Baked Tilapia Provençal

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When Stephanie was looking for someone to alternate featuring recipes, I was the perfect choice.  I like to cook, I have no dietary restrictions and I assisted her in preparing the Walnut Salmon with Simply Quinoa featured on March 15th.  For this month’s installment of Cooking with Catherine Katz, I decided to prepare the Baked Tilapia Provençal.  With Catherine’s approval, I prepared the fish with a side of brown rice. I went to Whole Foods to pick up the ingredients needed.  I already had the brown rice, olive oil and garlic at home.  All I needed was the tilapia, diced […]

Yerba-maté: Check it out!

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This drink has ancient roots, going back to the Guarani natives of Paraguay and Northern Argentina. This tea is derived from an evergreen plant of the holly family. This tea tends to be bitter, much like green tea. A great majority of Uruguay and Argentina consume this drink, but its popularity is reaching the US and Europe because of its health benefits. It provides a boost of energy while also supplying a multitude of nutrients. Maté is great for strengthening your immune, nervous, digestive, ad cardiovascular system. Because it’s caffeinated, it’s a great substitute for coffee in the morning. The […]

Rooibos: Tea or Not A Tea?

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Rooibos (pronounced ROY-bos) is a caffeine-free beverage made typically from the South African Red Bush, which raises the question as to whether or not rooibos is a tea. Red Rooibos, as opposed to its green counterpart, is sweet and nutty in taste. This tea has surged in popularity in the Western hemisphere not just for its unique flavor but also for its multitude of health benefits. Rooibos is anti-cancerous and protects against free radicals. It also promotes healthy circulation and better sleep. And if you’re running low on mineral intake, rooibos is chock-full of essential minerals including calcium, manganese, and […]

Chamomile Tea: Can I have some more chamomile?!

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You’ll be asking that same question once you try it and learn about how good it is for you. This tea is made from the chamomile flower, which is similar to dandelions. Chamomile tends to have fruity, floral, apple-y notes that make it naturally sweet with a touch of tart. This tea originated in Egypt, where it was used as a cold remedy. Other ancient peoples, including the Romans, utilized chamomile for its medicinal properties.  It is caffeine-free and is actually an excellent before-bed beverage. It is also great for reducing menstrual cramping, preventing cancer, reducing anxiety, treating hemorrhoids, calming […]

Herbal Tea: There’s an herbal tea for everyone!

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It’s true; there are dozens of different herbal combinations that can make for yummy and healthy herbal teas. This beverage is an excellent way to treat yourself to something delicious and nutritious. Herbal tea is simply steeped herbs and spices. When looking for herbal tea, read the ingredient list; for maximum benefits, ensure your herbal tea does not contain artificial flavorings. Herbal teas tend to be caffeine-free, so they’re great for any time, especially right before bed.  The health benefits range from soothing aching tummies, to calming colicky babies, to alleviating insomnia, and more. All herbal teas vary in steeping […]