Florida French Toast

 

Many of us love French toast which is browned and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. It is not dry and it is not soggy. It has a rich, custard flavor (without being too eggy). French toast was developed as a way to eat day old French bread – dry right?  Soak, brown in pan with butter, and then bake in oven to make crispy and puffy.  The type of bread will determine how many slices you have and how long it is baked. Small French bread slices require less time and more slices to satisfy the hunger.  Brioche is a French bread with a high egg and butter content.  It is perfect for French toast as it is nice and thick, and soaks in the perfect amount of egg. You can actually taste the richness of the bread when you bite into it. If you can’t find brioche, buy a challah (another egg bread).

 

 

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Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Summer is almost here and that means lots of beautiful, fresh fruit. Many of us eat fruit daily, like an apple or banana for dessert.  Most of us do not eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables a day. To promote your health, eat a variety of fruits and vegetables—at least 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables—each day.

Carol's Kitchen Strawberries
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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Need a great appetizer filled with fresh fruit flavor? How about a great fruity dessert? Fruit salsa with cinnamon chips is the perfect answer.  Easy to make and loaded with the fruit of the season, fruit salsa is a great party food, dessert, or a snack.  I’m basing my salsa on fresh strawberries with apples and raspberries. Can’t find raspberries? Try a tropical twist with crushed pineapple. Yum! You can also substitute with the fruit of the season – peaches, nectarines, grapes, the list never ends.

 

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Peaches, A Great Addition To A Healthy Diet Plus Peach Smoothie Recipe

The sweet yet tart taste and fragrant aroma make peaches a popular snack. Besides being a tasty summer treat, peaches do great things for our bodies. Loaded with anti-oxidants, Vitamin C and A ,  peaches are low in calories (39 in 100 grams). They contain flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin and ß-cryptoxanthin, which help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals. This helps protect us from various diseases. Rich in minerals, peaches contain potassium, fluoride and iron. Iron helps form red blood cells. Potassium helps regulate heart and blood pressure. Fluoride helps prevent cavities. Research also indicates that they help prevent obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.

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