Making the Perfect Apple Butter

The perfect apple butter is velvety smooth…with a perfectly spiced apple flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness to keep you wanting more……a perfect rich golden brown color…a rich apple flavor..the perfect autumn scents of apples, cloves, allspice, lemon, cinnamon and vanilla.     As far as what apple butter is, apple butter is a concentratedContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Butter”

One Apple Up on Top

Okay, so now we know the nutritional value of apples, let’s talk about the different things that eating apples and these nutrients can help prevent or make better, for lack of a better word. In other words, how apples can keep you on top of your game. ******* Cancer Apples are a good source of antioxidants…whichContinue reading “One Apple Up on Top”

Perhaps If Eve Had Read the Nutrition Label of Apples to Adam, They Would Have Dared to Eat Two of Them

We’ve all heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but do you know where this expression came from..what nutrients this nutritional powerhouse contains that are so good for you, what ailments this “miracle food” can help either prevent or help manage.   *************** An Apple a Day This expression supposedly originated inContinue reading “Perhaps If Eve Had Read the Nutrition Label of Apples to Adam, They Would Have Dared to Eat Two of Them”

An Apple a Day

Okay, so getting back to the Raw Foods Pyramid and more specifically  the lessons that ROYGBIV taught us about nutrition, we’re gonna start looking at these foods by color…starting with red…and working through the alphabet because I’m obsessive-compulsive like that.       We all know what an apple is…(even though many of us areContinue reading “An Apple a Day”

ROYGBIV Taught Us How to Live

So now that we know what beta-carotene is and why we need it, we get to the fun part…learning which fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices have the most beta-carotene.   Actually the best way to make sure that you are getting the most nutrients in your diet…and the easiest way to shop for these foods…is to “eatContinue reading “ROYGBIV Taught Us How to Live”

Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea

Okay, so I realize that not everybody has had the privilege of growing up in the Deep South where people don’t even bother to take drink orders, but simply pass around huge glasses filled with ice tea as soon as your butt hits the restaurant dining table chairs…     So how do you makeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea”

Making Marvelous Muesli

So now that we know what muesli is…how do we make our own…and what do we do with it once we have it made?! Making your own muesli is super easy and takes only about five minutes to go…a perfect combination of nuts, seeds, and oats that is perfectly healthy and perfectly filling.     ********* TheContinue reading “Making Marvelous Muesli”

Making the Perfect Pancakes

A towering stack of freshly made pancakes have been a classic breakfast treat for generations…not only for breakfast, one of our family’s favorite meals for dinner is breakfast. Pancakes are also relatively cheap to make…consisting of ingredients that most of us keep stocked anyway—such as flour, eggs, milk, and butter. The perfect pancakes are light andContinue reading “Making the Perfect Pancakes”

Yogurt…The Which

These days there are SO many yogurts to choose from…   So how do you know that will give you the most health benefits? Here are a few things to look for… ******** Milk Nowadays yogurt not only can be made with the typical cow’s milk, but can also be made from one of theContinue reading “Yogurt…The Which”

Yogurt…The What

One delicious way to reap the antioxidant benefits of raspberries is to add them to yogurt. But first let’s take a look at what yogurt actually is, what the benefits of yogurt are, and other ways that you can incorporate raspberries into your healthier lifestyle without sacrificing the taste of foods that you probably craveContinue reading “Yogurt…The What”