WMF Review & Father’s Day Brunch Recipe

Hi Everyone — I have been holding out on the WMF cookware review, but I finally had a chance to use the items that I purchased. I also crafted a Father’s Day Brunch recipe that will make that special father in your life feel all warm, full and fuzzy on his special day.

Now, focusing on the WMF cookware:

I must say that I am impressed. The piece of cookware I tested is sturdy, ergonomically friendly and modern in design.

Trying out the WMF Profi Plus Wisk.

The WMF Profi Plus Wisk helped me create the Father’s Day Brunch Recipe, which is corn bread and crab meat egg bites.

I used corn bread ingredients that were premixed, Bob’s Red Mill Cornbread Mix.

Making the premixed cornbread was easy enough since I just followed the instructions that were listed on the back of the bag, however I substituted a few needed ingredients (ex: instead of using whole egg, I used liquid egg whites and I substituted whole milk with oat milk).

For the crab egg bites I used 2 tablespoons of lump crab meat and 1/4 cup of liquid egg whites (enough for one serving per ramekin).

As most may know, ghee is my go to, so I added a half teaspoon of ghee to each serving of crab egg bite to provide richness and flavor.

Place the corn bread and the crab egg bite mixture in the oven on “bake” at a temperature of 375.

The corn bread may take 25-30 minutes and the crab egg bites take 20-30 minutes, depending on your desired firmness of your egg bites.

Once the corn bread and the crab egg bites are ready, you can serve with the beverage of your choice, but preferably coffee or hot tea since it is for brunch.

The tasty “potassium, protein and selenium” packed result(s)😋.

Enjoy & Happy Father’s Day from Folk Medicine Kitchen!

Utilizing Folk Medicine Remedies to Jump Start Fat and Weight Loss

Using folk medicine remedies may improve overall health for most; specifically in the quest for fat and weight loss.

According to the CDC, over 30% of adults in the US are categorized as overweight or obese.

Being overweight or obese can increase a person’s chances of developing diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, as well as skin disorders and joint problems.

There is no clinical cure for being overweight or obese, however there are folk medicine remedies that CAN help cure obesity.

Water: Drinking your body’s necessary water intake can help jump start fat/weight loss efforts. When a person does not receive enough water, water retention can set in and the body’s ability to function properly slows down.

For anyone wanting to lose excess fat/weight in regards to overall health, drinking six to eight ounces of water upon waking up in the morning to hydrate the body will help. Also, depending upon individual body weight and activity level a person can gauge specific water intake. But usually drinking up to eight glasses of water a day is recommended.

Folk Medicine Kitchen Tidbit: **Adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into your water once a day can improve your body’s metabolism and help with detoxifying the body.**

Fruits and Veggies: Making lifestyle changes via increasing fruit and veggie intake can lower body weight and improve fat loss in a positive way!

For three reasons — fruits and veggies are low in calories, they have a lot of nutrients required for the body to function and they are high in fiber.

Some fruits and veggies to add to your lifestyle include apples, avocados, bananas, broccoli, celery, cauliflower, collards, dandelion, honeydews, onions, tomatoes, watermelons and zucchini.

Knowledge: Gaining knowledge about food and doing your research about the content of the foods consumed can help with decreasing fat/weight loss. Also, for most, trial and error (because no one body is the same and no one food or regimen will work for all people) is another useful key.

More on the last folk medicine remedy suggestion soon.

Take care,

Heather 🙂

It’s Almost Mother’s Day –Bouquet of Collards Anyone?

So, want to impress that special woman, cousin, best friend, neighbor, etc this Mother’s Day?

Cook a pot of collard greens with FLAVOR.

You can still buy her a nice floral bouquet, but, a bouquet of collard greens would be a unique and health conscious way to tell that special woman that you appreciate her!

Collard greens can be made into a hearty or lite snack, depending on the ingredients that are added into them while they are in the cooking process.

Collard greens are a type of wild cabbage that has origins are in the Eastern Mediterranean (think Tunisia, Yemen and Cyprus).

Collards are dark green and leafy and loaded with nutrients (ex: Vitamin B-12, calcium, iron, magnesium, choline and Vitamin A). They are also low in calories (without any additional ingredients, a cup of chopped collard greens is less than 15 calories)!

Another tidbit is that cruciferous vegetables, which collard greens are, provide cancer-fighting benefits.

To prepare collards you want to first…

Inspect your collard green leaves and remove any parts that may be “going rogue”.
You will roll the leaves of your collards very tightly and …

Then…

Cut them vertically into small strips.
Make sure to clean your greens with alkaline water and wipe them down to ensure that your collards are clean. **I usually place green in a pot to boil off any dirt or debris**.

After removing any debris from your collard greens and preparing them for cooking, you will want to fill a clean pot with your clean collards and clean, alkaline water.

You can add flavor to your collard greens with simple, inexpensive, yet yummy ingredients.

I first use a little apple cider vinegar to help tenderize the collard green leaves and to add flavor.

I used a seasoning called Flavor God, which works wonders with no additional calories.

Of course, I used a tablespoon of ghee.

Now I could have added a piece of cooked bacon or smoked turkey to the mix for more flavor, but I didn’t THIS time.

You can either cook your collard greens in a stock pot for about two hours or you can opt for the slow cooker option, which can take 4 – 6 hours, depending on your life schedule.

Folk Medicine Kitchen style collard greens.