THE FOOD SERIES: Chia Seeds

THE FOOD SERIES: Chia Seeds

The consumption of chia seeds have been on a steep rise as we continue to learn and reap its benefits. But what exactly are these benefits, and how can something so small give us so much nutrition? Let’s find out! DESCRIPTION: The chia plant is a member of the mint family. These tiny oval seeds […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Cabbage

THE FOOD SERIES: Cabbage

Look at how beautiful cabbage is when you open them up! Just like small little trees. DESCRIPTION: A member of the cruciferous vegetables along with broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kale; cabbage is a round plant consisting of multiple, superimposed leaf layers. Most often the outside layer is darker than the layers inside due to […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Walnuts

THE FOOD SERIES: Walnuts

Anyone heard of what’s called the doctrine of signatures? This is described as foods that resemble various parts of the body can be used to heal, treat or improve that specific part of the body. Walnuts are considered a doctrine of signature food, as it resembles the brain. However, does this hold true when we […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Okra

THE FOOD SERIES: Okra

Foods like this always amazes me. Something so interesting, unique and slightly odd but is super nutritious and delicious as well. DESCRIPTION: Okra is a green flowering plant, residing in the mallow family. We commonly refer to the fruit or pod when we say okra and it is a tapering, finger-shaped capsule that is fuzzy […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Sesame Seeds

THE FOOD SERIES: Sesame Seeds

One word: tahini! DESCRIPTION: The tiny, flat, oval-shaped seed with its rich nutty taste and crunch come in many colours; from white, black, red, and yellow, depending on the variety. They are only 3-4 mm long and 2 mm wide, yet they have one of the highest oil content out of any seed. When purchasing […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Eggplant

THE FOOD SERIES: Eggplant

Such a beautiful food don’t you think? DESCRIPTION: Most of us are familiar with the glossy purple skin, with a cream coloured flesh variety of eggplant. However, there are other varieties that are white, lavender, green, or even orange and yellow. Their sizes also vary, from elongated, rounded or pea-shaped. Because of the range of […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Garbanzo Beans/Chickpeas

THE FOOD SERIES: Garbanzo Beans/Chickpeas

One word: hummus. Need I say more? DESCRIPTION: Garbanzo beans are legumes that can be found black, green red, or even brown. They have a nutlike taste and texture that can be buttery yet somewhat starchy and even pasty. There are two main types of garbanzo beans: 1) the kabuli-type and 2) desi-type. The kabuli […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Dates

THE FOOD SERIES: Dates

Nature’s candy at its best. Anyone else like to eat them by the bowl? No? Just me? DESCRIPTION: There are more than 1500 varieties of dates that are grown around the world. Medjool dates are among the most popular as they are large, caramel-like, soft in texture, rich in flavour and the sweetest as well. […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Lettuce

THE FOOD SERIES: Lettuce

When one thinks of salad they think of lettuce. Lettuce is probably by far one of the most popular greens out there! DESCRIPTION: There are four main types of lettuce: Butterhead, Crisphead, Loose Leaf and Romaine. BUTTERHEAD¬† – This type have large, tender, grassy green leaves that are arranged loosely. The texture is (as the […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Mushrooms

THE FOOD SERIES: Mushrooms

I feel like people either love mushrooms or they hate it. For those who do hate it, perhaps this post will encourage you to find a different way to enjoy it and try incorporating it into your diet because of how wonderful and beneficial this food is. DESCRIPTION: The fleshy, spore-bearing body of a fungus, […]