Archive for Category: "Food and Recipe"

Kale is the New Broccoli

Kale is the New Broccoli

Ever since Dr. Oz talked about kale as a super food it has become a household and restaurant staple!  This super green is easy to grow and store, available year round, inexpensive, nutritious, and versatile.   It’s packed with vitamins K, A, and C.  Books have been written entirely about this vegetable.  One that went viral [&hellip

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel

I hear about this plant all the time.  That it has so many benefits and reasons to use it but I can’t remember a single one of them and, as I would imagine I am like most people regarding witch hazel, never use it! I happened to come across an informative article about witch hazel [&hellip

HONEY (Genus APIS)

HONEY (Genus APIS)

I LOVE these definitions I found for HONEY. (uncountable) A viscous, sweet substance produced from nectar by bees; (countable) a variety of this substance. A term of affection. Honey, could you take out the trash? (colloquial, countable) An attractive woman Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight! (color) A yellowish-brown colour, like that of [&hellip

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Written by, Dr. Joseph Russo who writes regularly for Yoga bean Magazine Pumpkin is good for you!   Anyone who has resided in America, even for a short while, would have no trouble identifying a pumpkin in a lineup of suspicious vegetables. Pumpkins are pretty much ubiquitous; they are enjoyed in most countries around the [&hellip

Pumpkin is Good for You

Pumpkin is Good for You

By Dr. Joseph Russo Anyone who has resided in America, even for a short while, would have no trouble identifying a pumpkin in a lineup of suspicious vegetables. Pumpkins are pretty much ubiquitous; they are enjoyed in most countries around the world. The word pumpkin originated from the Greek word “pepon” which means large melon. [&hellip

Scallops & Garlic

Scallops & Garlic

Seared Scallops with Roasted Garlic Cream Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Food Network, 2007 Ingredients 2 heads garlic, sliced horizontally 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup cream 2 tablespoons butter 1 pound large sea scallops, muscles removed Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup vegetable oil [&hellip

Wheat Germ!

Wheat Germ!

Everytime I see wheat germ I think of ice cream.  It is my favorite topping for vanilla bean ice cream.  Oooo! tastes so good.  Wheat germ is only a tiny section of a wheat kernel.  The germ of a wheat kernel is usually separated, during milling, to help keep flour fresh longer.  The germ is [&hellip

Papaya (Fruit from the plant Carica Papaya)

Papaya (Fruit from the plant Carica Papaya)

     Native to the tropics, the Carica Papaya is a large tree-like plant that grows approximately 5-10 meters tall.  

Oyster (Ostrea)

Oyster (Ostrea)

  Oysters are filter feeders.  They draw plankton over the gills and eventually into the mouth with the help of little hairs called cilia.  Feeding is greatest when the water temperature is above 50 degrees F.  An oyster can filter up to five liters of water per hour.  They are an amazing filtration system for [&hellip

Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

There is so much to love about the Brazil Nut The Brazil nut is a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae and also the name of its edible seed. It was always my favorite nut growing up. The actual tree is quite large, reaching 100-150 feet with a trunk having a 3-6 foot diameter! [&hellip