It’s officially corn season!!! For YEARS, I have dehusked, rubbed with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, wrapped in foil, then threw onto a hot grill, turning every couple of minutes. This year, I only dream about it! BUT, just because I don’t have a grill to use doesn’t mean I am not enjoying corn! It’s just different. Now, I dehusk, wrap in saran wrap, and microwave for @3 minutes per ear. I also enjoy in pasta dishes by slicing it off the cob raw, sautéing with garlic & oil and other veggies. Sometimes it’s just a matter of shifting gears, not totally giving up!
In this week’s the Keri Report:
- Health Benefits of Watermelon and 6 Ways To Enjoy
- Why You Might Want to Add Papaya to Your Shopping List, Stat
- Chipotle Has a New Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice That Is Low in Carbs and Calories
Health Benefits of Watermelon and 6 Ways To Enjoy – U.S. News Eat + Run Blog
To be honest, I’ve never loved watermelon, except for maybe in a watermelon and feta salad, but the watermelon has to be super ripe! It’s a taste thing I guess or maybe even a texture thing, but as for it nutritionally I’m a huge fan. It’s packed with vitamins and mineral that are really good for you, SO please forget that you might think it”s high in sugar. All fruit has sugar, watermelon is no different! It’s naturally occurring, not added, so that’s what makes the difference.
Why You Might Want to Add Papaya to Your Shopping List, Stat – Shape Magazine
Ok, here’s another shocker, I also don’t love the taste of papaya! (Trust me though, I do love other summer fruits: peaches, plums, cherries, all berries, apricots…..) Really wish I did though especially as I was interviewed for this story and talking about all its health benefits. I guess no one is perfect! HA!
Chipotle Has a New Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice That Is Low in Carbs and Calories – Prevention Magazine
And to round out this week’s newsletter we have cauliflower rice! Guess what? Never tried it! Boy, am I on a roll! But, just like the above I do see it’s merits, especially for those who are watching their carb intake and/or trying to lose weight. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am still a fan of regular rice, white, brown, or wild; BUT adding this into one’s repertoire might just be worth it.