Celebrate the Release of Relish!

By The Chew Crew Apr 16, 2013

Congratulations are in order for Daphne Oz whose latest book, Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun, hits bookstores today! In addition to delicious, practical recipes, Daphne also shares a number of lifestyle tips to help you live a better life.

Check out three pieces of wisdom from Relish, before picking up your own copy:

1. Make your own all-natural Fruit and Veggie Wash:

Simply combine 1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, and the juice of ½ Lemon. Spray this mix on fruits and veggies, let sit for 5 minutes, and then rinse and enjoy! Want a hands-on tutorital? Check out more on Daphne’s veggie wash.

2. How to Remove Stains from Delicate Fabric:

Not only are disinfectant wipes a miracle when it comes to hand cleansing, but Daphne discovered a new use for this daily product! Gently rub a disinfectant wipe to remove stains on delicate fabrics, like silk or chiffon. To our surprise, this technique leaves no water marks and makes your blouse look clean and new!

3. Your Hands as a Guide for Portion Sizes:

A single portion of complex carbs is about the size of your palm. Aim for 3 servings a day. 

For fruits and veggies, touch four fingers to your thumb to form a circle. Aim for 5 to 8 tennis ball-sized servings per day.

For cheese, touch the tip of your pointer finger to your thumb to form a circle about the size of a golf ball.