A Summers Bounty Against Cancer: A Summer’s Red Delight

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

My herb garden is one of the highlights of summer. I tend to it like I do my children. In fact, I send my children out there to have “salad” before dinner. They love to pick and eat the tender leaves and I love that it makes them happy…..and that makes me happy.

I use herbs in most everything I cook. I love a bruised kale salad topped with one or two runny eggs cooked with herbs and a sprinkle of cayenne; the perfect dinner. The chives, tarragon, thyme, mint and basil nearly jump off the plate to my taste buds.

herb garden twoOnce again, I remind you of the anti-cancer benefits of herbs; but for today, I share with you a recipe I concocted. A dear friend of mine brought me some red beets from her garden.  Red beets are delicious and nutritious.  They have phytonutrients called betalains that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. My younger son loves beets; I love them too.  I made some plain for him; huge hit. With the rest, I made a red beet/red cabbage salad using various herbs from my garden; absolutely delicious. To the best of my recollection, here is the recipe:

Red Beet and Red Cabbage Salad

One to two bunches small red beets–boiled or roasted, skin on; allow to cool until comfortably handled; slide off skins and chop

¼ of a small head read cabbage, sliced thin and chopped small
Dill, parsley, sage and chives, chopped….heavier on the parsley, but all to taste (I would say a few strands of chives, one sage leaf, a few tablespoons of parsley and a few sprigs of dill will do it…
White Balsamic Vinegar (okay, this could be critical–I used Arlotta’s which is amazing)
Organic olive oil….lemon infused if you can find it (again, I used Arlotta, but then I get it at the local farm stand)
Toss and add salt and pepper to taste, but you just might not need either

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~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, keynote speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. She is also on the peer review board of the Natural Standard Database. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.

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