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”

Raspberries…The Which

  Raspberries are another food that is high in antioxidants. ******************** Buying Raspberries Buy certified organically grown raspberries because these have less likelihood to have been exposure to contaminants—such as pesticides and heavy metals. Look for the USDA organic logo on the container to make sure that they are “cerified organic.”. Buy raspberries in their peak period—whichContinue reading “Raspberries…The Which”

Cool As a Cucumber

If lemon water was water with lemon, or lemon with water…then what do you think cucumber water is?! Exactly?! But do you know the health benefits of cucumber water and why cucumber water has been served at day spas and health clubs all over the world for decades?! First let’s look at the health benefits ofContinue reading “Cool As a Cucumber”

Avocado—The What?!

The first word that you probably think of whenever you hear the word “avocado” is most likely “guacamole”… And if you’re like me, you rarely saw avocados when you were growing up in any other location than the local Mexican restaurant.   Since avocados and Mexican food always seem to go hand in hand, thenContinue reading “Avocado—The What?!”

Cannery Row

Processed foods are much more than Mighty Kids Meals from McDonald’s, and definitely includes foods that you probably would never have ever even considered “processed food.” A processed food is any food item that has been altered from its natural state, through any “processing method,” regardless of how small that change might have actually been—including canning,Continue reading “Cannery Row”

Join Me for the Journey

Because there isn’t necessarily one single type of “raw food diet” that must be strictly adhered to…but several different variations of a “raw foods diet” out there, all with different advice and degrees to which foods can be cooked…I have given myself permission to pick and choose exactly what I myself want to eat onContinue reading “Join Me for the Journey”

Now What?!…Raw Foods Diet

The next series of posts will be what I consider my breakfast posts. However, instead of talking about breakfast and the foods that you would most likely expect me to devote my time to right now, I plan on writing about my feeble attempts to adopt some sort of a “raw food diet.” Mainly IContinue reading “Now What?!…Raw Foods Diet”