Easy Pickled Beets

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IMG_2062Getting the Benefits of Beet Juice

Drinking the fresh juice of a beet or two each day is a wonderful preventative health measure, and it may help reverse many problems. For taste, beet juice can be mixed with carrot juice or apple juice.

If you`re into cleansing, you can also get the benefits of beet juice by adding a cup to a two quart cooled coffee enema. Coffee enemas are traditionally done to cleanse the liver, and by adding fresh beet juice, you`ll compound their effectiveness. The effects of doing coffee and beet juice enemas repeatedly are profound and for more for your buck, add in the juice of a couple of cloves of fresh garlic as well.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/027884_beet_juice_blood.html##ixzz3PHSHEBE4

Beets are so good for the body, Maybe I will start eating and yes adding some to my smoothies.

RECIPE

10 med to large size beets

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Banana Mango Pecan Loaf

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Ingredients

1 stick butter: softened

1 cup sugar

 Cream butter and sugar together.Add

2 eggs

3 to 4 ripe bananas mashed

mix in by hand (spoon)

2 cups all purpose flour and 1 tsp. baking soda

add in 1/2 cup mango and 1 cup chopped pecans.

1/4 cup buttermilk and 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all and add to a grease and floured loaf pan and bake 350 for 35 to 40 minutes until done.

It is very good with a cup a coffee with a slice of butter on top. It is very good to butter and toast.

Enjoy. this is my mom’s recipe that I added a few extra ingredients.  Happy New Year  from Mary’s Country Kitchen to yours.

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Country Mixed Greensh

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IMG_1912Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins . They also provide a variety of phytonutrients including beta-carotene, lutein , and zeaxanthin, which protect our cells from damage and our eyes from age-related problems, among many other effects. Dark green leaves even contain small amounts of Omega-3 fats .

3 pounds mixed greens kale,turnip,mustard,or collard greens or all.

Was greens. Place in atall pan to cook.

Add salt and ham bone or bacon.  Cover and cook until tender. Garnish with  boiled eggs cut in half

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Mom’s Old Fashion Jam Cake / Caramel Icing

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3 Cups plain flour
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blackberry jam
2 ts. soda, 2 tsp cininmon
2 tsp. allspice
1 cup pear preserves
1 cup crushed pineapple ( opional)
1 cup butter
1 cup nuts
5 eggs seperated

Beat egg whites with mixer stiff peaks

Mix all dry ingredients set aside. mix wet ingredients, except jam mix all together, stir in jams and nuts. Fold in egg whites. Do not over mix. bake 350 25 to 30 min. depending on how hot you oven gets. This is my moms recipe, many years old. You can add or omit any of the spices. i use seedless blackberry jam and pear or peach preserves, add more moisture.

Hope you will enjoy as much as my family.

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Creamy Delicious Caramel Icing

3 cups sugar

3/4 cups milk

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Yummy Dumpling Soup

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Yummy and easy breezy Chicken & Dumpling Soup, It is cold outside and want something Hot and comforting.

This is an easy recipe I put together rather quickly, with only a few ingredients I had on hand.I do have to say it works ,my husband gave it 2 thumbs up. Add a  corn muffin and what a treat and if you like chicken and dumplings.   and can’t make them or think you can’t Well I am here to tell you that you can with this recipe. All you need is ;3

RECIPE

1 can of Sweet Sue Chicken and Dumplings

1 box chicken broth

1 stalk celery chopped

3/4 cup frozen peas and carrots.

1/2 onion chopped

1 clove garlic minced

Mix all together and cooked until veggies are tender covered, mix in 2 to 3 tablespoons of instant potatoes to thicken soup.

Stir so it don’t stick and when done add salt and pepper to taste.

Add 1 tablespoon butter on the end of cooking.

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Shredded Chicken Fajitas with Piquante Pepper Salsa and Pea Guacamole

This looks quite yummy

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This recipe takes your traditional fajitas to a whole new level. Chuck out those Old El Passo kits and jump on the hmwm band wagon – I promise after trying this you’ll never want to get off. Looking down the list it may sound like a lot of ingredients but the salsa and the guac actually share a number of ingredients, so just chop them all up together and divide between your bowls, and you’re cutting some of your work load in half. Shredding your chicken also gives the wraps a different texture than usual, and it means you can be guaranteed chicken in every mouthful – now who is gonna argue with that??!!

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Makes 4 large wraps

For the fajita seasoning

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves – crushed and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • Pinch cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
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Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is so good for you that it’s even got some researchers raving.
“It’s the healthiest thing I can think of to drink,” says Christopher Ochner, PhD. He’s a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Of course, no one food will protect you from disease. Your health is wrapped up in your lifestyle and your genes, so even if you drink green tea all day long, you also need to take care of yourself in other ways, like not smoking, being active, and eating a healthy diet.

Green tea’s biggest benefit? “It’s all about the catechin content,” says Beth Reardon, RD, a Boston nutritionist. Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea is not processed much before it’s poured in your cup, so it’s rich in catechins.

What the Research Shows

Green tea has been shown to improve bloodflow and lower cholesterol. A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure.

What’s good for the heart is usually good for the brain; your brain needs healthyblood vessels, too. In one Swiss study, MRIs revealed that people who drank green tea had greater activity in the working-memory area of their brains. Green tea has also been shown to help block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Green tea seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. Because catechins lower cholesterol and blood pressure, they can help protect against the damage a high-fat diet can cause, Ochner says.

What About Weight Loss?

Sorry, but no drink or food melts the pounds off. While some evidence suggests that the active ingredient in green tea, EGCG, may help you drop a few pounds, other studies show no effect.

But green tea is a smart swap for sugary drinks.

“All things being equal, if you sub 1-2 cups of green tea for one can of soda, over the next year you’d save over 50,000 calories,” Ochner says. That’s more than 15 pounds. Just don’t swamp it with honey or sugar!

Butter Roasted Chicken Elbows with Spinach

I this looks really good. I love roasted chicken

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What I really wanted today was “baby beef” liver or boudin noir or veal sweetbreads or lamb kidneys, of which I had none.  Les abats or offal are tricky things and I’m “offaly” selective when it comes to freshness and source.

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What I did have was a big bag of frozen chicken elbows.  There’s no telling when I bought them but they did come from Super Duper.  The elbows were huge, not from any spring chickens but probably from old, worn out, granny layers.  I resolved immediately to roast them longer than usual 😉

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I made a quick stir fry of shallots, baby spinach and “lose” mushrooms from the Chinese store in New Jersey.  I’ve never heard of lose mushrooms before but they resembled portobellos with dark, wide striations on the cap.  I refuse to think of this as a misspelling of “loose”  but to assume that the mushrooms are a rare…

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