Benefits of Using Herbs

Think of herbs when preparing your meals. Herbs are often planted and used as an afterthought. I encourage you to take advantage of the herbs to enhance the flavors in your foods but also because they offer health benefits.  Some of the herbs you might have available are: *Basil that offers anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial and …

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Cucumber Apple Parsley Smoothie

Don’t miss out on using cucumbers when they are in season.  They are so nutritious and are wonderful to keep you hydrated on those hot summer days! Ingredients: 2 small to medium cucumbers or 1 really long one 1 apple A good bundle of parsley 1/2 inch ginger 1 tablespoon chia seed 1 cup water …

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Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad

It’s cucumber season with lots of varieties available just waiting for a delightful way to be served to your family. I’m always looking for easy quick recipes that are nutritious and tasty.  This is a recipe that we use often because it is simple, can be eaten all along during the week and is oh …

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Dandelion Pesto with Pine Nuts

Ingredients: 1 large clove  garlic 1 large bunch  Italian flat leaf parsley 2 cups  chopped dandlion greens 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup  pine nuts 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese 1/2 cup olive oil Sea salt Preparation: Fill a medium sized sauce pan with water and bring to a boil. Blanch the greens by placing …

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