Breadfruit….The How

Breadfruit is probably not one of those fruits that you simply wanna grab and take a big bite of… Try if it you want, but most people will find the taste and texture of uncooked breakfast more than a little unpleasant. However, if the unripened breadfruit is boiled until tender, the breadfruit will have a moreContinue reading “Breadfruit….The How”

Breadfruit…The What and the Why

Honestly before starting our quest to switch from the typical Southern meal regimen—chicken fried steak, fried chicken, fried whatever…after all, isn’t the Texas State Fair notorious for frying anything and everything… I had never heard of many of the fruits and veggies that I am including in this blog about raw foods and clean eating.Continue reading “Breadfruit…The What and the Why”

Let Them Have Cake Also…Healthier Cakes for Diabetics and Other Sugar-Conscious People

My husband’s birthday is this weekend…and obviously I want to make him a cake. Yet he is a diabetic, so my days of baking as if I were from Mississippi…(which I am)…have long passed. But this year for his birthday I am bound and determined to make him a cake that he will actually eat…andContinue reading “Let Them Have Cake Also…Healthier Cakes for Diabetics and Other Sugar-Conscious People”

Develop a Passion for Banana Passion Fruit

Before starting this series on tropical fruits, I had honestly never even heard of banana passion fruit…and I still honestly haven’t figured out where the closest place to buy it is…but since it is a tropical fruit, I’m gonna go ahead and include here in this chapter…(think once I finish crawling up the Raw FoodsContinue reading “Develop a Passion for Banana Passion Fruit”

Developing a Passion for Banana Passion Fruit

Before starting this series on tropical fruits, I had honestly never even heard of banana passion fruit…and I still honestly haven’t figured out where the closest place to buy it is…but since it is a tropical fruit, I’m gonna go ahead and include here in this chapter…(think once I finish crawling up the Raw FoodsContinue reading “Developing a Passion for Banana Passion Fruit”

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”