Archive for January, 2011

Hurray for our new bulk and natural foods co-op!!!

It has finally arrived….Azure Standard natural and bulk food co-op made it all the way down to Texas!  We had our first delivery on Saturday and everything was great!  This area had a co-op a few years ago but it went out of business (twice).  This co-op has fresh produce along with all the other great things available.  If you don’t know of any co-ops in your area, you might check and see if Azure is coming your way!


The Marvelous Sweet Potato

We had one of my favorite quick meals tonight.  A baked sweet potato w/ lots of raw butter and celtic sea salt with a big green salad and a big glass of raw milk.  I was looking at the pamphlet that came in the sweet potato box and it said this: 

The sweet potato deserves to be on the highest perch because it is a nutritional powerhouse with 4 ounces of cooked pulp supplying 2 grams of protein, 3.4 grams of fiber, 24.6 mg of vitamin C, 28 mg of calcium, 22.6 mg of folic acid, 20 mg of magnesium, 348 mg of potassium, and a whopping 21822 I.U. of vitamin A.  That’s mighty impressive for only a half cup serving.  The skins, which are completely edible, add even more fiber.

It is also on “The Clean 15” list which states:  All the produce on “The Clean 15” bore little to no traces of pesticides, and is safe to consume in non-organic form.

I never had sweet potatoes when I was a kid because I only saw them at my aunt’s house at Christmas with marshmallows and brown sugar.  They just looked gross to me!  Now, we love eating them raw (I like them better than carrot slices),cut in sliced and tossed with olive oil w/ celtic sea salt then baked in the oven, and of course just as a baked potato w/ butter and sea salt.

If you’ve never eaten a sweet potato with out marshmallows and brown sugar, give it a try!  I bet you’ll love it!