Category: Fruit

Berried Treasure

Berried Treasure

Warning... addictive! One of my favorite snacks & super easy to make. These also make a fun & healthy dessert for the whole family.

Serves: 4 to 6

Fried Bananas

Fried Bananas

I love to serve this alongside any spicy dish, it helps to cut down on the spices & really adds a new level of flavor to any meal. But don't limit yourself to that suggestion, this pairs up nicely with so many dishes & is a great substitution for potatoes. Even your kids will love this!

Serves: 2 to 4

Toasted Pine Nuts

Toasted Pine Nuts

I just love pine nuts especially when they're toasted (aka PiƱon pronounced "pin - yon" or Italian Pignolia or Pinoli - read an article explaining the difference http://pinonnuts.com/AboutPineNuts1.htm). They're a little on the pricey side, but what nuts aren't these days & considering how healthy nuts are... they're worth the cost!

Yield: 6 oz

Holiday Fruit Side Dish

Holiday Fruit Side Dish

This delicious, comforting, healthy side dish is a welcome addition to any holiday meal. It's so easy to prepare & so yummy, that you'll want to serve it all year round. I created this dish in the early 1970's when I cooked my very first Thanksgiving meal & I've been serving it ever since. No matter who I invited over for the holidays, they always asked me if I was going to serve this, and of course I said yes!

Serves 6 to 8

Pears with Raspberry Sauce

Pears with Raspberry Sauce

This tastes totally decadent, like something you'd eat in an expensive restaurant, yet it's healthy & easy to make. It makes a wonderful breakfast, anytime snack or healthy dessert.

Serves: 2 to 4

Avocado Facts & Preparing Techniques

Avocado Facts & Preparing Techniques

An avocado is actually a fruit, it is thought to have originated in Mexico & is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Avocados contain in excess of 25 essential nutrients, including vitamin A, B, C, E, & K, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium & potassium. Avocados also contain fiber, protein & several beneficial phytochemicals such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein, which may protect against various diseases and illnesses. Even though avocados are high in fat content, it's mostly the healthy monounsaturated fat which is the type you want in your diet.