vegetables

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Gaea known for its Olive Snack Packs which we have highlighted in the past has now added shelf-stable Veggie Snacks to their product line. Veggie Snacks are lightly pickled, crisp, NonGMO Project Verified, … Read More

Asparagus:  A part of the lily family, it is actually related to onions, leeks and garlic.  It’s high in folate and a good source of vitamin C.  It also contains inulin, a prebiotic fiber that helps nourish our gut bacteria, which supports your immune function.  Choose asparagus spears that are bright in color, straight and … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. We have reviewed Garden Lites products a number of times over the years. The company continues to innovate, offering an ever-expanding line of vegetable-based, gluten-free foods. We recently tasted four new … Read More

In the US most of us eat celery raw, in salads or as an ingredient in soups. Worldwide it has more prominence. In France, mirepoix, made from finely chopped celery, carrots and onions is a staple in many dishes. Few Cajun dishes, such as jambalaya and gumbo are made without the vital three – celery, … Read More

    Eating carrots and healthy eyes are the usual connections for this popular vegetable but this nutrient-rich, colorful food can play a role in preventing cancer, too. Low in calories – a half-cup serving has only 24 calories. Overweight and obesity has been connected with 11 different cancers.   Loaded with nutrients – a … Read More

  We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Alexia Foods known for all-natural, good quality, frozen potato side dishes has extended its product line to introduce two new frozen fries. Organic Savory Spice Sweet Potato Fries are combined with … Read More

Whether you call them pulses, legumes or just beans, the 68th UN General Assembly has declared 2016 as the year to focus on bean crops as part of a worldwide sustainable food system which promotes food security and enhances nutrition for many people around the World. Beans are a humble, forgotten vegetable, often considered a … Read More

Blanching is the process of quickly cooking fresh vegetables in boiling water or steam. It is recommended if you are going to freeze fresh vegetables. Blanching slows or stops the action of enzymes in vegetables that cause the loss of flavor, color and texture. It also rids the vegetables of surface organisms, brightens the color, … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. New York Style Pita Chips are baked from pita bread and have a texture halfway between a chip and a cracker. They are excellent for dipping and our tasters enjoyed them with spreadable cheese. The … Read More

When you have written over 30 books on nutrition, it is not surprising that people frequently ask, “What’s your best eating advice.” Here it is in a nutshell – short, simple and to the point. Eat less, but enjoy what you eat. Food should be a pleasurable experience, but, sadly, portions have grown enormously in … Read More