Hummus Recipe

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

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

Zucchini is a tasty addition to any meal. Crushed fennel seeds, red onion, garlic, and balsamic vinegar add nutritional value and taste to this simple dish..

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

Eggplant fries can also be baked without oil. Preheat oven to 400º and bake until they are golden brown. I like to dip these in my favorite salad dressing. They are a delicious side or a healthy snack.

Eggplant Facts (Spanish: Berenjena)

Eggplants, also known as aubergines, belong to the nightshade family of plants and are used in many different dishes around the world. They are usually considered a vegetable but because they contain seeds and grow from a flowering plant, they are actually a fruit. There are many varieties. Eggplants with a deep purple skin are…

Dragon Fruit Facts (Spanish: Pitahaya)

Dragon fruit, native to southern Mexico and Central America, grows on the Hylocereus cactus, whose flowers open only at night. The two most common types have bright red skin with green scales that resemble a dragon. The most widely available variety has white pulp with black seeds, though a less common type with red pulp and black…