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Devanand-Style Fruit Salad

25 Apr

If tomatoes are fruits

And avocados are fruits

When having to eat only fruits and juices…

Why no fix yourself a fruit salad made with avocados and tomatoes?

That’s exactly what I see right there… a delicious fruit salad.

I believe that in this scenario, a small amount of onions will also constitute as fruit. And the drizzle of lime juice is made from fruits… so you’re good to go.


Guacamole is a Fruit Salad!!!!!

So sad that chips can’t be factored into this equation… 😦

Welcome 2011!!!

3 Jan

Hi my dear friends… I know I’ve been a little quiet lately but it’s been because there were some illness in the family and that has kept me away from writing these last few weeks. But I have kept on piling up the ideas and recipes.

2010 was a great year – full of blessings and challenges. I started 2011 by eating 12 grapes and asking for 1 wish per month. I always ask for a mixture of spiritual/altruistic wishes and a few material ones. I can’t share them yet because if I do, then they will not become reality. I promise to share as they become true…

But now, at the beginning of the year, you always want to get a fresh start on those things you always know you should do and for some reason don’t. So, here are my resolutions for 2011:

Eat more fresh salads

As a vegetarian you would think I already did this, but I get lazy when I am hungry and in a hurry.

Exercise more

Since becoming vegetarian I have maintained a healthy weight. Some might even say I am underweight… but I need to tone up more. I want to be stronger physically and exercise will do that. A combination of power walking, P90X and Hatha Yoga are in store for me.

Continue to eat fresh fruits for breakfast

This was a resolution of a few years back, but I kind of slacked a little lately. I promise to maintain this habit in a more consistent basis in 2011.


What are your 2011 New Year’s Resolutions?? Please share…

Blue Cheese Dressing

8 May

In the past few years I’ve taken an appreciation for blue cheese.  This has not always been the case, as I always thought blue cheeses were too salty for my taste.  And on top of that, the blue veins did not appeal to me in the least…

But watching Food Network and being more exposed to “haute cuisine”, I have grown to appreciate more and more blue cheeses.  It all started with a visit to the restaurant Mark’s at the Meliá in Ponce.  There I tasted the most wonderful butter lettuce salad with walnuts and crumbled Point Reyes blue cheese.  It was salty but mild at the same time… delicious.

Now, I regularly have a wedge of Danish blue cheese in my fridge.  I use it in desserts, in white sauces for pasta, to flavor polentas… and the newest addition to my repertoire is in a salad dressing.  Check it out…


2 ounces of blue cheese – I use Danish or gorgonzola cheese crumbles
2 tbs of plain low-fat yogurt
A squirt of lemon juice
About 1 tbs of olive oil


  1. Mix all the ingredients with a whisk in a small bowl. 


Drizzle over your favorite salad greens…  it’s creamy and salty delicious.  Don’t be discouraged by the grayish color, it’s just the blue veins dispersed in the dressing.

Blue Cheese Dressing

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