The World’s Healthiest Foods
Tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness, grapefruit has a juiciness that rivals that of the ever popular orange and sparkles with many of the same health promoting benefits.
Health Benefits -
• Rich in the Nutritional Powerhouse Vitamin C
• Enjoy Benefits from the Antioxidant Lycopene
• Grapefruit Juice Ranked among •Those Highest in Antioxidant Activity
• Grapefruit Lowers Cholesterol
• Prevent Kidney Stones
• Protection against Colon Cancer
• Grapefruit’s Naringenin Repairs DNA
→ In-Depth Nutritional Profile
Sugar & Spice ~
Raw unrefined sugar & Cinnamon
The grapefruit knife….had since childhood
So much juice!
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I spotted it from the start & she’s continued to be awesome.
Harry Connick Jr saw it too. #justsayin
No matter the results at the end of American Idol, this girl has “it”. I can see her soaring. Like with the other few from show (Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daugherty, Jennifer Hudson, Kellie Pickler…..)…this one will become an American Idol.
Aside from #HarryConnickJr (haha) , this is the beauty of this season…a true beauty, with an obvious gift.
Hey….I don’t talk about, let alone POST about #AmericanIdol; so while I’m at it I might as well throw some pics of him to look at, right? He’s amazing #RealTalk. To be that dang pretty & such a great person at same time? Whoa…wifey hit the jackpot ♥
Very smart man, kind, with more character, morals, standards & bullocks than what we get to see gracing the TV. And such nice packaging too Lord
( Jena Irene Asciutto)
Payphone (Steve Acho feat. Jena Irene & “Munch”):
Jena Irene Asciutto – Bring Me to Life – American…:
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SO…THERE’S MY PREDICTION
Black Mission Fig Bars ~
When not available locally,
I get them at WinCo Foods .
•16 ounces black mission figs, coarsely chopped
• ½ cup chopped walnuts
• 1/3 cup sugar
• ¼ orange juice (hello tree)
• 2 tablespoons hot water
• ½ cup butter, softened
• 1 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 large egg
Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 13×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Combine figs, walnuts, sugar, orange juice and hot water; set aside. Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and mix until smooth. Stir in flour and baking soda; blend in oats to make a soft dough. Reserve 1 cup dough. With floured fingertips, press thin layer of remaining dough in bottom of prepared pan. Firmly pat fig mixture over dough. Drop reserved dough by teaspoonfuls over top, allowing fig mixture to show between drops. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Drizzle with orange glaze*. Makes 36 bars.
Stir together 1/2 cup powdered sugar & 3-4 teaspoons orange juice until smooth.
• 1½ cups all-purpose flour
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• 1¼ cups old-fashioned oats
Some photos by Lily Nicole
Roasted Black Mission Figs with Crumbled Blue Cheese and Honey
Black Mission figs, stemmed and sliced in half
1/4 – 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, depending on your preference
Honey for drizzling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place fig halves in a baking dish, cut side up. Evenly distribute crumbled blue cheese over figs. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the figs are hot and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey before serving. Serve immediately.
Another recipe similar, along with MANY on the Web, with goat cheese, bri.. → http://www.figswithbri.com/?p=480
A SHARE →at the least save for myself
Coconut Mango Muffins – She Bakes Here.
In the link above, that recipe likes mango puree or food processor method, no chunks of mango. I will add another who does like chunks of mango…all personal preferences .
to make them for brunch on the patio
Mango Coconut Muffins
(Adapted from Five Points Brunch Cookbook)
1 mango diced small (about 1 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 cup granulated sugar
1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons), room temp (plus more for tins)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
Preheat oven to 350° and butter muffin tins.
In large bowl cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, either by hand or in mixer for a few minutes. Add eggs, cinnamon, salt and vanilla into the butter mixture, beat until well combined. Add half the flour and mix well, add the milk and continue to mix, add the remaining flour and baking powder until incorporated (the batter will be thick). Gently fold in the mango and coconut.Spoon into prepared baking tins or paper cups filling 3/4 full. (I used paper cups and it yielded 10 muffins). Optionally top muffins with a few bits of coconut and small mango pieces. Bake for 25-30 minutes until muffins are light golden brown and firm to touch. Serve warm or room temperature. Best the day they are made, store in air tight container.