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?!”

Gotta Get a Lotta Watermelon

      Watermelons…those melons with a mid- to dark green rind that is usually mottled or striped…sweet, juicy flesh that is usually deep red to pink…and many black seed…(unless you’re smart enough to be one of the 85% of us who bypass the seeds altogether by buying seedless watermelons)…have been the delight of manyContinue reading “Gotta Get a Lotta Watermelon”

Can’t Put a Cantaloupe Into an Envelope

We all pretty much know what a cantaloupe is by now…in fact, the melons that I am going to be talking about in the next few posts are all very familiar to us by now—cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon. But I’m gonna ramble on about these types of melons anyway…starting with the cantaloupe. Cantaloupes are easilyContinue reading “Can’t Put a Cantaloupe Into an Envelope”

Orange You Glad You Bought An Orange

Pretty much all of us already know what the citrus fruits are…lemons, limes, and oranges…duh… But do you know why you should be sticking them in your grocery cart and actually eating them instead of simply setting them out on your counter because they look pretty. First of all, what makes a citrus fruit aContinue reading “Orange You Glad You Bought An Orange”

Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About

I feel like I have gone on so many tangents while writing this blog that they couldn’t possibly be counted.   I have gone all the way from learning to live a cruelty-free lifestyle and clean eating…to making scones with lots and lots of sugar and butter. This latest tangent has been a result ofContinue reading “Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About”

The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?

So are pumpkins merely for setting by your door every Halloween…and perhaps using a can of pumpkin to make pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving? Actually no…they have far too much nutritional value to keep on the back burner…or out of your oven… Pumpkins are actually packed with vitamins and minerals such as…       1.Antioxidants.…Pumpkins containContinue reading “The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?”

Don’t Berry Your Head in the Sand About Berries

My goal in this series of posts is to break the Raw Foods Master Grocery List into as many specific subgroups as possible…So let’s take a look at several different kinds of berries that may be available in your local produce aisle or farmer’s market so that we will be able to make smarter choicesContinue reading “Don’t Berry Your Head in the Sand About Berries”

Pumpkins…The Which

Ghosts and goblins, squash and pumpkins Found on every aisle As the shippers rush home with their treasures Hear the whispers, see the costumes Sitting there on display… And above all this bustle you hear     Halloween, Halloween… It’s creepy time in the city. Hslloween, Halloween… Soon it will be Halloween.   City sidewalks,Continue reading “Pumpkins…The Which”

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 themĀ one of the most popular fruits. The gamut runs fromĀ 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”

The Scoop on Drupes

I debated whether or not to jump to another category or talk about the different types of fruit in this post, but I think that breaking the fruit category into smaller categories will help you as you plan your grocery list and hit the store. So let’s begin by talking about the scoop on drupes…Continue reading “The Scoop on Drupes”