August 30, 2014

Ginger Tea for Kapha

Ingredients * 1 cup pure water * 1 tsp fresh grated ginger root * 1/4 tsp honey (optional) * 1 tiny pinch cardamom * 1 pinch turmeric * 1 pinch black pepper Preparation 1. Bring the water to a boil. 2. Add ginger, cardamom, turmeric and black pepper, turn off heat, cover and steep for 5 minutes. 3. Strain, stir in the honey and enjoy warm. … [Read More...]

Detoxifying Soup for Kapha

Ingredients * 4-6 cups pure water * 1/4 cup shredded carrot * 1/4 cup chopped celery * 1/2 cup chopped dark greens * 6-8 black peppercorns * 1-2 thin slices fresh ginger * 1 tsp cumin seeds * 1/4 tsp turmeric * 1/2 tsp rock salt (optional) Preparation 1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. 2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 60-90 minutes. Remove from heat. 3. Mash vegetables against sides of pot with back of ladle. 4. Strain out and discard the … [Read More...]

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Baked Sweet Potato Steak Fries

The addition of fresh rosemary and extra virgin olive oil give these sweet treat beta-carotene gold mines an extra antioxidant kick! Ingredients: Yield: 4 servings 4 sweet potatoes, large 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced ½ teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 425º F. Spray a large cookie or baking sheet with olive oil nonstick spray. Half the potatoes lengthwise and then quarter them into steak fry wedges. Toss the wedges with the … [Read More...]

dark chocolate cocoa

Dark Chocolate Cocoa

Curl up on the couch with this slim-style hot cocoa. The fat-free milk adds a blast of bone-strengthening calcium, and the dark chocolate enriches every mug with heart-healthy antioxidants. INGREDIENTS 3 cup(s) milk, fat-free 2 tablespoon sugar, granulated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pinch salt, Kosher 3 tablespoon chocolate chips, dark PREPARATION Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the milk is hot and starting to steam, about 5 minutes. Remove … [Read More...]

Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce

Every cook needs a good recipe for marinara sauce. This one can be prepared in less than an hour and used in many ways. It is traditionally served over pasta, but is equally delicious with polenta or rice. It also makes a wonderful sauce for grilled vegetables or baked tempeh or tofu. We don't need to remind you that tomatoes cooked with oil provide a source of lycopene, one of the carotenes linked to protection from prostate cancer. Food as Medicine Research from the Harvard School of … [Read More...]