Quinoa: The little grain that  packs a powerful nutritional punch.

Quinoa: The little grain that packs a powerful nutritional punch.

Over the past decade, a grain called Quinoa began working its way into the public consciousness in subtle little ways – recipes called for using it as a topping on yogurt, as an addition to salads and stir fry, or as a substitute for rice. It became the latest “new kid,” in a list of trendy super foods. I became Quinoa curious. What do we actually know about this mysterious Read more »
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July 07, 2019
STOP: Give food cravings the brush-off.

STOP: Give food cravings the brush-off.

The aroma of chocolate chip cookies, the thought of a juicy burger with a side of fries, or the dream of a steamy deep-dish pizza smothered in pepperoni and cheese can stop you in your tracks and quickly turn from a casual food fantasy to an unwelcome indulgence. Even the most nutrition-savvy among us can slip every now and then. The trouble comes when food cravings start overruling reasonable restraint Read more »
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May 18, 2019
The Bodacious Benefits of  BASIL

The Bodacious Benefits of BASIL

Basil, or Ocimum basilicum, is an ancient herb that has been around for over 4,000 years, and has been treasured for it’s medicinal and culinary attributes. It is a fragrant leafy green plant that is a member of the mint family, and has many different varieties, the most common of which include sweet basil, Thai basil, Holy basil (a variety of Thai basil) and Bush or Greek basil. Culinary BenefitsA favorite Read more »
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May 18, 2019
The Magic of Oats and Oatmeal

The Magic of Oats and Oatmeal

Whether you have fond childhood memories of sitting down to a steamy bowl of oatmeal for breakfast on a frosty morning, or less fond images of oatmeal (also known as porridge – picture the three bears, or in the case of Oliver Twist, as gruel), it’s past time you gave it a second look. Oats are one of the healthiest grains on earth. They're gluten-free and a great source of vitamins, Read more »
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March 11, 2019
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