Recipe Playbook

Suddenly found yourself caught in a life without meal plans, with no cooking experience, and miles away from home? Recipe playbook aims to provide interesting stories and survival instructions on how to make simple balanced dishes that fits your busy schedule.Try this one! 

The latest detox food that is proven to work is common, inexpensive and available in your grocery aisle

A study published in the Cancer Prevention Research on June 9, 2014 examined how using freeze-dried broccoli powder affected the excretion of air pollutants in people who live in Jiangsu Province, China.  In the study, a drink made with 47:47:6 (water: pineapple juice: lime juice) with or without freeze-dried broccoli powder were given to research subjects.  The results showed those who consumed the powder-containing drink had an increase excretion rate of carcinogen benzene by 61% and pollutant byproduct acrolein by 23%.  In other words, broccoli sprouts actually enhanced the detoxication of some airborne pollutants. 

Legend has it that Drusus Ceasar, “the son of Roman Emperor Tiberius was so infatuated with broccoli that he refused to eat all other foods except broccoli à la apicius (made with a mixture of broccoli, cumin, coriander seeds, chopped onion, oil and sun-made wine) for an entire month."  


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Microwaved Fat-free Sweet Potato Chips
If you happen to be near the International Potato Center in Mozambique, you just might catch a glimpse of a land cruiser with the words “batata doce de polpa alaranjada” which means orange flesh sweet potato aka OFSP.  That’s because health organizations are trying to save lives and prevent blindness by encouraging its cultivation and consumption.  Not only is it high in vitamin A, it has also been used in combination with alternative medicine to successfully treat constipation in research studies. 
This recipe aims to turn your old junk food into a new healthy snack that you can easily make anytime you have a craving for something sweet or salty. 
Sweet potatoes or regular potatoes
Flavoring such as vinegar, salt or pepper
Thinly slice potatoes or sweet potatoes with a knife or mandoline
Arrange in single layer on a microwave-safe plate
Season with flavor of choice or without
Microwave 3-4 minutes or until lightly brown
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