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Raw Red Cabbage Goodness

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

With all the Vitamin C, antioxidants and other health benefits, you can’t miss with feeding this salad to your child.

Cabbage comes in a few colors, but I love red cabbage the most.generally cabbage offers a lot of health benefits. Especially raw cabbage. Cabbage contains a lot of vitamin c, minerals, detoxifies the body, helps with hangovers. Vitamin c and sulfur which is a mineral that cabbage contains, help keep your skin, hair and nails pretty. Beware though, make sure it is OK with your doctor to eat cabbage. I know that people with thyroid problems shouldn’t eat cabbage.

I found a little time to share my newest happy belly discovery with you. You can eat this salad as a meal, edit ingredients, add to meals. Whatever your creativity allows. In addition, this salad is very budget friendly, since Cabbage is cheap, at least in the state I live in, which is California. I also guarantee that if you use this salad as a meal you will be energized and not ready to fall asleep, as you would be with a heavier meal. For example, when I eat a steak I get very tired right away, but with this stomach butterfly, I get re-energized and ready to go.

I came up with these ingredients as I was looking trough my fridge. In my belief I came up with this recipe, there might be an identical recipe somewhere out there, but I haven’t heard of it. All you need for this raw, healthy, delicious snack/meal/side dish is:

One Lemon,

Half of a Red Cabbage,

Two Carrots

Cucumber

1 Clove of Garlic

Little bit of Olive Oil

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

1 teaspoon brown sugar

Shred all the ingredients, add oil, salt, pepper, garlic (fine diced), brown sugar, squeeze the lemon juice into the salad and mix well. There you have it, simple, easy, delicious! You can actually add walnuts to top it off!

Vegetables On The Grill

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The charred pieces have carcinogenic compounds. Meat produces more, but veggies have their own. Plus, like all cooking, you lose juices and vitamins with heat.

It’s not all bad news. Grilled vegetables taste delicious. They cook fast and retain their snap. It’s one of the better cooking methods, far better than boiling.

Here’s the best way to cook vegetables and meats on the grill. Marinade everything. A simple marinade keeps away the char, provides wonderful flavor, and keeps everything easy.

Use an oil base. Olive oil is popular. Grapeseed, sesame, and coconut oils are healthier.

Add lots and lots of herbs and spices.

Coat the grill with peanut oil to prevent sticking.

Grill quickly, but don’t over cook. Vegetables on the grill need to be done quickly.

Any vegetables can be done on the grill. Larger ones can be cut into smaller pieces. Zucchini, corn, green beans, asparagus, tomato (firm ones), onion, garlic (whole cloves), potato, squash, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, turnips are all good candidates. All fruit that are a little more solid are also good.

Get your fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market. That way, you get the freshest vegetables. Fresh is important because fresh vegetables retain their structure. Firm vegetables are better.

Ever tried grilled peaches or watermelon? You don’t know what you are missing!

All meats can be done on the grill. Eggs and fish should be done in a pan or on foil, because they can fall through the grates.

Obtain your meats from a local butcher that uses local meats. This is far healthier, with a better fat profile (more heart healthy omega-3s). Find a local farm that sells eggs. See if they let their chickens run around and eat weeds and bugs, their natural diet. The meats and eggs taste better on a natural diet, and cook up so much better. Yes, you will taste the difference.

Best of all: you can’t cook breads, pastas, or any junk on the grill! Just don’t go adding it in.

Cook more on the grill this summer. It’s quicker, healthier, and tastier! Plus, choosing the local farmer’s markets and butcher is cheaper!