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Smorgasbord Health – Cook From Scratch with Sally and Carol Taylor – Walnuts are all they are cracked up to be!

Nearly the end of this series but I am looking forward to next year as I will be doing a cookery column in Sally’s magazine…Exciting for me…and at my age who would have thought ?…Never too late… I hope you enjoy our joint venture into the health benefits of the Walnut and the recipes…

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Welcome to the series where I share the health benefits of some of the healthiest foods in our diet and Carol Taylor enhances their natural goodness with stunning recipes.. This week let’s go nuts!

Walnuts are all they are cracked up to be!

Evidence of walnut consumption was dug up, literally, in Southwest France during excavation on Neolithic archaeological sites dating back over 8,000 years. It appears that there were walnut groves in the hanging gardens of Babylon and in Greek mythology the walnut was highly revered and temples built to honour it.

The Latin name for the tree, Juglans Regia, comes from the Roman civilisation where it was called Jove Glans or the Royal nut of Jove. The nut and the oil have been used since ancient times, both as a food and for dyeing wool and are now worldwide commodities.

Walnuts are very versatile – chopped up on…

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Smorgasbord Health – Cook from Scratch with Sally and Carol Taylor – Brown Rice – Nutritious and Delicious

This week from Sally and Moi( Carol) It’s Brown Rice and I can now cook it…after all these years of avoidance…I have done it! I hope you enjoy the recipes and the wonderful benefits of eating Brown Rice provided by the lovely Sally…

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Welcome to our weekly look at the nutritional value and health benefits of food that is usually included in our daily diet. This week one of my larder staples and a food that we eat several time a week… in moderate quantities since we are not as active as we used to be.

First a look at the nutritional content and the health benefits before I will hand you over to Carol Taylor who has been creating mouth watering dishes from this simple ingredient.

There is quite a bit in the press about how eating grains can be harmful to your health. I do agree that a ‘white’ diet of refined grains every day does not provide the body with any basic nutrients except for sugars. However, whilst I am on the fence when it comes to wheat which has undergone so many natural and man-made changes in the last…

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Smorgasbord Health – Cook from Scratch with Sally and Carol Taylor – Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds who would have thought just what health benefits that little seed can provide for us…Well…Sally has and it is all here in one post with recipes … A one-stop post for healthy food and good health information….I hope you enjoy x

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Welcome to the series where I provide the nutritional health benefits for a food and Carol Taylor works all week in the kitchen to provide delicious recipes to include in your regular diet. I hope you will go over to her new blog which she has just started: http://myhealthyretirement.com/welcome-to-orienthailiving-my-first-post/ and discover more about her beautiful home in Thailand.

This week we are going to be featuring pumpkin seeds which are not only delicious but contain some very important nutrients that make this a snack that every man should eat once or twice a day.

When I was researching my men’s health book I came across some interesting statistics with regard to the very common problem of an enlarged prostate. In fact if you live to the age of 90 – 9 out of 10 men will have the condition!  Any man over the age of 50 who has a reduction…

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✨ Shining the Light on Author, Sally Cronin! ✨ #IARTG @sgc58

A very well deserved post on a lovely lady and author who unfailingly goes over and above in her promotion of other authors and bloggers….I give you our Sally a lady who certainly rocks and I would be happy to have her sitting at my kitchen table xxx

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Yesterday I was overjoyed and humbled to have my work and my passion featured on Sally Cronin’s website under her daily post “Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews.”

Sally graciously shared my book of poetry The Heart’s Lullaby along with a few lovely reviews and links to my social media profiles. I was also delighted to see my work featured alongside fellow authors, Christoph Fischer and Shehanne Moore.

Sally is an accomplished author and one of the most generous and kind souls I’ve had the privilege to connect with. I encourage all readers and authors to visit her website, as you’ll quickly see just how amazing and incredibly supportive she is.

As a writer, Sally knows how important it is to have help in marketing books. In her own words, “As important as my own promotion is, I believe it is important to support others.” She offers a number of…

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Smorgasbord Health – Cook From Scratch with Sally and Carol Taylor – Wonderful Watermelon.

Wonderful Watermelon is the topic of the Sally and Carol cook from scratch this week …Sally is giving you all the benefits healthwise to this lovely fruit and I follow with recipes which I hope you enjoy…

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Welcome to Sally and Carol Taylor Cook from Scratch.. Actually Carol Taylor does the cooking and I get to tell you about the health benefits of our featured foods. This week it is the turn of the Watermelon to get the Sally and Carol Treatment. We would eat regularly as watermelons were sold both on the side of the road and in supermarkets very inexpensively. We would eat, but I also used to blitz the flesh as a base for smoothies and also cocktails… it lasted longer with a touch of vodka!!  Without alcohol it is a refreshing and hydrating treat for the whole family.

naughty-mischievous-baby-boys-01It took me a while to get around the pips in watermelon and learn the knack of spitting them out delicately rather than shooting them at the dog by accident. Once you master this quite simple dexterity you will have access to not only…

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Cook from Scratch – Mushroom soup and Mushroom Chilli Carbonara

Two lovely recipes from Sally…I love mushrooms any which way and they are so good for you, I will definitely be trying the soup as it is my grandson’s favourite soup he loves mushrooms as much as I do 🙂 Nice one Sally 🙂

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Mushrooms have wonderful health benefits and you can find out more about them and more delicious recipes here in a recent cook from scratch with Sally and Carol: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/smorgasbord-health-2017-cook-from-scratch-with-sally-and-carol-taylor-mushrooms/

I love soups in the winter months and like to buy the boxes of mixed mushrooms with all their varying flavours that bring depth to a soup.

CREAMY MUSHROOM SOUP

When preparing mushrooms remember that if you wash them you need to dry as much as possible before cooking, however with soup that is not too much of a problem since you need the liquid.

To serve four people a generous supper portion or six as a starter.

  • 250gm (8oz) mushrooms (the type of mushroom will determine colour – brown mushrooms give a depth of flavour but you can use shiitake or button too.
  • 1 medium onion.
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon and rind (try freezing your lemon before grating and…

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Posts From Your Archives – Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be – David Avocado Wolfe. by Carol Taylor

Thank you, Sally, for reblogging one of my early posts and if anyone wants to read some great posts then pop over to Sally…she rocks….And don’t forget this Wednesday the Sally and Carol Cook from scratch…I wonder what it will be????

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Welcome to more posts from YOUR archives rather than mine. An opportunity to share blog posts from your early days of blogging or that you feel you would like to share with a new audience.. Mine. You can find details at the end of the post.

I am delighted that Carol Taylor who is sharing Wednesdays with me in Cook From Scratch with Sally and Carol, has volunteered to fill the Monday Midnight slot until Christmas with some of her archived posts.. Today reflections on her childhood.

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be – David Avocado Wolfe by Carol Taylor

And how many of us wish we could do that and just don’t? or try to but it’s too hard, or don’t know how??????

During my life I have done a mixture of all of those, some I am glad…

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