Friday, October 6, 2017

Corn Chowder

I'd been sick but was finally feeling well enough to get into the kitchen and make me something to eat. What would that be? I just felt like soup would fit the bill. So, I pulled some things out of the fridge and it all ended up being CORN CHOWDER. I made me some cornbread muffins to go with it. 


                                                 Here's the recipe I came up with.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Back On Track.

I really hit a slump in my 'healthy eating' schedule and there went the blog, by the wayside. But, after a bout with a tummy virus and some infectious issues with said tummy, I knew I'd better get off my duff and get busy again.

So, out came the 'good' recipes. I chose which ones I wanted to use, made my grocery list and then had a real buying frenzy at my favorite grocer. Lots of fruit, lots of veggies. I think I should be able to get back on track again really soon.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tomatoes

There is nothing better than a home-ripened tomato, right? I could eat them right off the vine, with a sprinkle of salt, of course. 

Whenever we make a salad we always chop up tomatoes to add to it. And, when we go to that salad bar... tomatoes are one of the things we chose. 


                                            But, let's think about what tomatoes do health-wise. 

Experts suggest that if we eat some form of tomato (be it fresh, tomato ketchup, tomato juice) every single day we might have half the amount of depression that someone who does not eat tomatoes but once a week will have. That's something to think about.

But, eating a lot of tomatoes are hard on my tummy. I already have too much acid down there as it is and tomatoes are very acidy. I am just wondering how I might counteract that acid so I could eat more tomatoes. Anyone with an idea?

In Dr. Michael Gregor's book 'How Not To Die' he talks about making a 'cancer-fighting salad'. Hmm. Sounds interesting. I love salads and I always add tomatoes. Spinach is the best bet for selecting your greens. Then you definately need to add some type of bean, berry and nut. What else would you add?

Of all those things piled up on that salad bar... which will you choose?

Go for the other green.... hopefully cabbage, kale or brussels sprouts. And, then dash on a spoonful of onion (green, sliced, whatever). Now you have a cancer fighting salad.

Well, where are your tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers?  Best to leave them behind. If I added one other thing to my salad it would be tomatoes, for that depression fighting effect.