Brussels sprouts belong to the cruciferous vegetable family, which are known for their anti-cancer properties and estrogen detoxifying actions.
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I love cabbage. It sounds crazy, but I do. I shred it for salads, sauté it with eggs, or blanch the leaves for rolls. It’s inexpensive, almost always in season on the west coast, and seems to go with everything.
Oh how I love zucchini, let me count the ways. It’s delicious sautéed or steamed, cubed or chopped, and perhaps best of all, it makes delicious raw noodles.
You may be familiar with putting cucumbers on your eyes to soothe the surrounding tissue and reduce puffiness. This is because cucumbers contain compounds, such a caffeic acid, that promotes skin healing.
I started making arugula (rocket/roquette) pesto simply to save some money. Basil can be very expensive and I wanted more bang for my buck! Similarly, pine nuts are extremely pricey so it was a natural switch to walnuts.