Posts Tagged ‘superfood’

The Incredible Mister Flax

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Is flax the most amazing, wonderful and most useful plant of all time? The answer to that is a resounding “yes.” Let’s look at some of the incredible attributes of this most versatile plant and examine some astounding ways that this little plant with the pretty blue flowers has influenced humankind, our diet, our health, how it has clothed us and housed us and influenced our development for 30,000 years. 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 »



Squash Is Amazing

Our Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash Stuffed with Kale & Blue Cheese on Canada AM

Our Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash Stuffed with Kale & Blue Cheese on Canada AM

 

Did you know what a powerhouse of nutrition your everyday average squash, pumpkin or zucchini is? In my new book, The Everyday Squash Cook, we delve deep into the world of squash and turn up some surprising information about this humble fall fruit. It is the most versatile and affordable superfood, it is also the most effortless to turn into something delicious. Continue »



On Special: Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts

 

Is there anything more indicative of spring than seeing a tender little shoot push its way out of the earth? For us, right now, this is still a few months off, so if you want a taste of spring, add some sprouts to your diet and put a little spring in your step.

Sprouts are hot. A generation ago, the only sprouts you were likely to find were bean sprouts, the tender shoots of the mung bean, used almost exclusively for dishes like chop suey. Then along came alfalfa sprouts which quickly became the darling of delicatessens everywhere, with folks throwing a handful of sprouts in lieu of lettuce on their hummus & avocado sandwiches. Continue »



On Special: Kale

Watch the back page of the Fiesta Farms flyer each week for a new On Special featured ingredient, then check out the website for fun facts and recipes.

Kale

For some time now, Kale has been recognized as one of the Top Dogs when it comes to healthy eating. Indeed, this king of Superfoods is like a superhero, delivering knockout punches to ill-health and rescuing us from dubious dietary practices. It has even become the darling vegetable of A-list celebrities, with superstars like Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow and Woody Harrelson all touting it, according to Green Heritage News.

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