So, you are in a hurry but need to come up with a meal that everyone will love? Try my Quinoa Pasta with Buffalo Mozzarella. I have never served to anyone who hasn’t gobbled it down in a blink of an eye and asked for more!
3 cloves of garlic
Bag of fresh basil
Bag of fresh oregano
Organic tomato sauce
Himalayan Pink salt to taste
1-2 habanero red peppers
Cook the pasta while placing the minced garlic on low heat with a dash of olive oil. Put the tomato sauce on low heat. Quinoa pasta cooks more quickly than regular pasta so keep an eye on it. When ready, dump it in a metal (no plastic!) sieves. Place the cooked pasta back in the pot and add the tomato sauce and lightly heated garlic. Add lots of olive oil (always add the oil after cooking not during to preserve its value) and some pink Himalayan salt. Add fresh, torn oregano and basil. Stir. Add to plate and put one small buffalo mozzarella ball in the center. Add a dash of truffle oil and Habanero peppers to taste. Unbelievable. And what I like to call a ‘foogasm’ (a food inspired orgasm).
Quinoa Pasta – This light and slightly nutty flavored pasta is a real treat and lacks the aging, weight-gaining effects of normal, starchy pasta. Quinoa is the seed of a plant belonging to the same family as other favored super-veggies including spinach, swiss chard, and beets. One of the most nutritionally dense foods available. Unlike most vegetarian forms of protein, quinoa provides all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also packed with iron and magnesium. quinoa has twice the calcium as whole wheat, and delivers almost 20% of the daily value of folate. If you’re worried about strong bones, want to improve your memory or are thinking about getting pregnant.
Garlic – The huge anti-oxidant powers of garlic also work in the visible signs of the aging process – when the cells are much healthier, they tend to look plumper and smoother, so this can help with aging of the face, hands, and everywhere else on the skin. It has also been said to help with cellulite too! Working as an anti-inflammatory, the puffiness around the eyes, mixed with the dark circles are reduce with added garlic in your diet. Cellular decay is slowed down with added garlic intake, which means that your skin cells will have much more “oomph” packed within them, making wrinkles less obvious. garlic can help the blood to run more easily around your body, letting your skin have all the vital nutrients it needs to look healthy and younger for longer. Cellular decay is slowed down with added garlic intake, which means that your skin cells will have much more “oomph” packed within them, making wrinkles less obvious.
Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oil has anti-oxidant properties that help to fight disease thus, boosting immunity which helps fight decay. It is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids and provides a high source of the vitamins A, D, K and E. It has great anti-inflammatory powers when consumed orally and when applied topically.
Tomato Sauce – see my article: https://simpleantiagingsecrets.com/2013/05/05/tomatoes-are-red-to-seduce-you-be-a-vampire-and-go-for-the-red-stuff/
Mozzarella – OK I know there is a huge no-dairy-trend going on out there and part of me is sympathetic and listening but the other part of me says ‘like Hell I’m ever going to give up cheese’. Here is why you shouldn’t: hyaluronic acid. Yup, this acid is what makes up the structure outside cells which gives structure and support to skin and helps in tissue repair. Aging costs you this acid. If skin cannot repair itself it will become bumpy and rough! In addition the probiotics in cheese boost immunity, fight bad microbes, improve absorption of nutrients (super important for good skin!) and support production of the wonderful hyaluronic acid. Stick to goat or sheep cheeses for easier digestion.
Basil – has many skin friendly and immunity boosting nutrients and antioxidants. The antioxidants fight free radicals which can cause aging. It contains vitamin K, iron, calcium, vitamin A, fiber, manganese, tryptophan, vitamin B6, magnesium, vitamin C and potassium. Basil is also well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Eugenol in basil blocks enzymes in the body that cause swelling. Inflammation is major cause of aging. It contains antibacterial compounds that cleanse the skin and body.
Oregano – See my article: https://simpleantiagingsecrets.com/2013/06/07/oregano-a-miracle-herb-for-anti-aging-and-better-immunity/
Red Peppers – Hot red peppers contain vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta-carotene and folic acid. Peppers also contain phytochemicals, which are antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals in the body. Red peppers contain more nutrients than green peppers, including lycopene, a carotene that helps to protect against heart disease and cancer. Both sweet and hot peppers have shown anti-inflammatory properties. Capsaicin from hot peppers is a proven anti-inflammatory that is used by arthritis sufferers for both pain and inflammation. Sweet and hot peppers contain phytochemicals, which help reduce free radicals and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Hot peppers are good sources of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B6, choline and folate. They are also loaded with potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus and are a good source of fiber. Hot peppers have shown positive anti-cancer effects. Red peppers are a source of lycopene, which is known for helping to prevent certain cancers.
Himalayan Pink Salt – contains the full spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements. It is an unrefined, unprocessed “raw” salt that’s hand-mined from abundant salt caves that were formed 250 million years ago as ocean salt settled in certain geologic pockets around the earth. Helps to rid the body of acidic wastes that cause degeneration.
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