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Honey Mustard Recipe

Mmm... mustard!  I can hardly wait for the summer BBQ's!  One of the best part of a good BBQ is a hamburger or hotdog slathered with delicious mustard!

I have been spending a lot of time studying nutrition these days.  I realize how important it is to both physical and mental health.   I love mustard, and can't wait to try different variations on this. I also think it would make a great gift (just add a ribbon to the top of the jar).  

 

Here it is: 

6 tbs organic yellow mustard seed (should be organic to avoid toxic pesticides).

2 tbs organic brown mustard seeds

3 tbs brandy (optional) 

2/3 cup organic apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup local honey

1.5 tsp fine sea salt or himalayan salt

Add turmeric brighter color and nutritious benefits.

 

Instructions:  Combine mustard seeds, 1/3 cup water, brandy, vinegar and stir to submerge seeds.  Cover and soak at room temp for three days.  

 

 Soak...

Soak...

Next: After 3 days pour mixture into a blender and add local raw honey, salt and tumeric.  Blend until smooth.  

 Blend...

Blend...

 

Store in a sealed jar and refridgerate.  Enjoy!!!

 Store in jars..

Store in jars..

Variations:  Add dried fruits, herbs, or seasoning powders during the soaking process.   Add fresh fruit when blending.  Have fun and experiment.  

Now for the health benefits of good mustard:  

Mustard seed:

May inhibit cancer cell growth

May provide relief from arthritis

Magenesim content can relieve headaches

Provides fiber

Selenium serves as an antioxidant

Copper, iron, magnesium, and selenium provide many benefits including lower blood pressure, and relieve asthma inflammation.

Contains fatty acids important for organs and brain function.

Carotein and lutein in mustard seeds have anti-aging properties

And much more...

Vinegar benefits:  

Relieve indigestion

Help break down sugars

Improve bone health

Alleviate yeast problems

Reduce bad breath

Soothes a sore throat 

and many more...

Turmeric Benefits:

Turmeric is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancer properties.  

Raw Local Honey Benefits:

Honey contains minerals and vitamins essential for health.  Local honey can also help to relieve seasonal allergies since the honey is made from local flowers and plants.  This can help your body learn to tolerate the pollens.  

Be healthy this summer (maybe this will alleviate the guilt from the BBQ splurge)!  

Gretchen

 

by Gretchen Flores