Food of the Week ~ Coconut Aminos

Coconut Aminos is a delicious sauce made from coconut sap. It is dark, rich, salty and slightly sweet in flavor. It resembles a light soy sauce or tamari (wheat free soy sauce), but Coconut aminos are gluten-free, non-GMO, certified organic, soy-free, MSG-free, kosher and vegan. It is high in amino acids, containing 17 different types. […]

Food of the Week! Shallots

Shallots are normally considered a variety of onions, but they are closely related to garlic and have a similar structure of a head composed of multiple cloves.  Shallots are rich in polyphenolic compounds in higher quantities than in onions and garlic.  Health benefits of shallots include their ability to lower cholesterol levels, prevent certain types of cancer, […]

Food of the Week – Nutrional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is made from a single-celled organism, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed, and dried with heat to kill or “deactivate” it.  Nutritional yeast flakes may be one of the best additions to your diet in terms of nutrition and taste. It provides a wealth of vitamins, minerals and protein […]

Food of the Week~ Apples

​Apples have been grown for thousands of years: They first grew in Turkey and are considered to be the oldest tree to be cultivated by humans! Apples are low on the glycemic index and have been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes because of the high fiber content and phytonutrients. This delicious fruit can […]

Food of the Week ~ Quinoa

Quinoa is actually a seed, not a grain. Because it is cooked like a grain, it is categorized as such. This seed from the beet family has the perfect balance of all nine essential amino acids, which is rarely found in plants. Quinoa has a relatively low glycemic index score of 53, which means that […]