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Parsley

Posted by rhudi on July 30, 2014 with No Comments


Parsley

Herb properties:
Parsley an excellent source of vitamins A and K, parsley also supplies small amounts of potassium, iron and fiber. In addition to being a flavorful herb in your meals, you may use it to make a steaming hot cup of tea that tastes delicious and is good for you. The parsley will infuse the tea with the same nutrients you’d get if you ate it raw. Ask your doctor before drinking it to make sure it won’t interfere with any treatment or aggravate a medical condition.

Steps:

1
Fill a small saucepan with warm water and set the pan on your stove. Turn the stove to medium-high heat.
2
Bring the water to a rolling boil.
3
Measure out a quarter cup of fresh parsley and place it in a mug. Do this while you wait for the water to boil.
4
Pour one cup of boiling water over the fresh parsley leaves you’ve put in the mug. Leave the water and parsley to steep for 5 minutes.
5
Remove the parsley leaves from the mug. Use a slotted spoon or dump the contents into a strainer placed over a small bowl. If you use a strainer, transfer the strained tea back into the mug.
6
Discard the parsley leaves and enjoy your mug of tea immediately.
Slotted spoon or trainer
Bowl
Tips
Let the parsley steep for a longer amount of time if you want a stronger tasting tea. Because parsley leaves can taste bitter, however, you might want to sweeten your tea with a small drizzle of honey. A squirt of lemon juice might improve the flavor, as well.
If you want organic tea, use organic parsley leaves.
Warnings
Wash the parsley leaves well before using them to make tea. This will remove any dirt or debris left on the leaves after they were harvested.
Don’t drink more than a cup of parsley tea each day cautions Margaret Roberts, herbal expert and author of “Margaret Roberts’ A-Z Herbs,” because it can cause health complications. Speak with your doctor about what a safe amount would be for you.
If you want to use parsley tea, always tell your doctor about medications and other herbal remedies you use to be sure it won’t interact with them.
References
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Parsley, Fresh
Margaret Roberts’ A-Z Herbs; Margaret Robert

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List of Herbs & Uses

Posted by rhudi on July 16, 2014 with 1 Comment


What Healing Herbs Can You Add to Your Salad?

Some recipes advise cooking herbs before consuming them, which does not hold with the raw food lifestyle. Herbs can be used, but make sure that you do a bit more research about the individual herbs you are looking to eat before adding them to your meal.

Here is a list of herbs that you can add to a raw salad to improve your health:

Alfalfa: Alleviates symptoms of diabetes and arthritis, purifies the blood, and acts as a mild
stimulant. Alfalfa, which contains eight essential amino acids, also acts as a diuretic and can
reduce infection in the urinary tract system.

Basil:
 Acts as an antiseptic, fungicidal, digestive aid, and antibacterial.

Chives:
 Possess antiseptic properties.

Cilantro: Acts as a digestive aid and diuretic. Also contributes to detoxification by the removal of heavy metals.

Dill: Alleviates symptoms of gastro-intestinal issues.

Garlic: Has antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic properties.

Ginger: Functions as a digestive aid and tonic.

Mint: Performs antiseptic and cleansing functions.

Oregano: Provides antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

Parsley: Acts as a diuretic and tonic.

Rocket: Also known as arugula, rocket is a great raw salad base.

Rosemary
: Functions as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, and diuretic.

Thyme: Possesses antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.

Boost Your Health

By adding these healing herbs to your raw salads, you can boost your body’s health while enhancing the flavor profiles of your diet. Herbs often have strong flavors, so experiment with them to determine which ones best complement your favorite salad recipes!

 

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  1. Michael MortoranoNovember 21, 2014 - 7:05 am #1

    Hi Rhudi, you’ve posted a great blog post. I really enjoyed reading it. Healing herbs are very effective to cure human body health. I’m delighted to learn some constructive ways to utilize healing herbs in raw salad from body’s health boost. Thanks for good contribution.

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Herbs

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Definition: What are herbs? In the culinary arts the word herb refers to any green or leafy part of a plant used for seasoning and flavoring a recipe, but not used as the main ingredient.What exactly does this mean? Here’s an example. Spinach is the green part of a plant, but spinach is a vegetable, not an herb, because spinach is prepared as a food itself, not merely to add flavoring to another food. Similarly, a leaf of lettuce is the green part of a plant, but when you make a salad, the lettuce is the main ingredient, so lettuce isn’t an herb either.So what is an herb? Examples of herbs are basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme and dill. Note that for each of these, we’re talking about the green or leafy part of some kind of plant. In the case of basil, the leaves can be quite large, whereas rosemary leaves or more like spines. Still, they’re the leafy or green part of the plant and thus an herb.

So what exactly is the difference between an herb and a spice? We already know that an herb is the green part of a plant used for seasoning or flavoring. A spice is pretty much anything else — for instance, any dried bark, root, berry, seed, twig or other plant matter that is used to season or flavor a dish. Examples: Cinnamon is the bark of a tree. Cardamom is a seed pod. Allspice is a dried berry. Cloves are dried flower buds. These are all examples of spices. Note too that spices are used in dried form while herbs can be used either fresh or dried.

Increase the Health of Your Lunch: Add Healing Herbs to Raw Salads

The issue of treating illnesses while following a raw food diet concerns many individuals who prescribe to this lifestyle. Are the medications that your doctor prescribes raw? How will they interact with your body? With so many chemicals, modern medications may be as harmful as they are helpful.

Many raw food dieters have taken to adding healing herbs to their meals in order to keep their health in top shape. While this in no way should take the place of the recommendations of a trained, licensed healthcare professional, introducing healing herbs to your meal plan may help keep you healthy.

One great way to add healing herbs to your diet is to add them to raw salads. Not only will the texture of the herbs often blend well with the leafy components of the meal, the herbs can be used to create delicious new flavors.

What Healing Herbs Can You Add to Your Salad?

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Spices

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Definition: What are spices? In the culinary arts the word spice refers to any dried part of a plant, other than the leaves, used for seasoning and flavoring a recipe, but not used as the main ingredient.

Why not the leaves? Because the green leafy part of a plant used in this way is considered an herb. Every other part of the plant, including dried bark, roots, berries, seeds, twigs, or anything else that isn’t the green leafy part, is considered a spice.

Examples: Cinnamon is the bark of a tree. Cardamom is a seed pod. Allspice is a dried berry. Cloves are dried flower buds. These are all examples of spices. Note too that spices are used in dried form while herbs can be used either fresh or dried.

One thing to keep in mind when cooking with spices is that spices start to lose their flavor when they are ground. So whenever possible, it’s best to grind your own spices immediately before using them, rather than using spices that are already ground. You can use a coffee grinder or mortal and pestle for this purpose.

If grinding your own spices isn’t possible, try to use the freshest spices you possibly can. As a general rule, ground spices that are older than six months should be replaced.

Finally, spices last longer when stored in a cool location. So keeping jars of spices right next to your stove will significantly reduce their useful life.

 

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Recipes

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Why?

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Turn your kitchen into a zen like experience. Once you’ve learned how to do it – your kitchen will be turned into your own health spa. Eating is elegant, fun, and delicious.

I can help you open a new awareness in life by learning:

:How to take control of your health

:Turn your favorite meals into healthy meals

:Learn the key to buying the right foods

:Enjoy eating without weight gain

:Cook delicious foods for your friends

also…

:Kosher and special diets accommodated

:Travel can be arranged

 

 

As you grow older, the routines you have established in shopping and eating will influence your health and happiness. Sometimes consumers are afraid that eating healthy means sacrificing taste or spending more money. These are myths! Many of your favorite recipes can easily be transformed into more beneficial (and equally appetizing) meals or snacks. In most cases, the cost will be the same. Eating healthy is really as easy as knowing how to do it!

One example of how to change you diet for the better is simply to buy food in its organic form.

“Eating Healthy is a Key to Life and a Key to Happiness”

Mainstream producers use chemicals to preserve food andmake it more profitable.  Yet what is profitable for them is not usually good for your body. Mental and physical satisfaction can be found in cutting the things your body doesn’t need, and can’t use, out of your regulas diet.  Remember, eating healthy isn’t about sacrifice; it’s about opening up to all of the possibilities you might have missed before.

The benefits of eating right  are desirable and immediate.  You will feel an increase in energy. Certain foods can be used to help you lose or gain weight, depending on your goals. Eating healthy will give you better self-esteem and a sense of control over your body.  Additionally, certain diets may help your immune system, cutting down on doctor visits and expensive proscriptions.

Eating Healthy is the Key to Self-discovery

Health brings patience and understanding.  It follows that if your body is fully satisfied, then you will feel more content overall.  Fueling your body in the most positive ways will open up your awareness of life and help you to enjoy it more !

Whether a change in diet has been prescribed by your doctor, or is simply a personal mission.  I will work with you to achieve the best results.  Each individual has different needs, and so every program is personalized to ensure maximum results.  I will shop with you to find the right ingredients. cook with you to make sure every step goes perfectly, and teach you how to do it all yourself. If you have a specialized diet  I will work with your doctor or nutritionist as well.

Rhudi Elizabeth Eagle is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Cooking School. Her formal training includes:  The selection, identification, and preparation of whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables green and learning to make vegan meals and also raw foods meals.

 

 

 

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Great!

you’be taken the first step to living healthy every day.

Now all we have to do is arrange a time to talk. Shortly you’l get an email, with my available times, and you can just pick one.

This is going to be great!

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  • How to Stock your kitchen
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How can I create a plan for stocking my kitchen so my food is always healthy, fresh and safe.

How do I organize the food that’s in my house right now? What should I keep? What should I replace (hint what type of salt do you use? rice? eggs) and why will substituting some foods with others make a difference ?
What herbs should I always have on hand, and how can I use them to improve my health?
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Eat Healthy

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Would you like to be able to enjoy eating healthy, without worry about allergies, weight gains or weight loss?

Would you like to learn how to prepare healthy meals, shop healthy and turn your kitchen into a healthy place?

Do you believe that eating healthy can change your life?

Your Fresh Start Begins With Healthy Eating

As you grow older, the routines you have established in shopping and eating will influence your health and happiness. Sometimes consumers are afraid that eating healthy means sacrificing taste or spending more money. These are myths! Many of your favorite recipes can easily be transformed into more beneficial (and equally appetizing) meals or snacks. In most cases, the cost will be the same. Eating healthy is really as easy as knowing how to do it!

One example of how to change your diet for the better is simply to buy food in its organic form. Mainstream producers use chemicals to preserve food and make it more profitable. Yet what is profitable for them is not usually good for your body. Mental and physical satisfaction can be found in cutting the things your body doesn’t need, and can’t use, out of your regular diet. Remember, eating healthy isn’t about sacrifice; it’s about opening up to all of the possibilities you might have missed before.


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About Rhudi

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Rhudi Eagle is a Healthy Eating Coach. She is a Certified Chef, graduated from the Natural Gourmet Cooking School. Rhudi has owned a Natural foods Mexican food cart business, and later a Healthy foods restaurant called El Gringo Fast Food, Slow Food. She’s also studied shiatsu and reflexology.

Rhudi says “The healthier you are the better you can function in a stressful world. It’s all about what you want to achieve in your healthy eating habits and lifestyle. I supply my clients with the knowledge and understanding necessary to make dietary choices that support individual health needs for themselves, their family and everyone they cook for. I also can help you to gain mastery of the basic cooking techniques for a wide variety of health-supportive foods. There are so many approaches to diet and health. You want to live the healthiest way possible – less worries, less visits to doctors, less stress.

Look around the website, check out my recipes, news, products, and audio podcasts, then drop me a line and tell me what you think!

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