Monday, August 17, 2015

Dragonfruit is Magic

A year ago I fell in love with dragonfruit. I found a few at Whole Foods  aka Whole Paycheck for.... $9.98 each!  Gasp. I know.  I picked it up,  sat it down, circled the aisle. Picked it up, sat it down, circled the aisle. 15 minutes later I justified it to myself and I bought it. It was worth it. It was small, pretty, and magenta.








It was mildly sweet which made the fruit all the more interesting. Being that it's such a spectacle, I would have expected different.

I was dying to find the variety that features white inside flesh.  I had heard that it was sweeter. I did some investigating and learned that an Asian market called the 99 Ranch Market sold dragonfruit. The closest location to me is in Gardena, CA.  15 -20 minute drive.  Quick!

Here's what happened.








I wish I could see what's happening to your faces right now. My jaw dropped.








Nature!

There is so much to appreciate here. I bought 6! $2.99 each! I got a white one!











Like rising buildings or a toss of the dice. Instead of scooping out the flesh I cut it mango-style as I once saw Wendi Phan from Wendiland do. The fruit skin didn't allow for the fruit to peel out, so it rose instead. A a weird, quirky, glorious vision.

Fresh, sweet, light , delicate crunch from the barely-there seeds, and color color color. It was indeed sweeter than the magenta flesh fruit, but I'm also adding in the fact this shipment is far superior to what I had found at Whole Foods.

Filled to the brim with gratitude and contentment. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I'll be back next week!



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Eat!








Grapes! I'm surprised these wormy things don't make my squirm. I'm actually content to sit hexing in the corner with a bowl full of these Witches Fingers. Are these in season in October?  They'd be perfect for Halloween.

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Raw Orange Creamsicle Smoothie by Megan Elizabeth

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie by Megan Elizabeth at Easy To Be Raw.















64 oz of wow.


























4 cups fresh OJ
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen mangoes
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
optional : a dash of sea salt

Large blue glass smoothie strae from Strawesome.

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Exactly

Get ready for the...chew-chew-chew... oh, wow!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Cherry Almond Smoothie

Cherry Almond Smoothie. Fresh frozen bananas, cherries, dates, oranges, almond milk. Look at this color! Move over, Skittles, THIS is tasting the rainbow. The lavender glass straw is from Strawsome. I drink my smoothies  (and juices) in mason jars. This drinkware makes the experience that more wonderful. To our health!
             
Image by Lady J©

wonder for my insides














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I had stars for lunch.