Just a quick checking in! Hope you have been well.
I must say that I LOVE the happy, smiley and warm Puerto Rican culture. Love it! Plus there are fruit sellers everywhere on the side of the road- and like pictured here- they even sell fruit at gas stations! Caribbean avocados are huge- about 2 or 3 Haas avocados. They are more watery, but still quite tasty. Right now, the best fruit I’ve had here are the papayas, which are juicy and perfect. Great fruit enzymes for the skin! Naturally, I’ve been making my Papaya-Avocado salad…
And of course, like everywhere tropical I go- lots of young coconuts!! My favorite. The coconut water has so many natural electrolytes and is so yummy. :
This restaurant, Zona, is right near the Ann Wigmore Institute. I eat there when I’m at the Institute usually, and it has great salads! For other raw food, she also has some nut pates.
How YUM does Evlyn’s salad look??
Have an amazing Labor Day weekend!!! I hope you have a fabulous break. 🙂
Om Namah Shivayah
I bow down to the inner light in each and every one of you.
Evlyn’s salad DOES look YUM!!
Could you post the recipe for the avocado papaya salad on this blog?
Here’s kim’s recipe, I just copy & pasted it into the message box. You can always just type papaya in the search box.
Papayas: Extremely beautifying for the skin and hair! Contain a lot of alkalizing minerals such as calcium, Vitamin A and collagen-healing Vitamin C. Its enzymes soothe the digestive tract. Also very high in the protease enzyme papain, which will cleanse the skin and tighten our skin’s collagen tissue.
Avocados: To make the skin supple and youthful. Also, the beneficial monosaturated fats, that contain oleic acid, also make this salad very filling. Avocados are full of antioxidants and rich in necessary minerals like potassium, calcium, vitamins A, C and K, folic acid, copper, sodium and are extremely high in dietary fibers.
Lime: To restore the liver tissue! Like lemon, lime is a citric fruit with around 200 enzymes.
Agave Nectar: A low-glycemic raw plant sweetener.
Chop papaya and add sliced avocado on top. Top with lime and agave. That’s it!!!
So glad you are having a great time! I am glad to see there are raw foods options available just about everywhere : ) Have a great holiday weekend Kim!
Thanks Michelle!! Hope you had a great weekend also. 🙂
Mmm! That salad sounds fantastic. I’ve never tried green papaya before.
Kimberly, How much salt/added sodium would you recommend per day? (or per week if that makes it easier.) I just re-read your post “To Salt or not to Salt”, (which recommended celtic sea salt), and I was wondering if you would recommend these as well:
(I ask because the “Real Pickles” company uses it in their raw fermented products, and I am not always able to make my own.)
Gluten-free and Soy-free Chickpea Miso:
Thanks, and continue enjoying your vacation!
Use salt sparingly- and I try to use organic sources (celery, sea vegetables) instead wherever possible.
I like Celtic Sea Salt and also Himalayan Se Salt. I think eden salt is fine! I am unfamiliar with the chickpea miso, but there is unpasteurized soy miso available, which is one of the only soy products I would ever use. I don’t do well with chickpeas b/c they have protein and are very starchy (BLOAT!), but maybe they will work for you!
Let me know how you do.
I am looking for fresh Soursop Fruit to be shipped to Naples Florida.
Do you have the fruit available and do you ship.
Please let me know how you sell it and shipping charges to zip 34108.
I have been reading your blog now for several months and you inspire me! I am graduating from grad school (dietetics-clinical nutrition) in about a year and I plan to travel as much as I can before I land a “real” job haha.. anyways, what is your recommendation on getting started with traveling? I would love to take a year to travel around the world and visit the true villages and cultures (away from the tourists). Did you travel with an “around the world” ticket, if not how did you choose your locations and what were the processes on staying in certain places(shelter). Thank you so much for all your great advice and input!!
Hi Dawn! I bought my around the world ticket in Sydney, as they are far cheaper in Australia (even when adding the cost to get there, but I happened to be living there). I knew basic time frames for jumping continents, but I did not have a set path. I just started out, and I talked to lots of other travelers, and traveled with lots of other people, and changed my route countless times. That is only way to know about villages and paths that are definitely not in the Lonely Planet guidebook. 🙂
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Is it okay to one whole kind of that avocado in a day?
Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, it ripens after harvesting. Trees are partially self-pollinating and often are propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.;
Some supermarkets sell pre-ripened avocados which have been treated with synthetic ethylene to hasten ripening. In some cases avocados can be left on the tree for several months, which is an advantage to commercial growers who seek the greatest return for their crop; but if the fruit remains unpicked for too long it falls to the ground…-^*
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