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‘Clean 15’: 2013 List of Fruits & Vegetables Least Contaminated By Pesticides

It is always good to eat clean and least contaminated with pesticides fruits and vegetables. Isn’t it? So, to assure the public what fruits and vegetables are least contaminated with pesticides, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its 2013 list of fruits and vegetables that are least contaminated with pesticides and called them Clean 15.

These are the Clean 15, 2013 list of fruits and vegetables that are least contaminated with pesticides:

  1. Corn
  2. Onions
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocados
  5. Cabbage
  6. Frozen Sweet Peas
  7. Papaya
  8. Mangoes
  9. Asparagus
  10. Eggplant
  11. Kiwi
  12. Grapefruit
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Sweet Potato
  15. Mushrooms

Mediterranean Diet Fights Heart Disease

Since summer months are just around the corner, people are rushing to fit the best swim wear they could shop for. So, as early as now, many are already trying to get rid of those extra flabs by dieting. And the best diet way, by far, which does not only helps anybody reduce fats, but it also helps fight heart diseases is the Mediterranean diet.

Mediterranean Diet

The above image shows what and when to eat those fruits, vegetables and meats. Perhaps one can save much silver coins for this kind of diet.

Foods Not to Order on a Romantic Date

Valentine’s Day 2013 has just recently been celebrated but I still can’t get over with looking for food recipes that could make a Valentine’s Day at home even more romantic than celebrating it in a high-class restaurants or the like. But instead of having recipes with me, I ended up giggling while having stumbled upon Foods Not to Order on a Romantic First Date from Reader’s Digest.

1. Spaghetti and Meatballs. Though I don’t eat pasta, I just can’t imagine myself eating spaghetti on a romantic date with my best dress on and accidentally spill some spaghetti sauce in my gorgeous dress. Smiley

Spaghetti and MeatballsSpaghetti and Meatballs (image from tumblr.com)

2. Bigger burgers than your mouth. Think of it, you are on a date and you eat like you haven’t eaten for how many days just to accommodate the bigger burger in your mouth? Smiley

Big BurgersBigger Burgers than your mouth (image from michaelwitzel.com)

 3. Spicy Foods. I love spicy foods. I guess, this is just alright but not the spiciest food to serve; maybe just the mild spicy foods for me.

Spicy FoodSpicy Foods (image from blogger.com)

4. Soup. Do you want to hear your date slurping your soup with a sweet sound? Smiley

Soup Soup (image from blogger.com)

5. Fast food foods. Reader’s Digest name this food as ‘Dollar Food’ and advised if one prefer to have a date with you in a fast food chains, then order up a bigger size menu. But for me, I don’t prefer fast food foods a good idea for a romantic date especially on Valentine’s Day. I still prefer a date at home or in a more conducive  romantic places or restaurants.

Fast Food FoodsFast food foods (image from efoodsdirect.com)

6. Beans. If you didn’t know it yet, beans are good source of polysaccharides that can cause flatulence. If you want your romantic date ending up blowing horns from down there, then order up beans, radish, potatoes, onion, garlic and lentils.

BeansBeans (image from cloudfront.net)

7. Platter of Lobster and Crab. Have you tried eating these mouthwatering dish with a spoon and fork? If yes, then try this out on your next romantic date. Smiley

Platter of Lobster and CrabPlatter of Lobster and Crab (image from grubstreet.com)

8. Spinach. This foodie is just one of my favorites to eat AT HOME. Of course, in a romantic date, I don’t think so, but if it’s just at home, no worries for me; else I will end up looking for dental floss or toothpicks.

SpinachSpinach (image from simplyrecipes.com)

9. Herb Garlic Bread. I love garlic bread! And I don’t care if this is being served on a romantic date. Do you?

Herb Garlic BreadHerb Garlic Bread (image from lifesambrosia.com)

10. Wings and Ribs. Ah oh! I seldom eat pork but I love chicken wing-recipes. But in a romantic date, I might as well have extra napkins with me!

Wings and RibsWings and Ribs (image from blogger.com)

Have you experienced even one of these foodies being served on your Valentine’s Day date this year? How has it been? Were you’ve been serenaded with a romantic songs by a flock of guys while playing their Martin guitars? Oh well, if you want to be more adventurous on your next date, then you can try these foods I’ve mentioned above.

Stir-fried Tauge (Bean Sprouts) with Vegetables

I missed home-style foods since I moved in my new place. So what I did, I really tried hard to look for vegetables that are  foodies that are usually prepared at home. And one of which is this Stir-fried Tauge, or the Bean Sprouts, with Vegetables.

Stir-fried Tauge (BeanSprouts) with Vegetables

Stir-fried Tauge (Bean Sprouts) with Vegetables

I don’t have any idea how my mom prepares one this at home. But the image above was just bought from the hospital canteen. It tasted good and just enough for my craving today.