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Category: Nutrient Dense (page 1 of 4)

Foraging for Weeds: Purslane


I found a new friend the other day! Purslane (Portulaca oleracea). It is growing in one of the hoop houses at UGArden as a weed. Once I figured out what it was and researched more, I was blown away by how amazing this herb is. Continue reading

Gut Healing Tea


Even though it is summer, my love for hot tea remains strong. I usually drink at least 1 cup of tea every day. If it is really too hot, then I will drink it chilled. I have a whole cabinet stuffed full of bags of dried herbs for tea, and I love that I can mix different herbs to make a tea that suits how I am feeling at that moment. Continue reading

Liver: the ultimate quick and easy meal


6 months ago I had an epiphany about liver. I found a quick and easy way to prepare it that tastes great and doesn’t make a big mess. The days of forcing myself to eat liver are over and now I make it weekly (for breakfast even!?) and I am loving it. Are you thinking it sounds too good to be true? Let’s see if I can change your mind. Continue reading

Herbal Remedies with Milky Oats


The first time I heard about using Oats (Avena sativa) as a health tonic was a podcast by Susan Weed talking about reproductive health. She referenced this plant as the best herb for “staying juicy, increasing libido, and amping up performance in bed”. Naturally, I was intrigued. Continue reading

Corned Beef Tongue


Before I got married I worked at a bagel shop that sold breakfast and lunch sandwiches. I tried my first reuben sandwich there. For the corned beef and sauerkraut, it was love at first taste! I replaced the thousand island dressing for spicy mustard and toasted my pumpernickel bagel 3 times so it was extra crispy. I loved that sandwich so much, I would eat it practically every day.

Now, you might be grossed out by the title. Corned Beef tongue. What?! But hear me out. This was the best tasting corned beef I have ever had! Even better than my favorite sandwich at the bagel shop.

So read on and figure out easy it really is. Continue reading

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