Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Household Tip of the month:
The cold weather is finally here in Ohio with much snow to overcome. But even though it is soup weather, the cold outside will not keep me away from all my fruits and vegetable that keep us in great health.
I wanted to share with you all this great kitchen tip I discovered while reading a magazine about 20 years ago.
Here is my tip
Lemon juice is a great preserver for keeping food from going bad quickly. So in a bowl filled halfway with water and halfway with lemon juice. Dip every vegetable you chop for your salad inside the lemon/water bowl, let it stay there for 1 minute then drain well each on in a colander.
Do not add tomatoes and mushrooms to your salad. Add these two items right before serving your salad. These vegetables will rot your salad.
Once all your vegetables are drained, put them all in a well cleaned and dried kitchen sink to toss it well before storing them in a large tight lid bowl, but place 2 folded paper towels on top of your salad before putting on the lid...just like my photo below. Store your salad bowl on the lower level of the refrigerator to prevent any freezing.
This is enough salad for 3 days.
Here are my carrots all preserved with lemon water for a week.
This method will keep your salad looking fresh and beautiful for over 10 days and your carrots good for about a month.
Here are my raw fruits and avocado supplies for 1 week. I load up on fruits and veggies on weekly bases.
From my Caribbean Vegan kitchen to yours...SALUD!
Monday, December 4, 2017
After being a vegan for 13 years, to a recently converted raw vegan, my life has changed a lot and my health is even better than it was before. Every morning I have a large platter of fruit with 3 large glasses of lemon water and this is just a fraction of my early morning intake.
It was so refreshing and so delicious.
Here is part of my fruit purchase for 4 days. But I am going back tomorrow to the market to stock up on more avocados since they are on sale for .59 cents, for a lot more bananas, 2 watermelon, 2 honeydew, and 10 more mangoes since they are also on sale for .59 cents and the sale ends tomorrow night.
Here is my apartment decorated for Christmas.
Love my snowmen.
Even the top of the fridge gets decorated.
Love my humble Nativity scene.
My credenza looks great.
My living room mirrors.
Monday, November 27, 2017
I love veggies, they are my meat, my treats, my joy and my life.
throughout the years I have discovered many ways to preserve and maintain the great look of each vegetable I buy. So here is my tip of the month.
When you buy carrots, as soon as you bring them home wash them well, peel of the first layer of skin with a potato peeler and then dip them in a bowl of lemon juice and water (equal parts) for 5 minutes, drain well for a while in a colander then put them in a tight plastic container...like Tupperware. Then refrigerate. They will stay beautiful for up to 4 weeks. here is my stash of organic carrots for two weeks.
As you all know I go to my favorite grocery store every 2 weeks and I raid their reduced produce. Marc's cleans their produce department every morning and they put all their produce from .50 cents to $1 a bag. So this is what I got a few weeks ago and everything is always in mint condition.