Let’s Go Ape Over Bananas

Of course we all know what a banana is… In fact, we all seem to go apes over bananas…so much so that in the United States, each person eats about eleven pounds of bananas per year…making it Americans’ favorite fresh fruit. Bananas in fact are a favorite fruit worldwide…having first been grown in Southeast Asia, theyContinue reading “Let’s Go Ape Over Bananas”

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 Avocado Salad

  The perfect avocado salad is simple—fresh avocado, thinly sliced red onion…different from standard guacamole in that it has way more depth of flavor and creamy chunks of avocado. ************************ Ingredients for Salad 3 large avocados…peeled, pitted and diced 2C English cucumbers…chopped into bite-sized pieces 2C cherry tomatoes or 1 large ripe tomato, chopped ½C radish, halved, cut intoContinue reading “Making the Perfect Avocado Salad”

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”

Avoid the Average Avocado

If you are going to make above average food, you must first buy above average ingredients. So let’s see what it takes to avoid your average avocado. What should you look for when shopping for an avocado? The avocados that you find in your typical grocery store are green and hard as rocks. The characteristicsContinue reading “Avoid the Average Avocado”

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”

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Everywhere…You Can Even Use Them on Your Hair

Hard to believe, but Halloween has already come and gone….and Thanksgiving and Christmas are just lurking around the corner. My, how this year has so quickly flown by. And for those of us who totally love SL, pumpkin Oreos, and anything else that has pumpkin flavoring in it, one of the most wonderful times ofContinue reading “Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Everywhere…You Can Even Use Them on Your Hair”

Purely Pure Pumpkin Puree

Since this year I have tried to stay away from processed and prepackaged foods, I decided that it would be fun to take advantage of the millions and billions of pumpkins that are available this time of year. I had read that there was something different about the texture and flavor of pumpkin pies andContinue reading “Purely Pure Pumpkin Puree”

Pumpkin…The Why?!

Pumpkin is not only a highly low-calorie, nutrient-dense food that is rich in vitamins and minerals, but also help you have a healthier complexion, healthier hair, and more energy. So let’s take a look at the specific nutritional level of pumpkin and how eating more pumpkin could be beneficial for diabetics… First, a few nutritional facts…Continue reading “Pumpkin…The Why?!”