Food

THE WEIRDEST LOOKING FRUITS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

THE WEIRDEST LOOKING FRUITS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF These fruits look like they should be props on a sci-fi movie set, not sitting on your kitchen counter. But despite their strange appearance, these fruits are jam-packed with flavor, fiber, and healthy nutrients. Don't let their looks scare you off, give these superfoods a shot! Turmeric [...]

THE WEIRDEST LOOKING FRUITS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF2018-08-30T06:11:48+00:00

ANIMAL PRODUCTS & OBESITY

ANIMAL PRODUCTS & OBESITY It seems every day there’s a new fad diet sweeping the nation. Atkins, South Beach, juice cleanses, paleo… the list goes on. What everyone can agree on is that our food culture is broken – not irreparably, but when you look at our rates of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, there’s [...]

ANIMAL PRODUCTS & OBESITY2018-08-30T06:05:44+00:00

TO WHEATGRASS OR NOT TO WHEATGRASS

TO WHEATGRASS OR NOT TO WHEATGRASS The benefits of wheatgrass have been touted for half a century – but what's the true story behind this popular so-called superfood? According to an article by Dr. Mercola, many of the supposed benefits of wheatgrass have no scientific backing. In fact, the original promoter of wheatgrass, Ann Wigmore, [...]

TO WHEATGRASS OR NOT TO WHEATGRASS2018-08-30T06:04:44+00:00

ADD FLAVOR TO YOUR FOOD, NOT CALORIES

ADD FLAVOR TO YOUR FOOD, NOT CALORIES Too often cutting the calories in your food means cutting the flavor too. How often have you heard of some celebrity toning up for a role who only eats boneless, skinless chicken breasts? Or watched your friend order a salad and eat it without dressing? No more! You [...]

ADD FLAVOR TO YOUR FOOD, NOT CALORIES2018-08-30T06:03:57+00:00

THE CONUNDRUM OF QUINOA

THE CONUNDRUM OF QUINOA If you’ve been paying attention to food trends and even beer commercials, you’ve noticed that the quinoa craze has been sweeping the nation. Hailed as the latest and greatest superfood, quinoa is the seed of a plant related most closely to beets and chard. The quinoa seeds contain essential amino acids, [...]

THE CONUNDRUM OF QUINOA2018-08-30T06:03:05+00:00

SUPERFOOD SUMMER SALAD

SUPERFOOD SUMMER SALAD This fresh summer salad is chock full of tasty superfoods and perfect for a barbecue. Filling and full of fiber and protein, you'll forget you even brought meat to grill! Quinoa-Kale Salad with Fresh Apricots Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 ½ [...]

SUPERFOOD SUMMER SALAD2018-08-30T06:02:20+00:00

A FEW TIPS FOR EATING WELL ON A BUDGET

A FEW TIPS FOR EATING WELL ON A BUDGET Several weeks ago, the British Medical Journal published a studyreporting that eating healthily actually does cost more. In fact, eating organic and free-range products can cost about $550 per year more. But healthy food can also cost more in terms of time spent cooking it, and the [...]

A FEW TIPS FOR EATING WELL ON A BUDGET2018-08-30T06:01:13+00:00

AVOID MERCURY: FISH TO EAT WITHOUT THE RISK!

AVOID MERCURY: FISH TO EAT WITHOUT THE RISK! Back in December I shared an article by Food & Water Watch about the "Dirty Dozen" of fish to avoid, and what to eat instead. I also recommended the Seafood Watch Pocket Guides to help you purchase safely and sustainably. I guess it resonated! A few days [...]

AVOID MERCURY: FISH TO EAT WITHOUT THE RISK!2018-08-30T05:59:22+00:00

HOW TO COOK THE PARTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WE SHOULD BE EATING

HOW TO COOK THE PARTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WE SHOULD BE EATING Over at The Huffington Post, there's a great article about parts of fruits and vegetables we don't eat, but should. Sadly, with one exception, they don't tell you HOW to cook them! So I collected a few recipes for each fruit or veggie [...]

HOW TO COOK THE PARTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WE SHOULD BE EATING2018-08-30T05:56:59+00:00

A FEW FISH TO AVOID, AND WHAT TO COOK INSTEAD

A FEW FISH TO AVOID, AND WHAT TO COOK INSTEAD The nonprofit organization Food & Water Watch has created a list of the “Dirty Dozen” of fish to avoid. They analyzed how the fish were farmed or harvested, the levels of toxic contaminants found in the species, and how heavily the local fisherman rely on the species [...]

A FEW FISH TO AVOID, AND WHAT TO COOK INSTEAD2018-08-30T05:56:14+00:00