Have a Berry, Berry Christmas and a Happy New You

We all know what berries are…those small, soft, round, brightly colored fruits that make the produce section actually seem more inviting…juicy The varied taste, colors, and textures of berries makes them one of the most popular fruits. The gamut runs from black currants to grapes…blueberries to gooseberries…cranberries to gooseberries…grapes to goji berries…and so on and so forth.Continue reading “Have a Berry, Berry Christmas and a Happy New You”

Let’s Start By Hitting the Fruit Aisle with Great Style

Obvioiusly fruits are an important part of a healthy diet, but how many of us stumble into the fruit aisle only to look at the pretty colors and then walk away because it would be so much easier simply to grab yet another granola bar out of a box and call it a day.  Continue reading “Let’s Start By Hitting the Fruit Aisle with Great Style”

32 Real Reasons Not to Cook Dinner Tonight

Advocates of the raw foods diet believe that heating food above 104° destroys the natural enzymes needed for proper digestion and reduces the nutritional value of the food. They also believe that cooked foods contain harmful toxins which can cause various chronic diseases…. People who embrace the raw foods lifestyle believe that heating foods overContinue reading “32 Real Reasons Not to Cook Dinner Tonight”

Back Where I’m From, Sweet Tea Flows Like Water

In an earlier post, we had look at the best teas for helping you get to sleep, but this time let’s look at tea as far as helping you stay hydrated. Later as we move up the pyramid, we’ll then look at tea again as we clean out our spice cabinet and learn what’s reallyContinue reading “Back Where I’m From, Sweet Tea Flows Like Water”

Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea

Okay, so I realize that not everybody has had the privilege of growing up in the Deep South where people don’t even bother to take drink orders, but simply pass around huge glasses filled with ice tea as soon as your butt hits the restaurant dining table chairs…     So how do you makeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea”

Herbal Tea…The What

Herbal teas, such as raspberry tea, consist of all sorts of ingredients—including tree bark, leaves, roots, herbs, aromatic flowers, fruits, spices, roots, seeds, and rare botanicals from around the world, This is what makes herbal tea different from other types of tea—such as black, green, and white teas—which all are made from the leaves andContinue reading “Herbal Tea…The What”

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 Apple Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is one of my favorite comfort foods…it’s great for breakfast…or lunch…or dinner…or any time in between…along with a perfect cup of coffee…       The perfect coffee cake is moist and tender…with a perfect gooey middle layer of dark cinnamon filling…and a crumbly streusel topping.….with lots and lots of crumbs.     This isContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Coffee Cake”

Apple Pickin’ Time

  Shopping  for apples can be so confusing…     There’s only umpteen different varieties in the produce sectiuon…and honestly they all pretty much look the same…so how  in the heck are you supposed to know which apple you should buy.     So you simply grab one…take it home…and find yourself disappointed. That’s becauseContinue reading “Apple Pickin’ Time”

There’s an App(le) for That

)First of all, bear with the layout of this post, I couldn’t figure out how to correct it) As we slowly crawl our way up the Raw Foods Pyramid, I like to take the time to learn more about the particular food that we come across next. Here are a few facts that I haveContinue reading “There’s an App(le) for That”