Breadfruit…The What and the Why

Honestly before starting our quest to switch from the typical Southern meal regimen—chicken fried steak, fried chicken, fried whatever…after all, isn’t the Texas State Fair notorious for frying anything and everything… I had never heard of many of the fruits and veggies that I am including in this blog about raw foods and clean eating.Continue reading “Breadfruit…The What and the Why”

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”

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”

A Poem About Pomes

This is a poem…a poem about pomes…another type of fruit…that I can’t wait to bring home… Sorry, the words “poem” and “pome” are too similar that I couldn’t resist. But what are pomes? Pomes are those fruits that have a relatively hard flesh surrounding a central core of seeds, fruits such as apples and pears.Continue reading “A Poem About Pomes”

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 them one of the most popular fruits. The gamut runs from 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”

There’s an App(le) for That

)First of all, bear with the layout of this post, I couldn’t figure out how to correct it) As we slowly crawl our way up the Raw Foods Pyramid, I like to take the time to learn more about the particular food that we come across next. Here are a few facts that I haveContinue reading “There’s an App(le) for That”

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”

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”

Bell Peppers…The What

When you think about peppers, the first thing that you probably think about is just how hot they can make your food…   But there is one type of pepper that contains hardly any capsaicinoids, the chemical typically found in peppers that are to blame for making other peppers so hot.   This pepper is theContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The What”

Cream of the Crop…Fruit

Buying organic foods can be awfully expensive…;and most of us don’t want to blow out paychecks at the grocery store…so which foods are best to buy organic form…and which can you skimp and buy the “normal stuff.” Let’s take a look…starting with fruit. ************ Cherries Even though organic cherries can be quite expensive, it’s importantContinue reading “Cream of the Crop…Fruit”