19 Aug 2014
in food, health, recipes, Salads
Tags: antioxidants, apples, avocados, cabbage, cauliflower, vinaigrette, walnuts
The magic word is SALADS
According to Dr. Li, we can start today, keeping cancer at bay. Just eat more foods that slow the growth of blood vessels.
While we’re stuffing our faces with these healthy foods, we’re starving cancer-cell invaders in their tracks.
The foods that do the job aren’t mysterious mumbo jumbo harvested at the ends of the earth. More
20 May 2014
in Appetizers, food, recipes
Tags: avocados, bagette, chorizo, easy recipes, goat cheese, nutrition
Green is clean
Avocado crostini with goats cheese and chouriço, garnished with pistachios and red endive
The little bites at the start of a meal are often what we remember best. Here’s an easy appetizer that should hit a home-run for the crowd.
Choose an artisanal baguette baked fresh that day. If you must buy it ahead, wrap it well and freeze it for up to a week. A crusty-type loaf works better with this recipe than a chewy loaf. The chewy ones don’t toast as crisply and it’s harder to break off dainty bites. I learned this the hard way.
If you can find a loaf made from whole grain bread, take bonus points for good nutrition! Some more tips… More
22 Apr 2014
in books, Desserts, food, health, recipes
Tags: avocados, avoiding sugar, baking, beets, blood sugar, cake, chocolate, nuts, raspberries
The clock chimes 4 a.m. at the Night Circus. Her bonfire burns strong, fed by Marco’s book of charms.
“What’s black and white with red in the middle?” Vinny asks. “Give up? It’s the cake I made for my book club, when Erin Morgenstern’s novel “The Night Circus” was up for discussion.
On the surface, Morgenstern gives us an enchanting love story about magic. The circus, open only at night, shimmers in black and white. It is the venue for a desperate competition, as two wizards older than time pit themselves against one another through their best students. The light and the dark signify their two opposing ways of manipulating reality. Which will win out, Vinny wonders. More
26 Nov 2013
in Desserts, food, health, recipes, science, stories
Tags: avocados, children, chocolate, fruit, mangos, mousse, omega 9 fatty acids, omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, pudding
A healthy chocolate dessert
Instead of the suspicious fats usually lurking in rich desserts from heavy cream and butter, this chocolate pudding hides a secret agent known far and wide for his success in fighting disease. His name? Detective Avocado. More
23 Apr 2013
in Appetizers, Breakfast foods, health, recipes, Salads, stories
Tags: avocados, cottage cheese, fats, nutrition, omega 3 fatty acids, pears, phytonutrients, walnuts
The Avocado and the Pear
Short and squat, Miss Comice Pear rolled into his office. “I want you to defend me,” she exclaimed, blushing a rosy red.
A desk plaque proclaimed the man she was addressing to be the Honorable V. H. Avocado, LL.M. “What is the charge?” the lawyer asked.
“They say I’m harboring a load of sugar. They accuse me of doing great harm. But it’s not true!” Comice was distraught.
“Calm down,” replied Mr. Avocado. He adjusted his dark green jacket over his rather-rounded middle. “Perhaps if you began from the beginning?” More
18 Nov 2011
in food, health
Tags: avocados, brain, fats, nutrition, trivia
Vinny loves creamy smarty-pants avocados
Vinny just passed a nutrition quiz with flying colors. Want to try it yourself? More