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December 8, 2016

Celery was regarded as an ideal dieter food as early as the 60's.  Its crunchy nature being due to its high water and fiber content.  It is also pretty high in potassium and some calcium & iron, helping kidneys and fluid retention. 

Celery was used in Italian...

November 10, 2016

Chicory was originally grown in Europe, specifically for its root.  It was served many different ways - baked, stir-fried, or poached.  Then by the 18th century, the root was roasted and added to the coffee, correcting the over-stimulation of coffee. 

Consider...

October 4, 2016

Many of us, actively make sure we are always getting the right nutrients.  We are always bombarded with magazine ads asking us if we are getting the "right" amount or health food store attendants helping us search for yet another vitamin.  Nature, is the greatest sourc...

September 5, 2016

Ginger

The rhizome with a kick. Ginger was and is an essential spice in India, China, Japan, and southeast Asia. The name "ginger" comes from the word "zingiber" the latin name, which came from the Greek name "Zingiberis" which was the translation from Sanskirt "Sringa-...

August 9, 2016

Mint

One of the most popular garden herbs, mint is very helpful and quite the sustainable plant.  Mint tea can help calm the stomach and nerves as well as congestion and diarrhea.  Historically mint has been used for over 4000 years and can be seen used in almost every...

July 7, 2016

Beets

Beets were first recognized during the Roman Empire.  The leaves were initially consumed, especially when they were small.  Beets come in white, golden and classic purple-red varieties.  They contain trace minerals, potassium, and lots of Betaine for digestion and...

June 4, 2016

Chiles 

 

A fiery spice, chiles contain lots of different nutrients including potassium, beta carotenes and vitamin C.  What makes the chile "hot" is something called capsaicin.  This compound helps with circulation, inflammation, and anti-coagulation.  Studies show tha...

May 2, 2016

Parsley

A traditional herb, it is used in many dishes in Europe and the Americas.  Parsley is a good anticoagulant, rich in vitamin C and Iron. It also contains a good amount of potassium and Lutein.  

Often used as a garnish and thrown away, Parsley contains Myrist...

May 1, 2016

 

 

Learn about the foods around you and why they are beneficial and how you prepare them.

 

Also learn about a new fantastic, healthy recipe that you can incorporate into you lifestyle!

 

 

Turmeric

 

This warm spice contains many healing and inflammatory properties.  It was t...

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Parsley & Chicken Veggie Soup

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