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”

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”

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 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”

Making the Perfect Avocado Toast

Of course guacamole is the most common food that uses avocados, but another food commonly made with avocado toast. When I first heard of avocado toast, I thought to myself…this is a food trend that will not last more than a year…and there is no way in Hades that I am ever going to evenContinue reading “Making the Perfect Avocado Toast”

Pity the Poor Pit

Avocados darken quickly when exposed to the air, so work quickly with the avocado has been cut. Adding lemon juice will keep the avocado from turning brown so quickly. Refrigerate avocados once they have been cut open. This is a process called oxidization. Even though the avocado is still edible, it looks disgusting. If you do notContinue reading “Pity the Poor Pit”

Soup’s On

Having these nightly meals requires planning and thinking ahead…more so when you find our that your significant other has type 2 diabetes…the main thing I have learned this last year. Fortunately this is also the time of year for one of my favorite things… SOUP… Soup is definitely the ultimate comfort food—both nourishing and warmingContinue reading “Soup’s On”