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”

Making the Perfect Paprika-Based Barbecue Rib Rub

Ir’s hard to believe that school’s already out…(or at least what was supposed to be school and probably wasn’t because of all this coronavirus crap).     Soon we’ll be cranking up our grills for the 4th of July…assuming that you haven’t already been cranking out great ribs, chicken, and pork chops already.   AndContinue reading “Making the Perfect Paprika-Based Barbecue Rib Rub”

Making the Perfect Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash is one of the most famous and beloved of all Hungarian dishes.   The perfect chicken paprikash consists of tender, juicy chicken in an unforgettably rich, flavorful and creamy paprika-infused sauce…served over perfectly hot buttered egg noodles…a very simple but incredibly flavorful dish.     The perfect Chicken Paprikash will warm your homeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chicken Paprikash”

When You’re Hungry in Hungary

    Hungary is the one country most renowned for their the use of paprika     In Hungary, the spice is just as commonly used as salt and pepper are here in the United States and is an everyday ingredient in the most of their daily cooking.     In fact, they add severalContinue reading “When You’re Hungry in Hungary”

Paprika…The What

Event though most of have a conainer of paprika sitting way back far in the spice cabinet, waiting to be pulled out only on those rare occasions when you make deviled eggs…kike once or twice a year…paprika is a spice that has way more to offer than we give it credit for. But what exactlyContinue reading “Paprika…The What”

Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers

The perfect stuffed bell peppers are filled with the perfect mixture of the perfect ingredients—such as ground beef, tomato sauce and rice— and then topped with just the right amount of cheese and baked to perfection. A classic dish. Bell peppers are a comfort food at its finest…even though if you’re like me, you absolutelyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers”

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”