Summer fruits are here! Luscious berries, wonderful stone
fruits abound in our farmer’s markets & grocery stores. It’s one of my
favorite times of the year to eat. I bake fruit into muffins, slice it over
cereal as well as enjoy it just as it comes off the tree. I just can’t get
enough of the stuff. A favorite way to get more fruit into my diet is stove top
jam. I have never learned how to can or preserve fruit but this simple recipe
is easy & does not require special equipment. Keep in mind that this method
is not meant to preserve fruit for long term use. This jam is meant to be kept
in the refrigerator & used within a few days. So... » Read More
Here in the south sweet potatoes are readily available, inexpensive & delicious. We even have a festival devoted to the yam in Tabor City NC. In fact if you go to the Wikipedia entry for sweets, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato the picture was taken about 30 minutes from my house! I was lucky enough to be gifted a giant box by a farmer I know a few years back & managed to come up with a whole mess o' ways to fix 'em! Sorry but the mere mention of *sweets* just brings the southern to the surface! In addition to the previuosly mentioned attributes, sweet potatoes are packed with nutrition-lots of fiber and vitamins. I will post a few recipe... » Read More
Another fabulous recipe utillizing the tasty & nutritious sweet potato.
1 cup almond milk
1 med banana
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/2 skinnned cooked sweet potato
Blend all ingredients until smooth
Delicious! Great for breakfast or a snack.
Add more of less milk to desired thickness
Use soy or cow's milk as you like. I store peeled & cut over ripe bananas in the freezer
just for this purpose.Variation: For extra nutrition puree a handful of spinachin some milk for a few minutes then add the rest ofthe ingredients.
Enjoy!... » Read More
Onward we go with the delicious, nutritious & versatile Ipomoea Batatas or sweet potato. I came across a fabulous muffin recipe, tweaked it a bit & it has become my go to crowd pleaser breakfast treat recipe. I tried it out on the family a few years back & they have requested them at every gathering since.
Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins
1 1/2 cups brown sugar lightly packed 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup low fat yogurt plain 1 tablespoon ground allspice
2 eggs 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 3/4... » Read More