I am going to start a new series on the bog, Wellness Wednesday, this is something I’ve been thinking about for a while now. I am hoping to not only post favorite recipes but some of our grocery lists, and anything else health related. If there’s something specific you’d like to see please let me know. The first post here is a recipe I ate last weekend for lunch and wanted to share with you. I have a growing collection of cookbooks but one of my favorite ones is Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe. Wendy has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years and her approach is pretty simple, care for your skin from the inside out. She’s created a book full of recipes specifically designed to give your skin what it needs to glow. In the book Wendy details how each ingredient feeds your skin, offering breakdowns of the vitamins and nutrients it provides. She breaks the cookbook up into each Season detailing what foods are important for your skin during that Season. For instance, in Spring she discusses how Asparagus is a detoxifier and has a few recipes featuring Asparagus. I love this cookbook specifically for the reason that she tells you not only what you should be eating each Season, but how the food actually benefits your skin.
The first recipe is the Radish Salad which has skin-brightening ingredients such as Flaxseed Oil, a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids that actually helps to reduce eczema.
- 5 RADISHES
- 1/2 SMALL CUCUMBER
- HANDFUL OF ARUGULA
- HANDFUL OF WATERCRESS
- HANDFUL OF ALFALFA SPROUTS
- SMALL HANDFUL OF FRESH CILANTRO, CHOPPED
- SMALL HANDFUL OF FLAT-LEAF PARSLEY, CHOPPED
- 1 TBSP FLAXSEED OIL
- JUICE OF 1/2 LEMON
Cut the radishes and cucumber into very thin slices and place in a large bowl with the greens and herbs. Just before serving, pour over the flaxseed oil and lemon juice and toss together well.
From EAT BEAUTIFUL