Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Solutions - Recipes for Bug Bites, Sunburn, Thirst Quenching and More...

Remember when I wrote this?

For some reason, I can't find a link to it, but this was the page in the magazine.  There are so many simple, speedy things you can grab from your kitchen to fix a wide variety of little things.

If you cut yourself - grab that nori!  I recently told my doctor how it stops bleeding.  She said that made sense. When she was in medical school they used agar to stop bleeding.  Apparently seaweed has been used for thousands of years, before bandaids were invented.  You just stick it on the cut and the bleeding stops, plus the skin heals twice as fast.  (Stay tuned - a sea veggie video is coming soon!)

Bites don't have to bug you - My friend Nicole showed me her arm yesterday after yoga class.  She had a spider bite that looked more like elephantitis.  The ancient remedy for spider bites is to rub a mixture of sesame oil and salt onto the skin.  Vinegar is also a great topical for all sorts of bites and stings.  And as it says in the article above, lemon can relieve the itch. (Use one of these at a time.)

Sunburn soothers - We all know that aloe is terrific on a sunburn.  It cools and heals the skin.  If you don't have any handy, grab that bottle of vinegar again and rub it on (gently).  It too relieves sunburn.  Maybe you have lavender around your kitchen for getting rid of a headache.  Lavender can also be applied topically to give you sunburn relief.

Thirst Quenchers - Sure, water is number one.  My water infusion cookbook is almost finished.  Callisto Media is putting the final touches on the book and it will be out soon.  (I've seen the cover alone go through endless transitions.)  Infusions help you drink more water, but what can you eat that will alleviate thirst? (Remember if you are under hydrated you will get tired and your body can't function well.) Apples are great thirst quenchers.  I like taking a green apple with me on all plane travels.  Kiwi and watermelon are two other good ones.  (yes there are more...but why overpower this short blog post....)

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Best Beverages 2015

Here are a few of my picks for the best beverages you can buy right now.  They have good ingredients, and thankfully are pretty easy to find.  Enjoy this little slide show below:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Slaw Easy - vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, flexitarian, paleo, gluten free, easy recipe

I've been writing a series of articles for and am looking at various apps.  Here is my first video experiment on the ipad.

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