Grapes…The What

Okay, enough talking about fish..and why we should be eating it…and how to cook fish such as catfish and cod. The true purpose of this blog is to slowly crawl our way up the Raw Foods Pyamid so that we can make important changes in our lifestyle and to learn how to cope with the Southern man’s rite ofContinue reading “Grapes…The What”

Making the Perfect Baked Cod

Ever since my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I have tried not only to add antioxidants to our diet, but also choose foods that supposedly are diabetic-friendly. The perfect baked cod is has a mild taste and is smothered with with the perfect amounts of butter and lemon juice,     *********** Ingredients ¼C meltedContinue reading “Making the Perfect Baked Cod”

Making the Perfect Fried Catfish

I grew up two hours from the town of Belzoni, Mississippi…the “Catfish Capital of the World” and spent so much time both fishing for and eating catfish.   So trust me, fried catfish was a frequent meal at our house…(as well as all sorts of “critters” that you can’t find in your local grocery store) IfContinue reading “Making the Perfect Fried Catfish”

Fish…The Why

  Fish is a great source of the important vitamins—such as… Vitamins B-complex vitamins—niacin, B12, B6…which have been associated with healthy development of the nervous system Vitamin A…which is needed for healthy vision as well as for healthy skin Vitamin D…which is essential in the calcium absorption needed for bone health and growth Minerals Calcium…which isContinue reading “Fish…The Why”

Fish…The What

Fish is another food high in antioxidants and other nutritional value, but it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed at the fish counter. You want to buy the tastiest, healthiest, and most sustainable choice…but truth is, they all look the same to the normal grocery shopper, right?! First we’re going to take a look at theContinue reading “Fish…The What”

Making the Perfect Eggplant Parmesan

The perfect Eggplant Parmesan boasts of perfectly cooked eggplant slices perfectly layered with the perfect amounts of mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce….the ultimate comfort food of Italian cuisine…wonderfully cheesy and tomato-y without weighing you down with too much water or oil.     *********** Ingredients 2 large eggplants 1tsp salt 1/4C olive oil 1tsp minced garlicContinue reading “Making the Perfect Eggplant Parmesan”

Making the Perfect Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a great recipe to have in your arsenal because you can make it ahead of time…actually ratatouille tastes even better if you do make it ahead of time.and then reheat it.   Ratatouille is great because it can help you rescue those extra vegetables that you have sitting in the “food rotter” ofContinue reading “Making the Perfect Ratatouille”

Making the Perfect Baked Eggplant

One of the easiest ways to enjoy eggplant is to bake it… Baked eggplant is the perfect health snack or appetizer…not to mention, the perfect base for Eggplant Parmesan or Eggplant Lasagna…(coming up next, stay tuned)… The perfect baked eggplant slices are creamy soft on the inside and crispy on the outside…have been coated in aContinue reading “Making the Perfect Baked Eggplant”

Eggplant…The How

Eggplant has slightly bitter flavor and spongy texture that many people say that they don’t care for, but how many of these people have had eggplant dishes that have been prepared so that the eggplant becomes tender when cooked and develops a rich, complex flavor…so that the eggplant absorbs cooking fats and sauces to enhance itsContinue reading “Eggplant…The How”

Eggplant…The Why

Another food that is high in antioxidants is eggplant. In fact, almost all fruits and vegetables with such a bll of right color are great sources of antioxidants. Let’s look at some of the health benefits of adding this purple football to our diets. ************* Brain Power The skin of the eggplant can make youContinue reading “Eggplant…The Why”