Making the Perfect Waffles

Now that we’ve learned how to make the perfect pancakes, let’s move on to making the pancake’s kissing cousin…the waffle… You might think to yourself, we just learned how to make the perfect pancake batter…can’t I simply use the same recipe to now make waffles…     Actually… No!!!   Waffle batter and pancake batterContinue reading “Making the Perfect Waffles”

Making the Perfect Pancakes

A towering stack of freshly made pancakes have been a classic breakfast treat for generations…not only for breakfast, one of our family’s favorite meals for dinner is breakfast. Pancakes are also relatively cheap to make…consisting of ingredients that most of us keep stocked anyway—such as flour, eggs, milk, and butter. The perfect pancakes are light andContinue reading “Making the Perfect Pancakes”

Cream of the Crop…Veggies

Now that we’ve taken a look at which fruits you should be buying in organic form, let’s consider veggies. The following veggies are ones that you really should be buying in organic form…   ******* Celery More than 95% percent of the celery sampled by the EWG contained up to 13 chemicals….so this is anotherContinue reading “Cream of the Crop…Veggies”

Grapes…The Why

Like all other fruits, grapes contain several beneficial nutrients—such as fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. For example, one cup of grapes provides more than a fourth of the RDI for vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin vital for blood clotting and healthy bones…as well as vitamin C, necessary for bone and connective tissue health. Another nutrientContinue reading “Grapes…The Why”

Dark Chocolate…The Why

Dark chocolate, especially any 70% dark chocolate or higher, contains many nutrients—such as antioxidants, fiber, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium that may help lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation and insulin resistance, and improve brain function, alleviate stress, and lower your risk of diabetes. *************** Antioxidants   Dark chocolate contains numerous antioxidants…in fact darkContinue reading “Dark Chocolate…The Why”

Blackberries…The How

Shopping for Blackberries When shopping for blackberries, remember that the blacker the color, the riper and sweeter the blackberry will be. The perfect blackberry has a “deep”-flavored and is very juicy. *************** Storing Blackberries Blackberries are highly perishable and delicate. They can turn soft, mushy, and moldy within 24 hours after bringing them home from theContinue reading “Blackberries…The How”

And the Beet Goes On…(Making the Perfect Beet Smoothie)

The perfect beet smoothie is cold, refreshing, and blended with just the right amount of other fruits and vegetables to either enhance or mask the flavor of the beets…depending on whether or not you like beets in the first place. And obviously, in order to make a beet smoothie, you will need some beets, right?!    Continue reading “And the Beet Goes On…(Making the Perfect Beet Smoothie)”

Can’t Beat the Beet

          ************* THE WHAT?! One of my goals while writing this blog has been to slowly crawl up the Raw Foods Pyramid, looking at one option at a time…seeing how each ingredient can be added to the diet of my newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic. So, since we are now onContinue reading “Can’t Beat the Beet”

Attain and Maintain

We all know that eating vegetables is so very important…in fact, how many billions of times did we hear out mothers tell us to “eat your vegetables” as we were growing up. Yet 84% of Americans do not eat the recommended four daily servings of vegetables each day…including yours truly. But instead of taking days andContinue reading “Attain and Maintain”

Leaf Season All Year Round

I find the idea of eating three cups of mustard greens or collard greens still repulsive, but my Mom would be so glad that I actually do eat them now instead of feeding them to the dog while she wasn’t looking.Why did I even consider adding these leafy greens that I once found repulsive toContinue reading “Leaf Season All Year Round”