Black Beans

Black Beans Also known as turtle beans because of their hard, shell-like appearance, black beans are, are legumes similar to peanuts, peas, and lentils. Black beans are prized for their high protein and fiber content, along with several other key vitamins and minerals. Nutritional Benefits Black beans are a rich source of resistant starch, which can help support the Read more about Black Beans[…]

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies Ingredients 1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can, drained and rinsed) (250g after draining) 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup ground flax or quick oats 1/4 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly alternative Optional: 1/2 cup Read more about Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies[…]

Parsnips

Parsnips Parsnips are sweet, succulent underground taproots closely related to the carrot family of vegetables. Its fleshy, stout roots appear as that of carrots, but are white or cream in color and sweeter in taste than that of carrots. Nutritional Benefits While they are sweeter than their orange-fleshed carrot counterparts, parsnips contain 13% of the recommended Read more about Parsnips[…]

Homemade Starbucks Frappuccino’s (with pumpkin recipe included)

Homemade Starbucks Frappuccino’s (with pumpkin recipe included) Ingredients 2 cups milk of choice (almond, coconut, skim) 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 teaspoon instant coffee granules 1/16 tsp salt 1-2 packs natural sweetener (Pumpkin Spice Variation) 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 tsp cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice) Directions Mix the ingredients together in 1 or Read more about Homemade Starbucks Frappuccino’s (with pumpkin recipe included)[…]

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 2 apples, peeled, diced 1/4 cup raisins 2 eggs 2 cups milk of choice (almond, coconut, skim) 2 tablespoons honey 1/3 cup almonds, chopped Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 7-by-11-inch Read more about Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake[…]

Quinoa

Quinoa Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah, not kwin-OH-a.)  is in fact not technically a cereal grain at all, but is instead what we call a “pseudo-cereal” – our name for foods that are cooked and eaten like grains and have a similar nutrient profile.  Quinoa has come a long way in the last few years — all Read more about Quinoa[…]