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Healing Powers of Cholesterol

Rather than avoiding 'bad fatty cholesterol,' one should avoid the following fats: foods fried in vegetable oils, all hydrogenated oils, refined or processed oils, margarine, transfats, and any oil that has been overheated.

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All Hail the Legume

Respect to the Bean

I recently had a request for information about beans. I think actually it was more a request about how to cook dried beans than these sorts of facts! For details on soaking beans check out this recipe for refried beans. In the meantime let your mind be titillated with these bizarre bits about beans.

Legume family: Fabaceae (or Leguminosae). The third largest family among the flowering plants (after the orchid and daisy families), and second most important to the human diet, after the grasses.

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The Well of Remembrance

The ancient Nordic saga, the Elder Edda, says that the Well of Remembrance is located at the foot of Yggdrasill, the world tree. It confers on anyone who drinks from its waters the ability to see in new ways and to tap into the ancient knowledge and wisdom of Earth and mankind. As the saga relates, Odin, hearing of this…

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Rose Hips on the Tree of Life

--Recipe for Rose Hip Soup-- Unlike people, roses probably do not consider themselves as having a purpose in life. But if a rose bush did have a mission, I expect its greatest sense of achievement would come from creating, not just a whole lot of beautiful flowers, but the grand array of round, red rose hips which come after them.…

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The Pleasures of Fennel

The ancients believed all knowledge was transmitted from the gods via the lacy branches of fennel. This plant family forms a bridge between ether and earth, and may be the reason that fennel is used to assist digestion and balance the nervous system.

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What Does Cookery Mean?

By John Ruskin It means the knowledge of Medea, and of Circe, and of Calypso, and of Helen, and of Rebekah, and of the Queen of Sheba. It means knowledge of all herbs, and fruits, and balms, and spices, and of all that is healing and sweet in groves, and savory in meat. It means carefulness and inventiveness, watchfulness, willingness,…

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