Exotic Fruits – Physalis

Check out this lovely, etherial-looking fruit… Known around the world as the Physalis, or Cape Gooseberry, Golden Berry or Ground Cherry, this small orange berry is native to Peru and Chile and now found in numerous regions around the globe including, South and Central Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China and Malaysia. In England, the cape gooseberry […]

Chicken Massaman Curry

Check out this amazing curry recipe (including these beautiful instructional pics) I adapted from Bev Cooks at www.bevcooks.com. This yummy recipe is full of tender chunks of chicken, red potatoes and crisp snow peas all swimming together in a thick, luscious pool of coconut curry sexiness. Finished with crunchy roasted peanuts, fresh sprigs of cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice […]

The Sun and You

For most of us, we’ve heard all our life to avoid the sun, especially in attempts to prevent skin cancer, wrinkles, sun spots, etc. We’ve been told by marketers and doctors alike to slather on the sunscreen and to minimize overall exposure as much as possible. What if I were to tell you, however, that we’ve […]

Avocado and Mango Salad

  If you’re in need of a crowd-pleasing salad, check out this amazing Avocado and Mango Salad recipe chock-full of seasonal Spring veggies and fruits that are rich in vitamins, minerals and good fats…not to mention super delicious, too! INGREDIENTS: 3 Tbsp. Grape Seed Oil  1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice 1 shallot, minced 1/2 […]

Exotic Fruits – Rambutan

Okay folks, here’s exotic fruit #4 and isn’t he strange looking?  Don’t really know why I’m referring to this fruit as a “he” other than the fact that it looks somewhat hairy.  Okay, anyway, this brightly colored fruit is called a Rambutan. The Rambutan is widely distributed throughout Indonesia, Malaysia and Southeast Asia and is identified […]

Exotic Fruits – Dragon Fruit

As we continue in our “Exotic Fruits” series, check out the spectacular dragon fruit.  You’ve likely heard the name, but did you have any idea it looked like this? Amazing! Dragon fruit is a beautiful fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. The plant is actually a type of cactus, […]

Going Green

In tribute to the soon upcoming “green” holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate by incorporating more green into your diet!  (No, unfortunately green beer doesn’t count!) Green vegetables and fruits contain a number of health-boosting vitamins (like vitamins A, C, and K and folate) and minerals (such as iron, calcium and magnesium), as well as excellent […]

Exotic Fruits – Mangosteen

My little post on the Pineberry seemed to stir up quite a bit of interest which prompted me to run additional little segments on exotic fruits around the world. So, check it out….have you ever seen a mangosteen?  A mangosteen is a tropical fruit that grows in South East Asia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. Although […]

Ever heard of the Pineberry?

Have you ever heard of the pineberry? The word “pineberry” is a fusion of the words “pineapple” and “strawberry” and refers to a relatively new pale pink or pale orange to white strawberry cultivar that is adorned with red achenes (strawberry seeds). Like the modern Garden Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa), the pineberry is a hybrid […]

Peach and Apricot Pesto Pasta

As the weather warms up, we find our food choices expand to offer more delicious fruits and vegetables. I stumbled across this pasta recipe while checking out www.organicauthority.com and simply had to share with all of you. At first I was a little curious as to how the pesto flavors would meld with the sweet peach and […]