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Tempeh Tacos

Tempeh Tacos

Trader Joe’s Tempeh Tacos An Easy, Cheap, Delicious Meal in 20 Minutes We wanted to share quickly a meal we did last night that turned out to be incredibly tasty. We did taco night, but instead of meat (of course), we bought some Trader Joe’s tempeh and sautéed it. The TJ’s tempeh is cheap and one packet...
Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish

“Long White Icicle” Medicine from the Earth Daikon, in Japanese, means literally ‘large root’. The most common variety is white and shaped like a carrot. You can find it in a lot of asian foods as pickles, mixed into ponzu as a dipping sauce and even grated on top of tempura. It is considered to...
Lentils

Lentils

India’s Meatloaf A Top 5 Power Food Some believe lentils originated in Asia. They were one of the first foods cultivated and have been eaten since prehistoric times. Today, lentils are produced primarily in India, Canada, and the United States. There are literally hundreds of varieties of lentils and they come in various colors from...
Mangos

Mangos

The King of Fruits Mangos are the national fruit of Indian, Pakistan and the Philippines. Throughout the world India is the largest grower of mangos, and they consume most of what they produce given that the fruit has such a cultural significance within the country. As Americans, we get most of our mango supply from...
Oats

Oats

Not Just Your Ordinary Grain Breakfast with a Bang We are most familiar with the family of white oats, also known as Avena Sativa. As part of the grasses family, they are a hardy crop and can withstand conditions in which other plants may not survive. These white oats come in several varieties, dependent upon their level...
Avocados

Avocados

Also Known as Alligator Pears These Fruits Kick some Plant A#! Avocados are in fact fruits, native to the town Puebla in Mexico. We are most familiar with the Haas avocado, comprising 80% of avocados throughout the world. They are one of the only fruits with monounsaturated fats, the good kind, that can lower cholesterol...
Quinoa (keen-wah)

Quinoa (keen-wah)

Not Just Another Grain. In Fact, It’s Not Even a Grain at All. Quinoa,“the gold of the Incas”, is starting to make an appearance in our homes and local restaurants. What’s so great about it you may ask? Everything. Quinoa is something called a pseudocereal, so it’s not actually a real grain at all! It...
Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Harvested from the Coconut Palm Beginning in the 1950’s, primarily due to its high saturated fat content, Coonut Oil has had a relatively bad reputation. The “low fat” fad diets through out recent decades have not helped either. To the contrary, Coconut Oil is an extremely healthy addition to any diet. Although it is high...
Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Root Vegetable Much different than those Idaho potatoes we all know, sweet potatoes are somewhat of a miracle food. They are extremely high in vitamins, have no fat or cholesterol and have small amounts of sodium. Their sweetness does indicate a high level of sugar, but it is a type of sugar that is beneficial,...