White Grape Juice Spritzer

Love the crisp and refreshing taste of unsweetened white grape juice when it’s chilled! Better yet, add equal parts of that to your favorite fruit flavored seltzer for a natural, (no added sugar) non alcoholic drink. Makes for a great antioxidant pick me up for such festive occasions as bridal showers or children’s’ birthday parties….

Cinco de Mayo 

Love tropical fruits! In the mood to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Already started to add mangos to my smoothie this am (with Greek yogurt, banana and kale). They are delicious plain for dessert or try making mango salsa and enjoy!    

Refreshing snack

On a sunny day and after a long hike outside, I was in the mood for a snack that was cold, lightly sweet and refreshing. Luckily I had a can of lychees in the refrigerator. Love the chewy yet tender texture. I also enjoy drinking the juice it sits in as well. Check out the…

Today’s Breakfast

Combined plain, nonfat Greek yogurt and organic strawberry spread from Costco on a rice cake for a quick, gluten free, no cook breakfast. Love to have these in hand when I am short on time. Can’t get simpler then that!

Food and Memory

This is the last of what I have left from my trip to Jamaica. I treasure the memories of my trip and my niece’s special wedding there as I sip, taste and smell it. Amazing how the emotions can be tied in with experiences of certain foods which can last for decades. All of this…

Trying to add more color to your diet?

Tossed freshly cubed butternut squash in olive oil. Roasted butternut squash in oven at 400 degrees until golden with crisp edges. Had a lightly sweet and caramelized flavor, crispy outside and moist yet tender inside.  Depending on your preference, try to sprinkle cinnamon or pumpkin spice on it. Delicious! 😋 See link below on cutting…

Soursop

Was introduced to this delicious tropical fruit while in Jamaica a few weeks ago. Have been on a quest to continue to enjoy it as a beverage, simply mixing the puréed pulp with water. Prefer frozen variety with no added sugar. Details on link below includes use for medicinal purposes from Purdue University. https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/soursop.html