Mallow, AKA Cheeseweed, Little Mallow, and Marshmallow (Malva parviflora L.) is a non-native species that grows prolifically across the US, and is one of the most common plants to be found growing in the foothills around Los Angeles, and indeed in almost every yard in the city.
VEGETABLES AND FRUIT WITH THE MOST PESTICIDES (AND THE LEAST)
You may wonder which foods harbor the most pesticides, and which foods are relatively clean even when not organic. You are not alone. One organization took it upon themselves to analyze common farm foods to find out.
A LIST OF POWERHOUSE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES (VEGGIES AND FRUIT YOU SHOULD BE EATING!)
Wonder which foods are the most nutrient dense, or are you still thinking that kale tops the list? You may have to think again...
PUMPKIN BANANA PANCAKES (PALEO RECIPE)
If you thought banana pancakes were good... wait until you try these!
PUMPKIN SOUP (PALEO RECIPE)
If you think pumpkins are only for decoration, think again. They are high in Vitamin A (twice the daily recommended does in a single cup!), Vitamin C, Potassium, and contain Iron, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and very few calories. Sure, carve up a few for Halloween or Samhain, but make sure to save some (and the seeds) for the kitchen too!
Baked Chinese Pears
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, during the Fall we need to protect our lungs from dryness. To do this, we use foods that are both moistening and that have a powerful affinity for the lungs. The following recipe is a delicious dessert that uses herbs known by Traditional Chinese Medicine to strongly moisten and nourish the lungs and to protect against dryness. During early Fall (or whenever it feels dryest where you live) I recommend you eat this food once a week to stave off dryness, or daily for several days if you suffer from a dry cough.
I'd like to make a simple recommendation that can go a long way toward improving your health: eat your greens. There are very few things health practitioners agree on more than this simple tip. Why? Because no other foods, or supplements, contain the vitamins and minerals (and the substances you need to USE them) at the high concentrations that greens do.
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