Honey – Fact or Fake? Fact!

Honey – Fact or Fake? Fact!

More than just a sweet idea, a lot of research supports the use of
Honey as a healing agent. Honey is most likely effective as a wound
Healing agent due to its antibacterial properties, says Adam Friedman,
The Director of dermatologic research at the Albert Einstein College of
Medicine in New York. “Honey reportedly has an inhibitory effect to
around 690 species of bacteria”. Honey not only produces a high osmotic
effect (this refers to shifts in water content in bacterial cells which lead
to cell damage or death), but it can produce low levels of hydrogen peroxide,
a free radical that is toxic to bacteria at this low concentration but safe to
human cells, says Friedman Ideally, Friedman recommends using medical-
grade honey products for wound healing purposes, such as New Zealand
manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey and Australian Leptospermum
honey, also known as Medihoney. Apply liberally and cover with a non-
adherent dressing. Change once or twice a day.

Fresh Bruschetta

Fresh Bruschetta

8 Plum tomatoes, diced
1 c Fresh basil, chopped
½ Red Onion, minced
1 French baguette, cut into ½” thick slices
3 cloves garlic
Ground black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine tomato, basil and onion
    in a small mixing bowl. Season with black pepper.
  2. Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Toast in oven, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Remove bread and cool on large serving platter. Rub garlic into each slice.
  4. Spoon tomato mixture generously on to each slice and serve.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Shaved Brussels Sprouts

1/4 cup Pure Olive Oil
3 lbs. Brussels sprouts, trimmed, sliced thin
1/4 lb.Peeled Shallots, minced (about ½ cup)
1 TBSP fresh thyme, chopped
½ cup Water
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
Salt & Pepper to taste

  1. Heat large nonstick sauté pan on HIGH; add oil . Add Brussels Sprouts, Cook, stirring. 6-7 minutes.
  2. Add shallots and thyme; continue to caramelize 2-3 minutes. Add water,
    Stir and cook uncovered 1 min. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice; season
    to taste with salt & pepper.

(Sugar may be added if bitter)