Best Beauty Foods http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com Become your most beautiful you Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:46:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ice Cream Bean Dream http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/ice-cream-bean-dream/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:02:06 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5829 Hi everybody! It’s been a beautiful winter so far, sunny with blue skies. I was so excited to visit my friend’s nursery in Vista and get to try Ice Cream Bean for the first time ever! Yum! 

It was a huge tree, and the white fruit surrounding the seeds is really sweet & fluffy.

I also made a new friend who has an incredible collection of exotic fruit trees growing in his moderate size yard close to the coast. Lucuma, Jaboticaba, Ice Cream Bean, Surinam Cherry, Guavas, Black Sapote, White Sapote, Sapodilla, and several grafted trees that I was very impressed with.  And he had a cute tortoise to eat all the yummy ripe fruit on the ground!

His tree had the largest and sweetest Surinam Cherries I’ve ever tasted! I’m going to plant the seeds. I hope they grow! I planted my Ice Cream Bean seeds too. They’re supposed to be a fast growing tree!

The Ice Cream Bean fruit is rich in anti oxidants and the seeds can supposedly help cure dysentery and prevent rheumatism. Wow! Impressive for a fruit.

We still have a LOT of healthy organic Black Sapote trees & Jackfruit trees for sale! They’re growing really well.

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Mean Greens from a Bean http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/mean-greens-from-a-bean/ Thu, 02 Nov 2017 02:14:35 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5805 Hi everybody! It’s been a super sunny & fantastic Fall so far and I’ve been growing a LOT of Sprouts and Microgreens! Organic Buckwheat Greens, Sunflower Greens and Wheatgrass and a brand NEW green which I had never heard of before….Fava Bean Greens!!

It turns out that Fava Bean greens are really good for you, plus they’re cheap and easy to grow. You can eat them raw or cooked. I’m going to juice them and add them to salads or smoothies.

The over 100 baby Black Sapote Trees and almost 40 Jackfruit trees are getting bigger by the week. They’re so healthy!

We’re selling these for super LOW prices so people can grow these rare exotic trees without spending a lot. 

I’ve been really enjoying Persimmon season, and making a bunch of Cactus Pear fruit smoothies too.

Right now I’m making my 2nd batch of Slightly Spicy Kim Chee 🙂 a blend of fermented cabbage, carrots, onions, garlic, anaheim chilis, serrano chilis and pasila chilis. It’s really good! I love it. Next time I’ll add Jicama. I love jicama in fermented veggie blends!

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Hello from Humboldt http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/hello-from-humboldt/ Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:11:35 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5597 Hello from Humboldt county! It’s been hot, sunny, in the 90’s and 100’s with absolutely spectacular natural beauty all around. We’ve been running through the Redwoods, visiting Rivers, hiking and exploring gorgeous beaches like Shelter Cove and the Lost Coast. Wow!!

Plus making all kinds of delicious raw vegan food 🙂 

It’s an incredible area with so many outdoor activities and places to explore. So many places to hike, kayak and paddle board!

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Northwest Blackberry Bonanza http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/northwest-blackberry-bonanza/ Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:54:13 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5559 I had a spectacular time in the Pacific Northwest this August, picking enormous amounts of big super sweet Blackberries, and collected bags full of Nettles & Horsetails which I used in Green Smoothies and teas. 

I think the Blackberries were bigger and sweeter than ever this summer! I also had fun picking Evergreen Huckleberries, salmon berries and thimble berries.

Right before I left S. CA my good friend & fellow Fruit Lover stopped by with a whole truck load of Adriatic Figs he had picked for friends & family. Wow!!!!! They were so ripe & sweet.

So here was all the fruit I was busy picking, my newest batches of Fermented Veggies and my new little plant starts right before I left to go North!

The weather in Seattle was gorgeous as usual and warm & sunny in late August!

It was so fun walking downtown along the waterfront and I even got to go for a boat ride around Lake Union on a restored 1920’s Cabin Cruiser!

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Want Your Own Chocolate Tree? http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/want-your-own-chocolate-tree/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:57:57 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5500 Contact Us

Want your very own Chocolate Fruit Tree? Well you’re in luck because we have a LOT of rare, very special, hard to find organic baby Black Sapote Trees that need good homes!

These organic Chocolate Sapote Seeds were saved from the most delicious Black Sapotes we’ve ever had, grown on a small organic family Farm that has since closed.

This fruit tastes like a healthy chocolate pudding just by itself and also makes fabulous Smoothies, Brownies, Cookies and other Desserts 🙂

In memory of this special property, we’re offering these incredible fruit trees at a super low price!

Please contact us to come pick up a Chocolate Tree for yourself or friends.

We’re offering them at a very low price because we want them to grow and flourish in happy new homes. They make excellent gifts!

A sub tropical fruit, this rare and exotic tree grows well in Southern California, parts of Mexico and Hawaii.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Diospyros nigra

Diospyros nigra, the black sapote, is a species of persimmon. Common names include chocolate pudding fruitchocolate persimmonand (in Spanishzapote prieto.

The tropical fruit tree is native to eastern Mexico, the CaribbeanCentral America, and into Colombia.

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My Favorite Farm http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/save-this-farm/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:16:48 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5494 Questions? Please email for more info

One of my favorite places in the entire world is the small self pick 5 acre organic family farm in Fallbrook that I’ve been lucky enough to spend endless sticky, sweet, scrumptious hours picking bags bursting with fruit over the past nine years.

My love for this property and gratitude to the Emerich Family has inspired me to start my own farm, Fruit Pursuit Farm.

Several months ago, my friend who was the care taker of this enchanting property passed away suddenly.

The remaining family member has since shut off the water to all the trees to save money.

He has closed the farm to the public, and my favorite farm will soon be 5 acres of dried up dead trees.

The property will probably eventually be to a developer who will subdivide it, bulldoze all the trees and build houses.

The people who live there will never know what a magical place used to exist beneath their grassy lawns.

My friend George Emerich Jr. was a true inspiration and his death was very devastating to me. He was a plant wizard who could grow anything, and the farm flourished under his care.

He gave his entire life to taking care of his father’s beautiful fruit trees.

His beloved cat Salt, disappeared after his death and hasn’t come back.

I had hopes that this special farm would be sold to someone who would appreciate it, and give it the love and attention it needs to bring it back to it’s full glory.

Instead I fear it will just be another Forgotten Farm, torn down to make room for yet another subdivision.

This farm has hundreds of fruit trees, some over 100 years old.

An entire Cherimoya grove, an Orange & Tangerine orchard, Macadamia grove, plus a dazzling array of sub tropical rare exotic fruit trees.

Trees on the Farm:

White Sapotes (several different trees over 100 years old)

Black Sapotes (Chocolate Pudding fruit – 3 trees)

Dragon Fruit (Magenta & White)

Longan

African Plum (very rare!)

Jaboticaba

Jujubees

Pineapple Guaves

Guaves (White & Pink)

Surinam Cherry

Goji Berries

Figs

Pakistani Mulberry (3 large trees)

Persimmons (lots of trees!!)

Pomegranates 

Apples

Apricots

Liliquoi (Passion Fruit)

Loquats

Kiwis

Macadamia Nut

Avocados (Hass, Fuerte & more)

Oranges (Navel, Valencia, Blood, Gold Nugget, Tangerines, Mandarin)

Meyer Lemons & regular Lemons

Here are all our Videos that we’ve filmed on the Farm and some of the pictures we’ve taken there over the years!

George Jr. and this special Farm have inspired me to start my own farm of rare, exotic subtropical fruit trees. It’s called Fruit Pursuit Farm, see what we have!

 

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Jumping For Jackfruit http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/jumping-for-jackfruit/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:30:15 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5450 Growing Greens

Hi everybody! How’s your summer? 

I’ve been busy planting ALL kinds of Greens & Veggies from seeds. Yay! So exciting. Plus I planted over 100 Black Sapote seeds and can’t wait until they start growing!

Even though I’ve been growing Sprouts, Wheatgrass, Sunflower & Buckwheat Greens for years, I’m still just a beginner at gardening using real dirt. Ha!!

It was easy in Hawaii because I just saved my stems from whatever greens I was eating and plopped them in the ground and they grew 🙂 So this is my first real experience growing veggies from seeds.

Right now I’m growing Kale (2 kinds), Collards, Spinach, Watercress, Dandelion (2 kinds) Arugula, Beets, Corn Salad, Purslane, Basil, Peppers, Stevia, Nettles (naughty nettles & stevia haven’t started growing yet)

I’m also growing trays of Microgreens! They’re a mix of a bunch of different greens & herbs that can be harvested in about 2 weeks. 

There’s a MILLION more things I’d like to grow but I figure this is a good start!

Save Money, Eat Better and Be Healthier!

I’ve also been making LOTS of raw vegan Chocolate, tons of Green Juice, growing LOTS of Sprouts, an INSANE amount of Kale Chips (I’m like a Kale Chip factory) am on my 3rd batch of fermented veggie Kim Chee of the summer, and am brewing a BIG batch of Kombucha.

Whoo Hoo! It’s SO fun making all this healthy food! It’s FRESHER and better than what you can buy in the store. Plus you save a TON of money.

Jumping for Jackfruit

This is the Summer of Jackfruit! I’m eating WAY more of this luscious, exceptionally exciting fruit than EVER before.

I’ve had Melon Summers, Cherry Summers and Fig Summers but this is the first featuring so much sweet & juicy tropical orange bliss! I’ve even been freezing it there’s so much, and blending it up into the BEST smoothies ever with Passion Fruit and Bananas.

I’ve also been eating a lot of Nasturtiums (leaves & flowers!) all summer in my Salads and Watercress, which I’m currently obsessed with.

Stay tuned and hopefully I have some beautiful pictures of all my little greens to show you soon!

 

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Rollinia for Dinner http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/rollinia-for-dinner/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:13:56 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5368 Hi everybody! My last few months in Hawaii I was so busy trying to do as many exciting things as possible I didn’t spend much time inside on the computer. 

So here are more pictures of the greens I was using for Green Smoothies, Juicing and to plant in the garden! Yacon, Moringa, Purslane, Ong Choy and Nasturtium.

And here are some fun exotic Fruit like Star Apples, Rose Apples, Rollinia (got to share this huge sweet fruit with a friend for a sunset supper!!) Soursop, Jaboticaba, Surinam Cherries, Lychees and Alpine Strawberries.

 

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Have You Tried This Fruit? http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/have-you-tried-this-fruit/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:00:39 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5288 Spring Showers Bring Spring Greens

Hi everybody! it’s my 5th month in Hawaii, still on the lookout for any & all wild edible Greens & luscious fruit in season. We’ve been getting some rain lately which is really helping the garden! I just planted more Purslane, Water Spinach and Malabar Spinach.

Whoo Hoo! All from cuttings I saved from bunches I had bought at the Farmers Market. I saved the stems, put them in water for about a week, then plopped them in the ground. And they’re all growing!!!! Which is so miraculous 🙂 

And recently I was overjoyed to eat my very first Star Apple, a sweet creamy concoction that was even better eaten chilled. 

Beach Bonanza

Still doing lots of hiking and exploring new and out of the way hidden Beaches!

Star Apples and Soursops are in season! Eggfruit season has ended now, and citrus is also coming to an end. It has been a crazy amazing citrus season here!

These big beautiful Eggfruit I picked from a spiritual Sanctuary. All the fruit I picked there was exceptional!

The Eggfruit I was blending into smoothies with Mango & Pineapple, which was yummy since Eggfruit do have an interesting flavor that not everyone likes….they’re a fascinating fruit! The color & texture of hard boiled egg yolk.

And these delicious dried Figs are from Costco. They’re SO good!!! I eat several for Dessert every night, in the hopes that they’re helping me eat less chocolate…which they are. Yum!!!!! As you can see, I’m absolutely obsessed with Figs!!

 

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Valentines Day Vegan Chocolate http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/vegan-valentines-day-chocolate/ Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:32:40 +0000 http://www.bestbeautyfoods.com/?p=5255 Hello from Hawaii! It’s my 4th month here, and it seems like I’m busy all the time, either off on adventures, shipping Bikinis all over the World, preparing Raw Vegan Recipes or planting my new gardens full of Greens.

As you know, I’m VERY excited to be growing all kinds of Greens, especially Tropical Greens! And herbs, we’re growing all kinds of herbs. I donated my baby Fruit Trees, my beloved Mango, Lychee, Longon, and Soursop to a local eco village where they’ll be in good hands.

Raw Vegan Chocolate for Valentines Day 

And I’ve been making TONS of super delicious raw Vegan Chocolate for all my friends. Yum!! Experimenting with different flavors (like orange essence) and different sweeteners too.

Glorious Tropical Green Gardens

So far I’ve planted (all from cuttings!!) Brazilian Spinach, Okinawan Spinach, Moringa, Katuk, Edible Hibiscus (Pacific Spinach), Purslane, Ong Choi.

I’ve planted baby Dandelion and Chicory plants. Herbs we’re growing are a few types of Mint, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, We still need to do lots more including Rosemary, Dill, Fennel, Taragon, Savory.

My Yacon Roots have been planted and I’m eagerly awaiting their development 🙂

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