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Instead of spending lots of money on disappointing, so-called "Greek Yoghurt", which is usually not pure product (I call it "faux yogh"), strain your own. I've had yoghurt in Greece. It is wobbly, not very thick, and often made with sheep's milk, which yields a strange taste compared with cow's milk products. Real thick yoghurt or yoghurt cheese is called "labneh" and is standard in the Middle East. Here is how I make it in the U.S.A., with the high-quality, additive-free Mountain High brand from Colorado, which is available all over the West. Line a sieve with coffee-filters, ladle in the yoghurt, top with another coffee-filter, set it on top of a large measuring-cup or bowl, and let it drip. You may be surprised at the amount of liquid (whey) that accumulates. Whey is nutritious, and may be added to a smoothie, where you will barely notice it. After the yoghurt seems to have drained a bit and is stabilized, I like to add a very heavy plate or other weight on top to help press out the liquid. Stop the process as soon as the yoghurt is the consistency that you prefer. ©M-J de Mesterton 2014
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Our friends at Paleo Works in Yorkshire have written a wonderful essay about a dietary marvel known as the sweet potato. Read it HERE, and while on their page, you can read about the sensible, successful Paleo Diet. Below, please find a recipe for a health-promoting salad that I devised using yams and beets.
|A refreshing way to eat health-promoting vegetables, this elegant cabbage and yam salad is also a nice thing to serve your friends: red cabbage is sliced as thinly as possible, and marinated for several hours in the vinaigrette of your choice, then mixed with yams that have been cut into match-sticks and cooked in water with a bit of honey until slightly soft.|
Recipe and Photo©M-J de Mesterton
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Here is another natural hangover remedy, not listed in the foregoing article, which was written by J.B. Bardot:
RADISHES, a liver-tonic.
Radishes, a Natural Hangover Helper
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Versatile, Health-Promoting Coconut Milk
I shall be printing a couple of original coconut milk recipes soon.
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California Walnuts are very nutritious and useful in an endless variety of recipes, both sweet and savoury. Use walnuts in cakes, cookies and Asian-style stir-fried dishes, for example.
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Turmeric in the Okinawa Program
The 2001 book, The Okinawa Program by Bradley J. Willcox, M.D., D. CraigWillcox, Ph. D., and Makoto Suzuki, M.D., is based upon the25-year-long Okinawa Centenarian Study. It is one of my favorite diet and health books.Turmeric has recently garnered respect and much publicity as a medicinal plant from the ginger family. The qualities of turmeric are not news to the famously long-living people of Okinawa, as related on page 149: Excerpt: Ucchin, or Turmeric M-J’s pronunciation note: TER-mer-ick (Curcuma longa, Jiang Huang, Curcuma, Indian saffron, Ukon, Valerian) Ucchin,commonly known in North America as turmeric, is one of the Okinawans’ favorite herbs (as it is in India), and claims a multitude of health benefits. It’s known as ukon to the Japanese….
Turmeric is from the ginger family. The stalk of the plant is the part most commonly used in both herbal and traditional medicine, and is the part that provides the distinctive yellow-orange powder that adds flavor and color to curry. It was probably brought to Okinawa centuries ago from India, which had active trade relations with the Ryukyu Kingdom (as Okinawa was formerly known). In Ayurvedic medicine…turmeric is thought to strengthen the immune system, relieve inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, improve digestion, relieve gas, killl parasites and worms, alleviate menstrual problems, dissolve gallstones, and relieve other ailments. The Okinawans are in full accord with these claims, and highly prize their turmeric. Excerpt, page 150 Turmeric possesses significant antioxidant properties, comparable to those of vitamins E or C, which is probably why it proves powerful against cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research has reported somedegree of inhibition for cancers of the GI tract, including oral, esophageal, stomach, and colon cancers. And, there is further evidence for its effectiveness against breast and skin cancers. ~~M-J de Mesterton, August 2009
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