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”

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”

The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?

So are pumpkins merely for setting by your door every Halloween…and perhaps using a can of pumpkin to make pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving? Actually no…they have far too much nutritional value to keep on the back burner…or out of your oven… Pumpkins are actually packed with vitamins and minerals such as…       1.Antioxidants.…Pumpkins containContinue reading “The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?”

Making the Perfect Apple Granola Bars

My goal in writing this blog is to learn more about eating healthy…based on ther Raw Foods Pyramid…   So where in the heck do I get off writing about totally unhealthy apple fritters?   Time to get back on track…   The perfect apple granola bars are dense, chewy, and totally delicious…packed with heart-healthyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Granola Bars”

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”