Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Portabella. It’s a Fun Guy!
Some call them portobellos, but according to the Mushroom Council, we all should be calling them portabellas. The dark brown portabella mushroom is actually a fully mature cremini mushroom. In the early 1980s, the formerly unglamorous portabella became a bit en vogue and now enjoys a fair amount of space in the fungi spotlight. These […]
Tip, Trick & a Recipe: A Little Lentil Legacy
I am a huge fan of lentils and wanted to give you some background on why you want to include them in your diet. Lentils are one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world. In the Bible, Jacob tricked Esau into giving up his birthright over a bowl of lentils! Yeah, they’re that good! […]
Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Health Benefits of Purple Potatoes!
I love purple potatoes. So does my daughter. I remember the first time I made them for her when she was still little–she was delighted! Young children have some of the best reactions to some of the more odd vegetables, though I know a lot of adults that react the same way. If you’ve never […]
Tip, Trick & a Recipe: All About Artichokes
Artichokes are actually big thistles, a member of the sunflower family. I bet you didn’t know that, did you? Watch for when they are coming into peak season so you can take advantage of the sales that are going to be out there and enjoy this fun, fiber-filled veggie. Don’t know how? That’s why I’m […]
Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Green about frisee?
Such a pretty addition to a gourmet salad, lovely, lacy frisee lettuce is more than just a pretty face! Frisee (pronounced free-zay) is rich in fiber, vitamins A, B, C, and E. Ever wonder why there are so few of those frizzy leaves of pale green that you see in salad mixes? Well, it’s because […]
Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Sprouts!
I’m sure you’ve seen the ubiquitous bean sprout in your grocery store since you were a child. And maybe some alfalfa sprouts. But there’s more to sprouts than what is in your grocery store. There’s radish sprouts, clover sprouts, broccoli sprouts—just to name a few. These wonderful sprouts are all full phytochemicals, massive nutrients and […]
Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Let’s Get to Know Rosemary
You’re probably most familiar with rosemary in its dried or fresh form, being used as an herb for adding a distinct flavor to pork or beef dishes. There are all kinds of flavor in this aromatic herb but it’s also quite healthy for you. Among rosemary’s properties… •It’s anti-inflammatory •It acts as a natural antidepressant […]
Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Add Fennel to Your Food Funnel!
Fennel is a versatile food (essentially it’s an herb) with a sweet, slight licorice taste that’s used for its feathery stalks, its aromatic seeds, and its flavorful root which is eaten as a vegetable. The whole fennel plant is edible. On the health front, fennel is extremely good for you. It reduces inflammation in the […]
Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Beets! Don’t Pass Them Up!
There’s nothing like a gorgeous purple beet sliced onto a salad, roasted in the oven, or juiced with some greens and other veggies to make a beautifully colored glass of deliciousness. What’s this you say? You don’t love beets? Well, maybe you’re just not doing it right! Beets are in season now and they are […]