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, […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Strawberries

THE FOOD SERIES: Strawberries

GUESS WHAT IS FINALLY IN SEASON!? The refreshingly delicious and vibrant strawberries! Can you sense my excitement? Looking at the photo already gets my mouth watering. DESCRIPTION: Strawberries belong to the same family as other berries including blackberries, boysenberries, loganberries and raspberries. They are part of the rose family with over 100 different varieties of strawberries […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Lime

THE FOOD SERIES: Lime

Refreshing, tart and powerful; let’s learn more about this amazing citrus fruit! DESCRIPTION: Limes are roughly oval, round, and spherical in shape, with green skin and a light yellow-ish green flesh. For many of us, we are most familiar with the sour and or bitter limes that are quite tangy in taste, however there are […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Almonds

THE FOOD SERIES: Almonds

Almonds have definitely increased in popularity over the years. What’s so good about them? Well let’s find out. DESCRIPTION: Almonds are technically the seed of the fruit from the almond tree, bearing very fragrant white and pink flowers. It is related to the peach, cherry, and apricot trees as it too bear fruits with stone-like […]

THE FOODS SERIES: Ginger

THE FOODS SERIES: Ginger

Ahh, good ‘ol ginger. Finally a Food Series post in the Herb and Spices category! DESCRIPTION: Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome (an underground stem of a plant) is most widely used as a spice and for its medicinal benefits. The flesh of the ginger rhizome may be found yellow, white, or even red […]