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Garlic is such a common (yet clutch) ingredient, it is often viewed as ordinary. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It has extraordinary healing properties and is often referred to as “the wonder drug." Garlic has been used for thousands of years as medicine and in the culinary world. It is a member of the allium family and shares many of the healing benefits with its cousins - onions, chives and leeks.
Swiss chard is colorful dark leafy green (DLG), packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Swiss chard is an excellent source of over 9 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, K, C, E, magnesium, iron, copper, and potassium. Just one cup offers more than 4x your daily needs of vitamin K (essential for blood clotting) AND almost 4 grams of fiber. Making swiss chard, an excellent choice to support heart, blood and bone health.
I am delighted to announce black-eyed peas are in season! I am absolutely enamored with them (so much so that I wrote a book about them)! There's so much that I would like to share but I will provide the streamlined version. Black-eyed peas, also referred to as cowpeas, are technically a bean. However, like their name suggests, they share some similarity with peas. The main one being, they are both legumes- which are edible seeds grown inside of a pod (examples include beans, peas, lentils, and edamame).
I am a team member of Get Fresh Daily, an amazing organization rooted in health, wellness and culture. Each week I write a nutrition spotlight for a seasonal fruit/vegetable for our newsletter. I decided to start sharing these spotlights on my blog! Check out the spotlight for this week below:
I have been getting the MOST beautiful locally grown fresh turmeric and ginger from my weekly produce delivery boxes courtesy of Get Fresh Daily. When you have an abundance of turmeric and ginger, what do you do? Make golden milk ( at least I do)!!! Of course, you’re probably wondering, what is golden milk…