Tuesday, March 26, 2013

World’s Easiest Snack Recipe

I’m not joking with that blog title. This really is as easy as it gets, folks. Plus, this particular snack has been proven to have exceptional anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits. 

So, it’s easy to make, delicious and good for you, too? What’s the catch? Well, there is a small one. The nutritional benefits seem to degrade after about 5-7 days of refrigeration, so you have to eat these babies pretty darned fast. Which, really, if you think about it, isn’t hard at all. If anything, you’ll have a hard time NOT eating them. 

You might be saying to yourself, hey, that's just celery! And, you're right. But, storing it in water brings out the flavors  and adds a crunch that can't be beat. Seriously, you've got to try it to believe it. Ok, so here’s the recipe.

        World’s Easiest Snack Recipe

         Fresh organic celery
         Filtered (or spring) water

Wash and cut the celery, put the pieces into the container and cover with water. Store in the refrigerator and munch on them whenever you want a crunchy snack, or toss them in salads, stuff them with nut butters, let your imagination run wild. Change the water every other day. And that’s it! Didn’t I tell you it was easy?


Thursday, March 14, 2013

World’s Best Candied Walnut Recipe

I’ve always loved the funny look of walnuts – like crunchy brains nestled in bumpy little shell “skulls”.  You probably don’t want to think about eating brains, and I don’t blame you. But, as a child, I just delighted in the thought of eating “nut brains” and I’d crunch on them every chance I got. What can I say? I had a very active (and, admittedly strange) imagination.

Recent scientific studies have shown that walnuts have both more healthful antioxidants and higher qualities of antioxidants than any other nut. That’s music to my ears, because now I have a great reason to eat my fill of walnuts. 

Here’s my recipe for a super healthy snack that also satisfies my sweet tooth. And, in an upcoming post, I’ll give you a recipe for a scrumptious salad to use your walnuts in. So, without further ado, I present to you the World’s Best Candied Walnut Recipe.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thanksgiving Dressing Flaxseed Crackers

Our ancestors sure knew a thing or two about a thing or two, didn’t they? It seems that every time we make a health “discovery”, the ancients were already there centuries ahead of us.

Take the flaxseed, for example. People are now calling this tiny seed one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. And scientific findings are telling us that the Omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and fiber found in flaxseed protect our bodies against cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammation and hot flashes. But, even as early as 3,000 BC, the Babylonians were cultivating flaxseeds for their health benefits. 

So, it’s true now as ever – everything old is new again.