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”

An Apple a Day

Okay, so getting back to the Raw Foods Pyramid and more specifically  the lessons that ROYGBIV taught us about nutrition, we’re gonna start looking at these foods by color…starting with red…and working through the alphabet because I’m obsessive-compulsive like that.       We all know what an apple is…(even though many of us areContinue reading “An Apple a Day”

ROYGBIV Taught Us How to Live

So now that we know what beta-carotene is and why we need it, we get to the fun part…learning which fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices have the most beta-carotene.   Actually the best way to make sure that you are getting the most nutrients in your diet…and the easiest way to shop for these foods…is to “eatContinue reading “ROYGBIV Taught Us How to Live”

Veggie Tells

But this is supposed to be a blog that slowly crawls up the Raw Foods Pyramid one tier at a time…and here I go talking about frying stuff and baking stuff and grilling stuff. Bear with me…I obviously have ADHD, right?! So let’s go back to where we left off in our crawl up theContinue reading “Veggie Tells”

Making the Perfect Avocado Salad

The perfect avocado salad is the perfect combination of fresh avocado, thinly sliced red onions, cilantro, sliced cucumbers, and fresh tomatoes.   Not only that the perfect avocado salad is topped with a perfectly light, buttery, and luscious lime salad dressing and fresh herbs….that perfectly ties all of the salad ingredients together into a celebration of summerContinue reading “Making the Perfect Avocado Salad”

When You’re Hungry in Hungary

    Hungary is the one country most renowned for their the use of paprika     In Hungary, the spice is just as commonly used as salt and pepper are here in the United States and is an everyday ingredient in the most of their daily cooking.     In fact, they add severalContinue reading “When You’re Hungry in Hungary”

Bell Peppers…The Which

Now that you know what bell peppers are and why you should include bell peppers in your quest for a healthier diet…and a few great recipes to use them in…let’s make sure that we’re selecting the best bell peppers and storing them correctly. ********************* Selecting Bell Peppers   Like most other fruits and veggies, bellContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Which”

Bell Peppers…The Why

Before we start talking about which bell peppers to buy, how to store them, and what to do with them when you get them home…let’s learn why we should add them to our diet.       Fresh, raw bell peppers are very good for you. They are made of 94% water. The remainder consistsContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Why”