Oct 27, 2015
Eating to Age Gracefully
I am such a foodie.
I adore food and especially eating. I am most content when I'm in an apron and in front of the stove. I love cooking for people and especially adore cooking ethnic food from the many different places I've traveled.
Something I am learning more about is how food, mainly specific foods, can be an anti-aging strategy. This idea, called FoodTrients, was created by a Southeast Asian woman named Grace O and her cookbook, The Age Gracefully Cookbook, talks all about it.
I am not someone who would usually review a cookbook BUT couldn't say no as the recipes directly impact something I am most keen to discuss, anti-aging and keeping ourselves as young as possible,
After skimming the book, I decided to make the Apple Barley Salad (an age defying recipe) and paired it with the Honey-Lime Dressing (a simply healing recipe).
What I loved most about these recipes was how easy they were to follow AND how few ingredients you truly needed to make them.
The salad turned out fantastic. I did add more than the called for amount of barley, because I love it, and it still turned out fantastically well. The taste of the dressing was great, albeit a bit sweet, but mixed with the chili powder it was a great combo. The salad was perfect.
There are a few recipes in the book I probably won't make BUT there are 66 in total and all have a specific FoodTrient that promotes healthy living: Soy Custard Cups (for Skin Hydration), Carrot Quiche (Youth Serum), Summertime Grilled Chicken (Cellular Sensation), and Spiced Rack of Lamb (Tissue Repairing) are just a few great recipes you can find in the book.
I can't wait to make some more!
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