Purslane Is Way More Than A Weed
I have been weeding and throwing out Purslane plants that grow everywhere in my herb garden every summer! A while back, I found out on a Facebook page called Beyond Green Scene that they are packed with nutrients including Omega 3. I had read somewhere, (although I can't remember where) that Purslane was known to be excellent for improving blood sugar!!!! Anyhow, here's a link to recipes for Purslane from a blog post called Chocolate and Zucchini.
This year, several patches of Purslane have shown up again in my garden. Yaaay!!! I'm looking forward to enjoying them through the summer months. My favorite is to quick stir fry them like I do spinach, and enjoy with Brown Rice, Millet, or Quinoa, Dal and my home made Lime Pickle. I also use them with cukes, avocado etc in wraps Yummmm!
Carrot, Zucchini & Potato Patties
Another brilliant and seriously yummy recipe from the most recent Medical Medium book - Cleanse to Heal. I made this for dinner the other night. Amazing!!!! Here's the recipe link.
Being a spice junkie, I doubled the herbs and spices (including curry powder). It worked well.
Most of us are aware that Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is not our friend. Chinese food used to be laced with it, but recently, Chinese restaurants have been indicating whether or not their food contains MSG. What we don't know is that what is not good in MSG is hidden in several other foods/ingredients that are called by other names, and most of us consumers have no clue. An organization called Truth In Labeling has provided information on MSG and where it's hiding. Here's the link:
Be sure to check out all the links on that website. Specially on WHERE MSG IS HIDING. You'll probably be blown away by what you'll find out. I was.
Here's a list of KNOWN GMO foods - a.k.a. Frankenfoods. You will find them in most grocery stores. The makers of these foods will assure you that they are perfectly safe, but they are not. among other things, they are grown with pesticides and herbicides that wreak havoc in our bodies. These brands are used in most households.
Here's a link for more details about these GMO foods.
Save and print out this list and take when you go grocery shopping.
Look for foods that have these logos shown below. Organically grown produce will be marked with a number that has several digits beginning with a 9.
Korean Chob Chae
1 pkg Shirataki Noodles (Konyaku)
1 bunch Kale
1 carrot julienned (I used frozen Carrots and Peas)
1 onion sliced
Shitaki or Portobello mushrooms sliced
3 cloves garlic chopped fine
1 bunch green onions sliced
1t Raw honey (optional)
Pepper (Black or Sichuan)(Optional)
Sesame Seeds to sprinkle on top
Non- vegetarian variation: Add cooked chicken or shrimp to this dish.
Corn is one of the most genetically modified (GMO) foods. So I try to avoid it at all costs. I recently found that Baking Powder has cornstarch, so looked for BP that is free of corn. Here's what I found on a food blog: www.worthcooking.net/make-corn-free-baking-powder/
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 red pepper
1 red onion
1t Curry Powder
1t Turmeric Powder
1t Sea Salt
1c Organic Pasta Sauce
1 Avocado, sliced or cubed
Chop garlic Rough chop all vegetables to about 1" pieces and place in pot. Place spaghetti sauce in pot with veggies and all the spices. Set on MANUAL for 5 minutes. Release steam immediately.
Enjoy with rice, quinoa and/or avocado cubes.
If you cook on the stove, cook for a little longer until the veggies are cooked but still crunchy but not mushy.
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Healthy eating is an important part of holistic self-care. This page contains tried and true quick, easy, delicious and nutritious recipes intended to enhance health and wellness.