Monday, August 28, 2006

fresh veggies

If you're not a big fan of veggies, this is surely the best time of the year to give them a try. Freshly picked local veggies bursts in flavor and abounds in good-for-your-health elements, such as fibers, vitamins, minerals, and numerous antioxydants. Try them raw with a little dip if you like, or enjoy them slightly cooked as a side dish. Don't overcook them, because the texture, the taste as well as the nutritional value will be decreased.
Nutrition facts : don't even bother to know their calorie content, it is so low that you can eat as much as you want! FULL of fibers, vitamins, minerals, and antioxydants!!!

Thursday, August 17, 2006


God! Cherries are such a wonderful fruit! And believe me I know a lot about cherries because I've been a cherry picker during summer 2002 in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Since then, I'm a little more picky when I buy some at the grocery store, and I've never tasted as good cherries as I did that summer... Still, I need my cherry fix a couple of time a year, and it's a great thing because cherries abounds in multiple phytochemicals compounds and antioxydants that may prevent aging and related diseases.

Nutrition facts for 10 cherries : 49 calories, 0.7 g fat, 11.3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 0.8 g protein. My comment : Cherries are delicious as a snack or dessert. I know there's also great recipes in which cherries can be used, but they never last long enough to be cooked!!!