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”

Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew

Intro We all know what a honeydew is…that green thing over by the cantaloupe…but do you know what nutritional benefits it offers and what health benefits arrive from eating it? Let’s take a look… ***************** Nutritional Value Even though a honeydew is 90% water, the melon still packs a great punch… Calories…64 calories per cupContinue reading “Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew”

Can’t Put a Cantaloupe Into an Envelope

We all pretty much know what a cantaloupe is by now…in fact, the melons that I am going to be talking about in the next few posts are all very familiar to us by now—cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon. But I’m gonna ramble on about these types of melons anyway…starting with the cantaloupe. Cantaloupes are easilyContinue reading “Can’t Put a Cantaloupe Into an Envelope”

Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos

The fourth category of fruit, the pepo category, consists of those fruits have multiple seeds throughout the flesh or grouped together in the center….mostly melons. So I thought that this would be a good time to talk about the menagerie of  melons that you might see as you are hitting the fruit aisle with greatContinue reading “Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos”

Orange You Glad You Bought An Orange

Pretty much all of us already know what the citrus fruits are…lemons, limes, and oranges…duh… But do you know why you should be sticking them in your grocery cart and actually eating them instead of simply setting them out on your counter because they look pretty. First of all, what makes a citrus fruit aContinue reading “Orange You Glad You Bought An Orange”

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”

Don’t Berry Your Head in the Sand About Berries

My goal in this series of posts is to break the Raw Foods Master Grocery List into as many specific subgroups as possible…So let’s take a look at several different kinds of berries that may be available in your local produce aisle or farmer’s market so that we will be able to make smarter choicesContinue reading “Don’t Berry Your Head in the Sand About Berries”

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 themĀ one of the most popular fruits. The gamut runs fromĀ 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”

The Scoop on Drupes

I debated whether or not to jump to another category or talk about the different types of fruit in this post, but I think that breaking the fruit category into smaller categories will help you as you plan your grocery list and hit the store. So let’s begin by talking about the scoop on drupes…Continue reading “The Scoop on Drupes”

The Ultimate Plant-Based Grocery List

Perhaps I’m not the only one totally not excited about making this change in diet and lifestyle, but the benefits are far too many to simply ignore…   After all, I do want to keep my diabetic husband around for a while…not to mention that I want to be able to feed my wholeheartedly devotedContinue reading “The Ultimate Plant-Based Grocery List”