Holistic Living is Alive and Well

As you may already know, I’m really big into ‘whole’ foods and home-cooking, so I was really excited when I found this article today about spices/herbs that do the body good (click here).  It’s a really good (and short) read about ‘power’ foods that not only perk up a dish but really ‘feed’ the body.  While we’re on the theme, I thought I’d share this listing of essential oils that I’ve found myself referring to repeatedly for additional flavor and health benefit information (click here).

Trivia: did you know that the whole leaves, seeds, & stems of the spices we use contain more and better-preserved concentrations of their oils than the pre-ground bottles/packages we buy?  If you love to cook and enjoy spices, invest in glass storage containers (better visibility and no transfer of metallic flavors to the contents) and a grinder/mill or two, like these found at Ikea.  I love that the grinder is machine-washable, durable, inexpensive, and interchangeable with the containers.

Please note:  essential oils are extremely powerful, please conduct full research on any oils you intend to use.  In most cases, only a single drop is required.  Also, test your reaction to the oils before consuming, some people have or develop sensitivity to specific oils/spices.  Pregnant/breast-feeding women should abstain from using essential oils.

Happy hunting and good health!

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About A Bahamian In Austria

I am a Bahamian woman, married to an Austrian man, who's been freshly transplanted to Vienna. I started writing this blog when a dear friend insisted that I had to write down my experiences. At best it'll update my buddies on my crazy-going-ons and at least, it'll keep me from stalking them online (LOL). I hope you enjoy :D
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