Archive for the ‘Anti-Inflammatory Foods’ Category

EuroBike 2017 & Whole Grain Cereal with Fresh Fruit & Kefir Picture Recipe

Like I mentioned in the last post, I learned a lot about European cycling culture at Eurobike 2017 in Friedrichshafen, Germany last week and also had some terrifically flavorful foods. Regarding cycling culture, the Europeans are way ahead of where we are and continue to improve. Always actively improving: I love it!

Here’s a German example of how downtown driving, cycling, and pedestrian access is put into practice. The car travel lane (not visible in the picture below) is far left. Cars park up to the sidewalk. The left side of the sidewalk is Read more »

Improvised Post Ride Lunch: Oats with Vegetables, Cheese and More


Came home darn hungry from a good hop on the bike and improvised a very quick “what’s good to go in the fridge” lunch that included the last of a bag of oats mixed with some leftover vegetable broth, tomato sauce, cooked vegetables, and grated cheese.

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TDF2017 Stage 7 + Summer Fruit Topping Picture Recipe

Live coverage of Tour de France stage 7 from Troyes to Nuits Saint George in central eastern France is on. Guys will be rippin’ it for more than 125 miles very challenging miles in the saddle – maybe some of it chased by women on horses as shown above during yesterday’s stage 6.  Cool!

Last post showed how to combine crepes with a warm summer fruit topping. Great stuff! Here’s what I used to make that fruit topping a few days ago, Read more »

19 Days To Bikes Battling Cancer Ride and How to Cut Avocados Safely

Avocados are packed with health-promoting, anti-inflammatory whole body nutrients, which makes them great for those of us who keep our bodies active (click this link to a comprehensive avocado nutrition article from Medical News Today and this link to the World’s Healthiest Foods detailed description of avocado nutrition and preparation tips). I’m planning to have a good shot of avocado when I get back from a training ride around lunchtime. (19 days until the Bicycles Battling Cancer ride and still plenty of time to contribute to its very worthy cause by clicking this link.)

Regarding avocado prep, you might’ve seen some recent headlines like those shown above. The problem: people cutting Read more »

Bicycles Battling Cancer Fuel: Rice with Nut Butter and Fruit in Pictures

Last post showed how to cook rice – great sports fuel. Here’s what I made with cooked rice yesterday afternoon to power a 28 mile ride on a hot, windy day (to train for Bicycles Battling Cancer June 11 – link here is to my fundraising page). Read more »

Picture Book Directions Show How to Microwave Cook Fresh Spinach

The most important tip regarding spinach is that the less you cook it, the more you retain its flavor, texture, and terrific nutritional value – high in the oil soluble vitamins A, E and K and water soluble vitamins B2, B6 and C as well as rich iron and magnesium content. There’s just no comparison between quickly cooked fresh spinach and spinach that’s been cooked to a very distasteful mushy mass. (My favorite source for spinach’s nutrition and health benefits is The World’s Healthiest Foods: http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=43)

The second most important tip: to avoid an unpleasant crunch on the sandy soil spinach grows in, always give fresh spinach a Read more »

Warm Apple, Kiwi and Cranberry Fruit Topping Picture Book Recipe

Apple Kiwi and Cranberry Fruit ToppingLast post showed how to ripen and prepare fresh kiwifruits (kiwis). Here’s a fully flavorful way to have those kiwis warmed in a pan with fresh apples and cranberries either as is or over hot cereal, or any way you like.

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How to Ripen and Prepare Fresh Kiwifruit (Kiwi) Picture Book Directions

How to Ripen and Prepare Kiwifruit Kiwifruits, also known as kiwis, are native to Southern China but are now grown around the world with a fresh fruity flavor that’s a cross between bananas, strawberries and pineapple. Kiwifruits are rich in vitamins A, C and E, and their black seeds, when crushed or chewed, are an excellent source of beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids.

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Fresh Banana Cilantro Dressing Picture Book Recipe

fresh-banana-cilantro-dressingYep, you bet! Bananas and cilantro together in a dressing – and it goes great on salads, over cooked vegetables – any way you’d use any other dressing.

The hardest part of making this dressing is peeling the skins off fresh garlic cloves – always a pain, though crushing the cloves first by pressing them under the side of a wide-bladed (chef’s) knife as shown here…

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Kale Teriyaki Picture Book Recipe

kale-teriyakiDig kale? I didn’t until only a few years ago, but now I’m a big fan, especially when it’s made the way you see here!

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Nutritionally, kale rates highest along with collard, turnip, and mustard greens, Swiss chard, and upland watercress with a score of 1000 on the Read more »

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