Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mooli Delicious!

Mooli salad is wonderful coupled with poultry, fish or completely on its own and it couldn't be easier to prepare.

Daikon means 'large root' and it is just that. Also called White Radish, Japanese radish, Oriental radish, Chinese radish.

Daikon Benefits:
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  •  Protection Against Heart Disease
Well, stop me in the top 3 benefits! I'll take them ;)!

It gets better ...
Cilantro or coriander herb contains an impressive list of nutrients, essential oils,
anti-oxidants that are required for optimal health and wellness

Cilantro Benefits:

  • Powerful anti-inflammatory capacities that may help symptoms of arthritis
  • Protective agents against bacterial infection from Salmonella in food products
  • Acts to increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind), and reduces LDL cholesterol (the bad kind)
  • Relief for stomach gas, prevention of flatulence and an overall digestive aid
  • Wards off urinary tract infections
  • Helps reduce feelings of nausea
  • Eases hormonal mood swings associated with menstruation
  • Has been shown to reduce menstrual cramping.
  • Adds fiber to the digestive tract
  • A source of iron, magnesium, and is helpful in fighting anemia
  • Gives relief for diarrhea, especially if caused by microbial or fungal infections
  • Helps promote healthy liver function.
  • Reduces minor swelling
  • Strong general antioxidant properties
  • Disinfects and helps detoxify the body
  • Stimulates the endocrine glands
  • Helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar
  • Acts as a natural anti-septic and anti-fungal agent for skin disorders like fungal infections and eczema
  • Contains immune-boosting properties
  • Acts as an expectorant
  • Helps ease conjunctivitis, as well as eye-aging, macular degeneration, and other stressors on the eyes.
Mooli Salad
  • 1/4 C grated Daikon radish
  • 1/4 C Cilantro
Sesame seeds w/olive or flax oil, but not too much, you want to savor these flavors!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Primal Pancake Delight!

Primal Pancake Delight!

I think I have found my favorite combination for the primal pancake! Light fluffy delicious and no nuts!

Makes 1 serving ;)

2 tbsp shredded apple (variety your choice, organic!)
2 tbsp organic golden flax seeds
1 tbsp organic coconut flakes
1 pasture raised egg
1 egg white (save yolk for primal mayo or other recipe)

I use the Magic Bullet to spin it in until the seeds and coconut are blended, no longer than 30 seconds, really. Warm coconut oil in a small skillet, pour ingredients in to make 1 large pancake or 2-3 smaller ones. Cook over medium heat until golden, flip when bottom is set.

Simple! I enjoy this with an additional egg, over-easy. You can really beef it up with a side of bacon, ham or turkey. I can poke open the golden goodness and enjoy the mesh of flavors. Top with low sugar fruit such as berries or enjoy naked.