Chickpea Facts (Spanish: Garbanzo)

Chickpeas are tasty when cooked and seasoned simply, but they can also be used in a variety of combinations and in substitutes for meat and cheese. They are the base of Middle Eastern favorites hummus and felafel.

Hummus Recipe

Hummus is delicious, nutritious, and quick and easy to make. Delicious with fresh-made pita pockets.

Manganese Benefits and Sources

Manganese is a trace mineral that is present in tiny amounts in the body. It is found mostly in bones, the liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Manganese helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors, and sex hormones. These foods are good sources of manganese.

7 Steps to Plant-Based Living

Start with what you know. Meat-based meals and fast food culture make us settle for potatoes as just about the only vegetable, but most of us are familiar with many edible plants. Some are delicious with no more preparation than washing. You can try new foods as you’re ready, but don’t get overwhelmed by making too many changes or trying to understand too many requirements.

Chickpea Croquettes Recipe

PREPARATION INGREDIENTS PREP 15 min 1 c COOKED CHICKPEAS COOK 10 min MEDIUM HEAT 1 tsp MEAT SEASONING FOOD PROCESSOR / NON-STICK SKILLET 1 CLOVE GARLIC SERVES 2 1/4 c ONION, COARSELY CHOPPED 1 Tbsp CHIA SEED, SOAKED 30 minutes in 1/2 c WATER INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place CHICKPEAS, CHIA mixture, MEAT SEASONING, GARLIC, and ONION…

Potassium Benefits and Sources

Potassium is an essential mineral that is needed in the body for electrolyte and water balance, in addition to the daily functioning of cells. Certain types of cooking, such as boiling, can destroy the potassium in some foods so it is often better to steam, bake or stir-fry vegetables. In addition, food processing reduces the amount…

Garlic Facts (Spanish: Ajo)

Garlic is a bulbous flowering plant in the genus Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, Welsh onion and Chinese onion. It is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran and has long been a common seasoning all over the world. It has been consumed for several thousand years. It was known…

Zucchini Sauté with Fennel Seeds Recipe

PREPARATION INGREDIENTS PREP 20 min 2 MEDIUM ZUCCHINIS, THINLY SLICED COOK 7 min, medium heat 1 tsp FENNEL SEED, COARSELY CRUSHED NEED: NON-STICK SKILLET 1/2 RED ONION, DICED SERVES 4 1 CLOVE GARLIC, PEELED 1 Tbsp WHITE BALSAMIC VINEGAR 1 Tbsp OLIVE OIL INSTRUCTIONS 1. Heat OLIVE OIL in non-stick skillet. Add ONION and GARLIC….

Fennel Facts (Spanish: Hinojo)

Fennel is a flavorful herb. The plants are green and white, with feathery leaves and yellow flowers. Both the crunchy bulb and the seeds of the fennel plant have a mild, licorice-like flavor. The flavor of the seeds is stronger because of their essential oils. Fennel and fennel seeds have many health benefits and may…

Epazote Facts (Spanish: Epazote)

Epazote is a herb used in Mesoamerican cooking since long before the Spanish conquest. Its strong musky flavor is appealing, but it also has a number of nutritional and even medicinal benefits. It should be used in small quantities and is not recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers. It aids in digestion and contains…

Endive Facts (Spanish: Endibia)

Endive (pronounced in-dive or ahn-deev) is a leafy vegetable in the chicory root family. It has a crisp, crunchy texture and a slightly bitter taste. It can be used raw or cooked. There are three main types: Curly endive (Cichorium endivia var. crispum) has a bitter flavor and curly leaves. It is also known as…

Eggplant Fries Recipe

PREPARATION INGREDIENTS PREP 20 min 2 MEDIUM EGGPLANTS, SLICED, SALTED, AND RINSED COOK 15 min MEDIUM HEAT 1 Tbsp CHIA, SOAKED IN 2 Tbsp WATER FOR 30 MINUTES NON-STICK SKILLET 1 c CORN MEAL SERVES 4 1 Tbsp ITALIAN SEASONING 2 Tbsp OLIVE OIL INSTRUCTIONS 1. Whisk CORN MEAL with SALT and ITALIAN SEASONING 2….