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Squash & Ricotta Bake

21 Out Of The Ordinary Ways To Use Fresh Mint Leaves. Delightfully fragrant and relatively low maintenance, mint is a joy to grow – earning its place in any kitchen herb garden.

21 Out Of The Ordinary Ways To Use Fresh Mint Leaves

Mint can, however, be a little invasive and spreads quickly – so don’t be surprised if you end up with an abundance of this zesty herb at the end of the growing season. Never fear though, your bounty need not go to waste! Here’s everything you need to know about harvesting and using homegrown mint. How to Harvest & Prepare Mint Keep your mint plant at its best by frequently harvesting small amounts of the leaves for your culinary and medicinal uses. Pick off the leaves as you need them, remembering to harvest no more than one third of the entire plant at any one time until the end of season.

Wow! You’ve Got To Try Egg Ravioli. These gorgeous ravioli come together easily thanks to pot sticker wrappers, which are made with the same ingredients as pasta dough.

Wow! You’ve Got To Try Egg Ravioli

Just wait till you cut in and taste how good this appetizer is. Egg RavioliThe ingredients for these delightful appetizers can easily be halved if you’re serving a smaller crowd. Ingredients1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated 16 round gyoza skins (pot sticker wrappers) 8 unbroken egg yolks 1 large egg white, lightly beaten 4 teaspoons chopped fresh chives Grated lemon rind (optional) Preparation. Coconut Oil Pulling Chews with Essential Oils. Just a word of caution to people who are new to essential oils.

Coconut Oil Pulling Chews with Essential Oils

While I think this is an EXCELLENT idea, 20-30 drops is a lot! 15 Healthy Snacks You Can Make In A Mug. Laurentine ten Bosch, Filmmaker (Food Matters and Hungry For Change) Looking for a delicious snack or dessert for one that’s quick and easy to make, and will nourish your body?

15 Healthy Snacks You Can Make In A Mug

Then look no further! Here’s 15 of our favorites from across the web. Food is more than just fuel for the body. It stirs the senses and evokes memory and mood. Triple Layer Chamomile Brownies. Shanna Jade Everyone can use a good no bake brownie recipe in their life, am I right?

Triple Layer Chamomile Brownies

This recipe is simple, uses wholesome fiber-rich ingredients that are naturally gluten and refined sugar-free. The chamomile layer adds a hint of freshness to the dense richness of the chocolate, however switching the type of tea up with the season is totally doable as well. Try Chia in the cold winter months, or a bergamot-rich Earl Grey for a nice slightly bitter citrus flavor. Brownie Base 1 Cup Melted Coconut Oil 1 Cup Date Paste 3 Cups Almond Flour 1 Cup Cacao Powder 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper Chamomile Layer.

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Homemade Energy Drink. I started out with the intention of coming up with a recipe for a homemade version of the store bought energy drinks, but after doing some research and discovering how unhealthy they are for you, I decided instead to try and design a less sugar/caffeine fueled way to help myself through the workday afternoon sleepy slump.

Homemade Energy Drink

What I landed on was a system of three drinks and some energy boosting ideas that are going a long way to helping me keep my energy up all day long! Here's the good on the drinks: The Fire Hydrant (left) - 3-4 8oz glasses throughout the day filtered water 1 slice lemon 1 pinch cayenne pepper Other than getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night, staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do to help keep your body functioning at optimum levels. *For an explanation of lemons' miraculous transition from acidic outside of the body, to alkaline once ingested, visit this link: Cut off two thin slices of ginger and place in your cup or mug. According to Dr. Beet Kvass Recipe: A Tonic for the Ages. Links & Resources... Finding information and resources online can be tedious and frustrating; there's a lot more useless debris than valuable information out there.

Links & Resources...

These links are my way of separating the wheat from the chaff. With the exception of wildcrafters/growers/medicine makers, all herb links lead to sites with educational content. I know pretty much everybody linked to here and feel real good about steering others their way. Live in Michigan? Links to good people and places here in Michigan Herb Sites... The best herbs sites online I know of, offering excellent articles and resources for learning cool and useful stuff. The Mountain Rose Blog. Cravings=Deficiencies. Vitamins & Minerals. Vitamins for the Bodybuilder Bodybuilding relies greatly on a successful diet.

Vitamins & Minerals

However, this diet is different from some other diets from other athletes in the way that it is very specific in how the different micronutrients are broken down. As you all know, the bodybuilder will require more protein than for convential diets or for other athletes. Due to this high intake of protein, far greater demands are placed on micronutrients and can deplete levels already stored in the body. A multivitamin will be the perfect solution to minimize any potential harmful effect such a high quanity of protein will have on the body. Aside from helping your bodand can deplete levels already stored in the body. RDI of Vitamins and Minerals. Getting Your Vitamins and Minerals through Diet. The benefits of multivitamins are looking doubtful.

Getting Your Vitamins and Minerals through Diet

Can we do without them? We all know that vitamin supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet, but nobody's perfect when it comes to healthful eating. It can be particularly challenging to get the nutrients you need if you're dieting or if you avoid animal or dairy products.