Garlic Asparagus with Tarragon

This beautiful dish came about when a recent mineral test of mine showed a deficiency in rubidium.  Rubidium is an important trace mineral that helps prevent blood sugar dysregulation which can lead to diabetes.  It also helps the body maintain hormonal balance, regulate and absorb iron, and control depression.  Rubidium is a good thing!  We [...]

By |2021-05-24T01:15:02+00:00May 24th, 2021|Bone Health, Health Benefits, Side Dish|0 Comments

Broccoli Stem Slaw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0wq1Jmp1mw   Don't throw away those broccoli stems!  There are many uses for them, and they are sweet, tender and contain many of the the same nutrients as the broccoli floret, See https://veronicashealthyliving.com/portfolio-items/broccoli-superfood-or-not/ The tough, outside stem should be trimmed, which leaves the tender, crunchy inside that is perfect to cut into strips [...]

By |2021-03-23T13:22:26+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Bone Health, Greens, Health Benefits, Side Dish|0 Comments

Simple Napa Cabbage

    Simple Napa Cabbage This delicate vegetable is abundant right now in my garden, and in the produce isle.  I am picking buckets daily, so thought I would write up a simple recipe on my favorite way eat this tender vegetable from the Brassica family. This leafy vegetable originated in China, and is called [...]

By |2021-03-07T16:09:31+00:00March 6th, 2021|Health Benefits, Main Dish, Side Dish|0 Comments

Watermelon, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

One of the best ways to prevent sunburn is to flood your body with fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables, vibrant in color and nutrients. The textures of the different fruits blends beautifully in this salad and could make a lovely light lunch when served with soup or bread.  Adding pomegranate seeds or arils gives a [...]

Maple Candied Walnuts

Maple Candied Walnuts What a wonderful holiday snack!  And you won’t feel guilty about offering this to your family (and eating it yourself)! Candied Walnuts 1 1/2 c. walnut halves  W 1/4 c. maple syrup 1 tsp. vanilla 1/8 tsp. salt 1. Heat skillet over stove top on med-high heat before adding ingredients (this helps [...]

By |2019-04-02T01:09:19+00:00December 17th, 2016|Dessert, Side Dish, Sugar-Free|0 Comments

Three Bean Succotash

Three Bean Succotash This is my version of succotash.  I created this recipe one summer when I had an abundance of all three fresh beans in my garden.   My family could not get enough of it (although they tired easily of shelling the beans!)  Go ahead and try this recipe, and I bet you [...]

By |2020-07-14T20:05:45+00:00October 18th, 2016|black-eyed peas, lima beans, Main Dish, Side Dish, soybeans|0 Comments

Amaranth with Tomato, Basil, and Mushrooms

Amaranth with Tomato, Basil, and Mushrooms This recipe has an Italian twist to it.   It’s rich, full flavor is very satisfying, and really holds you over till the next meal.   You can use this as a side dish, but because amaranth is a complete protein, I serve this as the main dish.   [...]

By |2019-04-02T01:12:50+00:00July 11th, 2016|Main Dish, Side Dish|0 Comments

Fried Amaranth Leaves

Fried Amaranth Leaves Okay, so this sounds a bit weird!   Fried Leaves?   But really, this is one of the most requested dish my family has asked for each summer.   This is a great way to get your family to eat greens.   And you can substitute any sturdy green for amaranth. 15-20 [...]

By |2020-06-20T16:33:38+00:00June 4th, 2016|Greens, Health Benefits, Side Dish|0 Comments
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