Toasting nuts in microwave: Simply arrange nuts in single layer on paper plate. Then microwave in 30-second intervals until lightly toasted. Let stand until eggs become cool, about 30 minutes; drain. Not only is kale rich in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C and calcium, it also has anti-cancer properties, boosts DNA repair in cells, lowers cholesterol and decreases the absorption of dietary fat. Butternut squash is a fruit, yes a fruit, that grows on a vine.
Timing will vary according to wattage of your microwave. A winter squash that is rich in fiber, manganese, magnesium, potassium and vitamins A, C & E, butternut squash has a sweet nutty taste similar to pumpkin.
When you need some fresh herbs just defrost the herb ice cube, drain and use! Blueberries, the super food we all know and love, is not only bursting with vitamins, minerals and fiber, it’s low in calories too!
Heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture is clear. Typically found in the spice aisle of your grocery store, you can easily make your own blend by combining 1 Tbs. It’s tough red outer skin is filled with brilliantly colored edible seeds.
To speed up the avocado ripening process place unripe avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana at room temperature for two to three days until avocados yield to gentle pressure. Pesto, the fresh sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy and enjoyed by the Ancient Romans, consisted of the traditional combination of basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.