September 3, 2014


I began to drink fresh wheatgrass juice 3-4 times a week after reading about all the wonderful benefits of this plant. Wheatgrass is believed to increase our general well-being, boost our immune system, get rid of toxins out of the body, heal scars, impr...

June 28, 2014


Although lemons and limes may not be what you would choose for an afternoon snack, they are considered powerhouses when bringing out the flavor of other foods. While both are available throughout the year, lemons are in the peak of their seaso...

June 15, 2014

Color Me Raw - Holistic Eye Care!

Eyes are the most important organ of the body. It is a complex and most sensory organ of our face. An eye looks very attractive and pretty with their shape and color. Our eyes are one of the most precious organs and our vision is one of...

June 5, 2013

Carrots Were White?

Did you know five hundred years ago most carrots were white? That’s what I said; white! It was said that carrots were first cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, and they started with yellow flesh and a purple exterior. Purple, red, black, ye...

May 30, 2013


Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner; if you are like me, I do not like eating heavy foods during the summer; it’s just too hot and I feel miserable! Okay, what can you consume and still get the overall health benefits? Chlorella...

May 29, 2013

Antioxidants in food

As a child and even now, I always enjoyed cooking. Wow, I have so many fond memories of family gatherings during the holidays or just because.

During the holidays I found myself in the kitchen helping my momma, Aunt Betty and my grandmother’s prepare...

May 28, 2013

Color Me Raw! Getting Back to Organic Food

Growing up in Florida (Riviera Beach), my grandmother had an organic vegetable garden in her back yard. She also had a variety of fruit trees; mango, orange, grapefruit, fig, lime and avocado. I always looked forward to going o...

May 20, 2013

Kale Wrap!  NOW THAT’S A WRAP!

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around! Whenever I mention kale, the majority of people look at me with raised eyebrows and ask "What's that?" That’s when I let them know the health benefits of kale are endless. It is an incredibl...

May 1, 2013

Can you guess where the watermelon originated?

Watermelon originated in the Kalahari Desert in Africa. The first watermelon was in Egypt 5,000 years ago. The harvests are depicted in hieroglyphics on ancient Egyptian walls. Watermelon seeds were recovered from the tomb...

April 13, 2013


Arugula has a long history of use dating back to biblical times. In India, arugula is not cultivated primarily as a green, but rather for the oil that can be extracted from its seed. In America, it’s been used since the days of the colonists, but o...

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