Apple Pickin’ Time

  Shopping  for apples can be so confusing…     There’s only umpteen different varieties in the produce sectiuon…and honestly they all pretty much look the same…so how  in the heck are you supposed to know which apple you should buy.     So you simply grab one…take it home…and find yourself disappointed. That’s becauseContinue reading “Apple Pickin’ Time”

There’s an App(le) for That

)First of all, bear with the layout of this post, I couldn’t figure out how to correct it) As we slowly crawl our way up the Raw Foods Pyramid, I like to take the time to learn more about the particular food that we come across next. Here are a few facts that I haveContinue reading “There’s an App(le) for That”

One Apple Up on Top

Okay, so now we know the nutritional value of apples, let’s talk about the different things that eating apples and these nutrients can help prevent or make better, for lack of a better word. In other words, how apples can keep you on top of your game. ******* Cancer Apples are a good source of antioxidants…whichContinue reading “One Apple Up on Top”

Perhaps If Eve Had Read the Nutrition Label of Apples to Adam, They Would Have Dared to Eat Two of Them

We’ve all heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but do you know where this expression came from..what nutrients this nutritional powerhouse contains that are so good for you, what ailments this “miracle food” can help either prevent or help manage.   *************** An Apple a Day This expression supposedly originated inContinue reading “Perhaps If Eve Had Read the Nutrition Label of Apples to Adam, They Would Have Dared to Eat Two of Them”

An Apple a Day

Okay, so getting back to the Raw Foods Pyramid and more specifically  the lessons that ROYGBIV taught us about nutrition, we’re gonna start looking at these foods by color…starting with red…and working through the alphabet because I’m obsessive-compulsive like that.       We all know what an apple is…(even though many of us areContinue reading “An Apple a Day”

ROYGBIV Taught Us How to Live

So now that we know what beta-carotene is and why we need it, we get to the fun part…learning which fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices have the most beta-carotene.   Actually the best way to make sure that you are getting the most nutrients in your diet…and the easiest way to shop for these foods…is to “eatContinue reading “ROYGBIV Taught Us How to Live”

Beta-Carotene…The Why

  Before jumping in to which fruits and veggies on the Raw Foods Pyramid give you the most beta-carotene, let’s look at reasons why you should start adding those brightly colored foods to our diet…       Age-related macular degeneration, also known as AMD, an eye disease that leads to vision loss in older adults…ThereContinue reading “Beta-Carotene…The Why”

Veggie Tells

But this is supposed to be a blog that slowly crawls up the Raw Foods Pyramid one tier at a time…and here I go talking about frying stuff and baking stuff and grilling stuff. Bear with me…I obviously have ADHD, right?! So let’s go back to where we left off in our crawl up theContinue reading “Veggie Tells”

Making the Perfect Avocado Salad

The perfect avocado salad is the perfect combination of fresh avocado, thinly sliced red onions, cilantro, sliced cucumbers, and fresh tomatoes.   Not only that the perfect avocado salad is topped with a perfectly light, buttery, and luscious lime salad dressing and fresh herbs….that perfectly ties all of the salad ingredients together into a celebration of summerContinue reading “Making the Perfect Avocado Salad”

Making the Perfect Carne Asada

  Carne asada is a grilled and sliced steak that has been marinated and perhaps seared before being grilled. This is a popular dish in Latin America, especially northern Mexico.     Carne asada is served  both as a main dish or as an ingredient in other dishes—such as tacos and burritos.     The perfect carne asadaContinue reading “Making the Perfect Carne Asada”