Wednesday, March 31, 2010

how to make your own tea

combine your favorite flavors to create your own tea. use a french press to combine herbs, fruits and aromatics with your favorite teas. place the ingredients in the french press, add boiling water, and let steep for 5-10 minutes and you're done.

Here are some flavors to try:
- thyme, apple and ginger
- lemon and lemongrass
- peppermint
- tarragon and orange
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What is a macrobiotic diet?

Natural, whole and local ingredients are the foundation of the macrobiotic diet. It's about eating from your time, place, conditions and goals. Whole grains, seasonal vegetables, beans, and white fish are good examples. The macrobiotic diet is based on the elemental therories of east asian medicines. If it's hot outside eat cooling foods, if it's cold eat foods that are warming and unless you live in a temperate environment avoid tropical foods.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What is the Mediterranean diet?

A typical meal consists of salad with olive oil, fresh grilled fish and red wine. It's very heart healthy. Eat mostly fruits and vegetables and consume only healthy fats like olive and canola oil, cut the red meat and eat lots of fish and red wine. Beans, lentils and lemons are also common elements.

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