The Newest Super-Fruit

06/07/11 The Newest Super-Fruit

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If you are not getting the recommended amount of fruit every day (and let’s face it, most of us are not) then at least try to squeeze some lucama in there. It is the latest and greatest fruit out there, brimming with beneficial properties and scrumptious sweetness. Hailing from the mountains of South America, this wonder fruit has...

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Sweet Relief: Honey As A Cure-All

10/18/10 Sweet Relief: Honey As A Cure-All

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Up until now your main uses for honey were strictly culinary, especially when making that delicious flan from abuelita’s secret recipe. But honey is more than a tasty ingredient; aside from the kitchen cabinet it should also be one of the main elements in your first-aid kit. Honey has antiseptic properties that kill...

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Rice Water To The Rescue For Stomach Upsets

10/12/10 Rice Water To The Rescue For Stomach Upsets

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Rice Water to the Rescue Oops! I did it again….with the fritanga and fried empanadas that is. They taste oh-so-delicious going in but after a few, my tummy gets all religious and starts praying for relief. Three of each, plus frijoles and that mile long chicharron was definitely overkill, ugh!To calm a stomachache, nausea or...

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Alcohol To The Rescue

09/21/10 Alcohol To The Rescue

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No girl, not that type of alcohol. A surplus of margaritas gets you into trouble more often than not (remember Cinco de Mayo? Of course not).  We mean rubbing alcohol, the type your abuelita would put on your feet to help break a fever. Turns out there are more uses to it than that. Water can clog up your ears after swimming...

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Natural Medicine Acknowledged

07/29/10 Natural Medicine Acknowledged

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Finally, someone who appreciates the wisdom of mami’s and abuelita’s natural remedies as much as we do. Never to be dismissed as old wives’ tales again, herbal medicine has been officially recognized! The Health Ministry of Chile has compiled a guide of 103 medicinal plants that have been integrated into the...

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Home Remedies For Sunburn

07/21/10 Home Remedies For Sunburn

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As a child I remember frolicking on the beach blissfully unaware of the amount of rays I was soaking in. And then it was all I could think about at the end of the day when I was burnt to a crisp. Mi abuelita would rub aloe straight from the plant to soothe my aching skin. Ay, even the memory is painful! Aloe Vera is the most common...

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