Papaya Ice Cream

You can combine fruits by running varying chunks through a blender, or by pre-blending the fruits and freezing in ice cube trays as in the following recipe:

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Beet Borscht – Russian Recipe

Borscht has many forms but is always made with beets. It is sometimes made as a hearty stew that is served hot. This borscht is a light, cold soup which makes a light, refreshing dish to serve on hot days.

Barley Pilaf

Simmer vegetable stock, barley, and salt for one hour. Simmer water, onion, carrot, celery, and green onions in a small skillet for about 5 minutes. Add vegetable to cooked barley and add soy sauce and thyme. Simmer the pilaf for 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.

Cookware

Your choice of cookware can affect the nutrient value of food. Some cookware make the food’s natural flavors and aromas more intense, which in turn, affects the foods flavor. Some cookware shouldn’t be anywhere near your food.

Aluminum-Free Baking Powder

When baking quick breads and muffins or cookies, use baking powder that is aluminum-free. Studies have shown that aluminum salts can be absorbed from the intestines and concentrated in various human tissues, and that high aluminum levels are found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. In addition, aluminum is linked to bone degeneration and kidney dysfunction.

Vegetable Broth

This broth is universal. Dishes are greatly improved by using a broth instead of water, it gives quick dishes the ‘cooked all day’ flavor. It can be used as a base for soups, gravies, rice dishes, casseroles, etc. It is convenient to make it up and freeze it in batches for later use.

Make this broth your own by adding ingredients or substituting ingredients. These also make a tasty broth: leeks, onions, carrots, tomatoes, or garlic. Experiment with herbs: parsley, marjoram, thyme, bay leaves, dried basil, or sage.

Marinara Sauce

Tomatoes are good for hypertension, healing wounds and sores faster, combating fatigue in hypoglycemics or those with low blood sugar, and they stimulate the liver. These actions cover many health problems and add quality to your healthy diet.

Vegetable Tostada

Place the pinto beans in food processor with the salsa and puree. Place in a nonstick baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Warm the tortillas in the oven. Place the beans, vegetables, yogurt, and salsa in separate bowls so each person may add the toppings of their choice.