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Showing posts with label super food. Show all posts

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Do You Heart Pomegranates?

Do you love pomegranates? I know I do! I would even like to start a movement with the goal of adding pomegranates to the traditional American Thanksgiving cornucopia. (Care to participate in the Thanksgiving cornucopia POLL and cast your vote? )




Pomegranates are so exotic and enjoy an exotic history!   Indeed it is the food of myth and legends.

They are the wonder food of ancient civilizations like Persia and Israel.  

In fact, in ancient Greece, pomegranates were considered an aphrodisiac.  

Two respected modern publications - The Globe and Mail, “Canada’s #1 national newspaper” and The NHS in England – both claim that the claims that pomegranates are a “super food” can be proven.













Shared the link via my post stream on Google Plus stream, but in case you didn't see it there, view it here. If you are on Pinterest, please visit my pinboard dedicated to POMEGRANATES? Started the board a couple of years ago and to date it has 100 pins: recipes (food and drinks), beauty and healthcare products, etc. 










 Blueberry Pomegranate - $5.00
Our Blueberry Pomegranate tea has a round fruity taste with a sweet and slightly tart finish. A wonderfully refreshing treat, perfect for any occasion! Floral, Sweet, Fruity

 Green Pomegranate - Award Winning - $5.00
Select organic green tea hand tossed in a large wok, dried to perfection, then carefully blended with organic raspberries and essence of pomegranate. Sweeten the senses with a tart and tangy rush to the palate. Also available in our Eco Pyramid Teabags here. Fruity, Sweet, Tart


Pomegranate juice in glass and pomegranates  on white
© Photographer: Svetamart | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Saturday, December 3, 2016

To Beet or Not to Beet is No Longer the Question

So here's my sad childhood story. Beets! Growing up, in my house the only person that ever ate beets was my late mother. The thing is … she didn't even try to encourage me or tempt me to taste them. No! SHE JUST ATE THEM ALL! As a kid, there was nothing appealing or appetizing about them. So … like broccoli and figs and other wonderful foods that looked questionable through a child's eyes … I just didn't eat them! Wasn't even curious.



In my adult years, forty plus years ago, I met my husband. Would you believe it? He tells me a similar childhood story, except that both his mom and his dad ate beets. Beets and beets and beets. They just couldn't get enough of em!

Come to find out … beets are good for you! WHAT???!!



Why would our parents keep that a secret? We don't know! So they could have more for themselves?? Seems the only logical explanation!



Nevertheless, we love our parents and thank them for all of the other meaningful secrets of life that they did reveal to us. We'll overlook the best kept beet secret.  :)



Anyway! …. Now that we've learned “the rest of the story”, the question of “To beet or not to beet” has been answered. We just need to figure out a way to incorporate this awesomely nutritious super food into our diet.



Found a treasure trove of beet recipes at Flipboard, a site where I am experimenting with publishing my own food magazine. (The magazine is called My I Like Eating Channel. Yes it's the same name as my curated content topic board on Scoop.it. I know! I'm not very original and I copy myself a lot!)



Sharing a few recipes from the Flipboard collection that look like they might be very tasty. However, the first share below was actually found elsewhere on the web. It's about beet juice. Did you know that it's drink of champions? Well it is!

As a parent myself, I know that no matter how good veggies may be, it's sometimes hard to get your kids (or yourself) to eat them! Thank the Lord for juice and juicers! Sometimes folks who won't EAT their veggies, don't have too much of a problem with DRINKING their veggies. 



Beetroot Juice: The Drink Of Champions | Competitor.com


Beetroot Juice: The Drink Of Champions | Competitor.com





Golden Beet and Pomegranate Salad Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com



Golden Beet and Pomegranate Salad Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com

You can roast the beets or boil them. Roasting the beets will give them more flavor, but it takes longer and will use more energy than boiling.



SMOKY BEETROOT HUMMUS


SMOKY BEETROOT HUMMUS

My birthday happened at the beginning of the month. I hosted a big seafood feast. I wanted a bunch of my favorite people together at a table and a ton of seafood - Dungeness crab, oysters, a big stew with mussels and clams and fish, etc.



Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Beets and Siracha Dressing - A Communal Table


Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Beets and Siracha Dressing - A Communal Table

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better... Melissas Produce went and introduced NEW produce collections. The newest additions are - Organic Purification Boxes! Melissas graciously sent me the Organic Purification Box B to play with... and play I did!



38 Beet Recipes for Roasting, Frying and More Recipe


38 Beet Recipes for Roasting, Frying and More Recipe

There are a lot of ways to cook beets. So go forth and make it happen!



Where to find more Beets on Flipboard


Beets on Flipboard

By mshedrick | mshedrick created a magazine on Flipboard. "Beets on Flipboard" is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for "mshedrick".



One last share. Not found via Flipboard, but you'll still like it!  :)


Beet Orange Salad with Honey Vinaigrette




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That's it for now my friends! As always thanks for visiting Food Ways and feel free to visit often! Bring your family and friends!  Until the next post … Peace, Love and Happy Beeting (or Eating or Drinking (preferably nonalcoholic beverages).

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