PULP TOO GOOD TO TOSS!! #CARROT AND BEET MUFFINS

I couldn’t bear to toss. I made myself beet and carrot juice. I incorporated finely chopped ginger root and a squeeze of lime. With a splash of water, all ingredients were placed in standing blender. This was blended and then strained so as to remove pulp. Though most of the juice was extracted, I retainedContinue reading “PULP TOO GOOD TO TOSS!! #CARROT AND BEET MUFFINS”

ONE OF THE JOY’S OF SUMMER #CANTALOUPE AND MINT SALAD

As summer makes its merry and torrid way out, I thought I would pay homage in my way. And, what better way to do so than with one of summer’s favorite melons, cantaloupe. This musky-flavored fruit generally ripens close to the beginning of April and peaks in August. I was happy to secure one thatContinue reading “ONE OF THE JOY’S OF SUMMER #CANTALOUPE AND MINT SALAD”

MY MANGO STOOD OUT ##MANGO COCKTAIL

I love the taste of mango in a refreshing summer cocktail. It’s bold and upfront and center within a drink. And, it doesn’t take a huge amount to flavor a particular drink. A few pieces go a long way. The smooth and sweet characteristics make it perfect for an exotic drink on a sizzling day.Continue reading “MY MANGO STOOD OUT ##MANGO COCKTAIL”

I FLIPPED MY PINEAPPLE TWO WAYS #GRILLED PINEAPPLE #PINEAPPLE JUICE

I was quite elated when I brought home my yellow/golden wonder. It was packed in a plastic container (canister) looking firm and clearly ripened to perfection. From the looks of it, it was already releasing juice due to it being peeled and cored. It was ready; ready to be used up in whichever way IContinue reading “I FLIPPED MY PINEAPPLE TWO WAYS #GRILLED PINEAPPLE #PINEAPPLE JUICE”

IT’S A RE-RUN!! ##VEGGIE AND FRUIT JUICE FEST!

I couldn’t  help myself; I had these summer fruits and veggies peering at me. When I bought them, I had great plans and intentions for them. However, because of my crazy schedule, I had put off utilizing those wholesome products. Knowing that their shelf lives were quite short I took the plunge. I pulled myContinue reading “IT’S A RE-RUN!! ##VEGGIE AND FRUIT JUICE FEST!”

HERB/CHEDDAR CRUSTED ROAST CHICKEN ON CARROT/GINGER SAUCE

It seems like guacamole was on my mind. Maybe because I had a couple of the main ingredients (cilantro and avocado) on hand. Never went there though. Instead, I prepped a combination of chopped avocado and cilantro and sprinkled with a pinch of salt and black pepper with a squeeze of lime. I placed thatContinue reading “HERB/CHEDDAR CRUSTED ROAST CHICKEN ON CARROT/GINGER SAUCE”

HOME-MADE DRINK OF THE DAY: CANTALOUPE/GINGER

Cantaloupes mainly hit the marketplace close to April. And they peak in the summer months of June through September. A few days ago, I was fortunate to garner one of these specimens. Took it home and decided to leave it on the counter for a few days. Lo and behold, when I entered my kitchen,Continue reading “HOME-MADE DRINK OF THE DAY: CANTALOUPE/GINGER”

JOYFUL BERRIES ##CRANBERRY DRINK WITH A HINT OF GINGER ROOT

Yes, I still have some. Over the years, during the Christmas holidays when the marketplace is loaded with cranberries, I often purchase extra and store them  in the freezer. They come in handy throughout the new year for quite an extended time. The last holiday was no different. Not only are cranberries refreshing, but basedContinue reading “JOYFUL BERRIES ##CRANBERRY DRINK WITH A HINT OF GINGER ROOT”

A MID WEEK DISH THAT WILL HAVE YOU EATING IN MINUTES ##CHICKEN/ASSORTED VEGGIE STIR-FRY

We all have extremely busy lives. Hours are spent commuting back and forth to the ‘Grind’. We depart in the wee hours of the morn and arrive home at dark. Therefore, it’s not surprising that we often grab   prepared meals at the neighborhood eateries. They are fairly inexpensive, quick, let’s confess, tasty. We can’tContinue reading “A MID WEEK DISH THAT WILL HAVE YOU EATING IN MINUTES ##CHICKEN/ASSORTED VEGGIE STIR-FRY”

A FRESH/WHOLESOME WAY TO BEGIN 2015 – #SWEET POTATO/APPLE WAFFLES

Guys, it’s a brand new day and year within our midst. Many of us have plans and resolutions for this year. Of course, one of the popular ones is keeping fit and healthy. I’ve tried to incorporate same in my life-style the past year. It is difficult; however, I try to do it one dayContinue reading “A FRESH/WHOLESOME WAY TO BEGIN 2015 – #SWEET POTATO/APPLE WAFFLES”