Homemade beef pho on my bucket list is finally done! It was made possible with my Phillips Pressure Cooker in a fraction of time Vs one that is cooked over the stove.
Really tasty and wholesome.
Raw beef slices are arranged over brown rice noodles and hot pho broth is poured over cooking the beef slices as it is soaking in the broth.
I should have plucked more herbs in before pouring the broth in and it would have been perfect.
There are days when I simply wish we didn't need to eat... saving us valuable time and energy to keep going about our day! (I'm sure we all feel this way sometimes, especially if you have kids to feed too!) I've had a few of these days lately and when I do it is nice to have some quick and healthy options available. Admittedly this is cheating a little but... Today I was lucky enough to be near one of my favourite Vietnamese restaurants where the food is always quick, easy, inexpensive and FRESH!
While I don't tend to eat out often, I do like to treat myself and love it when I can find somewhere that will feed me well and feed me fast so I can jump back into my day.... what are your go to meals when it comes to quick and easy?
A refreshing beverage, lemongrass tea is also delightfully healthy
Lemongrass has the fragrance of lemon, it is milder and sweeter in taste
This perennial plant can be grown easily in your garden or indoors Herbal teas have everyone talking recently. They are an infusion of leaves, seeds, roots or bark, extracted in hot water. Let’s be honest, you will get many more benefits from a herbal cup of tea than a vitamin pill. In fact, a ‘Teatox’ refers to the addition of a few cups of herbal teas to compliment a healthy diet. It is a better way to detox rather than going on a complete liquid diet. The health benefits of lemongrass tea include relief from stomach disorders, insomnia, respiratory disorders, fever, aches, infections, rheumatism, and edema. The defensive antioxidant activity of the lemongrass herb protects against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and helps in maintaining optimum cholesterol levels, cellular health, nervous system, healthy skin and immune system. It is also effective in treating type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity, while also aiding in detoxification. It is extensively used in aromatherapy and helps to combat fatigue, anxiety, and body-odor.
Health Benefits of Lemongrass Tea
Helps lower cholesterol levels
Detoxifies the body
Helps prevent cancer
Treats stomach disorders
Treats respiratory disorders
Effectively aids the nervous system
Helps control diabetes
Maintains cellular health
Used in skin care.
Though lemongrass tea is packed with many health benefits, but it can also occasionally have some side effects. People who are prone to food allergy, may experience allergies like itchy skin rash or hives on the skin, after drinking lemongrass tea. Lemongrass seems to be able to begin menstrual flow and thus there is a concern that it might cause a miscarriage in pregnant women. Patients suffering from liver and kidney diseases should avoid drinking lemongrass tea. #health#healthyliving#naturals#naturalremedies#beautyhealth#beautyliving#lifestyle#fruitsandherbs#herbsandfruits#herbs
What are my all star herbs? If I had to pick only 3 which would they be? 🌿 Ashwagandha, Coriander, and Ginger.
Ashwagandha - An adaptogen and master herb for Thyroid health. Strengthens the heart muscle, reduces anxiety, and will give you a boost of energy.
Coriander - if there is one thing to eat every day that in Cilantro. Think of Cilantro as anti cancer. This is why I consume it in multiple forms. Fresh Cilantro - I take a whole handful and put it in the blender with just water. Consume on an empty stomach for optimal healing. I also take Chlorrela and Chlorophyll daily as well as use the seeds to make teas. It’s easy to sneak more herbs into your diet if you make tea and use it as the base for smoothies.
Ginger -it is an anti inflammatory. Ginger is a life saver. It has endless benefits but I take it for inflammation, make ginger tea and it is delicious cold first thing in the morning to get rid of any puffyness.
More Lash + Brow Serum ready for The Homespun Fall Market this Saturday in South Bend hosted by @thehomespunhydrangea! Market prep is in full force and I am so excited 🙌
I just can’t wait to see all my South Bend peeps 😘
Who wants some free herbal medicines? In lieu of re-opening my little shop, I wanted to do a giveaway as a thank you to all who have supported me on this journey of life. And then, to share it with others as well. .
What you get: Any (2) herbal medicines in my shop -or- black walnut ink with recycled, post-consumer paper to use. Your choice. Shipped to you. Take one for yourself and gift the other [or, if you need both keep both.. it's just a kind suggestion]
How to enter: 1. Follow my account 2. Comment your favorite thing about fall/autumn. 3. Tag (3) friends in the comments 4. Extra entries for those who share this giveaway in their 'stories' feature. I'll keep track, I promise.
Contest runs until Wednesday, September 26, 5 PM EST (this contest is not affiliated with Instagram, it is a personal gesture to those who love the plants or want to get to Love the plants!)
Pawpaw and Ginger tea is made from pawpaw, ginger and peppermint leaves. Besides being a tasty and relaxing tea with lots of vitamins and minerals, this amazing medicinal tea has lots of wonderful health benefits such as:
🍵 Digestion: It is beneficial for people suffering from indigestion, constipation and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or stomach discomfort.
. 🍵 Menstrual pain: It contains ginger which can be used to reduce pain as effectively as ibuprofen drugs. It is very effective against menstrual pain 😩 especially when taken at the beginning of the menstrual cycle.
. 🍵 Nausea: It is highly effective against nausea, vomiting 🤮, after surgery and morning sickness. .
🍵 Fights Infections: Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, with peppermint leaves helps in lowering the risk of infections. It is also effective against some respiratory infections which helps in cold and flu relief 🤧.
Skin: This amazing tea can help your skin to look more toned and youthful. It prevents skin damage, improves complexion and reduces the signs of aging.
Eases Inflammation: It helps to fight inflammation and eases joint and muscle pain.
Anti-Cancer: It is beneficial for people who are being treated for cancer and it also contains antioxidants which prevent cancer and also lowers the risk of several diseases.
Stress Relief: It contains antispasmodic and sedative properties which is effective in relieving stress 😴. Headache Relief: It helps to get rid of headaches and migraines 🧟♂. Cardiovascular Health: It helps to naturally lower cholesterol levels and triglycerides to reduce the risk of heart diseases 💘💔. Ginger and papaya tea is available @thehealthyteacompany
For inquiries and orders, slide into our DM or call 09066096675 (weekdays 10am-5pm). #skincare#fruits#ginger#herbs#natural#health#instafam#skinhealth#weightloss#skincare#vegetables#fitfam#cleanse#glowingskin#medicine#antioxidants#eatclean#beauty#skingoals#healthyteacompany
My first box of herbal cigarettes from @gardenfairyco which are made from completely natural and organic herbs, are non-tobacco and non toxic. Herbal healing benefits such as anxiety relief, clearing of the respiratory system and incredibly vivid dreams. 💚💛💜💗 #mugwort#gardenfairyco#herbs#natural#rainbow#colours
Those of you prepping for marathons! 🏃🏻♂️You are working hard! 💪🏼 Perhaps you are expanding what your mind and your body are used to! 💗 Increased workout loads can result in muscle pain and fatigue due to the release of toxins, such as lactic acid into the tissue. If left untreated the buildup of these toxins can lead to reduced circulation, congestion, tightness and shortening of the muscle tissue. 🤕
Massage and adequate hydration can help to flush the toxins which reduces soreness and tissue damage. 🚰
Massage can not only help you feel better during training but it can keep you running longer and more efficiently. 🏃🏻♂️ It increases circulation, enabling the blood to get to the areas that need oxygen and healing 🌬(micro-tears, pulls etc)
Massage can rebalances the musculoskeletal system. ☠️ Often runners experience pain in the IT band, hamstrings, knees, achilles and plantar fascia, and tightening in the hip flexors. 🍗This can be from overuse of secondary muscles because of a misalignment in the structure. 🤪
By relaxing over tightened muscles, massage can help get the body working in its natural weight and pulley system. AND massage relaxes your mind which can help with your mental preparation for these big events. 🧘🏻♀️
When stretching before and after running, remember to focus on hip flexors, quads, glutes and calves. 🏃♀️ Foam rollers, yoga or tennis balls, and massage sticks are great for at home care. 💆🏼♀️
Say hello to Mandy, a yoga instructor from Cape Town, Mandy is an avid gardener, so much so, she even created a chamomile labyrinth which she visits on a daily basis whilst listening to Maroon 5's classics.