Asian Slaw

½ head cabbage thinly sliced
1 large carrot grated
¼ C. Spanish Black Radish or Daikon Radish, grated
½ C. dulse seaweed
1T. sesame oil
2 t. umebushi plum vinegar
Fresh cilantro and sesame seeds

Combine all ingredients and enjoy the crunch!!
You can add leftover brown rice too!

Parsley Cilantro Dressing

½ bunch fresh parsley
small handful fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ C. olive oil
¼ C. lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
½-1 t. sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, mixing until smooth. Serve chilled.

Flax Crackers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: About 24 crackers

This recipe is for a garlic and onion flavored cracker – to make it with different seasonings omit the garlic and onion powder and use whatever sounds good – nutritional yeast, rosemary, herbs, chili powder, etc.

Ingredients:
2 cups ground flaxseed (buy seed and grind your own in coffee grinder)
1 cup water (start with 3/4 c. and add more as needed to make a workable dough)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
(optional) ½ – 1 C. sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, chia seed, chopped walnuts or almonds
Directions:
Dehydrate or bake to your liking!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until an even dough forms. Spread evenly onto a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet – about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Gently cut dough into squares on the baking sheet (you just need to score the dough so it snaps after it’s baked – be careful not to cut up your silicone mat or cookie sheet!) Bake for 20-30 minutes until crisp and edges are browned but not burnt.

Immune Boosting Herbs & Spices

Balanced nutrition is key to health and longevity. With the right quality and quantity of food the body has the natural ability to balance hormones, strengthen the immune system, promote healthy digestion and elimination and have greater mental clarity. Diet and nutrition can reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, mental decline and stroke.

Herbs and spices can be used to enhance immunity, boost metabolism, and aid digestion.

Garlic is believed to have anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Parsley
contains vitamin C, chlorophyll, flavanoids, coumarins, monoterpenes and polyacetylenes which support metabolic function and prevent disease.
Cinnamon helps improve digestion and circulation, aids anti-microbial activity and specifically reduced overgrowth of candida albicans yeast; helps maintain steady blood sugar levels and boost brain function.
Cloves, cayenne, ginger and bay leaf lessen your risk of inflammation and excess insulin by raising metabolism or by lowering glucose levels.
Hot peppers contain capsaicin which is antifungal and antimicrobial and studies show it may kill cancer cells.
Tumeric is the highest known source of beta-carotene, one of the most powerful antioxidants that help protect the liver from damage by free radicals.