15 healthy dessert recipes for a sugar fix Sometimes, you just crave something sweet. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's all about what kind of sugar you eat. Unrefined sugar is the best kind – natural and unprocessed. White sugar has been over-processed and contains little nutritional value; it can stimulate your appetite, cause high or low blood sugar and dips in energy. Natural sugars such as agave nectar, stevia and sugar from fruits are a far healthier choice.
How to Make Medicinal Vinegars & Oxymels Medicinal vinegars (Vinegar Extracts) have been around since ancient times, and were an excellent way to preserve and dispense herbs before distilled spirits were known about. While the advantages of using vodka or brandy to make your herbal tinctures are many – including greater potency and longer shelf life, there are those who wish to avoid alcohol for personal reasons or due to the higher cost, making vinegar extracts ideal for them to create. Vinegar extracts (also known as “aceta”) are weaker than alcohol based tinctures, so the required dose is higher. And, while vinegar won’t draw out as many of the beneficial components of an herb that alcohol will, it does excel at drawing minerals and vitamins from a plant. Add those extra nutrients to the already established benefits of apple cider vinegar and you have a very acceptable option for your herbal remedies toolbox. Making a Vinegar Extract:
How to Cook Artichokes with a Crock pot from Ocean Mist Farms Going to be away for the day? Just put your fresh Artichokes into a crock pot and forget about them! Spread open petals of each rinsed and trimmed, fresh Artichoke for seasoning and place directly into the crock pot, stem down (Note: removing the stem will allow the Artichokes to sit better in the crock pot). Between the petals of each Artichoke, add lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Margarita Watermelon for #PullUpAChair with the Food Network I was asked to participate with other bloggers in an event with the Food Network; really a pretty simple task. Would I like to participate in their Back to School Edition post highlighting lunches for kids or adults. My kids are now both grown so I responded; tongue in cheek…sure if you think the Mom’s could use a cocktail! The response was to get the link to them in time and that would be fine.
51 Paleo Snacks Anyone Can Love No grains? No problem. Paleo eaters may shun grains, processed vegetable oils, and refined sugars, but that doesn’t stop them from enjoying plenty of delicious dishes — and creating some downright ingenious recipe substitutions. Whether you’re a longtime primal eating fanatic or just curious about what it’s like to go back to dietary basics, we’ve got 51 delicious Paleo-approved snacks for whenever hunger strikes. 89 Simple Swaps That Could Change Your Life Whole grains for white, quality for quantity, Wii Fit for Mario Kart—just one smart swap can pave the way to a healthier and happier life. We decided to go all out and provide 89 “this for that’s,” so there are no excuses when it comes to making healthier choices! Fitness 1.
Cooking with Rose Hips - Rose Hips Recipes Rose Hips Recipes Rose hips are the cherry-sized red fruits of the rose bush left behind after the bloom has died. Although nearly all rose bushes produce rose hips, the tastiest for eating purposes come from the Rosa rugosa variety. The flavor is described as fruity and spicy, much like the cranberry. Harvest the fruits after the first frost when they become fully-colored, but not overripe. They should yield to gentle pressure but not be soft or wrinkly. Keep the Oven Off! A No-Cook Meal Recipe Roundup I don’t know about you, but my apartment gets hot in the summer. Like, west-facing-brick-insulated-not-enough-airflow hot. And on those summer nights when even sitting on the couch makes me sweat, I flat out refuse to turn on the oven. The heat is just miserable. Luckily, there are tons of really great no-cook meal options available — so I always have plenty to eat! Check out the guide below to making no-cook meals all day long.
Parmesan pencils Interesting way to pack and consume parmesan cheese, a concept by the Deli Garage. These Parmesan pencils lead is pesto, chilli or truffles. You sharpen your Parmesan pencil over salad or pasta plate and voila. 30 amazing post-workout snacks to try Snacking after your workout may not seem important, but getting the right balance of carbs, fats and proteins to satisfy your hunger and help recovery from your workout is vital. Ensuring you down a protein shake or enjoy a protein-packed snack after your workout helps to rebuild tissue. Just ask the guys from the new Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist series, who trained hard for six months to build their physiques – protein shakes were top of the list as their post-workout snacks. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but what you eat after a workout is equally as important. Which is why we've come up with 30 amazing post-workout snacks for you to try.
Make Your Own Raw Vegan Chocolate (Step by Step Video Guide!) 9th January 2015 By Trinity Bourne Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Baked Zucchini Fries If there’s one thing I have a hard time with when I’m doing meal-planning, it’s side dishes. I mean, yeah, I can throw together a mean salad to bring to a party, but I’m talking side dishes for dinner every night. This has gotten infinitely harder since I started Weight Watchers because the only “vegetables” my husband will willingly eat are potatoes and corn, which also suck up a whole bunch of my points and those are my ice cream points. Yes, I just admitted to opting for ice cream over something that grows in the ground–wanna fight? My solution? Baked zucchini fries. The 34 Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes Posted by admin on May 22, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments Cooking doesn’t get much easier than this. BTW, these are mostly desserts.