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Recipe: Homemade Almond Milk

Though I don’t have anything against cow’s milk, I don’t really enjoy drinking it.  The only time I’ll have milk is on cereal (and that happens about twice a year).  I’m not opposed to it; I eat cheese and yogurt, I just don’t like drinking milk.  And I know I’m not alone. However, I do […]

Myth: Complimentary proteins should be eaten together

TRUTH: Just because you don’t eat meat or other animal foods at every meal or snack doesn’t mean you need to pair foods together to ensure ‘complete’ proteins.  A complete protein is one that has all 9 essential amino acids (among others). Essential refers to the fact that we must eat those 9 because our […]

Recipe: Rocket-Sunflower Seed Pesto Pasta

You may have heard of ‘rocket pesto’ (from the alternative name of arugula, roquette) and it’s commonly prepared the same way as a basil pesto.  However, the flavors of basil (traditional pesto) and arugula are so different that I think the arugula needs it’s own pesto flavors. It’s easy to grow in containers and the […]

Recipe: Caramelized Cipollini Onions

Cipollini Onions are easily my favorite onion.  Ok, maybe not – but they’re definitely top 3 (with Vidalia and shallots).  They’re a smaller, flat onion that ranges in pale yellow to light brown.  They’re sweeter onions (as they have more natural sugars than other onions) and pretty mellow so they’re delicate and delicious without any […]

Recipe: Szechuan Green Beans

Green beans are, in my opinion, one of the best spring veggies because they’re green, crunchy and delicious raw.  However, there are still some cold nights ahead of us and this dish is a great way to use green beans in a bold, flavorful, comforting side dish. Chinese style Szechuan cooking is characterized by bold […]

Recipe: Apples with Cherry Glaze

Out with the old and in with the new!  It’s a little sad to see last year’s apple harvest dwindle, as the last of the cold storage apples are sold at farmers’ markets.  But springtime brings back the cherry!  Cherries and berries (strawberries) are coming into season, and though local cherries aren’t available in New […]

Recipe: Enoki Miso Soup

Miso is traditionally made by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji-mold; the fermentation results in a paste that can be used in marinades, sauces, salad dressings, soups, desserts, or any other kind of dish you can think of.  Adding miso improves the  flavor profile by adding dimension and meatiness.  The meatiness it creates is called umami, which is now […]

Myth: A raw food diet provides necessary enzymes that improve digestion

TRUTH: The evidence is clear that that fresh fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, minerals and fiber that many processed foods lack.  However, the simple act of properly cooking them doesn’t make them any less nutritious. Cooking fruits and vegetables can cause nutrient loss if they’re overcooked or cooked improperly (like Vitamin C).  On the other […]

Cut me some flax!

Flaxseed is nothing new but like so many products, it’s become popular from the media’s attention.  There are some good reasons for this attention; as we’ve learned more about ALA (a type of omega-3 fat) there’s been an effort to identify good sources and flaxseed is one of them.  It turns out that flaxseed is […]

Recipe: Easy Tomato Basil Sauce

My household is probably guilty of the most chronic overuse of jarred tomato sauce.  Spaghetti was my family’s go-to meal when I was a kid (it’s still my father’s favorite dish), and it’s a good go to now.  When I was a kid, the different flavors of jarred sauce offered the only variety that I […]