|Posted on May 1, 2018 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Pizza is one of those dishes with a long and detailed history. Generally believed to have come from the area of Naples, pizza started as the food of choice for the working poor of the 17-1800’s. A simple flatbread, topped with whatever you had available, was a great source of energy and nutrition for the “lazzarone”. As years went on and pizza spread across the globe, different cultures and generations each added their own styles and ingredients. Here in the U.S, we eat pizz...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 24, 2018 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
There’s a Lake in Bolivia and Peru with a really fun name, and an incredibly rich history. Lake Titicaca was an important place for pre-Colombian civilizations. It was a center of worship, farming, fishing and hunting, and civilization. In fact, according to Inca beliefs, Lake Titicaca was the cradle of civilization. Around 200 ruins of the great cities and structures are known to exist in the jungles around this beautiful lake, and more are being discovered every day.
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|Posted on October 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
The weather is changing, days are getting colder and sunset is coming earlier. Fall is upon us, and for some reason this time of year makes me want to sleep all day and eat comfort food… I can’t sleep all day, but I CAN make some hearty comfort food. Better yet, it’s vegetarian! Even better still is it’s really easy, and you can make it yourself!
My go-to comfort food this time of year is usually an egg noodle dish. I haven’t really been satisfied with just...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve explained why we do Meat Free Mondays. Lately, I’ve found myself having to try and explain the concept to friends and co-workers (many of whom are meat-fiends). Some understand it, some are adopting the idea themselves, and yet some are still either completely lost to the idea or have no sense of personal responsibility to the environment.
So why do we participate in Meat Free Mondays? To put it simply, it’s a small ste...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 1, 2017 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Tortellini, the bite size beautiful little pastas, are one of my favorite dishes. The incredible stuffed, perfectly tender rolled pasta has come to be known as a symbol of Bolognese cooking, as it combines the two specialties of Bologna. That’s not to mention that Bologna is where this dish originated. Some say the goddess Venus stay at an inn at the outskirts of town. As she slept, the innkeeper tried to catch a peek of her through the key hole. He was so enraptured by the sight, even ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 25, 2017 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
The average American household spends around $750.00 a year on fruits and vegetables. That’s a lot of green to be spending on greens, especially when you can grow a lot at home! Even in an apartment, you can cut back your costs, as well as your impact on the environment, by growing at least some of your own food. Container gardening, hydroponic setups, or even grow tents can help you produce fresh, delicious food. Best of all, you know where the food is coming from!
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|Posted on March 20, 2017 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
It’s a staple of many college student’s diets, was the first noodle to go to space, and there is at least 2 dozen ways to make it in Japan. If you guessed that we’re talking about Ramen noodles, you guessed right! Introduced by Momofuku Ando in 1958 as an answer to the food scarcity facing Japan after World War II, this simple packaged product was considered a luxury item. Back then, it was actually cheaper to purchase fresh udon noodles from a grocer than it was to purchase...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 20, 2017 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
We all love the simple things in life, and what tends to be simpler than a peanut? As fun and easy of a snack as these lovely little legumes are, they may not be as simple as you think. Peanuts contain vitamins B and E, as well as plenty of fatty acids that are good for heart and colon health. Combine that with all of the amazing properties of coconut oil, and you’ve got yourself a winning and uncommon combination.
George Washington Carver once said ““when you do the c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 1, 2017 at 11:05 PM||comments (0)|
Flat, round, sometimes bubbly, and always delicious… can you guess what we made this Meat Free Monday? I’ll give you a hint: It’s bread, and it’s flat…
Hopefully by now you’ve guessed flatbread! This super simple and super delicious dish is widely considered to be among the first breads baked by man. In fact, one of the oldest is known to have been in Babylon around the year of 4000 B.C. Thanks to how long flatbreads have maintained their popularity,...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 2, 2016 at 2:05 PM||comments (1)|
Did you know that just a quarter of a cup of pumpkin seeds contains almost three fourths of your daily value of Manganese? Or that the same amount contains almost half of your daily value of Magnesium? In fact, pumpkin seeds are a powerhouse of healthy ingredients including fiber, fatty acids, and many different vitamins and minerals! With so many reasons good things in a seed, why not eat them?
This super quick and super simple recipe should take no longer than thirty minutes, and shou...Read Full Post »