Dark Chocolate…The What

In our quest to add more antioxidants to our diet, we havec talked about alfalfa sprouts… blackberries…broccoli…and corn… …all of which may not seem very appoealing… But there is one source of antioxidants that we can probably all warm up to… Chocolate… Specifically dark chocolate… People have been enjoying chocolate for about four thousand years…startingContinue reading “Dark Chocolate…The What”

Making the Perfect Corn Smoothie

 But at this time during our slow crawl up the Raw Foods Pyramid….ans in my own  quest not only to eat healthier, but also to change our family’s eating habits now that my husband has been diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic…if I would stop going on so many different tangents, that is…we really shouldContinue reading “Making the Perfect Corn Smoothie”

Making the Perfect Chowder

Soups are the ultimate comfort food at this time of year…so taking another tangent on our journey up the Raw Foods Pyramid…let’s look on the scoop about soup…starting with chowder.   Chowder is a soup that has been enjoyed as far back as 250 years ago when it was first made aboard ships and eaten withContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chowder”

Making the Perfect Elote…(Mexican Street Corn)

Elote is a variation of standard corn on the cob..corn on the cob that’s been kicked up a notch with the perfect amounts of crema sauce, salty cotija cheese, spices—such as chili powder, salt, other seasonings, fresh lime juice and cilantro. Elote…also referred to as Mexican street corn or “crazy corn” is especially popular in MexicoContinue reading “Making the Perfect Elote…(Mexican Street Corn)”

Making the Perfect Corn on the Cob

All of us have probably grown up eatingj corn on the cob…probably straight from the freezer and either boiled or microwaved…most of us as often as we have eating macaroni and cheese…(by the way, if you haven ‘t tried Chick-Fil-A’s new macaroni and cheese, make a special trip to get some today…it’s awesome)… Anyway, cotrnContinue reading “Making the Perfect Corn on the Cob”

Making the Perfect Chili

The perfect chili will depend on your own person preferences…beans, not beans…beef of chicken…plain or served as chili dogs… burgers topped with chili… (usually without beans)….chili fries…chili mac…or Frito pie and flavored to perfection…(more on this later)… As we all probably know by now, especially if you live in Texas, chili is a type of spicyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chili”

Corn…The How

One of my goals in researching and writing this blog has been to get more acquainted with different cooking methods…including what foods work best for which technique…and how to use each method in creating not only meals that are healthier, but also more delicious. One of the most common ways to cook corn is toContinue reading “Corn…The How”

Corn…The Why

As we have been climbing our way slowly up the raw foods pyramid, we honestly should be talking about leafy greens still at this point…but I got sidetracked on smoothies…which got me sidetracks on the health benefits of particular kinds of smoothies…landing me right now on the topic of antioxidants and which foods offer theContinue reading “Corn…The Why”

Corn…The What

Corn was first introduced to European settlers cultures by several Native American tribes, such as the Iroquois of New England and the Pawnees tribes of the Great Plains. And if we look back at what we learned in elementary school…or what our kids and grandkids are learning now…corn was introduced at the first Thanksgiving feastContinue reading “Corn…The What”