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. 


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fruit Salad

Oh yum...

And so healthy....

I had some fruit and wondered what to do with them. I knew I couldn't eat it all before they spoiled so I decided to make fruit salad. 

                                                     You can use any combination of fruit. 

                                                                Cut into bite size pieces.

                                     Add about 1/2 carton of Activia (or other) yogurt. 

                                                                Stir until fruit is coated.

                                                                                     Enjoy



          Mine was a combo of watermelon, grapes, blueberries, canned pineapple and banana.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Honey Lemon Carrots

I had some carrots in the fridge. I knew it was time to eat them or just toss them out. So, I made some Honey Lemon Carrots. They were quite tasty. I'll be making them again. It's one of Paula Deen's recipes. Wish she was still on one of the cooking networks. I miss her.

Everybody's heard of how good carrots are for you. They even say that they are good for your eyes but that's a myth. Most veggies are better for you when eaten raw but not carrots. Did you know that you end up with 6 times more vitamin A in your bloodstream from cooked carrots than raw ones? Amazing. Besides, they are easier to chew! 

I want to share my recipe with you. I hope you will try it. I use raw honey and low-fat margarine to make it even more healthy. 



I'm not much of a food photographer... So just excuse this tacky picture but, at least, I tried.