Making the Perfect Broccoli Smoothie

The perfect broccoli smoothie is not only good for your health, but also is satisfying and deliciousour broccoli to give you the most antioxidant benefits. ********************** INGREDIENTS 1.  Broccoli…obviously in order to make a broccoli smoothie, you will first need some broccoli, but if you are like George Bush and totally despise broccoli, feel freeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Broccoli Smoothie”

Broccoli…The How

Broccoli contains many nutrients–such as vitamins, minerals and fiber—but what broccoli you buy, how you store it, and how you cook your broccoli can all affect the nutritional benefits…especially the amount of vitamin C…that the vegetable will provide….something that we really don’t want to do this because we can get 84% of our RDI byContinue reading “Broccoli…The How”

Broccoli…The Why Else

Let’s look at some more reasons adding broccoli to your diet is beneficial… ***************** 1. Bones and Joints Broccoli contains many nutrients that have been shown to keep your bones and fjoints healthy and to help prevent bone-related disorders…. calcium …broccoli contains almost as much calcium as whole milk. phosphorus…6% DRV per cup vitamin A…11% RDV, in the formContinue reading “Broccoli…The Why Else”

Broccoli…The Why

So now that we know what broccoli is, let’s take a look at why you should be eating broccoli. What nutrients does broccoli contain…What health benefits does it offer…         ********************* 1.Anti-inflammatory Whenever our bodies are threatened with dangerous levels of potential toxins or overly-reactive, oxygen-containing molecules, it sends signals to ourContinue reading “Broccoli…The Why”

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and just like any other neighborhood…and just like any other neighborhood, the produce bin neighborhood has several families. Although these families are primarily designed for crop rotation, these families will be a great asset as we start discussing the fruits and vegetables segment of the Raw Foods Pyramid…Continue reading “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Broccoli…The What

Another vegetable with high antioxidant properties is broccoli. Broccoli is the most common member of the family tree called cruciferous vegetables, a family that includes Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale, cabbage., collards, kale, mustard greens, and turnip greens. You may hear this family referred to as either the “mustard family” or the “cabbage family.” Broccoli firsts started out asContinue reading “Broccoli…The What”

Making the Perfect Blackberry Smoothie

The perfect blackberry smoothie is quick and easy to make…has an amazing taste… thick, luscious, creamy, and quite satisfying…not to mention that it contains tons of the antioxidants and vitamins that we alll need. But what we’re mainly concerned with in this series of posts is the health benefits of smoothies—such as which smoothies are bestContinue reading “Making the Perfect Blackberry Smoothie”

Making the Perfect Refrigerator Jam

  I have always had the ink/ling to carry on the family tradition of home canning. Growing up, I’ll never forget my grandmothers and my mom standing in the kitchen for hours after hours, days after days making homemade jams and jellies. Yet being a minimalist…and being afraid of the whole canning process, this hasContinue reading “Making the Perfect Refrigerator Jam”

Making the Perfect Cobbler

The perfect cobber is perfectly juicy, and sweet and has a perfectly crisp and tender top crust….served with a huge scoop of the perfect…(Blue Bell, perhaps)…vanilla ice cream…served straight out of the oven. But perhaps the best thing about cobbler is that it’s just so darn easy to make. Not only that, you can use whatever fruitContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cobbler”

Blackberries…The How

Shopping for Blackberries When shopping for blackberries, remember that the blacker the color, the riper and sweeter the blackberry will be. The perfect blackberry has a “deep”-flavored and is very juicy. *************** Storing Blackberries Blackberries are highly perishable and delicate. They can turn soft, mushy, and moldy within 24 hours after bringing them home from theContinue reading “Blackberries…The How”