Peach Upside-Down Cake

Peach Upside-Down Cake

Right now peaches are everywhere here in Texas. I bought a peck of wonderful Texas peaches when we were on a recent road trip. So far we've been enjoying them multiple times a day and in many ways -- such as peach-topped yogurt, peach kefir smoothies, peach yogurt popsicles, just plain peaches, and this delicious … [Read more...]

Spirulina Fruit Smoothie (Odwalla Green Superfood)

Spirulina Fruit Smoothie

Odwalla's fruit juice drinks sure are tasty - but I have a few problems with them. 1) They contain Soy Lecithin, see why I avoid any soy. 2) They are a little $pricey. AND 3) They are flash pasteurized. As stated on their web site: "...the juice is rapidly heated for a short period of time to a temperature high enough to … [Read more...]

Irradiation of Food: Is it really safe?

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What is irradiation? Irradiation is a form of decontamination that is used to kill microorganisms, bacteria, yeasts, molds, etc. It is used to help extend the shelf life of food products like dried herbs, teas, potatoes, flour, vegetables, fruits and more. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has … [Read more...]

“Fruitcake” Bites (Dried-Fruit Cookies)

Fruitcake Bites - Dried Fruit Cookies

There are those who love fruit cake and those who don't (to put it nicely). I fall into the latter of the two...it's definitely not one of my favorites to say the least. But these cookies are really quite good. The taste is reminiscent of fruitcake, but in a good way :) These cookies are made with plenty of "natural" dried … [Read more...]

Refreshing “Fresh Fruit” Slushies

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Slushies are great on a warm day, but commercial slushies you'd buy at the corner mart are full of refined sugars like high fructose corn syrup. These slushies on the other hand are not. They are sweetened with fresh fruit and Stevia, so they are great for you! And you can make just about any flavor, or even a combination … [Read more...]

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