Tigernut Isn’t Actually A Nut

 

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Tigernuts are actually the roots of the grass cyperus esculentus commonly known as chufa sedge, yellow nutsedge, or because of the nutty attributes of this amazing little tuber, earth almond. The grass is found throughout the world, Europe, China, Africa and the Pacific Islands, often growing as a weed, and has been harvested and cultivated for millennia;  as a staple for our early ancestors and esteemed by the ancient Egyptians for food and medicine. Continue »



Winter Salads

 

roast acorn squash with dates and pecans over curly endive

roast acorn squash with dates and pecans over curly endive

 

 

Comfort food is pretty much all anybody wants right now, it’s the best way to stave off the cold. But don’t forget – you need to eat your veggies! You can’t just live on pot roast, mac & cheese and tuna casserole all winter. Although that would be nice, you don’t need a case of scurvy on your hands. Now it’s time to take a break from the meat and the carbs and look into some hearty and healthy winter salads. Continue »



Our Proud Producers: Good Food For Good

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Fiesta Farms invites you to discover the Good Food For Good difference this weekend. They will in the store with live demonstrations from 12-4pm both days. Good Food for Good is a young, energetic Toronto business determined to “make a positive difference in the world, one meal at a time”, by helping Canadians enjoy world food at home without sacrificing quality for convenience. Founded by Richa Gupta, Good Food For Good is a social as well as business endeavor whose mission is straightforward: offer good, pure and simple food to those who can afford it, and use the profits to donate good food to those who cannot. Continue »



Ancient Grains: Amaranth

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Amaranth is one of nature’s best kept secrets. An ancient grain that possesses all eight essential amino acids and one of the highest levels of protein of any grain (although technically the tiny little beads typically referred to as amaranth are the seed of the amaranth plant, not an actual grain). The tiny seeds are also an excellent source of iron, with a serving of only 3 tablespoons providing 25% of your RDA of iron. A good source of fibre and calcium, this toothsome little grain is also a good source of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. It’s free of trans fat, gluten, cholesterol and vegan to boot!

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A Super Smoothie

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Not too keen on blitzing up a bushel of kale in your smoothie? Not a fan of beets and celery mixed in with your banana smoothie? Your smoothie doesn’t have to contain a bunch of weird veggies to be healthy. We’ve discovered an absolutely delicious recipe that will make a super healthy smoothie that tastes so good it seems like it must be bad for you.  Continue »