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Tasty Tuesday by Ruth Heisler, CDM: Food for thought

Ruth Heisler, CDM

Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week, longer than their counterparts in the world's largest economies. Many work even longer. Adults employed full time report working an average of 47 hours per week, which equates to nearly six days a week, according to Gallup. Jul 9, 2015

The work week is even longer for salaried workers (an average of 49 hours), likely because employers don't have to worry about paying them overtime. According to the Gallup poll, half of salaried full-time employees said they work 50 or more hours each week. Sep 2, 2014

When you are home here is an idea to spend quality time on a cooking adventure with family and/or friends:

  • Cook a meal (with family or friends) and focus on one herb. Prepare a meal around that one herb (but that herb can invite other herb friends to the party so don't feel limited).
    • This is beneficial for family focused time and beneficial to you overall social health
    • You can learn the benefits of using each "focus" herb by researching on the internet or having a book as a source.
  • Herbs added to your meals can be beneficial to your body. Many herbs are:
    • Natural anti-inflammatory
    • Improve circulation
    • Natural pain reliever without the addictive side effects
    • Antibacterial and or antiviral properties
    • Boost immunity
    • Aid in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
    • Used in aromatherapies to relieve stress improve moos
    • Antifungal
    • Natural diuretic
    • Respiratory stimulant
    • Aid in digestion
    • Decongestion
    • Natural sedative
    • Boost metabolism
    • Many more……
  • Today we are focusing on Rosemary in the Cafeteria (and yes we will invite other herb friends)
    • Boosts Memory
    • Relieves Mood and Stress
    • Boost Immunity
    • Antibacterial
    • Soothes Stomach
    • Freshens Breath
    • Stimulates Blood Flow
    • Relieves Pain
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Detoxifies the Body
    • Skin Care

Source: "The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine" by Brigitte Mars, A.H.G. (American Herbalist Guild)


The buttery, delicious beef tenderloin of your dreams.

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  • Canola oil, for beef
  • 1-3 lb. beef tenderloin roast
  • 1 tbsp. Seasoning salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tbsp. butter, cut into slices
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 475º. Rub beef tenderloin all over with oil and season generously with seasoning salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear tenderloin on all sides until golden, 2 minutes per side.
  2. Transfer to a baking dish and top all over with butter and rosemary sprigs.
  3. Roast until a meat thermometer reaches 140º, 25 minutes.
  4. Let stand 15 minutes, then slice and serve.

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