Wow Pineapple Mint

Mint is a great addition to any meal. Today I found out each variety of mint has different tastes. Pineapple mint looks almost like regular mint, but it has some yellow color tones too it. Plus it feels a little rougher than regular mint.

When tasting it I found pineapple mint is sweeter, and less minty than regular mint. This is a great herb to add to food for people not fond of eating mint. I decided to put some in my tumeric and ginger tea tonight. Pineapple mint made my tea refreshing in a subtle minty way. I could hardly taste any mint at all in my tea. I would definitely suggest pineapple mint to non mint lovers.

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Pot Roast

One of my favorite dishes that reminds me of the home in my heart is pot roast. This meal usually takes time to make so most people forfeit enjoying it. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can make a pot roast dinner with trimmings in under 1 1/2 hours.

  • Heat a frying pan, or skillet large enough for your favorite roast on medium high. You can use London Broil, Brisket, or Chuck Roast.
  • Season your meat with salt, pepper, spices, and a drizzle of olive oil on both sides.
  • Poke both sides of your meat with a fork.
  • Sprinkle flour on both sides of meat.
  • Place meat in heated pan over 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Cook until steak is browned and flip to cook the other side. Approximately 7 min both sides.
  • Place meat in a pyrex baking pan with carrots, peppers, celery, onions, and potatoes.
  • Add 2 cups beef broth to frying pan, or skillet, and scrape up pan drippings from browning the meat.
  • Pour one cup of this over meat in pyrex baking pan.
  • Cover pyrex pan with meat, and vegtables with foil.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour, then remove foil and bake 20 more minutes.

While your meat is baking in the frying pan sauté some green beans. At the same time you can put some potatoes in the microwave to make mashed potatoes. This meal only takes 30 minutes to prepare in total, included in 1 hour 20 minutes cook time. To make it faster put all your vegtables you like and potatoes in pyrex pan when roastin meat in oven. Great food does not have to be a hassel to make.

Spinach BLT

Who doesn’t love a BLT. You can make it healthy and taste good. Try using your favorite greens, or add cheese. You can also try tomatillos instead of tomatoes. Bread is also an option of with many choices, or don’t use any at all.

Today for breakfast I used 17 grain bread, spinach, tomato, and cheddar to make my BLT even more nourishing. Of course I needed my favorite mayo, and some butter for toasting my bread. Sandwiches are fun to make different everytime.

Turkey Carcass Soup

The good thing about soup is you can use whatever you have on hand. No matter where you are you can make a good soup. After holidays most people have carcasses and bones full of meat left over from meals they have prepared. Why not put them to good use. Soup tastes great and warms anyone’s heart through their palate.

I used a turkey carcass. However lamb, beef, veal, and chicken, fish heads, or any other protein work as well. I boiled the carcass then simmered it for 1 hour. Add your favorite herbs like bay leaf, thyme, sage, or parsley.

Removed it from the pot, and removed all the meat that was left from it. Strain the broth, and set the meat and broth to the side.

While it’s boiling chop all the vegtables you want to add in. Chopping was to much work for me though so I used a food processor and pulsed the vegtables to the size I want. I’m making turkey barley soup so I wanted the vegtables small to medium dice. Use what you like such as onions, peppers, celery, carrots, garlic, or potatoes.

In a clean pot sauté your vegtables in olive oil and a little butter. Make the vegtables sweat and add meat and broth as soon as they begin to caramelize. Let everything simmer about 20 minutes. Then add your starch of pasta, rice, or grains.

After you cook your starch in the soup another 8 to 10 minutes. Chop up some fresh herbs of parsley, or scallion. Add them to the soup stir and your done. Quick and easy. The food processor makes things easier to prepare. It also cuts down your prep time.

Blackened Salmon Kale Ceasar Salad

After a good workout, everyone wants to eat something healthy. No one wants to stand up and cook for hours. Making this salad took 20 minutes. If you want homemade croutons add about five more minutes.

The salmon was quick and easy to sauté, in the same pan with the asparagus. A fresh egg can be boiled while you prepare your protein and asparagus. Chop your veggies while you cook everything. Toss you favorite cheese with your favorite greens. In this salad I used kale, white cheddar, and ceasar dressing. Something fast can be healthy and taste good.

Try adding different vegtables. Another night I used green beans instead of asparagus. It also tastes great adding some homemade croutons.

Cucumber Pear Juice

This juice is refreshing, and revitalizing. All these amazing fruits and vegtables are a refreshing way to get you going. The fun thing about juicing is you can add whatever you like.

The cucumber has vitamin K, C, B5, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. Cucumber is anti-inflammatory, energy producing, and it helps build bones, and your heart. So I decided to kick it up a notch with pears, celery, lemon, and honey.

Pears are great for burning stomach fat for that six pack ab. They are high in fiber, and help fight infection. This fruit is amazing. Pears help fight cancer, diabetes, gout, arthritis, and much more.

Celery is a refreshing root vegtable. It is a good source of vitamin A, C, B2, B6, copper, manganese, molybdenum, calcium, and potassium. This crisp vegtable is high in antioxidants as well.

Lemon has vitamin C, B6, iron, folate, magnesium, riboflavin, thiamine, and potassium. It is also high in fiber. Thus fruit cleanses your palate, while building healthy white blood cells.

Honey is a class of its own. This amazing sweetness can be an energy booster, or mood stabilizer for rem sleep. It’s also a antibiotic so it helps you fight infections. Great for your skin, hair, bones, and blood. I use raw honey for its super healthy powers.

Carrot Tumeric Apple Juice

The fun part about juicing is you get to give your body what it wants, and needs at the same time. This power juice drink is a full flavor way to get your energy and day going. Carrots are good for your eyes, and liver. This juice gives antioxidants vitamin A, B8, C, K, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, from carrot. I use carrot as a base for my juicing. It’s one of my alternates to green juice.

Apples add a sweetness to this juice drink. The dietary fiber, antioxidants, and flavanoids, in the apple enriches promoting fulfilling body regularity.

Tumeric adds relaxation, since it helps with anti -inflammatory, brain function, and it’s high in antioxidants as well. Tumeric is great to help sinus infections, or joint pain. This power drink can help your eyes, and heart as well.

Purple Green Beans the Magic Bean

A neighbor in my favorite community garden gave me a special treat. Because of his kindness in sharing his harvest, I was able to try purple green beans for the first time. The magic beans he gave me, went along great with his fresh baby kale. 

When you cook these delicious beans they turn from purple to green. 

How to keep fruit and vegtables from not turning brown and fresh

Meal prepping makes life so much easier. One of my daily snacks are fresh veggies sticks. However, no one likes a brown apple, or pear slice, in there snack pack. So I found a new way to meal prep my fruit, and vegetable snack packs to keep them fresh. This way you can save money, and keep your whole family healthy on the go. Plus it’s easy and quick. 

 Any fruit or vegtable that oxidized after being cut and exposed to air, I soak for 1 minute in 2 tbsp raw honey and 3 cups water. This works great for keeping your food looking fresh, until you eat it. It also cuts back on the acid taste, as if you had used lemon water. My apples, and pear slices taste like honey, instead of lemon. 

Last but most importantly, before sealing up my fruit,  and vegetable snack packs, I fold a paper towel and place it inside. The paper towel absorbs all moisture, and locks in freshness. I meal prep my snack packs on sunday, making one for everyday of the  week. The whole family gets their own too. They last fresh all week long plus a day. So next time you want any fruit, vegtable or herb to stay fresh and crisp, you can make it happen, just by doing this.