GREEN SMOOTHIE…bones, immune system and brain function

 

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GREEN SMOOTHIES need to include at least 50% dark green vegetables/herbs/seaweed50%green including herbs

40% fruit

5% spices.

5% nuts/nut milk

Now herbs and spices is what separates the men from the boys.

PARSLEY

This good for your bones smoothie has plenty of parsley that’s high in vitamin C,vitamin K

and B Complex

 

vitamin C is an anti oxidant and vital in the production of collagen which helps keep the bones flexible.

vitamin K involved in collaboration with Vitamin D in bone production.

 vitamin B complex which helps protect our bones from harmful amino acids that can weaken bones and diminish brain function.

#parsley #50plusstyle #banana #celery #persimmon #cucumber #fenugreek #cinnamon #ginger #tumeric #haldi #pepper #coconut water

INGREDIENTS per person makes 2 pints

  • 1 banana
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 persimmon
  • 10-15 strands fresh parsley
  • 10cm piece cucumber
  • 5 cm piece ginger

METHOD

Wash, peel, chop, blend

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Quranic Foods, Basil, Tricolore Salada

Basil Salada Tricolore……..

Basil

Reyhan (Arabic)

Tulsi (Hindi)

Basil is the fragrant herb that flavours this salad.This amazing superfood has so many healthful benefits.

HEALTH

 Basil contains a unique combination of chemicals generally known as flavonoids.

 The flavanoids in basil are called  Orientin and vicenin are two water-soluble flavonoids that have been of particular interest in basil, and in studies on human white blood cells; these components of basil protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.

 They protect the cells of the body from radiation damage and oxidation, which includes anti-aging.

We have to remember in these salad herbs  they contain essential volatile oils and these essential oils can break into thousands of small molecules that get distributed around the body even at cellular level.

 The essential oils contained in basil are anti-bacterial.

These oils are so powerful that they are able to combat bacteria that have become resistant to anti-biotics maasha’Allah.

The essential oils in basil are also an anti-inflammatory.

This is traditionally an Italian salad, however this could easily be disputed by Middle Eastern and Asian nations. The delicate balance of cheese, fruit and herbs plus bread is as ancient as time it’s self.
Please choose your quantities according to your guests.

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Ingredients.
• Tomato,
• Cucumber,
• Avocado
• Mozzarella cheese,
• Olive oil
• Black pepper
• Sea salt/kosher salt
• Basil herb fresh and dry

Islamically soft white unsalty cheese is the best to eat according to Islamic medicine classical scholar Ibn Jawziyyah. The scholar Ibn al-Qayyim in his Prophetic medicine said regarding cheese:
“The moist unsalted cheese is good for the stomach and passes easily into the organs; it increases the flesh and softens the belly in a moderate way. Salted cheese is less nutritious; it is bad for the stomach and harmful to the intestines. Old cheese restricts the belly, as does grilled cheese, and is good for ulcers and prevents diarrhea.”

Method
• Mix black pepper, salt and dry basil with equal parts of olive oil and apple cider vinegar.You could add fresh garlic and fresh green chilli to taste.
• Leave this vinaigrette to give the herbs the time to infuse into the dressing while you prepare the rest of the salad
• Remove mozzarella cheese from the water it comes with and slice into smaller pieces
• Wash and slice the tomatoes
• Wash and cut in half long ways the avocado, remove the stone and scoop out flesh from both sides using a large spoon and cut into slices about 1/2cm thick ideally.
• Wash and dry the herbs, you can be as generous as you like with the fresh basil as it has so many healthful benefits, Alhamdulillah, praise The Creator Allah.
• shredded the fresh basil leaves.
• Arrange the cheese, tomatoes and avocado however you wish
• Spoon over the vinaigrette
• Sprinkle with herbs
• Enjoy alone, with another salad or wholegrain bread.

BASIL….sacred super food…..antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, good for heart health, combats stress,fever reducer,immune booster, diabetes preventer.

USEFUL READING

https://draxe.com/benefits-of-basil/

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=85

Raw Foodies of Rasoul Allah Maasha’allah

KARIMAH’S CUISINA AND FARM THE CITY
Raw Foodies of Rasoul Allah Maasha’allah

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Alhamdulilah yesterday was a massive day for Karimah’s Cuisina Faith Based Well Being Organisation.
We, Muslim women, delivered a raw food workshop to the wider community, illustrating that Muslims are also on the progressive edge of Health Well Being and Nutrition.
We engaged the visitors of the Farm the City London to make raw veggie rice wrappers A.K.A. Summer Rolls.We made a sweet and spicy and another more spicy raw satay sauce and the rest is Herstory, a great time was had by all and everyone wanted seconds, alhmdulilah maashallah.

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RECIPE FOR RAW SATAY SAUCE IS

RAW SATAY SAUCE
INGREDIENTS
• 235 grammes salted peanut butter
• 150 grms sesame seed oil
• 5 small onions washed, peeled and chopped
• 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped
• 235grm coconut milk tinned ok
• 150 grm soya sauce
• Dry chillis to taste, add a few, keep tasting in between blending, then add more if desired
• 150 grm honey or brown sugar or tamarind paste
METHOD
• Put all ingredient in blender and blitz
• Add more chillies to taste
• It’s so simple

Rice Wrappers can be bought at Oriental grocery stores….BUT…

It’s best to prepare veggies first, wash, peel, chop, slice, shred, chiffonier,grate

You can use

LIST OF VEGETABLES  THAT CAN BE USED IN VIETNAMISE SUMMER SPRING ROLLS AKA VEGGIE  RICE WRAPPERS

  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Bean sprouts
  • Sweet peppers
  • Chilli peppers
  • Spring onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Courgettes/zucchini
  • Radish
  • Avocado
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Sweet corn /mini corn

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Emma Brooks , one of the founders of Farm the City, with her sistar Roz

HERBS ARE A GREAT ADDITION BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR FLAVOUR COMBINATIONS OR OPEN TO EXPERIMENT

  • mint
  • thai basil,
  • cockscomb mint
  • perilla leaves
  • coriander
  • tarragon
  • garlic
  • chives
  • parsley
  • ginger
  • mustard
  • cress

 

Happy Campers eating sun fired food, with amazing maasha’Allah local Muslim young people who helped out preparing the vegetables as well as being involved in the urban gardening project that helped to grow them, alhmdulilah, praise Allah/Godkc farm raw sept 16 H text.jpg

SAGE – Sheikhs Secret Tea

HERBS – SAGE

By Karimah Bint Dawoud, Muslim Chaplain & Well Being Writer.

SAGE…ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI INFLAMATORY, GOOD FOR BRAIN, GOOD FOR SORE THROATS,VITAMIN K, VITAMIN A.

Sage…Sheikh’s Secret Tea

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SAGE- best herb for sore throats and memory

I hate to admit it but my memory is not what it used to be. When I got to 40 I said to myself and anyone who would listen” I need a  new memory card”. Well, a few more moons have passed since then I and I definitely need help. I need to memorize more Quran and improve my Arabic insha’Allah.

Help is here, for every illness Allah has provided a cure and the herb for memory retention and sore throats is called Sage .

In the English language a Sage is a wise older person.

I  have not  found direct  reference in  Islamic medicine books to the herb sage. However, the herb sage in  Arabic  is  called Maramiya and I know it is used in the Arab world.

As well as the Indians, the Egyptian people also have vast knowledge of Islamic medicine and I know that sage is widely drunk in North Africa, particularly Egypt, where there have been centres of learning for thousands of years.

PREPARATION

1 tea spoon of dried herb to 1 cup of water

This is the ratio of quantity of herb to water

you can increase quantities in ratio and leave to go cold and use as gargle

METHOD

Sage leaf is a herb not a root, so it must not be boiled, you have to leave it to stand/brew for 5-10 minutes before drinking.

When the tea is warm , add honey, do not add honey to boiling hot drinks , otherwise you will kill the beneficial enzymes in honey and turn honey toxic.

I believe that there are books with this information that have remained untranslated into English so is hardly any wonder that  too many of us are still eating white flour and white sugar.

As an ex-Rasta I came to Islam with a little bit of knowledge of herbal medicine, having read books like ”Back to Eden ” by Jethro Kloss, a Quaker herbalist and put what I learnt into practice.

Sage is well known as the best herb for sore throats, it’s a stimulant however so I wouldn’t  drink it before bed unless you want to stay up all night reading  and studying.

Sage is an outstanding memory enhancer, so for those of us who are studying, which should be all of us, this herb is a great help, alhamduliah, praise The Creator.

It’s one of nature’s top antioxidant herbs which means it’s anti-ageing. It’s good for memory, focusing, wonderful for cellulite, aids digestion, it’s an insect repellant, good for disinfecting either as a brew or incense, good as a toner and an astringent  for oily skin.

It has been used to treat snake bites and to improve fertility. I cannot testify to any of this however what I can say is drink it in the morning with a spoon of honey after your glass of water and you will be bright and ready to go insha’Allah, alhamdulilah

Sage -Sheikhs Secret Tea

HERBS – SAGE

By Karimah Bint Dawoud, Muslim Chaplain & Well Being Writer.

SAGE…ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI INFLAMATORY, GOOD FOR BRAIN, GOOD FOR SORE THROATS,VITAMIN K, VITAMIN A.

Sage...Sheikh's Secret Tea
Sage…Sheikh’s Secret Tea

 

I hate to admit it but my memory is not what it used to be. When I got to 40 I said to myself and anyone who would listen” I need a  new memory card”. Well, a few more moons have passed since then I and I definitely need help. I need to memorize more Quran and improve my Arabic insha’Allah.

Help is here, for every illness Allah has provided a cure and the herb for memory retention and sore throats is called Sage .

In the English language a Sage is a wise older person.

I  have not  found direct  reference in  Islamic medicine books to the herb sage. However, the herb sage in  Arabic  is  called Maramiya and I know it is used in the Arab world.

As well as the Indians, the Egyptian people also have vast knowledge of Islamic medicine and I know that sage is widely drunk in North Africa, particularly Egypt, where there have been centres of learning for thousands of years.

I believe that there are books with this information that have remained untranslated into English so is hardly any wonder that  too many of us are still eating white flour and white sugar.

As an ex-Rasta I came to Islam with a little bit of knowledge of herbal medicine, having read books like ”Back to Eden ” by Jethro Kloss, a Quaker herbalist and put what I learnt into practice.

Sage is well known as the best herb for sore throats, it’s a stimulant however so I wouldn’t  drink it before bed unless you want to stay up all night reading  and studying.

PREPARATION

1 teaspoon of the dry herb to 1 cup of boiling water,leave to stand/brew for 5-10 minutes, do not boil, this is the ratio, you can make larger quantity and leave to cool and use as  gargle,

As warm tea, add honey and drink.Do not add honey to boiling hot drinks otherwise you will kill useful enzymes and make honey toxic!!!

Sage is an outstanding memory enhancer, so for those of us who are studying, which should be all of us, this herb is a great help, alhamduliah, praise The Creator.

It’s one of nature’s top antioxidant herbs which means it’s anti-ageing. It’s good for memory, focusing, wonderful for cellulite, aids digestion, it’s an insect repellant, good for disinfecting either as a brew or incense, good as a toner and an astringent  for oily skin.

It has been used to treat snake bites and to improve fertility. I cannot testify to any of this however what I can say is drink it in the morning with a spoon of honey after your glass of water and you will be bright and ready to go insha’Allah, alhamdulilah