Recipe – Vegan Potato Soup

Potatoes

What do you think of when you hear the word potato? Some people immediately think “best food ever!” For me, it brings back memories of the root cellar where my grandma stored potatoes and other vegetables. What fun it was to go into the root cellar with my grandma. Embracing the coolness as we opened the ...

Recipe – Apple and Pomegranate Jellies

Pomegranate

The pomegranate, categorized as a berry, is a shrub that produces a red, round fruit about 2-5 inches in diameter. The skin is thick and inedible with hundreds of edible seeds within. Each seed is surrounded by a red, juicy and sweet seed covering known as an aril. The seeds and arils are eaten either ...

Recipe – Hummus Tahini

Recipe – Hummus Tahini, Ingredients, 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans, ½ cup lemon juice, ½ cup Sesame Tahini, 3 cloves of garlic or ½ tsp. garlic powder

Recipe – Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta

Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America. While botanically it is a fruit, it is typically prepared and eaten like a vegetable. Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene and a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K, making it beneficial ...

Recipe – Date “Bon Bons”

The Humble Date

The fruit of the date palm tree, the date, is believed to have originated somewhere around the Persian Gulf. It is considered one of the oldest cultivated fruits and is part of the staple diet in Middle Eastern countries. When ripe, they are brown and shriveled, resembling a prune. There are several varieties ...

Recipe – Cucumber Salad

What am I? Fruit or Vegetable?

The cucumber is a creeping vine plant of the Cucurbitaceae gourd family that bears cucuminform fruit. It originated in South Asia, but now grows on most continents. There are three main varieties of cucumber – slicing, pickling and burpless/seedless. The cucumber roots in the ground and grows up supporting frames ...

Recipe – Raw or Baked Fruit Crisp

Peach—The Perfect Fruit

The peach is a type of stone fruit that encloses a seed within a hard stone or pit inside the fruity flesh. It is a member of the rose family distinguished by its velvety skin, also belonging to the same family of trees as the almond, thus the kernel’s remarkably similar taste to ...

Recipe – Flaxseed Waffles

Flaxseed

Flaxseed, also called linseed, has many medicinal properties and contains dietary fiber, antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids (lignans), minerals, vitamin B Complex, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, manganese, thiamine, plant-based protein and folate.

Health benefits include:

  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved immunity
  • Decreased menopausal and hormonal imbalance symptoms
  • Healthier skin and hair
  • Reduced sugar cravings and helps with ...

Recipe – Maple Almond Ice Cream

Coco Palm

Coconut—is it a fruit? a nut? a seed? Coconut can be a fruit, a nut, and a seed. Scientifically, it is a fibrous, one-seeded drupe. Brown and hairy on the outside, white and creamy on the inside, coconut is a fruit which grows on coconut palm trees and is widely found in the tropics ...

Recipe – Greens and Olives

Choose Your Olive Wisely

Olives and olive oil were not only an important component of the ancient Mediterranean diet, but also one of the most successful industries in antiquity. The olive also came to have a wider cultural significance, most famously as a branch of peace and as the victor’s crown in the ancient Olympic Games. Although ...