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31
Aug

Avellana Vegan Hazelnut Parmesan

Avellana is the spanish word for “hazelnut” or “filbert” so with that knowledge it’s not hard to guess what the number one ingredient in Avellana Vegan Hazelnut Parmesan is: hazelnuts – a nut that is high in calcium, vitamin B-6, magnesium, iron, and vitamin C. Read more »

29
Aug

Farmacology

The most satisfying moment in any process of inquiry is not when one confirms an already held suspicion, but when one is surprised by a new reality.

Such is the lesson learned by Daphne Miller, MD, a practicing physician in California who set out to understand the connection between the farming system and our personal health in Farmacology, which was published in 2013. At the core of this book is the belief that “farming, at its best, can offer a bounty of valuable secrets for transforming our personal health and the practice of medicine.” Read more »

27
Aug

Lettuce Wraps

My first experience with lettuce wraps – butter lettuce leaves offered with a wide variety of fillings and sauces – was at the Cheesecake Factory, which was an eye-opening foodie moment for me. Instead of soft tortillas, crispy green butter leaves can be used as a lighter alternative to hold raw vegetables (bean sprouts, minced scallions, carrot sticks, chopped tomatoes, diced avocado, thinly sliced cucumber or radishes) and/or cooked vegetables (sautéed mushrooms and/or onions, corn, tofu) blended with herbs (cilantro, mint, basil), and sauce (soy, teriyaki, peanut). The options are vast and only limited by what’s in the garden, pantry, or fridge. Read more »

25
Aug

Wildway Grain-Free Granola

As true as our name suggests, we use only 100% natural, non-GMO, wild cultivated ingredients. No syrups, no extracts, and no oils– just pure, whole foods.

Whereas most granola contains oats as the primary ingredient, Wildway Grain-Free Granola relies on organic dates, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dry roasted cashews, pecans, and vanilla bean as a base to which other dried fruits, nuts, and spices are added to make a delicious granola that is free of sweeteners, oil, dairy, grains, oats, and soy. Certified gluten-free, Wildway Grain-Free Granola is a soft and chewy granola that is naturally sweet.

Wildway Grain-Free Granola comes in four varieties: Read more »

23
Aug

Charra’s Baked Corn Tostados

Traditional tostadas are supposed to be crunchy because corn tortillas are traditionally deep-fat fried in oil, which doesn’t always make a tostada the most wholesome food choice. But, what if a corn tortilla is baked instead? Well, then a tostada becomes a more nutritious choice because oils are not used. Read more »

21
Aug

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad with Tempeh Croutons

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad with Tempeh Croutons is a protein and nutrient packed salad that contains a variety of vegetables (green beans, kale, red cabbage, red pepper, cucumber, and scallion) along with quinoa and nutty roasted tempeh. Drizzled with a homemade orange mustard vinaigrette, the salad is cornucopia of flavors and textures. Serve for dinner on a warm summer evening or as a side salad on a cool evening with a hot bowl of soup. Read more

19
Aug

Wildway Grain-Free Instant Hot Cereal

We are challenging the status quo with a wildly different approach to breakfast and snack foods.

The innovative and creative minds at the San Antonio, Texas-based Wildway believe in fueling bodies with high quality nutrition with nutrient-dense food because “it’s not just about the calories, it’s about how our bodies can use real food ingredients to thrive and get the most out of life.” With that principle in mind, Wildway created five grain-free instant hot cereals by starting with a base of 7 ingredients: walnuts, ground flaxseed, cashews, coconut flour, pecans, dried dates, and vanilla bean, and then adding cinnamon, cocoa nibs, coconut, freeze dried blueberries, or espresso. Read more »

17
Aug

Nothin’ But® Granola Cookies

Enjoy nothin’ but the deliciousness of a few real ingredients, tastefully combined.

Nothin’ But® Granola Cookies are made by Nothin’ But Foods of Westport, Connecticut – a company established by two entrepreneurs who know that “simple ingredients combined in the right way can achieve tasty greatness.” Tired of the junk food that was being passed off as nutritious and good, Jerri Graham and Steve Laitman created granola cookies in two flavors:  Cherry Cranberry Almond and Chocolate Coconut Almond. Read more »

15
Aug

Red Bean Chili Tacos

Tacos – whether soft or crunchy – are an American favorite. Add another classic dish – red bean chili – but one made with sweet potatoes, kidney beans, corn, onion, red pepper, and an abundance of spices – topped with diced avocado, and fresh cilantro and a nutritious and outrageously delicious meal emerges. Read more »

13
Aug

3 Easy Steps to Make a Fruit Berry Coulis

Coulis is just a fancy word for “sauce” made primarily from fruit (or vegetables). In the summertime when farmer’s markets and grocery shelves are overflowing with fresh produce, consider making a fruit berry coulis to use as a side sauce for desserts, to top your favorite ice cream, or as part of a parfait. Read more »