Thanks so much to all those who submitted recipes. They were wonderful! It was fun choosing from all the delicious recipes. Next time we'll have to add a twist into the mix!
Winning Recipe: Eye Pleasing, Great tasting Tropical Fruit Salad With Papaya. Submiteed by: NavaYaH
Eye Pleasing, Great tasting Tropical Fruit Salad
1/2 cup ripe fresh papaya chunks
1 ripe mango
1 ripe banana
1 Strawberry Pear [also know in the Asian stores as Dragon Head Fruit] chunks
2 ripe peaches chunked [peelings on]
All chunks about 3/4-1 inch square or so. The colors are all so vivid together. Your guests will not want to resist. When you peel off the brilliant red skin off the Strawberry Pear, the surprising white flesh with tiny black seeds [similar looking to a kiwi inside] are a real surprise and brightens up the whole dish. If you cannot find a Strawberry Pear, substitute 2 peeled kiwis chunked.
Best made in season so all the fruits are ripe and sweet. No need for sweetener!
Otherwise, you might add a bit of raw blue agave.
2 Navel Oranges
1 Papaya, pitted and diced small
2 tablespoons Sugar Free Honey
1/4 cup Fat Free Milk
4 tablespoons Water
2 tablespoons Flour
4 tablespoons Greek Yogurt, plain (Fage total 0% is the best)
1.Peel oranges removing most of white membrane on. Cut oranges up. Put oranges, diced papayas and water in a blender and puree until smooth.
2.Transfer to the saucepan, heat over medium heat and bring to boil. Add fat free milk, greek yogurt, sugar free honey and flour. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened stirring constantly.
by: Hidemi Walsh
1/2 coconut meat chopped or 1 cup moistened dehydrated coconut
1/2 small mango sliced
1/4 cup fresh papaya chunks
1 chili pepper or 1/4 teaspoon chili powder)
5 whole cashews
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
Salt to taste
Blend in blender until consistency desired for chunkiness.
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric and salt to taste.
Serve with the homemade flatbread of your Indian-style cuisine or as a dip with Back to NATURE Multigrain Flax crackers! DEEElicious...
What is the importance of vitamin D in the winter? Well, firstly we need to know what the importance of vitamin D is no matter what the season is, summer, fall, spring. Without the right amount of vitamin D in your body you could struggle to regulate your calcium and phosphorus intake. When this is the case then the maintenance of your healthy teeth and bones decreases. Everyone wants that billion dollar smile, and vitamin D plays a big part in getting there, and maintaining it. Vitamin D does not just help with your outside appearance, it goes deeper into your body too. It supports your immune system, your nervous system and your brain. Seems to be an all rounder, right?!
Let’s face it, there is nothing like snuggling up inside and spoiling yourself with comfort eats when the cold weather blows in. Tempting we know.
These days, the topic of the healthiest oils for cooking is a hot one. And with the wealth of options we have available, there is some confusion surrounding the healthiest oils to use.
The matter has not been helped by new entrants who have joined the healthy oils fray. Coconut oil, for example. Or butter, which is making a comeback after a long absence triggered by claims that the creamy condiment causes diabetes, obesity and is bad for the heart, assertions that have since been refuted.