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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 […]


Food of the Week ~ Cauliflower

Food of the Week ~ Cauliflower

​Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable (or Brassicaceae) family- along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts.  Due to its special combination of phytochemicals called carotenoids, tocopherols, and ascorbic acid, cauliflower highly correlated with preventing chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, and various forms of cancers because it helps to decrease the inflammation that causes […]


Food of the Week

​Celery is incredibly low in calories – only 16 per one-cup serving and is from the same plant family as carrots, parsley, fennel and caraway. The minerals in celery, especially magnesium soothe the nervous system. If you enjoy a celery-based snack in the evening, you may sleep better. The high water content of celery, combined […]


Food of the Week ~ Butter Beans

What is a butter bean, anyway?  A butter bean the same thing as a lima bean, but in a more mature state. Lima beans are young and green, whereas a butter bean has had time to mature and get dried out. The mature Butter Bean has a less starchy flavor with a creamy texture. In […]


Food of the Week ~ Fennel

Fennel is a bulbous vegetable with a tall, wispy, fronded top that looks like dill. The fronds can be used in salads, but the main attraction and flavor of fennel is the bulb itself. The bulb, stalk, leaves and seeds are all edible. Belonging to the Umbellifereae family of vegetables, fennel is closely related to […]


Food of the Week – Cucumbers

Cucumbers are 96% water. We need to keep ourselves hydrated in order to keep our body systems functioning properly.  Dehydration can cause muscle cramps, dry mouth, and fatigue. These crisp vegetable is packed with Vitamin A, which is good for the eyes and is one of the antioxidants which our body needs to ward off […]


Food of the week Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable (or Brassicaceae) family- along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts.  Due to its special combination of phytochemicals called carotenoids, tocopherols, and ascorbic acid, cauliflower highly correlated with preventing chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, and various forms of cancers because it helps to decrease the inflammation that causes […]


Food of the Week – Paprika!

Paprika is a ground spice made from red air-dried fruits of the larger and sweeter varieties of the bell pepper or sweet pepper plants, sometimes with the addition of more pungent varieties. Used for flavor and color, it is the fourth most consumed spice in the world and often appears in spice mixes, rubs, marinades, […]


Food of the Week – Asparagus

Folate, whish a B Vitamin richly found in asparagus, is essential to a healthy heart. Folate also helps prevent spina bifida and birth defects. A diuretic, asparagus helps our body reduce swelling and arthritis The carbohydrate inulin found in asparagus helps increase the growth of beneficial bacteria in our gut while inhibiting the proliferation of […]