Monthly Archives: June 2012

Healing Foods Pyramid

Healing Foods Pyramid

I just started my first Nutrition and Health course and anytime I see a government food pyramid or government guidelines for nutrition, I tend to be skeptical of it.

The book presented the Healing Foods Pyramid, which “emphasizes foods with restorative benefits and/or essential nutrients in natural forms. The core of dietary intake is primarily plant-based foods, with small amounts of animal foods” (Grodner, Roth and Walkingshaw, “Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications”.)

Check out more at http://www.med.umich.edu/umim/food-pyramid/meats.htm

Advertisements

Leave a comment

June 25, 2012 · 6:39 pm

Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

http://steamykitchen.com/20966-cauliflower-mashed-potatoes-recipe.html

This is definitely a recipe i want to try as cauliflowers are among the cruciferous veggie group.   They have tons of beneficial properties like reducing chances of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer, anti-oxidizing, and prevent diseases.

mashed-cauliflowr-recipe-7223.jpg

ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons light sour cream
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
freshly ground black pepper
snipped chives

directions:

1. Separate the cauliflower into florets and chop the core finely.

2. Bring about 1 cup of water to a simmer in a pot, then add the cauliflower. Cover and turn the heat to medium. Cook the cauliflower for 12-15 minutes or until very tender.

3. Drain and discard all of the water (the drier the cauliflower is, the better) and add the milk, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper and mash with a masher until it looks like “mashed potatoes.” Top with chives.

Leave a comment

Filed under healthy foods, recipes