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Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting Mugged

Java from scratch --start with the freshest beans and grind before brewing. Use leftover joe to add a flavor pop to black bean soup and vegetarian gravies. 18,000 studies over the past 2 decades have found coffee is actually just what the doctor ordered for preventing diabetes, DNA damage to the brain and helping to lower stroke risk.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Toxic oil, Tasty Slaw

Don't break for something fried. Stale, scorched and fried aromas all mean your cooking oil is breaking down and releasing potentially dangerous aldehydes that can damage the airways when eaten or inhaled. Take a break from oily cooked foods and fix a raw slaw. Try trimming and shredding brussels sprouts and peeling and slivering broccoli stems, toss with lemon, mustard and a little low-fat mayonnaise for an antioxidant-rich anti cancer treat. For a flavor spike, sprinkle in some shallot pepper to taste.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Did you know that Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel did so sustained by chicken soup?
Make your own, using your own homemade stock but cool it uncovered. Keeping the lid on produces a cloudy stock.
Find more soup recipes to boost your endurance in my book SUPER IMMUNITY FOODS (McGraw Hill).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

True Tea

Don't microwave the water for that cup of tea. Microwave ovens never equally heat the outer water as well the inner water in a cup. Water that is kettle boiled, by contrast, will fully release a tea's flavor, aroma and caffeine.