Monday, April 8, 2013

Papaya and Avocado Crab Salad

You can send a box of fresh papayas to Mom for Mother's Day or to that someone special who deserves a pick-me-up!

You need:
  • 1 cup diced, peeled papaya
  • 1 cup diced, peeled avodado
  • 1 poblano chile, halved and seeded
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, halved
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat (be sure shell pieces are removed)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 6-inch pitas, split
  1. Preheat broiler
  2. Place chile and pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined broiler pan and flatten with hand
  3. Broil 10 minutes or until blackened
  4. Place in zip-top plastic bag and seal, let stand for 10 minutes
  5. Peel and finely chop then place in large bowl
  6. Add all other ingredients (except pita), toss gently to combine
  7. Serve with pita
  8. Makes 6 servings
We made this over the weekend and it was gone in minutes! 

Friday, March 15, 2013

March - Royal Fruit Club - Granny Smith Apples

March: Our pick for this month is the crisp, tart Granny Smith Apple.  This powerful little guy packs a punch!  Look at all you can do for your body with one little snack!

Benefits of Granny Smith apples:
  • rich in Vitamic C and flavonoids (both are antioxidants)
  • neutralizes harmful free radicals (that's a good thing!)
  • lessens your risk of heart disease
  • lessens your risk of diabetes
  • lessens your risk of stroke
  • high in fiber (helps to slow digestion and makes you feel full)
  • stabalizes blood sugar levels
  • beneficial for your teeth (stimulates saliva, and the saliva decreases bacteria in your mouth - fewer cavities!)
  • has lots of potassium - keeps us in balance
So here's our favorite recipe for these powerful Grannie:
  1. buy apple
  2. rinse off (optional)
  3. remove sticker (also optional)
  4. sit in comfy place (alternatively, get into car to do errands; go for a walk; sit at your desk; chase after your kids; pick up the house while eating!)
  5. enjoy!
  6. know that you are helping your body to be strong and powerful!

Look for more recipes - Granny Smiths and others - on our page!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Healthy gifts!

Let's face it: healthy habits are hard to form, but extremely beneficial! 

Here's one really simple habit - grab an apple! No preparation needed; no fuss.

While we've all be raised to know that 'an apple a day....", we wanted to read the details on why.  So we dug up some information about apples' superpowers here.

Take the simple apple, for example:
  • whiter teeth
  • avoid Alzheimer's
  • protects against Parkinson's
  • curb cancers
  • decrease risk of diabetes
All in one little apple?  You read that right! And there's more reasons to nosh on this little treat:

  • prevents gallstones
  • neutralizes IBS
  • avert hemorrhoids
  • controls weight
  • detoxifies your liver..
There are more reasons, but you know what? I'm polishing up my apple...


Monday, March 11, 2013

For Fruit Lovers!

Fruit gift baskets overflowing with peak-season fresh fruit. Healthy gifts that your fruit lovers can indulge in day after day.

Here at Ruma's, we are proud to show how we have expanded our business into other areas - wine, gourmet goodies, coffee cakes and even exotic fiddlehead ferns!  But we know that the core - pun intended! - of our business is the fresh fruit that we buy each morning at the market.  After all, you can't get any better than Mother Nature!

Consider our For Fruit Lovers all-fruit baskets: chock full of Mother Nature's harvest, picked at the peak of the season, just for your friends and family.  A juicy pineapple anchors this gift; we surround her with apples, pears, and oranges.

Perfect for the person in your life who is trying to be healthier or for those who already live a healthy lifestyle!

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