While there seems to be some debate as to whether chicken soup as a folk remedy for colds or flu is actually true or not, at the very least, chicken soup with vegetables contains lots of healthy nutrients, increases hydration, and tastes good too!
A fall favorite, butternut squash, shines brightest when used as a base for a rich, warming soup. It's a type of fall-harvest squash with a sweet, nutty taste. The color signals an abundance of powerhouse nutrients and it's reported to have anti-inflammatory benefits as well.
A freshly blended smoothie is a quick, easy, delicious, and energizing breakfast IF made with healthy and nutritionally balanced organic ingredients.
Kale is a strong, bitter green that can be sauteed, baked, used in soups and stews, and as a staple in green smoothies and fresh juices. It is also wonderful in salads - the trick to turning this bitter and tough green to sweet and tender is to massage it with a little sea salt!
"No one will miss the crust or realize that the amount of chicken has been cut back in this nontraditional potpie. With lots of creamy potatoes, it's a pretty spectacular take on an old favorite."
"In some traditions, soup is the perfect beginning to a culinary smorgasbord; in others, the end of an elegant meal. But on cold wintry days, soup can be a meal unto itself."
~ John DeMers, Delicious Living
An easy, delicious, nutritious, and colorful side dish to accompany your main entree for any occasion.
"There is nothing simpler than roast chicken. And there are few things more delicious."
"In Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo, also called salsa fresca, is a fresh uncooked salad made from chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, fresh serranos, salt, and key lime juice."
Summer is here! With temperatures rising, long days of activities, and impromptu gatherings, we find ourselves looking for ways to keep cooking times to a minimum and the kitchen cool while still eating healthy.
A salad a day REALLY keeps the doctor away!!! Allowing yourself to become "addicted" to salad is one of the best steps you can make towards eating for optimal health.
There's nothing quicker or easier than whipping up a big skillet of scrambled eggs, and if you throw in a bunch of simple add-ins, you can turn it into a delicious, satisfying, and balanced breakfast, lunch, or dinner in no time at all.
It is known that in all dis-ease, the human body is always acidic. An acidic pH can result from an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and immune reactions, or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. To assist in the curing of any dis-ease, the higher the ratio of alkaline elements in the diet, the faster will be the recovery.