Ice Cold Berry Milkshakes

There's nothing quite so satisfying as an ice cold vanilla milkshake on a hot summer afternoon. The challenge? Aside from often insane calories, many of the milkshakes available from fast food outlets are filled with extra ingredients that can irritate, such as preservatives, colorings and flavorings. I find it better to make my milkshakes at home, [...]

By | 2018-06-04T01:36:50+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Ice Cold Berry Milkshakes

Strawberry Cream Popsicles

As hot days beckon, finding that perfect after dinner sweet that's light and refreshing is a must. Some prefer icy fruit popsicles while other savor a little cream action. Here's a sweet recipe that was added to the IC Chef Cookbook on the IC Network website by ICN member Carole that's a dream! Four ingredients, [...]

By | 2018-04-23T03:44:59+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Strawberry Cream Popsicles

The Ultimate Spring Fruit – Strawberries! Organic, of course!

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are some of our favorite springtime fruits and you'll find plenty in your local supermarkets. Unfortunately, those beautiful fruits have a secret... many contain high levels of pesticides. Every year, the Environmental Working Group reviews the testing done by the USA Food and Drug Administration to determine which foods are [...]

By | 2018-04-23T04:17:11+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on The Ultimate Spring Fruit – Strawberries! Organic, of course!

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Yes, we know that blueberry muffins are a national favorite but have you ever had blackberry or strawberry muffins? In the small northern california town of Mendocino, you'll often find fabulous olallieberry muffins or jams. Most berry muffin recipes can be adapted based upon the berry you are using. Just make sure they are fresh [...]

By | 2018-04-23T02:32:31+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Breakfast, Fruit|Comments Off on Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh Strawberry Glazed Cheesecakes (No Bake)

Lighter cheesecakes often combine cream cheese, yogurt and/or whip cream that are refrigerated and perfect for a late Spring or Summer treat! Ingredients Crust 2 cups graham crackers, crushed 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Kosher salt, to taste Filling 2 8oz packages of plain, full-fat cream cheese (softened) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp lemon juice [...]

By | 2018-04-23T02:18:57+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Fruit|Comments Off on Fresh Strawberry Glazed Cheesecakes (No Bake)

Slow Cooker Pear and Applesauce

If you're struggling with a tender stomach, gut, throat or bladder, sometimes you just have to go back to the basics... a gentle applesauce that will go down easily and provide some light nourishment. Registered dietitian Julie Beyer RDN offers a simple recipe for apple and pear sauce that is simple, fresh and refreshing. With thin skinned [...]

By | 2017-04-10T20:27:32+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Breakfast, Fruit|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Pear and Applesauce

Sichuan Baked Pears

This dessert recipe is from my classic IC cookbook, A Taste of the Good Life. It’s delicious made with either with round yellow Asian pears or red D'Anjou pears. 1-1/2 Tbsp. butter 2 firm pears, peeled 3 Tbsp. sugar 1/8 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. anise seed 1/8 tsp. allspice 1/8 tsp. coriander Preheat oven to [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Sichuan Baked Pears

Fatigue Fighting Foods & Sick and Tired of Being Tired!

By Jill Osborne MA Are you struggling with fatigue?? In need of energy to make it through the day? If you're like many, you may have relied caffeine and fast carbs for a quick energy boost. The problem? They'll give you a quick burst of energy but two hours later leave you feeling tired, brain [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:38:28+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Flavor Fun, Fruit, General|Comments Off on Fatigue Fighting Foods & Sick and Tired of Being Tired!

Getting Vitamin C The Low-Acid Way

Need Vitamin C? Ever wonder if you're getting enough Vitamin C? Vitamin C helps repair tissue and combat infection as well as assisting in the absorption of iron from plant sources such as spinach or kale. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant associated with a a reduced risk of cancer and cataracts. Yet most of [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 August 27th, 2013|Flavor Fun, Fruit, Veggies|Comments Off on Getting Vitamin C The Low-Acid Way

Enjoying the Zing of Citrus Without the Sting

By Julie Beyer, MA, RDN If you are acid sensitive, you may wonder if you can ever enjoy the taste of citrus ever again. Although we always need to emphasize, “everyone is different,” the good news is that you can modify many recipes to include a little bit of lemon, lime, or orange flavor without [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:03+00:00 April 28th, 2013|Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Enjoying the Zing of Citrus Without the Sting