Posts Categorized: Food & Health

5 Minute Summer Breakfast: Peach & Blackberry Toast

What to do with these seasonal fruits?  Enjoy the sweet flavors and soft textures on crunchy multigrain toast as a quick breakfast delight.  Prep Time: 5 Minutes Ingredients Blackberries or figs Sliced peaches Almond butter Local raw honey Multigrain sourdough toast Smear almond butter onto multigrain toast. Top with sliced peaches and blackberries or figs,… Read more »

Honeydew-Coconut Agua Fresca

The combination of honeydew, coconut water, and natural sea salt make this a replenishing as well as refreshing summer drink. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 lime, peeled 3 cups diced honeydew melon 1 cup coconut water ¼ teaspoon good quality sea salt, such as pink Himalayan crystal salt ½ cup ice Procedure Place all ingredients in a… Read more »

4th of July Pasta Salad

  Looking for a pasta salad alternative to take to this year’s 4th of July picnic? Try Chef Sita’s Quinoa Salad with Pesto & Mozzarella served with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Toasted Pine Nuts. For a fun way to serve, skewer Bocconcini mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes, drizzle with pesto, and serve over cooked quinoa… Read more »

Sweet Alternatives: A Sugar Substitution Guide

Original Article found at Bauman College All concentrated sweeteners are best used sparingly so that blood sugar levels can remain stable. For daily sweet treats, fresh, seasonal fruit makes an ideal choice. For baking or other sweetening needs, the following chart can help guide your decisions on what to use for more healthful alternatives. Selected… Read more »

Aloe: The King of Botanicals

  Shirley Pinkson, co-founder of W3LL PEOPLE conscious cosmetics, calls aloe vera “the king of botanicals.” Why does this all-star makeup artist adore aloe so? Let me count the ways… 1. Amino Acids Of the 22 required human amino acids, aloe has 20, and 7 of them are part of the 8 essential amino acids… Read more »

The Dirty Truth About Pesticides and Bananas

  Bananas are not on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List, however, they are one of the most chemically intensive crops grown. The list can mislead people into thinking conventional bananas must be ok to consume, because bananas have a peel, so all pesticides are on the outside of the fruit. But think again… Read more »

9 Simple Steps to Improve Digestion

  Written by Laura Knoff, B.Sc., Nutrition Consultant, Registered NANP, Labrys Health Care Circle; Instructor at Bauman College Nine Simple Steps to Improve Digestion Start at the beginning and add one step per week until digestion is good. 1. Relax. Do not rush while eating or eat while you are upset. You do not secrete adequate digestive juices… Read more »

Generations of Avocado Farmers

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The avocado is on the weekly grocery list for many American shoppers, but it hasn’t always been that way. Over the last decade, the availability and quality of avocados in the supermarkets has skyrocketed all across the US. This has led to an increased demand in avocados, and therefore many… Read more »

The Story Behind Mexican Avocados

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The avocado has become a staple on the menus of restaurants, a favorite first food for new babies, and a must-have for foodies everywhere. We know we love it, but what else do we know about the Mexican avocado? Avocado lovers in the U.S. may have noticed that there have… Read more »