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Hi Ya, Papaya!

Papaya2June is a happening month. The kids are released from school and many people break out swim suits and BBQ grills all over the states (in Florida that’s called “all year”). Vacation plans are transitioning from dreams to reality and our glorious sun is shining longer and hotter. June also happens to be the national month for candy, seafood, dairy, fresh fruits/vegetables, papaya, iced tea, and turkey. Yep. All of those.

While I could spend the month of June sharing thoughts on my love for candy and coming up with seafood and fresh veggie dishes….I’m going to focus on papaya, my favorite powerhouse of health and deliciousness.

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Papaya is a fruit I pull out whenever stomach troubles strike. To eat papaya is to experience a spa for your tummy. The soothing properties of papaya to the digestive system have been scientifically proven by my family. And by scientific, I mean that we eat it, love it, and it works, so we keep eating it and passing it down generation to generation. After a papaya feast, I can actually feel my insides sighing a calm “Thank you!”

Here’s the thing….quick research will prove why this fruit should be part of your regular diet. It has anti-inflammatory properties and boosts immunity. It promotes colon health and fights colon cancer. It even protects against heart disease, macular degeneration, and rheumatoid arthritis. It’s packed full of vitamins and fiber so all of its miracle properties would make sense.

Eating the fruit plain has been my preference, but why not grill it to bring out the sweetness? Dice it and add it to any salad? Stuff meats or fish with it? Create a sauce or salsa? Add it to a smoothie? Depending on the ripeness….the possibilities could be endless.

Here’s the recipe I tried yesterday…..I’m kidding….there’s no recipe. I scooped out the seeds, cut off the skin, diced it into easy to pick up chunks and passed it around Aggressive. Delicious!!!

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A Taste for Every Month

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Did you know that November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month?  I am among the lovers of peanut butter, so I intend to participate in this month long celebration.  Thinking about National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month made me realize that as a purveyor of awesome appliances, we should observe more of these tasty celebrations.  Here are some of the great monthly celebrations and links to some recipes.  If your current appliances won’t do these ingredients justice, come in to our showroom and let us show you the latest and greatest in cooking.  We can make this month (and every month) Celebrate Your New Appliances Month.

January: Oatmeal MonthWhole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

February: Cherry MonthCherry Stuffed Grilled Chicken

March: Quinoa MonthMediterranean Quinoa Salad

April: Pecan Month  –  Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Pinwheels with Carolina Mustard Sauce

May: Sweet Vidalia Onion MonthHerbed Pizza with Grilled Vidalia Onions, Sausage and Mango

May is also Maytag Month.  Check back with us then for their best rebates and promotions of the year.  Yeah, there is a recipe too –  Maytag Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

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June: Turkey Lover’s MonthChipotle Turkey Meatloaf

July: Blueberry MonthBlueberry Beef Burgers

August: Catfish MonthBaked Cinnamon Chipotle Catfish with Sweet Pepper Slaw

September: Honey MonthCheryl’s Baklava

October: Chili MonthMultiple Award Winning Black Bean Chili

November: Peanut Butter Lover’s MonthPeanut Butter Surprise Cookies

December: Buckwheat MonthBuckwheat Mushroom Kreplach in Dill Tomato Sauce

I hope you can celebrate the great food months with us.  Did you know that June is World Naked Bike Ride Month (only in the northern hemisphere) or that March is Mad for Plaid Month?  For more special observances and food months check out www.brownielocks.com.  Food.com says that you can celebrate a food a day, but that would make this blog too big.

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