Developing a Passion for Banana Passion Fruit

Before starting this series on tropical fruits, I had honestly never even heard of banana passion fruit…and I still honestly haven’t figured out where the closest place to buy it is…but since it is a tropical fruit, I’m gonna go ahead and include here in this chapter…(think once I finish crawling up the Raw FoodsContinue reading “Developing a Passion for Banana Passion Fruit”

Making the Perfect Chowder

Soups are the ultimate comfort food at this time of year…so taking another tangent on our journey up the Raw Foods Pyramid…let’s look on the scoop about soup…starting with chowder.   Chowder is a soup that has been enjoyed as far back as 250 years ago when it was first made aboard ships and eaten withContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chowder”

Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo

If I were to talk about both choosing the perfect ingredients for your gumbo and using the perfect method, this would be an extremely long post. Instead we’re gonna talk about the perfect ingredientsw…and talk about method in the next. Making the perfect gumbo is about like decorating a Christmas tree. There are an umpteenContinue reading “Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo”

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 Perfectly Rockin’ Guac

The perfect guacamole is simple to make and like anything else that you make requires using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients—the perfect avocado…the perfect onion…the perfect tomatoes…and the perfect seasonings—such as cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. The perfect guacamole should be plain and simple….the perfect blend of high quality ingredients melded togetherContinue reading “Making the Perfectly Rockin’ Guac”

Making the Perfect Chili

The perfect chili will depend on your own person preferences…beans, not beans…beef of chicken…plain or served as chili dogs… burgers topped with chili… (usually without beans)….chili fries…chili mac…or Frito pie and flavored to perfection…(more on this later)… As we all probably know by now, especially if you live in Texas, chili is a type of spicyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chili”

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”

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”

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”

Making the Perfect Apple Scones

The perfect apple scones are fresh from the oven….a truly scrumptious breakfast treat…deliciously spiced with the perfect amounts of cinnamon and sugar…buttery and moist with crisp crumbly edges…consisting of soft flaky centers and crunchy golden brown exteriors. These perfect apple scones are a great reminder that fall and cooler weather are right around the corner. TheContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Scones”