Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Heart Healthy Apple Pie

Hi everyone...
  Who doesn't love pie? Those storebought varieties, however, can play havoc on anyone's health. With the addition of shortening, artificial ingredients, and who knows what else, it can be difficult - if not impossible - to enjoy some old fashioned pie. Here is a way to fulfill your pie cravings without all the added sugars, fats, and calories....

Crustless Apple Pie

1 medium apple, cored
1/2 medium apple, peeled and diced
1 T wholegrain flour
1 T water

Preheat oven to 350F.
Core medium apple. Gently scoop out most of insides.
Place scooped-out apple into mixing bowl.
In mixing bowl, place remaining ingredients.
Mix thoroughly.
Place ingredients into cored apple.
Place on baking sheet.

Put baking sheet into preheated oven.
Bake for 20 minutes, until knife easily slides through the apple.
Remove from heat.
Cool slightly before eating.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Easy Food Tips for Beating The Heat

Hi everyone. Warmer climates bring about certain changes in eating and drinking habits. Here are some easy and quick ways to partake in some nutritious items:

* Freeze fruit
  • For ease of use, utilize a freezer bag and place the fruit in a single layer. Date label.
  • Frozen fruit thickens smoothies, shakes, protein drinks, and other beverages.

* Make fruit ice cubes
  • Puree some fruit. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays.
  • Squeeze a fresh lemon or lime into ice cube tray molds.
  • Remove a cube and use as desired. Place one into a glass of water.

* Make veggie ice cubes

  • Follow directions for fruit cubes.
  • Place in chilled glass and enjoy as a beverage.
  • Make a Bloody Mary by adding tomato cube to vodka.
  • Use as seasoning agent in stir fries, soups, dips, and spreads.

* Freeze nuts
  • Place nuts into an airtight container and freeze.
  • Remove these nuts and enjoy as a snack, yogurt or ice cream topping, or other delight.

* Chill glasses and serving dishes
  • You will notice an instant relief when sipping beverages from a chilled glass.
  • Serving salads in chilled bowls or serving dishes offers another option that cannot be beat.

Let your imagination run wild. These are just a few ways to reduce your internal temperatures and tolerate warmer climates. 


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Friday, January 08, 2016

An Edible Wedding Bouquet

Yesterday was Farmer's Market day. Upon looking over a variety of scrumptious-looking fresh produce, one vendor had some remarkable broccoli for sale.

Store-bought broccoli has nothing over this organic, local farm grown jewel. The bunch was asymmetrical. It was a beautiful shade of dark green. There were no blemishes or discolorations. The stalk was very fresh and HUGE. All in all, it was quite a pleasant sight to see. There was no smell of chemicals. 


While checking out the broccoli, I picked up one bunch and was amazed at its natural beauty. “This needs to be a wedding bouquet”, was my comment to another veggie-lovin' customer. Wouldn't that be cool? 

An edible wedding bouquet. Instead of throwing away the typical flowers, you could take a picture of the nutrient-rich bouquet. Then, steam it up for your dinner. That's what I call recycling.
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