Bananas…The Why

Before we move on to much more interesting and fun things to do with bananas—such as which bananas to choose and what to do with them once you get them home, let’s take a look at the health benefits that bananas provide. Asthma…Bananas help prevent wheezing in children with asthma because of their antioxidant andContinue reading “Bananas…The Why”

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”

Pity the Poor Pit

Avocados darken quickly when exposed to the air, so work quickly with the avocado has been cut. Adding lemon juice will keep the avocado from turning brown so quickly. Refrigerate avocados once they have been cut open. This is a process called oxidization. Even though the avocado is still edible, it looks disgusting. If you do notContinue reading “Pity the Poor Pit”

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”

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”