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”

Making the Perfect Apple Dumplings

The perfect apple dumplings are warm and flaky…drizzled with the perfect cinnamon sugar syrup…wrapped in the perfect flaky pastry dough…served with the perfect ice cream…( Blue Bell, duh?!)     The perfect apple dumplings are soft and gooey on the bottom, but crispy on top.     Even though they may look very difficult toContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Dumplings”

Making the Perfect Apple Dessert Pizza

    The perfect apple dessert pizza consists of a giant Snickerdoodle cookie or some other type of pizza crust…topped with a simple marshmallow vanilla buttercream…plenty of cooked apples or apple pie filling…the perfect cinnamon struesel layer…and finally caramel sauce, powdered sugar, brown sugar, sugar and spice, and everything nice.     This recipe for dessertContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Dessert Pizza”

Making the Perfect Baked Apples

The perfect baked apples are an apple lover’s dream…and a chef’s pleasure to make whenever they are too lazy, like me, or don’t want to take the time to make an actual apple pie.       The perfect baked apple pie is a sweet, warm, and delicious apple….topped with delicious spices like cinnamon, fresh ginger,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Baked Apples”

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”

Veggies Tales

In addition to the leafy greens and fruits already mentioned in previous posts, vegetables—especially starchy vegatables——can help contribute to your daily water consumption. These low-calorie, high-fiber foods—such as lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes—not only often consist of as much as 95% water weight, but also are good sources of other essential nutrients—such as potassium, vitamin C,Continue reading “Veggies Tales”

Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies

Now that we know that date sugar is a healthy sweetener alternative for diabetics than standard granulated sugar…where do we find it?…how do we make it ourselves?…how do we use it in a recipe? What are the benefits of using date sugar instead of regular granulated sugar? Antioxidants…Dates contain the highest concentration of antioxidants ofContinue reading “Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies”

Fiber—The How?!

In order to get the fiber that each of us needs, it is important to eat a well-balanced diet that includes delicious whole foods that are naturally rich in fiber—such as fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and nuts.   But before we take a look at what foods provide you with the most fiber, here are two important thingsContinue reading “Fiber—The How?!”

Avocados—The Even More “How”

Guacamole…Guacamole, that traditional Mexican and Central American dip that we are all so familiar with, and that I could eat by the gallons, is another way to incorporate avocado in your diet. Here’s a great recipe to try…Vegetarian Guacamole Recipe by Jamie Oliver   Meals…For my non-vegan readers, avocados can be great meal starters. FillContinue reading “Avocados—The Even More “How””