Tropical Oasis: One tablespoon of this fluid supplies over 125 different nutrients, including 10 milligrams of amino acids, a full day's supply of vitamins A through E, dozens of trace minerals and 1.32 milligrams of herbal extracts.
A nutrition professor at Arizona State University reported similar results with patients that took a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before meals, and noted that the patients taking vinegar also ate fewer calories and lost weight.
Mint Mania: This recipe for minty tea comes from the National Gardening Association: Mix three tablespoons dried peppermint, one tablespoon dried catnip, one tablespoon rose petals, and one tablespoon lemon verbena; brew and drink.
If you spoon out a measured amount, such as a tablespoon, into each compartment, you will know precisely how much each little frozen basil cube holds, making it easier to use it throughout the winter in your recipes.
People counting calories, on the other hand, have to count 100 calories in a tablespoon of butter, 90 calories for a fried egg, two slices of bacon at 86 calories, but for carb counters, it's still zero carbs.
You will probably find that if you measure the amounts of fat you do use to sauté your foods that you will better be able to judge the difference between a teaspoon of oil and a tablespoon.
Try this sweet and easy paste: mix up a sugary paste by combining a tablespoon of granulated sugar and a splash of water, and work the edible paste onto lips in a circular motion.
The actual number assigned to the food is not the actual time, but rather an indicator number reflecting that time, with a tablespoon of sugar used as a standard GI of 100 (rapid absorption time).
One of the most impressive feats that can be accomplished with it is being able to prepare full pounds of homemade French fries from whole potatoes with only one tablespoon of oil.
Be sure to add a bit of fat at each meal: perhaps 1 tablespoon of peanut butter in the morning, a handful of nuts at lunch, and a tablespoon of olive oil on a salad at dinner.