Tuesday, July 21, 2009
My New Dip!
I have been eating Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from Wal Mart and really like it. Solar told me about Sabra Classic from Sam's and now it is my favorite. I love it with pretzel sticks or carrots. From The Belly Off! Diet, "This spread made of mashed chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil is rich in protein and fiber. The tahini, a paste made of ground sesame seeds, delivers omega-3 fatty acids. You don't need to eat much; it's filling and high in calories. It makes a terrific high-fiber, high-protein sandwich spread instead of mayonnaise." I told my husband it is dip and he likes it.....doesn't know what it is made of, (he wouldn't have tasted it) A wife has to do what a wife has to do!!!
The book also has a section on the 6 best foods you're not eating, but should. Let's talk about 1 of the 6.
"This spicy pickled cabbage, eaten at almost every meal in Korea, is packed with vitamins and immune-system-boosting phytochemicals. Its main ingredient, fermented cabbage, contains lactic acid, which helps with digestion and may weaken infections. Several years ago, kimchi made big news when Korean researchers found chickens infected with the avian flu recovered more quickly after being fed an extract of kimchi. More recently a study at the University of New Mexico suggested that eating cabbage might help ward off breast cancer. Kimchi is low in calories and rich in dietary fiber."
All of those reasons are good enough for me to look for a good kimchi recipe!! I love the store bought and know homemade would be better! Do you have a recipe?
Rain, Rain and more Rain!!!!!
Off to watch America's Got Talent!
Have a good evening all!