Monthly Archives: August 2016

Sauteed Onions and Peppers on Bismati Rice

Sauteed Onions and Peppers on Bismati Rice

This is a delightful meal featuring sauteed onions and peppers, with cashews and mushrooms, served over brown bismati rice. It is easy to prepare, nourishing and filling.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 2 people


  • 1/2 yellow or red onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews unsalted
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce reduced sodium, gluten free
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil (optional)
  • 1 diced jalapeno pepper (optional)


  • The first thing to do is put on your organic brown bismati rice as described elsewhere in our recipes.
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Eat Your Banana Peels

Eat banana peels? YES!

My son Adrian brought this Business Insider article to my attention – an article that includes several uses for bananas in food and cooking.

In particular the article states that:

“ The sweet flesh of a medium-sized banana contains significant percentages of your daily recommended intake of various nutrients, such as:

  • 12% of your daily fiber, which helps with digestion and may help lower your risk of diabetes
  • 17% of your vitamin C, which is important for your immune system as well as growth and development
  • 20% of your vitamin B-6, which aids the body’s ability to convert food into energy
  • 12% of your potassium, which helps in development of cells, tissues, and organs throughout the body
  • 8% of your magnesium, which is important for the body’s energy productions and regulating glucose and blood pressure levels

If you then eat the skin along with the flesh you get an even bigger boost in these same nutrients .… Read the rest