Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Black Bean Broth Is A Natural Treatment For Gout

Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. Gout can cause pain, redness, swelling, and stiffness in joints. There is currently no cure for gout, but there are ways that can help you manage the pain.

Black Bean Broth is a natural treatment for Gout. Black Beans are packed with fiber and protein. Not only do they satisfy your hunger, but they will keep you full of energy for hours. Black Bean Broth is becoming more common as a natural food to help manage the pain from gout. Studies have shown that the cooked broth from black beans is highly useful for gout. Black Bean Broth is very easy to make, and should be used as soon as the attack comes on.

To Make Black Bean Broth

Rinse 7oz of beans in cool water. The beans need to be cleaned carefully, making sure all debris and grit is removed.

Cover the beans with about 2 1/2 quarts of water and bring to a boil. Your pot should remain covered to preserve the liquid.

Reduce the heat and let simmer for 90 minutes

Strain the liquid and put the beans to the side. Allow the broth to cool down before consuming.

You should consume this broth 2 times a day to see full results. You can use the beans that were

Thursday, July 1, 2010

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

This is one of my favorite desserts to make. There is no baking required for this recipe which is even a bigger plus. You get a delicious payoff, and the pie takes only 5 minutes to put together. For a even richer flavor, top each slice with some whipped cream.  A small slice is definitely plenty to satisfy even the biggest peanut butter lover.
(found at Tasty Kitchen)

Here is what you will need:

1 chocolate graham cracker or cookie pie crust (homemade or store-bought)

8 oz. cream cheese

1 c. peanut butter

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed

whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and grated chocolate; optional garnishes

With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Blend in peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon mixture into prepared pie crust. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, with a sprinkling of grated chocolate. Keep refrigerated.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Spicy Lemon-Marinated Shrimp

Shrimps are one of my favorite foods to cook with. There are so many recipes that you can make with shrimp. I decided to explore Spicy Lemon-Marinated Shrimp.  Here is a list of what you need.

• 1 large lemon

• 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds

• 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 tablespoon water

• 1 tablespoon sugar

• 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Aleppo flakes

• 1 tablespoon plus 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

• 2 tablespoons pickling spices

• 1 lb. large (U 16/20) shrimp, shelled and deveined


Remove zest from lemon with a vegetable peeler and remove any white pith from zest strips with a sharp knife. Squeeze lemon juice. Finely grind coriander seeds in an electric coffee/spice grinder. Whisk together zest, juice, coriander, vinegar, oil, water, sugar, chile flakes, 1 tsp kosher salt in a large bowl until sugar and salt are dissolved.

Bring an pot of water to a boil with pickling spices and remaining salt and cook shrimp, 1 1/2 minutes, or until just cooked through. Transfer cooked shrimp with a slotted spoon to a colander to drain and add warm shrimp to marinade, tossing to coat.

Cool shrimp slightly and put in large sealable plastic bag with marinade. Marinate, chilled, turning bag occasionally, at least 8 hours. Drain shrimp before serving



Daiquiris are great to make anytime of the year. The most popular is strawberry, but I will teach you another yummy one. This recipe takes 5 minutes to make. Daiquiris are made of rum, sugar and lime.

1. You will need 2 oz of Light Rum or (1/4 cup)

2. One cup of sugar

3. One cup of water

4. Two ounces of key limejuice or (1/4 cup

5. One ounce of sugar syrup (2 tablespoons) - You can add more if you like

6. One cup of Ice

7. Cocktail Shaker

In a small saucepot, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Continue to stir until the sugar dissolves and becomes a syrup mixture.

Once you have the syrup mixture, allow it to cool down completely

In the cocktail shaker, combine the following:

2 oz of the fresh key limejuice, 2 oz of light rum, and 1 ounce of the cooled down syrup mixture and finally add your 1 cup of ice

Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. You can add lemon slices or any other fruit that you like.