The Truth about Good Fat

I’m always surprised, and disappointed, to see egg white omelettes featured in the “Healthy Options” section of restaurant menus. We all know that egg yolks are being left out because of their fat content, but why is this still happening? Clearing up the Confusion around Good Fat The notion that fat makes us fat, or that more…

Surprise! These 5 Foods Are Not Gluten-Free

Although wheat is a commonly known grain that contains gluten, it is also present in rye, barley, oats, triticale, and less familiar varieties of wheat, such as durum, spelt, and kamut. If you or your family are committed to gluten-free eating, add these five unsuspecting sources of gluten to your “no-go” list. 1. Soy Sauce more…

Cabbage: What Is It Good For?

Cabbage is one sophisticated vegetable. It’s used in many traditional recipes throughout the world and is a powerful source of nutrients. As part of the Brassica family, cabbage provides some of the same benefits as broccoli and cauliflower — but at a much more affordable price. If you’ve yet to get yourself acquainted with this more…

The Benefits of Fermented Foods

When most of us think of fermentation, we think of wine and beer, but fermented foods are increasingly popular and have been found to have a few surprising potential health benefits.* The History of Fermentation Fermentation has long been practiced as a culinary technique to preserve fruits and vegetables so as to keep the pantry more…

What is Nutritional Yeast?

Nutritional yeast – nooch to some – is an absolute powerhouse of nutrition, but remains largely unknown in some circles or is associated only with the hippiest of vegans and vegetarians. These yellow flakes are growing in popularity, however, as word of its health benefits and nutty, slightly cheesy taste – not to mention its more…

A Vegetarian Diet in Winter

Being vegetarian or vegan in winter might seem like a sad prospect for anyone unfamiliar with the plethora of delicious and versatile foods that can be harvested December through March. These months of the year offer much more than soggy, overboiled cabbage; it’s easier than you may think to keep your intake of fruits and more…