A Special Blessing – Fresh Salad with Fast Kiwi-Banana Dressing

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There are many wonderful ways to make salad dressings. Traditional salad dressings are often oil or vinegar based with salt and pepper added. For those who are health sensitive, dressings made from fresh fruits without oil, vinegar, salt, or pepper may be an appealing alternative.

Today, I made a salad dressing from fresh kiwi and banana—within five minutes. Before I started, I was more concerned with the nutrition facts than the taste. It would certainly be healthier, but would it be as flavorful as the traditional dressings? I was not sure.

Guess what? I was in for a delightful surprise.  Continue reading

A Colorful Stew without Gravy

Image-MainStew often comes with gravy—thickened with flour, starch, oil, or other added sauces. Making stew is usually a slow-cooking process. What if you want to have a warm, hearty stew dish but you are short of time? What if you want to stay away from the heavy gravy which can pack a lot of unhealthy fat and salt?  Continue reading

Good Food Knows No Boundaries – Tidbits from the Summer

Summer is a time to explore new experiences. This summer, while staying and traveling in the Midwest and the Northeast, I got to find and enjoy a variety of amazingly authentic foods in places I never would have expected. Good food knows no boundaries—nor do our appetites.  Continue reading