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    Ain’t Your Mama Banana Cream Pie!

      Banana Cream Pie with A Graham Cracker Crust Let’s talk about these bananas we have and don’t know what to do them. Most people would make banana bread or banana pudding which is okay, but I wanted something different. A BANANA PIE!  Banana Cream Pie might be the easiest of all the cream pie varieties and it’s so amazing. INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING: Heavy Cream (Whipped Firm) Instant Vanilla Pudding Cold Milk Sugar Vanilla Extract Cream Cheese Sweet Condense Milk Ripe Bananas How To Make a Banana Cream Pie? I went a brought an already made graham cracker crust from the grocery store. I my crust got it from…

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    What You Don’t Know About The Butternut Squash!

      Butternut squash is one of the most common varieties of winter squash. It also offers a good supply of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. Contrary to the name, winter squash is grown in the summer and harvested in the fall. Its thick, tough exterior and firm flesh make it suitable for storing over several months. This means it can be eaten during the winter season. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, one cup of cooked, cubed butternut squash, containing around 205 grams, contains: 82 calories 1.8 grams (g) of protein 0.18 g of fat 21.50 g of carbohydrate, including 4 g of sugar…

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    Broccoli Basics

    This vegetable has been widely studied for its medicinal properties, which include antibacterial and immunity-boosting activities. It is rich in vitamin C and fiber and has the highest level of carotenoids that’s healthy lutein. Broccoli also has an excellent source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical that boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. Broccoli is a branched, green vegetable with either purple or more commonly green flower buds. It belongs to the cruciferous family, along with cauliflower, cabbage and kale and it can be eaten raw or cooked, with just 80g (about 2 spears) counting as one of your five-a-day. Prostate Health: Diet high in…

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    Grain and Berry – St. Petersburg

    Today my daughter and I tried a new superfood cafe, Grain and Berry located in Saint Petersburg Florida. The layout of the establishment is very modern yet cozy and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The menu ranges from superfood smoothie bowls, yogurt banana splits, yogurt parfaits, fresh juices, avocado toasts, healthy shots, smoothies, flatbreads, and quesadillas. My daughter and I both had the chance to sample spirulina and we absolutely loved it. I chose to have the “Feed The Soul” with the spirulina base, and it all comes with organic granola, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, honey, and hemp seeds.  My daughter on the other hand chose to have the…

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    Minnie’s Banana Bread

    By: Minnie Williams With its super-moist texture, buttery banana and brown sugar flavors, and incredibly soft crumb, this is my favorite banana bread recipe. Produce: 3-4 bananas, Large Ripe Refrigerated: 2 Eggs, Large Baking & Spices: 2 cups All-Purpose Flour 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 1 cup Granulated Sugar 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1/2 tsp.  Salt 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract Dairy: 1 Stick Butter Instructions: This recipe makes one loaf of banana bread.  The first step is to preheat your oven and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.  Take a large bowl and whisk together your dry ingredients.  This will include flour,…

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    Kiss My Asparagus

    Asparagus, officially known as asparagus officinalis is a member of the lily family. It has been valued for years for its unique flavor, rich texture, and medicinal qualities. Asparagus has detoxifying properties and contains antioxidants that strengthen the heart and blood vessels. In Chinese medicine it is to be suggested that people with respiratory illnesses, and ease menstrual problems. Asparagus is a good source of nutrients including: -Vitamin A – Vitamin C – Vitamin E – Vitamin K – Fiber – Folate What Is It Good For? Supports The Gut – (better overall digestive tract function) – Asparagus contains insulin, a prebiotic that encourages healthy gut flora. Also has mild…

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    AVO-CAN-DO

    Let’s talk about avocados and their benefits. Avocado keeps joints supple, helps lower blood pressure, helps improve fertility, and much more. The avocado has the distinction of being the fruit with the highest fat content. The avocado also contains monounsaturated oils ( the good fat) which lowers blood pressure and can also help to lubricate your joints. The avocado’s benefits doesn’t just stop with your health but it is also a good hair mask, the avocado’s fatty oils can help strengthen and add a shine to your hair as well. You could puree an avocado to create a hair mask or you could possibly use avocado oil. What Is It…

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    Cabbage Soup with Rice

     Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 35 minutesServing Family of 4INGREDIENTS4 cups long grain rice,Uncle Bens3 tablespoons olive oil1 large sweet yellow onion, sliced 5 large carrots, sliced into rounds pieces4 large celery ribs, diced2 large green peppers,sliced1 large red bell peppers, sliced1 medium cabbage, chopped a pinch of salt and pepper to taste1/2 teaspoon chilli powder, add if needed2 cans Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, undrained 1 can Hunt’s Tomato Paste 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth * *Badia Seasoning as needed for taste** add sausage or and shrimp, your preference  Instructions: Prepare rice according to the directions on the package and set aside. Heat 3 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat in a large soup pot or dutch oven.  Add onions and salt; cook for 1 minute. Stir in garlic, carrots, celery, peppers, cabbage, and olive oil…

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    Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry

    Prep time: 10 minutesCook time :10 minutesYield: Serves 4-6 as a side Ingredients: Produce                                                                                           1 lb Baby bok choy – Cut root ball off and discard, rinse thoroughly and tear into smaller pieces. 1 Yellow bell pepper, large – Sliced 1 Green bell pepper, large – Sliced 1 Red bell pepper, large – Sliced 1 Sweet yellow onion, large – Sliced 1 Garlic clove, chopped Extra virgin olive oil Dry Goods Badia Complete Seasoning Directions Heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a large sauté pan on high heat. Add the sliced yellow, green, red, peppers and chopped sweet yellow onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly…

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    Morning Sunrise Orange & Beet Juice

    Start your day off with a boost from this Morning Sunrise! This was inspired by First Watch. Produce 1/2 Lemon, squeeze Condiments 1/2 tbsp Honey Baking & Spices 1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp. Ginger, Ground Drinks 1/3 cup Beet Juice 1 cup 1/2 Orange Juice Frozen A couple of ice cubes Preparation In a large jar or measuring cup, whisk together orange juice, turmeric powder, ground ginger, honey, and juice from half of lemon. Evenly pour orange juice mixture into two glasses over ice. Using a spoon, gently layer Beet juice on top of the orange juice mixture. Serve and Enjoy!