Goji berries are one of the most well known Chinese herbs in the US. Used for over 2000 years in China, they were first mentioned in the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the oldest known book on Chinese herbs in 200 BC. They are prized for their ability to tonify blood and yin without causing stagnation. Consumed daily in China as a food and herbal medicine, goji berries are revered for their anti-aging properties. They are used in many beauty tonics.
Carrots are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables. A staple in most cuisines, the white, yellow and purple varieties were first cultivated in Afghanistan around 3000BC. The modern, sweeter and bright yellow and orange varieties were created in the Netherlands around the 16th century.
Taking my herbs is something I look forward to every day. Not only do they help me to think clearly and feel good, but I’ve learned how to make them taste delicious.
Here I have homemade hot cocoa with collagen for skin and joint health and a homemade immune tonic with astragalus and mushrooms to keep me well throughout the fall and winter season. This warm and cozy drink is very calming and I look forward to drinking it as my day winds down. No, you cannot taste the herbs.
Do you need more veggies in your life? Here's a simple broccoli salad recipe that calls for blanched broccoli. Lightly cooking the broccoli ahead of time makes it easier to digest and brightens up the color. Blanched broccoli also keeps it's crunch so no need to worry about having a soggy salad
I recently discovered 90 second bread and it has been a game changer for me. Not only is it super fast to make but it happens to be low carb and grain free. It’s even suitable for anyone on a LCHF, keto or paleo diet.
Hey Everyone! I'm trying something new here. I recorded a video of myself cooking and wanted to share it with you. The recipe is a modification of the classic roast with mashed potatoes. For a low carbohydrate version I substituted cauliflower for the potatoes. It was so good that my husband who is a pretty elitist when it comes to mashed potatoes, didn't even notice. Trust me, he would have called me out if he did!
Warm and buttery soft boiled eggs, sweet potato and kale, topped with avocado and sesame seeds. A recipe for a long healthy life.
Corn, cucumber, tomato, mint, parsley, and meyer lemon. Delish!
All I'm saying is that if you don't try this recipe then you will never know what heaven tastes like.
Portobello mushrooms are delicious any way they are made but roasting them in olive oil and herbs magnifies their goodness by 1000!
Here's a healthy and tasty twist on a good old fashioned dessert. Real gelatin is that good stuff found mainly in the bones and connective tissue of animals. According to Weston A. Price, gelatin is good for your skin, hair, nails, joints, and can aid digestion. Pair it with coconut whipped cream and you have a healthy and unique treat.
In general, nuts are a healthy and convenient food to snack on. When prepared correctly, they are a good source of healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.