It’s strawberry season! Fresh organic strawberries taste amazing. Today I’m going to share two new recipes I tried last week. Before I share them with you, let me tell you about my foodie blogger friend from PattyCakesPantry.com. Like me, Patty Cakes grew up around southern cooking and home-grown vegetables and fruit. She stopped by a side-of-the-road fruit stand and picked up a flat of the gorgeous berry beauties. Knowing how I love fresh strawberries, she brought them by and split the flat in half with me. It was perfect timing because I had used the last ones in the two new recipes I’m going toRead More →

Have you ever woke up one day craving strawberries? One recent morning I decided I was going to make something different with the huge package of strawberries in the frig. Since trying diligently to record my daily food intake on the very cool MyFitnessPal app, I’ve been eating more fruit. Strawberries in their fresh raw form are totally delicious. Let’s look at the nutrition facts. One cup of halved raw strawberries is: 49 calories (cal. from fat=4) 0.5 g fat 0 cholesterol 2 mg sodium 232.56 mg potassium 3 g fiber 7.4 g sugars 1 g protein Eating raw fruit without added sugar or otherRead More →

  This week a blogger friend and I had some blogging work to do. She took me to breakfast at a country club restaurant called the Sand Trap Grill, and we brought our laptops. She wanted to take me to the restaurant because it’s quiet and she likes the food. Quiet is good for me right now because I’ve had vertigo for over a month. The type of vertigo I have doesn’t mix well with movement or acute noise. One of my worst episodes happened at another restaurant when another friend took me to breakfast after a doctor’s appointment. It was a good thing weRead More →

Counting calories is not so bad when you include juicy raw fruit like these gorgeous cherries. I can picture myself sitting down in a comfy chair with a favorite magazine or book and a big bowl of cherries, strawberries, and grapes. The calories for a bowl of one cup of each of these combined only comes to 242! Two ladies I know have lost mega pounds by counting calories. Both successfully lost weight by eating about 1200 or 1300 calories daily. One of the ladies said she loves to eat large portions so she eats a lot of vegetables throughout the day. The other ladyRead More →