The beauty of living in a wise human body is that you don’t have to consciously understand the mechanics of metabolism to thrive. Your body knows more about nutrition than any expert. All you need to do is be sensitive to the cues your body so generously gives.
Note: Frankenfoods interrupt the communication signals your body sends to your conscious mind. If you would like to keep the lines of communication with your body open, don’t eat BS/highly processed “food”.
Though food science is just burgeoning, its fascinating to peruse the newly definitive benefits of eating the same foods your Grandma told your Mom to eat, because they were intuitively understood to be health promoting, many moons ago.
Today’s Star : Parsley
Though frequently reduced to plate decor, parsley has a number of health benefits.
3 Reasons Your Body Loves Parsley
1. Chemoprotective – neutralizes some types of carcinogens
2. Vitamin C and A content supports immune system
3. Contains Vitamin K essential for bone health
My powerful immune system lovingly propels me through life with ease.
I don’t know about you but the absolutely divine fragrance of basil makes me crazy. Basil is one of those foods that puts me in a trance, making me sway to music that only my heart and taste buds can hear.If you can’t remember the last time you held a tiny bouquet of fresh basil in your hands and inhaled deeply, you should drop what you are doing right now, run to the store and do just that. Everything about this salad is a delight,
1C jackfruit (ripe)
1C almond milk
1/2 C water (add water as needed if not using high powered blender)
1/2 frozen banana
2 C spinach
Combine ingredients in blender.
Once I read that jackfruit reminds some of bubble yum, I had a hunch that it wouldn’t disappoint. While I have to say that jackfruit is the most labor intensive fruit I have encountered, it is totally worth it. The best tip that I can share with you is to use coconut oil or any kind of vegetable oil to remove the sticky resin that you will get all over your hands and kitchen counter as you cut the fruit.
Here is some background info on the fruit and some great vegan recipe ideas for the unripened fruit.
What is Jackfruit?
13 Stellar Vegan Jackfruit Recipes
I always plan on trying new things when I go to the Farmer’s Market, emphasis on plan. I usually end up filling my basket with old favorites and saving the new items for another day. Today I stuck with my mission to try at least one unfamiliar item and ended up trying three new fruit. Two were winners. One proved itself to basically be an overpriced and labor intensive version of a cucumber. Check out these directions for eating horned melon and tell me it doesn’t sound a little involved for fruit. Had I known that it is sometimes called a cucumber melon I would have at least had an inkling that the super exotic exterior was disguising an underwhelming interior, but since it was labeled otherwise, I was not prepared for the let down.
2 shredded romaine hearts
1 diced red apple
1/4 C diced red onion
2 Tbs apple juice
1 dash ginger
1 dash cinnamon
freshly ground black pepper
After dicing the onion soak it in ice water for about 20 minutes. Combine apple juice and spices. Toss with other ingredients.
Tip: To make sure you get the crisp, sweet tasting red onion this recipe calls for, avoid onions that are growing thick sprouts. A fresh red onion should feel firm and have a fairly neutral odor before cutting.