Did you take the Turmeric challenge last month? I really like Turmeric and will continue to include it in my cooking recipes. I did not put it in any drinks, though people do find that pleasing. I like more of a sweet taste to drinks than spicy. For the month of November I will be sharing recipes that include Rosemary. Some people like it in a tea. Below you will see a video about benefits of Rosemary Tea. The benefits are not just for tea. Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant whether you eat it or drink it. Since I have CKD I had to be sure it was a safe spice for kidneys. It is. However, be careful if you take anticoagulants because rosemary has an anticoagulant effect. Of course, there is never doses with spices as to how much is too much, so use modestly. I find I can only tolerate it in small amounts as it is a very strong spice. Use it in replacement of salt to help bring down sodium intake.
The point of these spice and or herb challenges is to help decrease sodium intake and to broaden my taste buds. I have never even tried Rosemary before yesterday when I cooked mushrooms, onions and bell peppers with Rosemary. They were delicious and everyone loved them at dinner.
Will you join the challenge and try to incorporate Rosemary in as many recipes as possible in the month of November? Share in the comments your favorite recipes or if you just don’t care for Rosemary.
If you have been following along with the food menu challenges, then you know we were supposed to have lasagna, yesterday. My son and his wife came to visit and he doesn’t care for lasagna. So, instead we had meatless rigatoni casserole which is easier to make anyhow. Since I am low carb I made the mushrooms, onions and bell peppers to eat with a 1/2 cup of the rigatoni casserole. It was delicious and there was no mushroom mixture left. I sent the leftovers home with them, and kept just a small container for me to take to work tomorrow for my dinner meal. Today, will be turkey burgers and chips. I will have a side salad with mine, rather than chips.
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Some topics coming up this week: portion distortion ice cream, g-bombs, Coronavirus and the holidays, first rosemary recipe