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Meatless Monday: Tofu and Chickpea Masala

We often have the perception that Indian food can be challenging.  Recipes like tofu and chickpea masala are a great introduction to cooking Indian cuisine at home.  A flavorful tomato sauce spiced with garam masala, garlic and ginger is studded with tofu and chickpeas.

5 Perfect Wings for Superbowl Sunday!

What's the next best thing after knowing your team made it to the Superbowl? It's making that Superbowl menu! We love finger foods that can be carried around safely as your party goers jump around and scream. Chicken wings are a must have for game day.

35 Chinese Restaurants Lacing Food With Opium Powder

According to the Associated Press, 35 restaurants across China have been using opium poppies as a seasoning. The general manager of Hu Da, a chain of restaurants  in Beijing that is under investigation said that the restaurant may have unknowingly sourced seasoning containing opiates.

5 Fiery Recipes to Celebrate Scoville's 151st Birthday

Wilbur Scoville devised a method in 1912 to measure spice in chili peppers.  His scale rates peppers based on the concentration of capsinoids, the component that makes a pepper spicy.

Immune Boosting Ginger Kale Smoothie

With cold season in full swing, it's always a good idea to have a natural remedy at your fingertips that can keep the bug at bay.  Turmeric, ginger, and kale are known to have immune boosting properties.

The Dirty Dozen: Know Which Produce You Should Always Buy Organic

An organic apple a day will keep the doctor away! But a non-organic one could be harmful. Knowing which varieties of produce contain the most pesticides will help keep you and your family healthy.

Winter Grapefruit and Pomegranate Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is an easy "feel good" treat that anyone can prepare.  Chia seeds can absorb liquid up to ten times their size which works wonderfully as a natural thickener.  The seeds are combined with coconut milk and topped with fresh winter fruits.

Nourising Beef Bone Broth

You may have noticed restaurants pouring cups of bone broth to patrons as an amuse bouche to open the palette and awaken the senses.  This nourishing beverage is fortified with flavor and filled with healing properties.

Sake Chazuke: Easy Green Tea Rice Soup with Salted Salmon

Ochazuke (“ocha” meaning green tea, “zuke” meaning submerged - together meaning “soaked in tea”) is a simple Japanese rice soup often enjoyed on cold winter days or nights, when you’re feeling under the weather, or after a night

Beautifully Vibrant Homemade Beet Gravlax

Making your own salmon gravlax at home takes time but is actually quite simple to make. The actual preparation time will take you less than 30 minutes but the full cure will take two days, so if you plan on serving this for an event, get started early!

Celebrate National Fig Newton Day

From a very young age, my kids enjoyed Fig Newtons. They were soft and not as sweet as most cookies. Figs are rich and filling too, making these sturdy cookies the perfect treat to pull out at the park. They seem to hold up well in a lunch box or a mom's bag.

An Introduction to Cookie Decorating: You Can't Judge a Cookie by its Cutter

I am continuously fascinated by the innumerable ways people transform food into a piece of art.  Whether it is a platter of fruit, a wedding cake or a tray of cookies, the talent is undeniable.

Prep These 5 Foods on Sunday and Eat Healthy All Week

By now we have all been schooled on the healthy way to eat. The problem is, between work and extra curricular activities, it ends up being easier to grab something quick and breaking all the healthy eating rules.  

Healthy Bean and Radish Salad with Kale Pesto

This bean and radish salad with kale pesto is a quick and easy healthy meal.  This recipe is so simple that even the most novice of cooks can prepare it.  Creamy cannellini beans are paired with spicy radishes and crunchy cucumbers and tossed with a homemade kale pesto.

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Arugula Pesto

When I was a student in Italy many years ago, a dear friend taught me the craft of making homemade pasta. We'd spend hours in my little kitchen rolling out dough for tagliatelle, pappardelle, tortellini, ravioli.

Fantastic Homemade Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are near to my heart. It may seem odd, but on our farm, we are as at home passing the homemade sauerkraut as we are the homemade cheese. From a health standpoint, I believe that fermented foods help keep my family healthy.

3 Dessert Recipes that Won't Break Your Diet

I don't know about you but whenever I decide to go on a diet, I immediately start craving junk food (my mind likes to play tricks on me).

Five Must Have Homemade Granola Bar Recipes

Between lessons and classes and work, we do a lot of running around. To stave off the quick trip the drive through, I like to keep healthy, filling snacks on hand for everyone. The easiest way I find to get the good stuff into some form that everyone likes, is to make granola bars.

Sweet and Spicy Green Ginger Smoothie

January is all about cleansing the body and resetting your metabolism.  This green smoothie is guaranteed to do just that.  It will give your body a boost of vitamins and minerals and set the pace for the rest of your day.

5 Reasons to Cook with Coconut Oil

You may have noticed the the golden child of cooking oil, olive oil, has been kicked off its pedestal.  It has seen some fierce competition from rival coconut oil.  The rising popularity of specialty diets has also triggered the increased use of coconut oil.

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