Bananas…The Why

*************************************************************************** Heart Health… Bananas are very beneficial for the health of your heart because they contain potassium and magnesium—two nutrients that are impotant for the health of your heart. Potassium carries a small electrical charge that causes nerve cells to signals for the heart to beat regularly and muscles to contract…as well as maintain aContinue reading “Bananas…The Why”

Bananas…The Why

Before we move on to much more interesting and fun things to do with bananas—such as which bananas to choose and what to do with them once you get them home, let’s take a look at the health benefits that bananas provide. Asthma…Bananas help prevent wheezing in children with asthma because of their antioxidant andContinue reading “Bananas…The Why”

Let’s Go Ape Over Bananas

Of course we all know what a banana is… In fact, we all seem to go apes over bananas…so much so that in the United States, each person eats about eleven pounds of bananas per year…making it Americans’ favorite fresh fruit. Bananas in fact are a favorite fruit worldwide…having first been grown in Southeast Asia, theyContinue reading “Let’s Go Ape Over Bananas”

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”

Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo

If I were to talk about both choosing the perfect ingredients for your gumbo and using the perfect method, this would be an extremely long post. Instead we’re gonna talk about the perfect ingredientsw…and talk about method in the next. Making the perfect gumbo is about like decorating a Christmas tree. There are an umpteenContinue reading “Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo”

All About Avocado Oil

      ****************** Nutrition Calories: 124 Protein: 0 grams Fat: 14 grams Carbohydrates: 0 grams Fiber: 0 grams Sugar: 0 grams Avocado oil is a good source of: HDL Cholesterol Lutein…a type of vitamin found as the yellow, orange, and red pigments in certain plants which gives these fruits and vegetables their colors… OleicContinue reading “All About Avocado Oil”

Mastering Ministrone

So now that we’ve bought the perfect pot, found the perfect recie, bought the best veggies, sliced and diced, and so forth… Now what? 1.Constantly keep an eye on your soup while it is cooking. This will allow you to  adjust the spices and cooking temperature as needed. 2. Cook on low heat. Don’t thinkContinue reading “Mastering Ministrone”

Making the Perfect Avocado Salad

  The perfect avocado salad is simple—fresh avocado, thinly sliced red onion…different from standard guacamole in that it has way more depth of flavor and creamy chunks of avocado. ************************ Ingredients for Salad 3 large avocados…peeled, pitted and diced 2C English cucumbers…chopped into bite-sized pieces 2C cherry tomatoes or 1 large ripe tomato, chopped ½C radish, halved, cut intoContinue reading “Making the Perfect Avocado Salad”

Making the Perfectly Rockin’ Guac

The perfect guacamole is simple to make and like anything else that you make requires using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients—the perfect avocado…the perfect onion…the perfect tomatoes…and the perfect seasonings—such as cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. The perfect guacamole should be plain and simple….the perfect blend of high quality ingredients melded togetherContinue reading “Making the Perfectly Rockin’ Guac”

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”