or apple of choice)

½ cup organic raisins

¼ walnuts, crushed


Mix juice, apples and raisins together.

Top with walnuts when serving. Serves 3.

Can be made in advance. The orange juice will prevent the apples from browning and reduce the tartness of the apples.


– cinnamon can be added to taste

– maple syrup can be added to taste

Organic Apple Salad

Wild Rice Stir Fry

1 ½ cups of Lundberg Wild Blend rice, cook as directed rice (best when leftover or thoroughly chilled)
¼ cup canola oil
1/2 cup chopped kale stems, broccoli stalks or chopped celery
1 cup of mushrooms, chopped (optional)
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small red onion, chopped
1 cup broccoli
½ cup snow peas or organic sweet corn
¼ cup low sodium tamari

In a wok or large pan, heat oil using medium heat. (Be very careful because olive oil burns quickly). Add garlic then let cook until brown (reduce heat if popping). Add onions and stir. Layer the vegetables in the following order: celery, mushrooms, broccoli and snow peas. Add 1 tbsp. of tamari and cover for 2 minutes. Remove cover. Toss vegetables together and continue cooking to allow some of the liquid to evaporate. Make a well in the wok by moving vegetables up to the rim of the wok. The well will have some remaining liquid. Add remaining tamari and bring to a boil. Add rice. Mix in the vegetables. Serves 6.

Use brown rice, wild rice, long grain or short grain rice.

As main dish (for protein), add shaven tofu or chicken with vegetables.

Copyright – Zima Health, 2009

Wild Rice Stir Fry

Black-eyed Peas


2 cups of peas, rinsed and soaked or dry — if using a pressure cooker. 4 cups of water or 4 cups vegetable broth

2 bouillon cubes or 2 tbsp. Soup Starter (if broth is not used)

½ tomato, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 small green pepper, chopped (optional)

1 small or ½ cup onion, chopped

½ cup carrots, shredded

¼ cup kale or spinach, chopped

2 tbsp. canola oil

1/3 tsp. thyme

dash of  black pepper


Pressure Cooker

Heat oil. Sauté the onions, garlic and green pepper until soft.  Stir in carrots and tomato.  Cook for 1 minute.  Add kale to top — do not mix in.  Add a little more oil or water, if needed.  Cover and cook for 1 minute.  Stir. Add water, bouillon and stir.  Add peas, thyme and black pepper. Bring to a slight boil. Cover and pressure on high for 7-8 minutes. Release pressure using the quick method.

Conventional Cooking – Stove Top

Heat oil. Sauté the onions, garlic and green pepper until soft. Stir in carrots and tomato. Cook for 1 minute. Add kale to top, — do not mix in.  Add a little more oil or water, if needed. Cover and cook for 1 minute.  Stir.  Add water, bouillon and stir.  Add peas, thyme and black pepper. Bring to a slight boil. Cover and cook on low for approximately 3 hours or until peas are tender.

Crock pot

In a pot, sauté the onions, garlic and green pepper until soft. Stir in carrots and tomato.  Cook for 1 minute. Add kale to top — do not mix in. Add a little more oil or water if needed. Cover and cook for 1 minute. Stir. Add water, bouillon and stir.  Add peas, thyme and black pepper. Bring to a slight boil. Pour into crock pot.  Cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours and on high setting for 4 to 5 hours.

Remove 1 cup of the peas. Puree peas in a blender or mash with a fork. Add to pot of peas.  Mix and serve over brown rice. Top with large raisins. Serves 4.


Add other vegetables.

Add a bay leaf for additional flavor.

For more color and taste, try wild rice instead.

Note: If not using a pressure cooker, soak peas for about 8 hours.

Copyright – Zima Health, 2009

Black-eyed Peas

Kale Salad Recipe

2 bunches of organic kale
¼ cup of olive oil
4 Tb nutritional yeast
6 cloves of crushed garlic
2 tsp Braggs Liquid Amino or tamari sauce or soy sauce

Soak kale for 15 minutes in large bowl of water with a cap full of vinegar. Rinse thoroughly. In a food processor or with a knife, shred kale finely and put in a very large bowl for mixing and tossing. Make a well in the middle of the kale by spreading kale to the sides of the bowl.

In a measuring cup, mix all ingredients olive oil, nutritional yeast, garlic and the Braggs Liquid Amino. Mix well until mixture is a paste consistency.

Pour half of the mixture into the well. Pour the rest of the mixture over the kale moving it with a spoon as you pour. With two large spoons toss the kale until it is covered with the mixture. Adjust seasoning with nutritional yeast and Braggs.

Let rest for at least one hour. Toss and serve. Serves 8 to 10.

-If you want to eliminate the appearance of the garlic, blend garlic and oil in a blender or food processor.
-Braggs Liquid Amino is a healthier version of soy sauce. It contains naturally occurring proteins and sodium and can be purchased at a natural foods store.
-Nutritional Yeast is a non-leavening yeast that is high in iron and B vitamins, with a nutty, cheesy flavor. A great cheese taste.

Copyright 2009, Zima Health, all rights reserved.

Kale Salad Recipe