Start your day with a hearty breakfast high in lysine and healthy fats. It may help you ward off shingles, cold sores, and viruses as part of a high lysine, low arganine diet. I enjoy this with a fruit smoothie to stay energized through lunch. This potato also makes a good side dish at lunch or dinner.
Cook for Good Recipes
Enjoy these scrumptious, free recipes. All Cook for Good recipes are thrifty, healthy, and vegetarian. Most are vegan or have vegan options (make that all starting December 2011), but you know how to add dairy or meat if you want to. Use the search feature to find recipes that are vegan, gluten free, quick (20 minutes or less of active time), or seasonal.
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Turn fresh fruit into creamy sorbet in minutes. Ripe strawberries make it luscious, bananas make it creamy. Add a teaspoon of chocolate balsamic vinegar to create a restaurant-quality splurge for about nine cents more a serving. To drop the dairy from the Wildly Affordable Organic spring menus, make this sorbet with or without vinegar instead of strawberry ice cream.
Active time: 10 minutes plus turning the handle of the ice-cream maker every few minutes. Total time: 30 minutes. Yield: about 3 cups or 4 servings. Dairy free, vegan, low fat, gluten free. Click for recipe.
Keep cool and stay safe when brewing tea this summer. Brewing your own tea is one of the easiest ways to save money and cut your energy costs. Try my thrifty trick for flavoring a whole pitcher of iced tea with one bag of herbal tea.
Is brewing sun tea dangerous?
Probably not. In 1996, the U.S. Center for Disease Control wrote a memo [PDF here] to health officials saying that there were essentially no reported cases of sickness from iced tea but that brewing tea slowly in the sun had a "higher theoretical risk than brewing tea at higher temperatures." Why take any risk with you can get more robust flavor by brewing sun tea in hotter water using a simple solar cooker?
We're in that sweet spot just before Memorial Day, just the time to break our your shorts and relax with a fruit smoothie. Ripe fruit makes it sweet. Chard provides a whiff of green, like freshly mown grass in an orchard. No fillers, no added sugar, no cholesterol, low calorie, low fat, all good. Enjoy!
Save money, get healthy, and cut stress by making delicious lunches that are ready to go when you are. Arrange layers of colorful food in jars to eat as is or to turn upside-down on a plate.
What's the sparkle? Your secret love message!
If you're in a crafty mood, add special touches that make you and your loved ones smile at school or work. In less than a minute, you can top the jar with a heart, smiling face, or lightening bolt. Because the sparkle is hidden at the top of the jar, ...