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Not Your Grandma's Fruit Salad - Basil Fruit with Pistachio

Not Your Grandma's Fruit Salad - Basil Fruit with Pistachio

Yum!

I love all the fresh fruits of summer! Fresh off the tree or vine would be even better, but we take it where we can get it. 

We took a long jaunty bike ride in the sunny humidity, and once you get my boy going, there's no stopping him!  So when we picnic or return home to break and fuel up, I like something that's sweet, cool and powerful to replace what we just expended.  The fruits are nature's candy and their function give a quick burst of energy.  Combined with the protein of the pistachios, the sugar in...


Italian Zucchini Boats

Italian Zucchini Boats

How simple is this?

Mediterranean Cucumber Radish Salad

Mediterranean Cucumber Radish Salad

Salads don't have to just be lettuce and dressing you know!  Take any fresh veg ready to go and toss with a few herbs and oil or dressing.   You will be surprised the flavor combinations you can come up with!  If you think about it, every other culture combos basically the same 10-20 ingredients into different combinations also, you have just gotten accustomed to it and all that those ingredients can combine to form.  Start combining , recombining, and experimenting to come with your all new flavor combinations.

All but the dressing did I walk out of the garden with,...


Super Power Food Ragu Perfect for Immune Health

Super Power Food Ragu Perfect for Immune Health

One of the favorite American dishes is also one of the easiest dishes to be made as a potent flu bug fighter.  We don't even realize it because it's been so altered from its original form, but getting back to what food really is, we discover all of the fresh and functional foods in this one favorite and powerful dish....spaghetti!

Elegant in its simplicity, it is also a super easy food as a "catch-all", meaning its easy to adjust for all of the preferences around your table.  It's inspired enough to entice adults, perfect teen fare, and toddlers love it. ...