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Featured Ingredient: Peas

Featured Ingredient: Peas

Green Peas have not been studied as much as other vegetables in terms of their health benefits. However, there are many important nutrients in peas that benefit your health. Four Facts about Pea Nutrition Green Peas contain many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients including carotenoids and […]

Featured Ingredient: Kiwi

Featured Ingredient: Kiwi

I love kiwis and have always associated them as a tropical fruit, but, it turns out they actually originated from China (and are therefore sometimes referred to as Chinese gooseberries). Missionaries brought the kiwi to New Zealand before it brought to the United States. The […]

Featured Ingredient: Cabbage

Featured Ingredient: Cabbage

Cabbage often drums up a negative connotation. Past generations often steamed cabbage until it was wilted and gray. But I think cabbage is best served raw. It adds a great crunch to everything from tacos to veggie burgers to salads. So if you think you […]

Featured Ingredient: Sunchokes

Featured Ingredient: Sunchokes

Sunchokes aka Jerusalem Artichokes are a root vegetable with a nutty flavor profile. I’ve noticed they are a little harder to find than most root vegetables on the east coast, so when you spot them, you have to go for it! They are super versatile […]

Featured Ingredient: Leeks

Featured Ingredient: Leeks

Leeks are an underrated vegetable, in my opinion. I am not even sure I had had one before I studied abroad in France, and even then, they weren’t featured in their best light. In France, we always had a leek gratin, which consisted of the […]

Featured Ingredient: Bok Choy

Featured Ingredient: Bok Choy

Bok Choy, also known as Chinese Cabbage, is part of the cruciferous family of vegetables, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and cabbage. It’s very popular in Asian dishes, which is why I picked it to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics in Peyongchang, South Korea. I […]

Featured Ingredient: Blood Orange

Featured Ingredient: Blood Orange

I have never really been a huge fan of oranges, mostly because the thought of orange juice disgusts me. I can’t really separate in my head oranges from orange juice, hence I have never featured oranges on my blog. Blood oranges are of course all […]

Featured Ingredient: Kale

Featured Ingredient: Kale

It only seemed fitting to start of the new year with kale as my featured ingredient. Kale has become synonymous with healthy food. You can find kale in smoothies, salads, chips. You name it, you can make it with kale. To be honest, I have […]

Featured Ingredient: Persimmons

Featured Ingredient: Persimmons

Persimmons always feel like a special treat on the east coast. They are beautiful to photograph, but taste can be hit or miss for some people, that’s likely because you can only eat some of them when they are perfectly ripe. There are two types […]

Featured Ingredient: Purple Potatoes

Featured Ingredient: Purple Potatoes

You cannot go wrong with food that is naturally colorful and beautiful, right! Sure potatoes are always good, but purple potatoes just have all the fun, which is why they are the featured ingredient on my blog right now! White potatoes have received a bad […]