Tabouli Salad: A Purifier

Tabouli Salad can help purify you!

When i have a cold, virus or other illness, one of the foods that helps in recovering more quickly is a healthy helping of Tabouli salad.
The parsley is a good blood purifier
As is onion.(good for the lungs also)
My friend Mark showed me how to make it authentically (his parents were from Greece) and i like to try new variations from time to time.
This is the easy way…

I box Middle-East Tabouli mix
(it has the mint already mixed in)
Prepare per instructions on box

1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 c chopped onion
1 bunch fresh chopped parsley
Drizzle of olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon

Parsley is easy to grow and tends to be perenial if planted in a sheltered place, especially with southwest exposure. It does well in the ground or in pots.



Health Basics

Optimize Strength!

One of the most important factors in a healthy diet is ti get enough protein Every Day! 
For meat eaters this is usually not a problem. They are usually the ones who need to be sure they get enough vegetables and fruits.
Vegetarians on the other hand must make a special effort to get the protein needed daily for good maintenance of muscle tissue. A diet rich in a variety of
beans, legumes, seeds, nuts, and tofu, and hummus (made from garbanzo beans) are the norm for sustinence high in protein. Those who are vegan must subsist and rely on this…the vegetable sources of protein, daily! As some of us work our way closer to a more vegetarian diet for good heart and vascular health it is important to find the variety widened in order to be stronger and healthier. For the ability to have endurance and optimum energy these are essential; B-vitamins and enough protein. We don’t want to over do protein either!

Another must is calcium for strong teeth and bones, to regulate the heart rate and build strong tissue too!
Enough milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt etc…works for us who indulge in dairy.
Those who prefer veganism must know kelp, kale and other dark greens have many of the minerals need for a strong ‘framework’ for the human body.
As i grew older it became neccesary to add certain supplements, to vet enough daily.
Calcium, magnesium and zinc together helps to assimilate the calcium and is very good for the nerves. Often, if taken at night, it will help stabilize sleep patterns as well.


Holistic Health

Vibrant Health Realized

Here is a list of “superfoods” with some reasons for thier extreme health benefits. To incorpoate as wide a variety of fresh vegetables into ones diet is to optimize your health.

Avocado is very good for the skin and can help with skin disorders!

Bananas make the brain work efficiently. Potassium is the reason.

Blueberries, cranberries, and any berry, for the more intense the color the higher the nutrient content.

Broccoli is high in many nutrients

Cauliflower is another of the healthiest foods there is.

Brussel sprouts and any dark green leafy veggie like kale will optimize life.

Spinich is also high in potassium and B-vitamins which assist the cells to release energy…good fiber as well!

Cabbage is also one of these top contenders to keep you healthy and strong.

Eat live food to help you stay alive!


Biscotti recipe

Orange Almond Biscotti

My daughter-in-law Nikki gave me this easy recipe she got from Karen on You can make substitutions, additions and many variations!
Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 white sugar 1 pinch salt 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1 tbsp orange zest 3 eggs beaten 1 tblsp vegetable oil 1/4 tsp almond extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175° C) Grease and flour baking sheet 2. In a large bowl stir together dry ingredients. Make a well in middle and add the rest. Mix until ball forms. 3. Seperate in half and roll into log about 8 inches long. Flatten to 3/4 inch thick. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool slightly and slice diagonally in 1/2 inch sections. Set them on thier side and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, turning after about 5 min. Finished cookies should be crunchy.
To cover the bottom with chocolate melt a chocolate bar, cover and let cool.
To melt the chocolate put water in a pan and put a smaller one in it to make a double boiler to hold the chocolate.



So far they have been a big hit at gatherings. My friends and even Sir Lancelot, my Yorkie, found them to be delicious. I baked them at the minimum times so my older friends could eat them more easily.