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Trying new things

Posted Jun 18 2013 7:27am
I was cleaning out my fridge last night and had some brussel sprouts I needed to use up, and I wanted to do something different with them so I decided to try them in a slaw.  They are related to cabbage.  Once I started going through the fridge I found a lot of things that needed to be used, a cucumber, half a green pepper and half a yellow pepper, plus some roma tomatoes on my counter so I diced it all up.  I think it made a very pretty addition to supper!

oh, plus I made a vinagrette type dressing with olive oil and white wine vinegar and just a dash of agave syrup.  I think I will make it again tonight with a different vinegar just for fun and play with adding some spices or herbs or something.  It was so good.  I kind of wanted to eat the whole thing by myself and not share it.


Want a closer look? Sure you do, mmmmm.


I also found this at Costco and used it on the baked sweet potato fries last night.  YUM supposedly it contains all 84 trace elements we need to survive.  My daughter likes it because it is pink.
I picked this up at Costco too.  I kept reading about people eating hemp hearts so I wanted in on it too.
Not sure what I thought hemp hearts would taste like, but that wasn't it.  They are kind of nutty.  Pretty good on salads and yogurt.  Plus they are supposed to be super good for you. Check it out.

Nutritional Data

  • Three tablespoons of hemp hearts contain 174 calories, 12.5 grams of unsaturated (healthy) fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 11 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber. They are also rich in magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamin E.

Protein

  • Hemp hearts contain all the essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks for protein. The essential amino acids are the ones our bodies cannot produce; we must get them through our diet. When a food contains all eight essential amino acids it is considered a "complete protein." 
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Hemp hearts are a rich source of essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids. The U.S. Department of Agriculture highly recommends regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids. Like essential amino acids, essential fatty acids must be obtained through diet.

Health Benefits

  • Health benefits associated with hemp hearts include reduced risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Hemp hearts may also improve skin problems, arthritis symptoms and mood disorders. source
PS   I ran three miles yesterday  :)

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