Summer (roll) timeeee and the livings easyyy. Ok but it’s finally season for our amazing, light, and flavorful summer rolls! Try out this light recipe that’s packed full of summer flavors 😋
– 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
– 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, thinly sliced
– 2 carrots, peeled and grated
– 1/2 red cabbage, thinly sliced
– 1 cup mango salsa
– 1/2 bunch fresh mint
– 1/2 bunch fresh basil
– 1 package rice paper wraps
Mango salsa 💃🏼
– 2 ripe mangos
– 1 r ed bell pepper, chopped
– 1/2 red onion, chopped
– 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
– 1/3 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
– 2 limes, juiced
1. Prepare rice paper wraps: prepare bowl of water, get your space ready for rolling.
2. Slice all veggies
3. Prepare salsa
4. Add veggies, and salsa to wraps
5. Wrap & enjoy 😉
Make use of what’s local and in season with this fresh and crunchy bowl full of GREEN!
⁃1 1/2 cups quinoa
⁃2 cups water
⁃1 bunch asparagus
⁃1 bunch radishes
⁃1 bunch scallions (1/2 sliced; 1/2 for pesto)
⁃1/2 cup chopped raw almonds
⁃1 cup basil
⁃1 cup arugula
⁃1/2 cup parsley
⁃2-3 cloves garlic
⁃1/2 cup raw pumpkin seed
⁃1/4 cup raw almonds
⁃1/2 bunch scallions
⁃2-3 tbsp water
⁃2-4 tbsp EVOO
⁃salt and pepper to taste
1. Combine all pesto ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender and blend. Set aside
2. Bring quinoa and water to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes or until fluffy.
3. Steam radishes and asparagus (can use the steam from the quinoa!) for 4-5 minutes. Place in ice bath.
4. Chop raw almonds, set aside.
5. Place spinach in a bowl, top with quinoa, radishes, asparagus, pesto, and chopped almonds. For added protein add a hard boiled egg or chicken.
Recipe by Jenie Liberatore, Holistic Health Coach, MS Nutrition
This month we are rounding up to give to Delaware Riverkeeper Network. DRN was established in 1988 to help protect not only the Delaware River itself but all the creeks and streams that connect to it. Protecting our water supply is the main goal- but this isn’t a simple task: it involves the protection and consideration of all the factors that go into a healthy environment.
Allergies occur when one’s immune system overreacts to a foreign substance such as pollen or mold. This triggers a release of histamines.
Traditional medicine treats allergies with drugs such as antihistamines. There are numerous ways of modulating the immune system and inflammation caused by allergies.
Herbs such as Feverfew and Stinging Nettle have been used by traditional Greek and European herbalists for many conditions including allergies and asthma. They contain flavanoid-like compounds and phenolic acids which help reduce inflammation and help tone down one’s over-reaction to irritants.
Activated Quercetin is a bioflavanoid found in many fruits and vegetables. When “activated” (combined with Vitamin C and Bromelain) it can reduce inflammation and help with allergies and asthma.
Curcumin, Boswellia and Black Seed Oil
These can be taken individually or found together in supplement form. All are anti-inflammatory. Curcumin has COX-2 (an enzyme linked to inflammation down regulating effects.) Boswellia & Black Seed Oil can inhibit 5-LOX (an inflammatory marker) which make them valuable for treating asthma and allergies.
*Other supplements to consider are colloidal silver, MSM and whole leaf Aloe concentrate.
Local Raw Honey or Bee Pollen:
These can help modulate your immune response to pollen. Be careful to start very slowly and speak with a Health Care practitioner first if your allergies are severe.
Rather than traditional medicine, Homeopathic Remedies work as “Like Cures Like”. Working with the body rather than against it. There are no side effects. Consider remedies such as Histimanum, Hydrastis Canadensis or Nat. Mur. There are also combined remedies from Boiron.
Cordyceps mushroom is known to be oxygenating by dilating the bronchials. Reishi is an adaptogenic mushroom. By balancing immune response to things such as pollen, mold, dander, etc- it may help with allergies. Chaga Mushroom is beneficial to the epithelial cells found in the lining of the lungs.
All three mushrooms are found in Host Defense “Breathe”.
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