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Thursday, February 26, 2015


Tatsoi, Red Cabbage, Turnips, Parsley, and Radicchio
"A variety of nutrients"

Vegetables today?  I hope so!  If you want to have good health, then you must obtain the necessary nutrients by eating a variety (different) of vegetables daily.  Different vegetables have specific substances that helps the body function and fight off various diseases.  Vegetables are high in fiber, minerals, vitamins, and low in calories.  Therefore, eating a variety of vegetables can help control blood pressure and control weight.

Try not to rely much on supermarkets when looking for different vegetables.  It is best to venture out to places, such as, local Farmers' Markets, food co-ops, or health food stores.  What's even better growing your own vegetable garden (if possible).

By going to Farmers' Markets you will find some vegetables that are like these...

Rainbow Swiss Chard and Celeriac (Celery Root)

Beautiful, right?  Amazing the color depth vegetables gives off.

(known as either Spinach Mustard or Rosette Bok Choy)

Savoy Cabbage
Wow!!  I had to take this home.  I never saw this type of cabbage.  A friend told me it taste really good and a good technique in cooking the savoy cabbage is by sautéing it in olive oil and garlic.  The leaves remind me of lacinato kale (Tuscan or dinosaur kale).

Don't be intimidated on the appearance
"Savoy Cabbage"

In the world of vegetables, the family Brassica genus reigns supreme - most powerful superfood. 

Who are the Brassica family?

The family members are:
  • Red and Green cabbage
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Turnips
  • Collard Greens
  • Mustard Greens
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
The benefits?
  • Compounds of indoles
  • Fights off cancer
  • Fights off fibroids
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Kills bacteria and viruses
  • Blood purifier
  • Antioxidants
Health Tip:  Eating cabbage more than once a week can help reduce your colon cancer odds by 66 percent!

Cooking Tips:


Sautéing or Braised?

Raw Salad?

There are so many versions or techniques on how you can eat cabbage.  Try out the three ways and decide which one you would like best.

Open your arms and palate to the Brassica Family or the different vegetables that are available!


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