Healthy Living

Brilliant Buckwheat

Despite its somewhat misleading name–and its many associations with a “Li’L Rascals” character–buckwheat is a bit of a dark horse in the field of nutrition.  Russians have understood the health benefits of this food for centuries, and in due time, it will probably be as ubiquitous and celebrated as our good old quinoa.

I Yam What I Yam

Whether you like them boiled, steamed, candied, or even in french-fry form, there is no denying that yams are a potent source of nutrition.  Boasting a flavour that is simultaneously sweet and earthy, with a slightly starchier consistency than potatoes, this tuberous root vegetable is versatile, hearty, and healthy–an excellent side dish for meals, or […]

Chickpeas: All You Need To Know

Whether you call them garbanzo beans or chickpeas, there is no denying the nutritional impact of this particular legume. Vegetarians have been singing their praises for ages, and even the most vociferous meat-eater won’t turn their back on a good hummus.

The Benefits of Brown Rice

Many of us are becoming aware of the fact that brown rice is healthier than white rice, and that we should be incorporating it into our diets.  Even sushi restaurants have begun offering brown-rice alternatives on their menus in order to keep up with public demand.

The Beet Goes On

While we’re not entirely sure if it ever went away, we can confidently state that the humble, hearty beet is making some kind of a comeback in the Western world. Can you hear the distant, trans-Pacific sounds of Eastern Europeans muttering “We told you so…”?

The Golden “Wonderspice”

As more people are taking their health into their own hands, nutritional healing has started to become quite commonplace. Many of us are aware of the health benefits of various fruits, vegetables, and grains, but what about herbs and spices, which also have innumerable healing properties of their own?

Fabulous Flax

Flax is an ancient seed that has been used in the diets of humans for thousand of years. In 400 BC the father of medicine, Hippocrates, used flax to treat his patients. His simple prescription was: “Let them eat flax!”
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