CULINARY THRILL SEEKING: Sometimes, it’s so sweet, you just don’t know

Published 7:53 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I ate some cornbread so rich and sweet that people at the table debated if it was cornbread or pound cake. It came from Anna’s Mexican Bakery, where you walk in and grab a tray and tongs and pick your fill of colorful breads, cookies and other sugary delights.

It is at 2570 Calder Avenue in Beaumont.

I went back the next day and snapped a photo to prove that beautiful bread was cornbread. When I say beautiful, I mean that literally. Some breads are decorated with floral designs.

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Sweet Poison

Beat sweet poison one meal at a time

Juice Lady advises you to go cold turkey and cut out the sweets. After some detox time, she say’s you’ll feel better and get all kinds of more healthy. Don’t worry. You can still have fruity desserts that satisfy, and she includes recipes.

The book is “The Juice Lady’s Sugar Knockout: Detox to Lose Weight, Kill Cravings, and Prevent Disease.”

I like her style, even though she presents some hard challenges for most of us. But you know author Cherie Calbom is right. Can you do it? I don’t even have a juicer, but I’d be up for something with a name like this:

You Are Loved Cocktail

From the Juice Lady’s Anti-Inflammation Diet

3 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed

2 ribs of celery with leaves

1 apple

1 cucumber, peeled if not organic

1 handful of spinach

1 lemon, peeled if not organic

1 half beet, scrubbed well, with stems an leaves

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Juice all ingredients and stir. Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible. Serves 1-2.