Thursday, October 15, 2015
Sip your way into fall with an ice-cold but spicy hot beer cocktail! Combine 1 oz fresh lime juice with 2 tsp Sriracha and 1/4. tsp Worcestershire sauce in a salt-rimmed mug filled with crushed ice. Top with (to keep the theme) a Mexican lager such as Pacifico or a low or no alcohol brew like Sharp's or Bitburger Drive. Rather than beer nuts, munch with a bunch of garlic roasted walnuts. A handful give you protein,vitamin E, omega-3, folate, even melatonin which helps prevent premature aging, migraines and diabetes.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Update those sliced cucumbers and slivered radishes in your tossed greens.
Try rhubarb. Yes, really! For a 4-person salad, slice 3 ribs of fresh rhubarb into half-inch chunks, then flash-roast at 450 degrees for 5 minutes. Cool , toss with your favorite greens (Try frisee or radicchio for a change), dress with oil and vinegar. Instead of the same-old slivered, almonds or shredded cheese on top, try lightly toasted hemp seeds for protein and omega-3's. Rhubarb is rich in Vitamins A, B and K for strong bones with fewer calories than almost any veg this side of celery.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Good for the environment but not so good for your inner ecology--Did you know those hot air hand dryers spread 27 times more bacteria than paper towels? Rx? Shake your wet hands twelve times then use just one folded towel and you're good, recommend preventative health experts. Then get those germ-free hands on some naturally sweetened cherry juice instead of soda. Tart cherries are rich in inflammation fighting antioxidants, great for treating RA and a natural source of stress-reducing melatonin. 20 ounces of soda a day, on the other hand, can shorten your life by almost 5 years, say anti-aging nutritionists.