Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Friday, March 25, 2011

What's Cooking?

Fruit Salad for Lunch

I'm in a mood to lighten up so this weekend I'm doing fruits and veggies. I'm home alone..can cook or not as it moves me...so here's my hopeful little nod toward warmer weather approaching.

Of course it is loaded with vitamin C.

Strawberries and Kiwi fruit were both on sale today...and this will surely be even more delicious in summer when the Rocky Ford melons are in...

Blackberries or raspberries would be nice in here too!

                Half a small cantaloupe cut into 3/4- inch chunks (about 2 cups)
                1 (16 ounce) container strawberries, quartered (about 3 cups)
                5 medium kiwis, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks (about 2 1/2 cups)
                3 tablespoons honey
                3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
                1 teaspoon lime zest
               garnish with fresh herb sprinkle...basil or whatever moves you...

Place all of the fruit into a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, lime juice, zest, and mint. Right before serving, pour the dressing over the fruit and toss gently to combine.

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