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”

Eggplant…The How

Eggplant has slightly bitter flavor and spongy texture that many people say that they don’t care for, but how many of these people have had eggplant dishes that have been prepared so that the eggplant becomes tender when cooked and develops a rich, complex flavor…so that the eggplant absorbs cooking fats and sauces to enhance itsContinue reading “Eggplant…The How”

Broccoli…The Why Else

Let’s look at some more reasons adding broccoli to your diet is beneficial… ***************** 1. Bones and Joints Broccoli contains many nutrients that have been shown to keep your bones and fjoints healthy and to help prevent bone-related disorders…. calcium …broccoli contains almost as much calcium as whole milk. phosphorus…6% DRV per cup vitamin A…11% RDV, in the formContinue reading “Broccoli…The Why Else”

Making the Perfect Amaranth “Granola Bars”

School is starting back the Monday following this Monday…and that adds stress to everyone’s schedule… The fact that we are moving next Friday is also adding stress to my daily existence right now. I keep debating whether or not I should share this journey here on my blog, but I keep going off on tangentsContinue reading “Making the Perfect Amaranth “Granola Bars””

Kimchee—The How

Since this has been the year that I have tried to eliminate processed foods from my family’s diet, I thought that I’d try making my own kimchee. Making kimchee involves using the same fermentation as making your own  sauerkraut or dill pickles. This means first soaking the cabbage in a salty brine to kill off harmfulContinue reading “Kimchee—The How”

Bok Choy…The Why?!

  1. The Serving Size…The first thing to consider when starting to weed out your pantry or fridge in the game called “What Not to Eat” is the “Serving Size.” Serving Size cannot be ignored…sad, but true… Knowing all of the nutritional value in the Serving Size given on the actual package does not doContinue reading “Bok Choy…The Why?!”

Yes, You Can Actually EAT Water

      Okay, so we all know now that water is important to our health for many different reasons…but sorry, water is still boring—even when “spiked” with spices and herbs… Is there any other option that can help us reach out daily recommended two liters of water per day? Fortunately yes…we can actually EATContinue reading “Yes, You Can Actually EAT Water”

When Life Gives You Way Too Many Lemons

Sometimes life gives you lemons…then there are times when life gives you more lemons than you can handle. Just like when you buy one or lemons at a time, you’ll probably end up using them before they go bad, but if you try to save money and buy the big bag of lemons, you’ll probablyContinue reading “When Life Gives You Way Too Many Lemons”

Production Foods

So as our family makes this transition from setting up a household that is “greener” and more “politically correct”…and learning to live with type 2 diabetes, I have decided to actually plan and prepare breakfasts, instead of passing out the Pop-Tarts or granola bars. This last year I have totally realized just how much diet andContinue reading “Production Foods”

Agave Nectar

Once I learned that my husband had been diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes, my first thought…well, not my first…but anyway…I immediately felt like adding agave nectar to my instacart order from Sprouts… But what I’ve been reading lately has made me wonder about adding this agave nectar to my Muffins and Magnolias Master GroceryContinue reading “Agave Nectar”