かぶの浅漬け Turnip Asazuke

The humble turnip is another gem of the Fall season. It is hearty, inexpensive and very nutritious. Unfortunately it has almost fallen into obscurity here in America.

Many people have never eaten turnips, and that really is a shame.

They are full of vitamins, especially vitamin C which is hard to come by in the fall if you eat seasonally; and can be prepared many different ways.

This simple and delicious Japanese dish is one of the more unique preparations of turnips I have found. I plan to make it as soon as I can get my hands on the ingredients.

Enjoy.

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How to Satisfy Cravings with Healthy Foods

As a person who very often indulges random cravings for starches and sweets, I can relate to the millions of others who give in to the temptation of unhealthy foods.

Cravings ChartThis wonderful chart can help us finally understand exactly what our bodies want and need when sudden cravings kick in.

Another thing to keep in mind is thirst. Often I mistake thirst for hunger and try to satisfy the craving with food. Whenever you feel “hungry” drink an eight-ounce glass of water, then wait for ten minutes.

If the craving persists, satisfy it with one of the foods above; however, many times a nice glass of water can make all the difference.

Eat well my friends.