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HEALING HERBS: Well versed in nutrition matters


Annette Maynard-Watson

HEALING HERBS: Well versed in nutrition matters

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The following will show?that Annette Maynard-Watson is a trained food and nutrition teacher.
She received her certification from Erdiston Teachers’ Training College and the Human Ecology Department of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic in Barbados.
She also studied hotel catering and institutional operations (hotel management) at the Barbados Community College in the Division of Hospitality.
She taught in the Food and Nutrition Department for more than 15 years at Grantley Adams Memorial School before transferring to Christ Church Foundation School where she is assigned to the General Studies Department. These qualifications and her wide experience in her fields of discipline qualify her to speak with authority about healthy eating – the focus this month.
Quick & Simple Almond Cheese
1 cup almonds
¾ cup water
2 tbsps olive oil
3 tbsps lemon juice
½ tsp sea salt
½ clove garlic (optional)
herbs of your choice (be creative)
Soak almonds overnight in water. Drain the next day and remove skins; put in a blender. Add other ingredients and blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into a collander lined with cheesecloth. Cover and allow to drain for eleven hours or longer in the refrigerator, then place in your choice of container. Use as desired.
Silent Doctor Charger (morning)
1 tsp linseed, powdered  
½ tsp ginger  
1 stalk celery
½ tsp turmeric, grated
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp oats
½ banana
Pinch cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend five minutes. Pour into a glass and serve at room temperature or blend in two ice cubes.
Silent Doctor “Dream” Stir-Fry
1 clove garlic, diced
1 stalk celery, sliced
¼ cup carrots, grated
¼ cup cabbage, chopped
½ cup broccoli
½ tsp ginger
1 tbsp linseeds
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pinch cayenne pepper
Heat a pan and add oil. Add garlic and stir for two minutes; add other ingredients except linseeds and stir 3 minutes. Sprinkle with linseeds. Serve alone or with cassava/dumplings.
DISCLAIMER: It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific claims for any products. Any attempt to diagnose or treat real illness should come under the direction of your health care provider.

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