“K” is for …..

If “I” is for Iodine and “J” is for Jicama then

 “K” is for Kohlrabi and even more …

 

Health benefits of Kohlrabi (Knol-khol)

Mildly sweet, succulent kohlrabi is notably rich in vitamins and dietary fiber; however, it has only 27 calories per 100 g, a negligible amount of fat, . . . → Read More: “K” is for …..

“J”icama

It is a leafy bean-like plant with tubers. The tubers are edible, the remainder of the plant: leaves, beans and stems are not, they are highly poisonous and used sometimes to be a pesticide. Therefore, only eat the tubers. The root (tuber) looks like a beige, over sized turnip, yellow and papery. The inside is white with a crisp texture that resembles a raw potato or pear. However, the flavor is like an apple, sweet and starchy. I . . . → Read More: “J”icama

Goji Berries

Goji berries have been one of those fruits that the Chinese have been used for a very long time.  Why eat gogi berries?  Cathy Wong from the website altmedicine.about.com lists why one would want to eat the gogi berry:

Protect the liver Help eyesight Improve sexual function and fertility Strengthen the legs Boost immune function . . . → Read More: Goji Berries

“E”ndive

. . . if you haven’t used endives in your food when cooking, you are missing out on a very pleasant tasting and healthy experience. When you use it once, you will continue to use it again and again. . . . → Read More: “E”ndive

“D” is for Dill

Dill can be consumed in water or the seeds can be chewed for their calming effect. Some cultures place dill leaves over the eyes to aid sleep. . . . → Read More: “D” is for Dill

Cayenne – More Than Just a Spice

Ground Cayenne Pepper

What do I think about when I hear or see the word “cayenne”?  First, I try and say the word right—I usually mispronounce it.  Secondly, I think “hot, hot, hot!” and I do not like it very well.

Then,  I was looking for a recipe to make my own lotion using coconut oil and found . . . → Read More: Cayenne – More Than Just a Spice

Grape Seed Extract and Oil

I have written about the wonderful coconut oil.  Now I am writing about grape seed oil.  I have begun to use grape seed oil to replace vegetable oil in any recipe that calls for it.  We use olive oil, but at times we would rather use grape seed oil.  We have not tried the grape . . . → Read More: Grape Seed Extract and Oil

4 Lesser Known Natural Remedies

This time of year, I am inundated by catalogs—need to get off the lists—anyway, I was looking through one and came upon two pages of natural remedies and “Easy-To-Take Supplements”.  My interests were piqued.  I chose a few of the natural “remedies” and checked the out on my favorite internet sites.

Elderberries

Did you . . . → Read More: 4 Lesser Known Natural Remedies

Orange Peels (Zest)

Orange peels are very beneficial to us, yet we usually just discard them in our trash bins or better yet, into our compost bins. But, our bodies can use them and benefit from them. . . . → Read More: Orange Peels (Zest)

Walnuts

There are over 30 varieties of walnuts, but we see only a few of them in the United States.  It doesn’t matter which variety you prefer because ALL walnuts are rich in nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins.  In fact they could be deemed essential to optimal health.  Walnuts are arguably the nut with the . . . → Read More: Walnuts