If you haven’t already taken advantage of apricot season (June-August), you’re missing out! This small fruit packs a big nutritional punch… boasting a list of nutrients that target everything from eye to gut health. Apricots are an amazing source of beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, all of which help fight free radicals in your body. For 2 apricots (just enough to piss you off), you’re … Continue reading All Hail Apricot Season
So you’ve eaten and drank all the things, and are currently questioning your life choices. What’s particularly rough about this year’s Independence Day holiday is that it fell on a Thursday. So maybe you’ve got leftovers today and you’re thinking ‘Well these can’t go to waste, so I might as well eat them up.’ And then the weekend rolls around, and doesn’t everyone cheat on … Continue reading Post BBQ Blues…
Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish normally comprised of rice and a colorful mix of meat and vegetables on top. Since we are major fans of the plants, we fashioned this first attempt with a healthy mix of herbs and plants on top. Although this dish is traditionally made with rice, we substituted the base (for a play on texture) with glass (sweet potato starch) … Continue reading Our first attempt at Bibimbap
The Ivory Lentil (white dal) is a recent discovery of ours. We’ve found that they behave like traditional lentils (best when soaked for at least an hour before cooking). They make an unusual addition to smoothies (cooked of course), and a delicious protein base for any meal. What’s especially rewarding is that these lentils maintain their integral color and shape, no matter what they’re mixed … Continue reading Ivory Lentils & Fresh Veggies
Shahada believes in enjoying as many different flavors as possible! And she doesn’t like to restrict herself when it comes to good (and good for you) food. “People think that I eat like a bird, when the truth is that I eat like a linebacker. My secret is the kind of food that I eat. When you stop eating processed food, you stop counting calories.” … Continue reading Shahada’s Lentil Burgers
The notion of ‘willpower’ can be such a trigger, because it’s deeply rooted in the way we view and connect to our personal decisions. The very idea is potentially damaging because it aligns our degree of willpower with our degree of worthiness. This is especially true in the world of health and wellness. Many have tried to counter the subtle (or not so subtle) practice … Continue reading The Myth of Willpower
This delicious concoction is criminally easy to make, and you can store what you don’t use in airtight containers for later use. Cored Apples, skin on (The sweeter the apple, the sweeter the syrup) Lemon Pectin (thickener) Boil apples until soft, then puree. Separate pulp from the juice by straining through a cheesecloth. Add juice and lemon (to taste) to a saucepan; bring to a … Continue reading Apple Honey for the Win!