A Bread Free Sandwich Idea

Ever tried a “pepperwich?”  Many people are familiar with baked stuffed peppers covered with tomato sauce, but you can also stuff you favorite sandwich filling into a raw pepper shell. Cut a large green bell pepper in half lengthwise.  Remove seeds and as much white pith as you can.  I also cut out the stem.  FillContinue reading “A Bread Free Sandwich Idea”

Ways to Add Flavor to Food Without Adding Bad Stuff

In celebration of More Herbs, Less Salt Day let’s talk ways to add flavor without adding a lot of sugar, fat or salt. * Garlic and onion are obvious. Cook first to make flavor pop. * Vinegar adds a nice acidic bite.  Many varieties are available. * Liquid smoke replaces pork as seasoning. * If you have limitedContinue reading “Ways to Add Flavor to Food Without Adding Bad Stuff”

The Taste of Real Food

It amazes me how good fresh, natural food tastes. What compares to a fresh strawberry, or a luscious juicy peach trickling juice down your arm?  Even a fresh, crisp garden salad has a wonderful taste and crunch all it’s own. While eating a lettuce wrap I noticed the flavors of the meat, tomato, even theContinue reading “The Taste of Real Food”

A Cold Smoothie for a Hot Day

Smoothies have replaced ice cream for us.  To make one of our favorites I combine: 1 cup almond milk 1 frozen banana 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 2 Tablespoons flax seed meal 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter (optional) 1 Stevia packet (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla. Process in blender adding enough ice cubes to make it asContinue reading “A Cold Smoothie for a Hot Day”

July is National Watermelon Month!

July is recognized as National Watermelon Month by proclamation of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Why not celebrate? *  Watermelon contains more Lycopene than other fresh fruits and vegetables.  A 2 cup serving of watermelon averages 18.16 mg while a medium-sized tomato contains only 4 mg. *  Watermelon is an excellent source ofContinue reading “July is National Watermelon Month!”

A Simple Fruit Salad

A simple fruit salad using fresh, unsweetened peaches, strawberries and blueberries.  Doesn’t it look good?  A tip to keep fruit like peaches or apples from turning brown is to dip them in water with a little lemon juice added.  Fruit is naturally sweet.  If it is ripe, there is no need for added sugar. Sometimes theContinue reading “A Simple Fruit Salad”