Chives

Chives are a bulb high in Vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium.  Chives can ease stomach distress and protect against heart disease and stroke.  They can help the body fight off bacteria that can cause disease.  This herb can help the body to digest fat.  Combined with a low-salt diet, they can help lower high blood pressure.  They can also help to lower your blood cholesterol levels.  Here is a recipe to help you enjoy the benefits of chives.

Cottage Cheese with Chives
Makes 4 servings

8 oz.  Cottage cheese
1 T. mustard
1 shallot
1 bunch chives
1/2 t. paprika
Salt
White pepper

1. Blend cottage cheese and mustard.
2. Peel the shallot, chop finely and mix with cottage cheese blend.
3. Wash and dry chives and snip them finely.  Stir about 2/3rds of the chives into cottage cheese mixture.
4. Season the cottage-cheese mixture with the paprika and add salt and pepper to taste.  Sprinkle the remaining chives on top.

Enjoy!

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