Summer Vegetable Ceviche

I was at a get together recently and a friend, who happens to be vegan, brought what he called Vegan Ceviche.  This sounded interesting to me since ceviche, as I know it, is a delicious concoction of raw seafood in lime juice with onion, tomato. avocado, and cilantro. This ceviche was served in a huge bowl with tortilla chips.  I decided to give it a … Continue reading Summer Vegetable Ceviche

CHICKPEA, SWEET POTATO, LIME & COCONUT SOUP

Hi everyone!  Happy New Year.  I hope this post on my blog finds you all enjoying the first day of 2018.  Since I indulged way too much between Thanksgiving and New Years, it’s time to get back on track.  I love soup and the colder winter months always scream soup to me.  I’m always looking for new healthy soup recipes to try out.  This is … Continue reading CHICKPEA, SWEET POTATO, LIME & COCONUT SOUP

What’s To Become Of Whole Foods? Here Is What I Found Out.

I’m a little late in posting this, but I wanted to wait to see what would happen after the acquisition. Monday, August 28, 2017 was the day Amazon officially acquired Whole Foods Market. Amazon was very clear that prices would be slashed. “Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices starting Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come,” … Continue reading What’s To Become Of Whole Foods? Here Is What I Found Out.

How Much Do You Love Strawberries?

We do love our strawberries don’t we?  I know I do, along with most berries, especially blueberries and blackberries.  Did you look at the infographic I posted above?  Astonishing right? I rely a lot on the Environmental Working Group (EWG) when it comes to any questions I have about produce/food or products I might buy.  EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Their goal is to provide … Continue reading How Much Do You Love Strawberries?

In My Opinion: Cookies – Gluten vs Gluten-Free What’s the Difference?

There is a huge difference between gluten and gluten-free cookies (in my opinion), so don’t be fooled into thinking when you take that first bite that the two will be synonymous. There are key differences in appearance, texture, and flavor of gluten free cookies. Appearance – When I bake gluten-free cookies they tend to come out thicker and round instead of spreading out like a gluten … Continue reading In My Opinion: Cookies – Gluten vs Gluten-Free What’s the Difference?

How Healthy are those Strawberries?

Who doesn’t love a fresh picked strawberry?  Maybe you bought them from a local farm stand or farmer’s market. Better yet, maybe you picked them yourself at a strawberry farm. Not only are strawberries delicious, they are packed full of antioxidants, high in fiber, and contain vitamin C, manganese, and potassium.  Unfortunately, they have been listed as having the highest level of pesticide residue.  Washing … Continue reading How Healthy are those Strawberries?

Regular Produce vs Organic

Recently I posted a blog called, Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen.  I received feedback concerning the use of pesticides on fruit and vegetables and the expense of buying organic. There are many good reasons why organic produce is more expensive than non-organic.  I’ve chosen just a few:  no chemicals = more labor – conventional farms use chemicals and synthetic … Continue reading Regular Produce vs Organic

Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

We are in the midst of summer and supermarkets and farmer’s markets are exploding with fresh produce.  Eating fresh produce is the best way to benefit from the nutrients they provide.  However, most produce you see has been been sprayed with pesticides. Farmers use pesticides for a couple of reasons: to keep weeds at bay and to prevent pests from destroying crops.  Pesticides are toxic and … Continue reading Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen