You might have been hearing people talking about this new device called the Air Fryer. Here is a quick run-down on how the air fryer works.
The Air Fryer circulates hot air around the food to produce a “crispy” texture. Compared to deep fat frying, Air Frying significant lowers the fat and calories. It also requires less oil than traditional deep fryers. Less oil = less mess! You can still enjoy the crispy texture without having to overindulge in unnecessary fat and calories.
Here are a few easy recipes using the Air Fryer
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
1 lb Brussel Sprouts, washed and chopped in half
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt/pepper to taste
Mix together olive oil, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard. Drizzle over Brussel Sprouts and salt/pepper to taste....
Have you ever heard about the “microbiome?” It kind of sounds like a creature from another planet. Instead, it is a collection of “creatures” existing within each of us. Although I am no means an expert on this topic, in this short blog I’ll highlight some tidbits on this evolving research.
Within our body, and especially on our skin, in our nose, and in particular within our gut, we have around 100 trillion bacteria, fungi and viruses, collectively called our “microbiome.” We have 10 times more of these microbial cells living in our body than our own cells. And, believe
it or not, without these microbial cells, we wouldn’t survive. Estimates vary, but it is estimated that there are over 1,000 different species of both protective and pathogenic microorganisms within our body.