Monthly Archives: July 2011
Do you like mint tea? Do you have Osteoarthritis Arthritis? I found this very interesting, the University of Guelph is conducting research on the benefits of drinking spearmint tea for those with osteoarthritis in their knees. I’m really encouraged to see research being done in this area and continue to be excited to hear how foods can contribute to health.
Here is a link to read more. They are also looking for participants in the study.
Turmeric is an ingredient that can help reduce inflammation. Its bright color is what gives mustard its yellow hue. Turmeric lends rich warm heat flavors without being “hot”.
I have always been a fan of sweet chili sauce but this ginger and chili sauce is the best I have ever had. Oh it’s so good. You can really taste the ginger and roasted red peppers. I also get a kick out of the cute label. Give this stuff a try. The bottle suggests drizzling it over crab cakes, I can imagine that would be great. I used it on chicken wings and to kick up some chicken salad wraps. Very tasty!
Ginger is one of The Arthritis Kitchen’s favorite ingredients. Not only is it a flavor profile that I love, it has proven ant-inflammatory properties. Adding ginger puts zing on your plate and can bring zing back to your step as well.
When the weather is warm and the farmers markets are at their peak we tend to eat salads more often. I like to dress the greens with a simple vinaigrette using apple cider vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Using a good quality, unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar that contains ‘the mother’ not only gives you nutritional properties but also provided a superior flavor to most commercially produced varieties.