Archive for the ‘Ingredient Spotlight’ Category

Do you read the ingredients when you buy processed, packaged or prepared foods at the grocery store? If you’re interested in eating a wholesome diet, like I am, you might do a lot of research into nutritious meals and healthy ingredients to make sure you’re getting your daily vitamins and   Read More ...

Researchers have discovered a new reason to add purple potatoes to you diet. According to food scientists Jairam K.P. Vanamala and colleagues at Penn State and the University of Colorado, purple potatoes contain compounds that may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer. Why   Read More ...

Not long ago, cooking bison (often called buffalo in America — but a very different critter) was something reserved for fancy or exotic restaurants. These days, however, it is making more of a mark in the average household, as more people start to use it as an alternative to beef.   Read More ...

Ah the banana … good for you? bad for you? You’ll hear facts on either side of that coin, but the bottom line is that if you keep your portions controlled (a small banana, no longer than five inches, is about right), bananas are a super food. Bananas are perhaps   Read More ...

Categories: Ingredient Spotlight

One of my favorite side dishes when I was growing up was acorn squash. My mother would bake it and then serve it with melted butter and brown sugar. Yum! In honor of National Acorn Squash Day, which is today, I thought I’d share information about this hearty fall vegetable   Read More ...

Categories: Ingredient Spotlight

I first encountered the purple potato while at a business conference. The buffet lunch provided included baked potatoes medley, which included these deep amethyst curiosities. Then, recently, I received a book to review called Whole Body Reboot, which introduced me to the health benefits of brightly colored foods, including the   Read More ...

Categories: Ingredient Spotlight

Half my family is from Spain, so I grew up with many wonderful Spanish dishes, my favorite being Paella. One of the key ingredients of Paella is saffron, so when I read this article, I knew I had to share it with you. All paellas have as a base saffron   Read More ...

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