Although small, sesame seeds are packed with nutrients such as healthy fats, protein, calcium, antioxidants and dietary fiber. The primary fats in the seeds are monounsaturated fatty acids called oleic acid. Oleic acid has been shown to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase the HDL (“good”) cholesterol. The seeds — which are available in aRead more
Most often associated with bagels and breads, poppy seeds tend to be forgotten among the other seeds we use when cooking. But not only do poppy seeds add great flavor and crunch to foods, they also provide some respectable health benefits. 1. One teaspoon of poppy seeds has enough calcium and phosphorus to meet 4%Read more
Turn a can of coconut milk into rich, creamy, but completely dairy free whipped “cream.”
Iron is an essential nutrient in our diets. Beef, chicken and eggs as good sources but there are several vegetable sources of iron as well.
Customize this whole-grain salad for the season; kale and arugula work well in the spring, but you can use other greens as they’re in season.
Serve oven-baked salmon with a tasty-yet-unexpected accompaniment: roasted grapes.
People avoid lactose or dairy for different reasons and lactose-free and dairy-free products are not equal. Learning the difference is important to those with special dietary needs.
Cookies, chips and crackers are easy default kids’ snacks, but they’re not the healthiest. Stock your pantry with these toddler-friendly foods instead.
To make cooking easier, and to keep your kitchen in order, organize spices and dried herbs by cuisine, using this simple guide.
Chewy wild rice paired with dried fruits and crunchy nuts makes for a hearty salad.