Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Eat More Good Stuff

I have several friends who are vegetarian or vegan, one who is raw vegan and another who eats all raw food (including raw meat and fish).

The whole raw food thing intrigues me; consuming all fresh healthy organic low calorie fruit & vegetables fresh from Mother Earth… yet I like meat. And hot soup on a cold day. And pasta, who could live without pasta? And I love to cook.

With all those ands the chance of me eating a totally fresh raw diet is pretty slim. But I have tried to ad more fresh produce to my diet. Even so, I don’t like boring, so here are a few of my favs, concocted to provide fresh healthy foods while still be yummy –and pretty, too.

Spinach Salad
A plate full of fresh baby spinach
Fresh mozzarella cheese cubes
Sliced black olives (drizzle w/ olive juice for dressing)

Vegetable Salad
1 peeled and sliced cucumber
1 sliced or diced tomato
½ sliced onion

Dress with fresh garden herbs, a tablespoon of olive oil and some balsamic vinegar, stir, serve, or make beforehand and chill.

Tropical Blender Smoothie (serves 2-3)
1 Banana
1 lg. can pineapple w/ juice
1 sm. can mandarin oranges

Blend on high, pour, drink.

Fruit Smoothie
1 Banana
1 cup strawberries
1 sliced apple
1 cup water

Blend on high, pour, drink.


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