Daily Archives: February 10, 2013

Staying Hydrated

It’s freezing outside so many of us in the Northeast have the heat on high. This is great; it keeps us warm and toasty. The only downfall is that is dries out the air. Immensely. We all need to hydrate and drink as much water as possible! Even drinking enough water, your skin (mine is) may still dry out just from the wear and tear of the Winter.

A hint – I try to keep the air hydrated and aromatic in a very organic, low tech way. I simply take a pan, fill it with water and orange peels (which also means that you’re eating an orange and getting some healthy vitamins), and boil away. Warning – you cannot leave the pan on the stove unattended!! This is only to be done while you’re in the kitchen and able to watch the pan. I let the water boil continually which feeds steam into the air. The added benefit of adding orange peels allows for a citrus scent to linger in the house.

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Garlic Popcorn

Boston was hit with a blizzard this weekend and everyone is housebound. I’m fighting the boredom by making a quick and healthy snack of garlic popcorn.

Start with a deep wok and two cloves of garlic (chopped up finely). Place a few teaspoons of olive oil and the garlic in the wok. Heat for two minutes.

Add in a half cup of popcorn kernels and cover on a low to medium heat.

As soon as you hear the popping stop, uncover, shake and pour into a bowl for a delicious and healthy snack!

popcorn in wok with garlic and olive oil

popcorn in wok with garlic and olive oil

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