My Weekly Health Tidbits: Avocados Are Not Just For Toast

Humans and Giant Sloths- what do they have in common? They both liked avocados. I know you may be wondering how sloths can even relate to the avocado, but I will get to the 'pit' of the story in just a little bit. The avocado we know today may have not even existed if it …

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Colorful Fresh Vegetable and Tuna Salad (Without Mayo)

Having a tuna salad sandwich tends to bring some nostalgia back to when I had it as a kid for lunch at school. Of course as a kid I didn't care as much about all the globs of mayo being put in the tuna and adding to the fat content. However, now that I am …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: The Small But Mighty Chickpea

Chickpeas are pretty cool. They are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, are gluten free and can be combined with grains to make a complete protein. Chickpeas have a long history of being used among various cultures from curries to hummus. I like to see the amount of versatility that chickpeas have- even vegans use …

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Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Zesty Roasted Red Pepper

Quinoa is a beneficial product for those who aren't eating animal products since it is a complete protein. This means it contains all the essential amino acids we need to have. I like combining chickpeas with quinoa and other textures if I am not having animal products with it, because it creates an interesting meal. …

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The Curious Case Of Fermented Foods: Playing With Microorganisms In The Kitchen

With yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, kombucha and beyond (let's not forget the tempeh), there are a lot of fermented food items that have even become a trend item. I have even seen chocolate bars with added probiotics in them. I am a bit skeptical on probiotics and cultures being added to foods, since during processing …

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Crispy Sesame Tempeh with Broccoli Recipe (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Tempeh may seem like a daunting food product to work with, and at first when I tried it out plain I didn't love the strong flavors that were nutty and a little bit bitter. There are ways to enhance tempeh though and it can latch on to a lot of different flavor profiles if you …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Nutritious Plant-Based Milks

I think I have seen more brands and dairy free companies on the market with plant based milk products more than cows milk in the past few years. With the growing amount of those who don't want to consume dairy or animal products, it is refreshing to see that there are so many varieties out …

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Time For Tea: The History, Culture, And Ways Others Cook With Tea

Drinking tea goes back many years and various cultures have traditions with how they drink it. You may even have a special way of drinking tea or enjoy it socially around others. It can be something ceremonial, medicinal, or even just comforting on a cold day while wrapped in a blanket. Let's look at some …

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