Papaya isn’t something that I have eaten much of in my life. The last time I bought papaya, it wasn’t good, which I think turned me off. What made me decide to give it a try again? About 2 weeks ago I tried a smoothie at the Yoga studio with papaya in it, and it was delicious.
The next time I was at the market, I picked up a papaya, and decided to give it another chance. I made sure to let it ripen completely, which I think might have been the problem the last time I tried papaya. Not quite ripe. Yuck.
Once the papaya was ripe, I cut it open and removed the interesting looking seeds inside and scooped out all the flesh. Pretty good actually, and even better in a green smoothie.
If you are anything like me, you always have apples around in the kitchen at this time of year. If you don’t you should ,because it’s apple season. Apple are great for making green smoothies. We all know apples are great fruits to bring with us as snacks, but why not try something different. There are so many different uses for apples in the kitchen. One of my favourites from childhood to this day is apple crisp. If you missed it, check out my recent vegan cranberry apple pecan crisp recipe.
This is one recipe for an apple green smoothie, but I encourage you to experiment with different combinations of other fruits and greens. I don’t peel the apples when blending them because I use a Vitamix, but if you don’t have a high powered blender, I would recommend peeling the apples before blending them. Continue reading
Summer is typically a time to spend lots of time outdoors and gather with friends on patios while barbecuing some delicious food. Unfortunately the most common food found on people’s barbecues tend to be hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, chicken and steaks.
I will admit that I have enjoyed my fair share of meat off the barbecue, but since changing my diet I have discovered more ways to use the barbecue in the summer. My friend Justin told me about some barbecued flatbread, good for making pizza, which sounded delicious. Continue reading