Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

You might have missed it, but October 3rd was National Pumpkin Seed Day! But no need to worry, you can still celebrate! Pumpkin seeds often get overlooked, they are in a lot of trail mixes, but do they really do anything for you? Surprisingly, they have many health benefits that most people don’t know about! Here are just a few health benefits that will make you want to celebrate national pumpkin seeds day everyday!   Zinc- Immune Support Pumpkin seeds are actually full of Zinc! But what in the world does zinc do for you? Well, zinc helps your body… Read More

Quinoa: How Did This Little Grain Get So Popular?

  Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah, try it, it’s pretty fun to say) Quinoa, quinoa, quinoa, you’ve probably heard about it too many times to count, and with good reason too. It has become one of the most popular healthy foods. Quinoa has been featured all over Instagram, Pinterest and on hundreds of blog sites, well-known for its bright colors and aesthetically pleasing presentation. After seeing all the pictures and hearing raves about it from your insanely healthy best friend, you have to admit, you’re pretty curious. But where to start? There are a few different kinds to choose from. What’s the difference?… Read More

How to Pull Off the Perfect Pilaf

History Originating in the middle east, Pilaf has been around for centuries and as language has evolved, the name has too. One of the earliest forms of the modern word “Pilaf” is the word “Pula”, which in Aryan means “dish of rice and meat.” Eventually, it turned into “Pilav” describing a Persian dish of grains boiled in broth. Today the word Pilaf is used liberally and yet most still have no idea what it actually means. The technical definition is: a dish made of rice and other grains or beans, cooked in a broth. But there are a couple of… Read More

Freekeh’n’ Out About Freekeh

  [Pronounced Freek-uh, or Freek-ay depending on how you’re feeling that day] Freekeh is an extremely popular superfood that has resurfaced within the last couple years. It possibly has to do with an episode on Oprah in around 2010, where she talked about the benefits of this grain. Since then, the freekeh obsession has skyrocketed and it’s become one of the hottest health foods of the 21st century, metaphorically of course. (I suggest turning on Chic’s “Le Freak” or Missy Elliot’s “Get your Freak On” to set the mood…)   What in the world is Freekeh? Originally from the middle… Read More

Carob: What Is It and Should I Carob’out’ It?

  Oh no here I am, back at it again with the puns… But really, what is it about Carob that’s got everybody talking about it? Well after doing some investigation, I’m pretty sold on it as well. In a nutshell: it’s like chocolate, only better. What on earth do you mean, what’s better than chocolate? Honestly, not a ton but this might be one of them. Especially for those of you who can’t eat a lot of dairy, caffeine or lots of sugar, Carob is your holy grail. And you don’t need to have dietary needs to love it.… Read More

Heirloom Beans: What’s The Rage?

According to Instagram, Twitter, and hundreds of blog posts around the world, heirloom beans are possibly the biggest thing in the healthy eating world. You may have seen them and thought they look like any other bean you’ve ever seen, but they’re different: they’re heirloom. You’ve heard of the word. Maybe you have one or two, possibly your grandma’s diamond ring or your great uncle’s, cufflinks. Now get ready for a new meaning of the word heirloom. The latest trend is heirloom beans. What in the world do beans have to do with Grandma Mabel’s ring?? Well, similar to that… Read More

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