There was once a doctor named Denis Burkitt who became known as “fiber man”. The reason for this was his dedication to the study of dietary fiber on people’s health, especially with regard to things like heart disease and colon cancer. Dr.
There are a lot of different nutrition ideas rolling around. One of the more popular now is the anti grain movement, where folks shun things like wheat and rice even when a medical condition isn’t in play. I’m not necessarily a member of this camp, but I am a firm believer in getting more cruciferous veggies into my diet, so the idea of cauliflower fried rice was appealing.… Continue reading
I didn’t know about it until recently, but apparently black eyed peas are the beans of the New Year season. Rumor has it the peas represent pennies or coins, and are served with collard greens to represent money and cornbread to represent gold.… Continue reading
If you like aromatic dishes, then this recipe is for you. For me, there’s something comforting when you cook with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. They make the house smell “healthy”, for lack of a better word. Of course these spices are chock full of anti-oxidents, so their aroma fits, and the olfactory sense is a big player in the way things taste.… Continue reading
Food is the universal language, and I can prove it. If you’re a native English speaker, what Italian words do you know? What Spanish words, or Chinese words, or German words? I’ll bet most of them are food related, like pizza, ravioli, szechuan, lo mein, strudel, sauerkraut, and on and on. The reason for this is because cultures spread first through food. No matter where you go, you have to eat, and that requires often times consuming what’s available where you’ve travelled to. What’s my point? Well, todays post is about gyros, and sadly that’s one of the few Greek words that I know, or at least that I know that I know. There are lots of Greek words that have been incorporated into English, but if you asked me to say something Greek, I’d probably say gyro.… Continue reading
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Sometimes you just gotta have gooey, especially when it comes to vegan Mac n Cheese. I don’t do the fake cheeses, but I don’t blame you if you do. I’m just averse to their ingredient list, and tend to eat them when I’m out and my options are limited.
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For Easter this year I had a hankering to do something a little bit different, but couldn’t figure out what. I’ve been going through the freezer, trying to use up things before they get freezer burned, and noticed I had some organic phyllo dough that needed to be put to use.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see a head of cabbage? For many of you I’m betting it’s cole slaw. For quite a few folks it may be sauerkraut or kimchi. For me, when I see a head of cabbage I think of stuffed cabbage.… Continue reading
Sometimes I hear a phrase and it strikes me as being odd, so I Google it to see where it originated. Case in point is the phrase “good egg”, as in “he/she’s a good egg”, meaning a good person. Turns out this phrase became popular around 1900, but has it’s origins dating back to when the phrase “bad egg” was popular in the 1850’s.… Continue reading
When you’re crunched for time one of the easiest things to put together is a wrap. The tricky part is finding something good to wrap stuff in. Recently, I’ve been cutting back on wheat, so I’ve started using brown rice wraps instead. All they need is a minute or so in some warm water to soften, and then they’re ready to roll.… Continue reading