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I was at a party and the conversation turned to the fishy dilemma. By "fishy dilemma" I mean that we are urged to eat more fish to get the much needed Omega-3 fatty acids, but we are also urged to eat less fish because of the danger of mercury poisoning.
One lady said that she had read that cilantro removed heavy metals from the body. She said that when she fixes tuna or other large fish associated with heavy metal toxicity, she sprinkles on cilantro. It adds a nice flavor and offers protection from mercury and other metals.
I thought it was an interesting idea, so the next time I was at the store I bought cilantro. I didn't have time to do anything with it until today. Being from Texas I associate cilantro with Tex-Mex cuisine and hot sauce. While I love many Tex-Mex dishes, I really don't care for hot sauce. I think it is the raw onions that turn me off.
I Googled cilantro, and found several sites that confirm my friend's information. I found a recipe for a cilantro pesto that has some avoids, but looks easy to adjust for Os and As. I'm going to try it when my son gets home for Christmas break.
Today I was having eggs for lunch (along with leftover broccoli, sweet potatoes and carrots). I sprinkled cilantro on the eggs, and really liked the flavor. I often put seasoned salt on canned tuna. It will be so easy to mix a little cilantro with the other seasoning. I think I need to leave the bottle out on the counter until I get into the habit of using it.
Poems like this keep me in the Christmas mood:
If we could hear like angels hear or do the things they do;
If we could see like angels see and have their point of view;
We would understand their wonder as they spoke of Jesus' birth,
For they knew that God left heaven to become a man on earth.
(By R. Lessin)
One last note: Today's blog is about one conversation and its result. It is not intended to cover the whole "fishy dilemma" subject. I've blogged about this before, and it has been a topic on the forum.
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