Recipes for a healthy winter season

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Genesis 1:29—And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Hello again, friends! I hope the following recipes will be a healthy benefit to all who take the time to prepare them.

Stir-Fried Cabbage

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon grated ginger root

1 cup shredded cabbage

2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted if desired.

1 cup shredded bok choy

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1 cup shredded Chinese cabbage

In a large skillet or wok, combine oils and heat over high heat. Add garlic and ginger root and cook a few seconds. Fold in cabbage, Chinese cabbage, bok choy and onions, mixing well. Cook 2-3 minutes or until cabbage is crisp-tender, stirring constantly. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Makes 4 servings.

*A note from Alice: You do not have to use all the cabbage ingredients and you can also do without the sesame … but I think it is great if you have and use all the ingredients!

This cornbread, made with herbs of your choice, is a delicious variation that deserves to be eaten often. When I was at the Farmers Market, I sold this to my customers and many of them told me later how much they enjoyed it!

Me Me’s Tasty Herbal Cornbread

2 cups plain white (fine ground) corn meal (I use water ground style)

1 cup good quality all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon thyme

1/4 cup oil (I use safflower oil)

1/4 cup apple juice (I use “Simply Apple”)

1-2 tablespoons honey (I use organic) depending on your taste for sweetness

1 large or 2 small eggs (I use free range)

2 cups buttermilk plus 1 cup water for cake-like consistency of batter

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add liquids and stir, adding water if necessary to make a batter similar to cake batter. You don’t want the batter too thick because it will come out heavier instead of light and fluffy! Bake in greased casserole dish or large frying pan at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes till browned well. Enjoy!

Hello lemonade, goodbye strep! This healthy recipe for strep throat comes from Shoshanna Pearl Easling whose family has for many years worked with herbs at the Bulk Herb Store in Lobelville, Tenn. (

Spicy Wintertime

Lemonade Recipe

2 fresh garlic cloves, crushed

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root

Juice of 3 freshly squeezed lemons

Organic honey to taste

Small pinch cayenne pepper (not for the faint of heart)

Add all ingredients in a blender and cover with hot, but not boiling water. Process until smooth and drink your way back to good health. Allow 48 hours for benefits.

Until next time!!

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