Wether you love Rice or can’t stand the stuff, you can’t deny that it serves as a staple for many. And why wouldn’t it? It’s a cheap, reliable source of energy. And Without it, where would many of us be? But as popular as it is, Rice has the misfortune of being a grain. And … More Rice- The King Of Grains?
Has it ever occurred to you that what we can buy at the supermarket represents only a fraction of what nature has to offer? And why did we pick those plants to cultivate, anyway? Most of them are starchy, carbohydrate rich staples that are not particularly nutrient dense. Yet, they are so easy to farm … More Have you been eating Herbs?
Are you a butter believer? Do you think margarine is unhealthy? Well, great! Welcome to the club. But as great as butter is, can we do even better? It is after all, a highly refined substance. Add that to the tendency it has to make my nose run, and I’d honestly say I prefer cream … More Sour Cream- Better than Butter?
“In ancient times, the people fed on herbaceous plants and drank [only] water, picked fruit from shrubs and trees and ate the meat of oysters and clams…” Most of us automatically think of dairy when we consider a meatless diet. It’s a wonderful meat substitute if you can tolerate it. But it certainly isn’t paleo. … More Musing on Mussels
Generally speaking, we cook most of what we eat. While this is mostly benificial, it has its drawbacks. So it begs the question: is raw food better for us? Fruit especially, is something that wants to be eaten. And not all fruit is sweet. Historically speaking, even nuts like almonds were considered a ‘fruit’. More … More Is Raw food Healthier?
Lately, the practices of culturing fermenting have exploded in popularity. It’s good for the gut, experts say. Yet in the end, was it ever anything more than a method of preservation? After all, without the convenience of freezers or refridgeration, what other options did people have? I bring this up because I’ve always reacted … More Culturing- A Necessary evil?
I’ve often heard people make the complaint that dairy subsitutes are nothing more than imitations, a mockery of the real thing. Yet when I decided to look into the history of plant-based milks, I was rather suprised by what I found. I kid you not, Almond milk was a staple of medieval cooking. Why was … More The suprising history of dairy subsitute.
Have you got your blenders ready? Time to make a green smoothie! Or is it? Some people suggest drinking nothing but fruit juice or green smoothies in order to detoxify the body. I can remember the first time I tried making a green smoothie. For all my efforts, I only got a sore throat in … More Are Smoothies Any good?