I Don’t Want to Be a Nag, But You Might Need Mag(nesium)

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This week we’re going to visit a little, often unnoticed, but important corner of The Country Cupboard:  the Vitamin and Mineral section.
After a few interactions lately, I decided I should share this information because others found it helpful.
Did you know 75% of Americans are deficient in Magnesium? Why should you care? Magnesium promotes the proper function of the muscles and nerves, heart rhythm, immune system, blood sugar, blood pressure, energy levels, protein synthesis and bone health. In simpler words, magnesium helps our body handle stress. So likely if you have muscle aches, or your head aches, or you’re low in energy, you could be low in magnesium. If you are low in magnesium, you can’t process vitamin D well. Vitamin is the sunshine vitamin. If you’re lacking some sunshine, it might not just be a Vitamin D deficiency – it could be magnesium too.
What should you do if you have these symptoms above? Stop in and ask for a sample of magnesium. It comes in powder form. Drink 1 tsp. of powder in a large glass of water and wait for several hours. You could notice less pain and more energy.
We carry two forms of Magnesium here. Natural Calm is the powdered form (my favorite!). Use 1 tsp. morning and evening. Magnesium Complex Capsules – take 2 AM and PM.
Magnesium rich foods are:  Spinach & Leafy Greens, Squash, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Citrus Fruits, Seeds (Sesame & Pumpkin), Beans (Pinto & Black), All Nuts and Grains

Very different, but still related (just a feet away from the Magnesium) is our newest item: Sour Cherry Jam. What a delight for your taste buds!

Delicious Deli Deals

This sale runs for two weeks – until May 1st
Oven Roasted Chicken – normally $6.99 – now $5.99
Habanero Jalapeno – normally $8.69 – now $7.69  
Farmer’s Cheese – normally $5.39 – now $4.39

Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf

Serves 8   Ready in 50 minutes
It’s spring! It’s asparagus time! Here’s a great variation.
1/4 cup butter*
2 ounces elbow spaghetti*
1/4 cup minced onion*
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic*
1 1/4 cups uncooked jasmine rice*
2 1/4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup cashew halves*
* Ingredients available at The Country Cupboard
  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Increase heat to medium, and stir in spaghetti, cooking until coated with the melted butter and lightly browned.
  2. Stir onion and garlic into the saucepan, and cook about 2 minutes, until tender. Stir in jasmine rice, and cook about 5 minutes. Pour in vegetable broth. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and cook 20 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Place asparagus in a separate medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender but firm.
  4. Mix asparagus and cashew halves into the rice mixture, and serve warm.

A Peek in the Pantry

Classes at The Country Cupboard
Digest good information and good food. You must preregister. Stop in, email or call to sign up. Space is limited.
*Using Essential Oils for Natural Solutions (Basic Class)
A fun, free class to learn what oils are, how they work and experience them for yourself. You must register in advance for this class.
Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30-8pm
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