My friend Sonia brought this over the other day for us to try, and I wasn’t surprised that Kent and I loved it, but I was shocked at how much the kids loved it, too. Our kids are sooooooo different than I was growing up. I never wanted to try anything new and I certainly wouldn’t have liked anything that was so good for me! At first they didn’t want any, so I said casually, “Cool, more for us.” Then I heard, “Well, maybe I’ll try a little.” Next thing I knew, we were fighting over who got the last of it.
I love this time of year when the produce is coming in and fresh foods are abundant, they just taste so good, especially if you buy from a farmer who knows about the importance of healthy soil!
You probably know there are some “raw foodies” out there who swear we shouldn’t eat anythingcooked, and I certainly don’t agree with that because traditional cultures all cooked some of their food, and besides, did you know that certain foods are better for you when cooked? Greens like spinach, chard and others shouldn’t be eaten raw, such as in a green smoothie, because they contain oxalic acid, which blocks mineral absorption. Oxalic acid is reduced by cooking, though, so just give it a light steam before you toss it into your smoothies. Cruciferous vegetables, such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, kale, and a few others, should also be gently cooked before eating them to reduce the goitrogens, which are substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland. (Source and more info on the above.)
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