Chard Attack on a Plate!

Chard Attack on a Plate!

You probably already know that chard is nutritionally packed since it’s a dark green leafy vegetable. And when it comes to nutritious foods, green leafy things like chard is a popular component of healthy diets. Chard is used for cooking for centuries, but because it’s a lot similar to beets and veggies … Read more

Give Your Pizza a Flatout Facelift

Give Your Pizza a Flatout Facelift

If you think fat and flour when you think of pizza – think again. I recently tried Flatout Flat Breads as an alternative to pizza crust, thanks in part to a generous sample package sent by Flatouts coupled with a hankering for some healthy pizza. Pizza can be a nutritious delivery vehicle … Read more

Tajín Shakes Out the Salt

Tajín Shakes Out the Salt

If you know Mexican food – then you probably know Tajín. Tajín is made by the Mexican company of the same name, and it’s a spicy, tangy sprinkle on flavor additive known for its chili and lime combination. Tajín is a ubiquitous condiment in Mexico, available pretty much everywhere food is made, … Read more

The Jewel of the Mediterranean

The Jewel of the Mediterranean

You hear about it all the time: the Mediterranean Diet. With an emphasis on plants, lean proteins, olive oil, nuts and seeds, the Mediterranean Diet has been linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease and longer lifespans. But how do you incorporate the Mediterranean principles into your Western lifestyle? A new book … Read more

Holy Hominy

Holy Hominy

Hominy is a term not known to many. It is a food that is produced from dried maze (corn) kernel that has been treated with alkali. This process is known as nixtamalization. In Mexican cooking, Hominy is used to make masa, after it has been finely ground. Previously, it was said that … Read more

Celebrating National Potato Day

Potatoes on the ground

Every August 19, America celebrates National Potato Day. For spud lovers, this is a holiday to commemorate. It’s the perfect date to celebrate and enjoy your most favorite vegetable. Potato is a versatile spud that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It’s edible in its raw form, but it’s … Read more

Red Quinoa Salad: Texas de Brazil Style

Red Quinoa Salad: Texas de Brazil Style

Quinoa is a pseudocereal – not exactly a whole grain or even a grass – that originates from the Andean area of South America. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has a unique combination of amino acids that makes it one of the very few non-animal based sources of complete protein. It’s also a great … Read more

Edamame: High Fiber & Perfect Protein

Edamame: High Fiber & Perfect Protein

Found mostly in Japanese cuisine, Edamame is actually out of the shell edible soybeans. If you translate the word ‘Edamame’ in English, you will find out that it means ‘beans on branches.’ Edamame is a powerhouse. They are packed with high-fiber, protein, and a moderate amount of calories that make it a … Read more

Brown Soda Bread on St. Patrick’s Day

Brown Soda Bread on St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Soda Bread is one of the most simple, quick bread recipes you can make. It requires no yeast, takes less than five minutes to prepare and can be easily adapted as a high-fiber recipe. The story goes that St. Patrick was holding a piece of soda bread in his hand as … Read more

Three Amazing CBD Recipes You Can Try

Three Amazing CBD Recipes You Can Try

CBD has gained acceptance by many who continue to rely on it for its healing properties. Such people consume it as a part of daily medication, often taking it with other supplements. Some other people, however, have found more ways to enjoy CBD and increase their intake of the substance and they … Read more