Colorful Cabbage Salad

Last Updated on Monday, 4 June 2012 09:16 Written by Flax Thursday, 7 October 2010 12:11

Colorful Cabbage Salad

The abundance of summer fruits and vegetables contain a virtual rainbow of color.  Having a deliciously beautiful summer salad always helps to brighten up the table.  The salad recipe below, uses my favorite color combination, purple, green, and white.

This salad is especially nutritious as it uses hiziki.  Hiziki is a long, thin seaweed that I find blends nicely with salad.  While many of us are aware of the benefits of eating dark green leafy vegetables, not everyone realizes that sea vegetables are the most nutritious of the dark green leafy vegetables.  Hiziki contains more than ten times the amount of calcium than milk, eight times  more iron than meat, and in addition, a virtual abundance of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  Additionally, hiziki aids in weight loss, normalizes blood sugar levels, benefits the thyroid, helps to detoxify the body and is useful in preventing and healing tumors and cancers.


  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts or sunflower sprouts (the photo is with sunflower sprouts.)
  • 2 scallions, sliced on a diagonal into pieces 2 cm. long (1″)
  • 1/ tsp hiziki, soaked for 10 minutes in cold water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 drops stevia
  • 1/2 tsp fresh, grated ginger

Squeeze the excess water from the hiziki. Place all the ingredients into a salad bowl. Mix and Serve.

Serves 4-6

Sima Herzfeld Navon is a nutritional healer and teaches healthy cooking classes.

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Triple Mushroom Sprout Soup

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 October 2010 01:03 Written by Flax Thursday, 7 October 2010 11:57

I love mushrooms. I love them raw, I love them cooked and I love how healthy they are for you.

While all mushrooms have health benefits, the Red Reishi mushroom, ling zhi for all you Chinese speakers, is the top of the top. A member of the shiitake family it has been valued for thousands of years for its medicinal properties.

Mushrooms are a source of interferon and germanium. The germanium enhances immunity and oxygenates the blood. The interferon is a protein which appears to fight tumors and cancers. The Red Reishi mushroom has the strongest effect against the tumors and cancers. In addition mushrooms decrease both fat and cholesterol in the blood and help discharge excess animal fats left in your body.

So if a mushrooms a day keeps the doctor away, what does a triple mushroom soup do?

1 slice red reishi mushroom
3 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
3 oyster mushrooms, sliced
1/2 package mung bean sprouts
4 cloves garlic (smashed)
6 cups water
1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp arrowroot, (kudzu), soaked in 2 tbsp cold water for 10 minutes.
soy sauce (to taste)
miso (to taste)
hot chilli flakes (to taste)
scallions, for garnish

Bring the water to a boil, add the mushrooms, garlic, chilli flakes, and sesame oil and simmer for 40 minutes. Add the sprouts and arrowroot and simmer for 20 more minutes. Adjust the flavor, garnish with chopped scallions and serve hot.


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Carrots and Hiziki Stir Fry

Last Updated on Monday, 6 September 2010 12:10 Written by Flax Wednesday, 9 June 2010 12:16

This stir fry was inspired by Channah who was concerned about eating her dark green leafy veggies. As we all know the absolute most important food to be sure to eat every day is the dark green leafy veg. out of which seaweed is by far the healthiest.

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