THE FOOD SERIES: Quinoa

THE FOOD SERIES: Quinoa

Pronounced keenwah/keenuwah. Is it just a healthy food trend? How nutritious is it really? Let’s find out! DESCRIPTION: Quinoa is often categorized and considered a grain due to the way we consume them, even though it is unrelated to other cereal grasses such as oats, barley, and rye. Interestingly, it is actually part of the […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Buckwheat

THE FOOD SERIES: Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a food that is still new in my palate but has started to become a solid staple. DESCRIPTION: The name is very misleading. It comes from the Dutch word: bockweit which translates to ‘beech wheat’ because it resembles the seeds of a beech nut of the beech tree, and wheat because of its similar […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Oats

THE FOOD SERIES: Oats

Doing something quite different this week. It’s not a fruit or vegetable but a grain! A grain that I probably consume the most of, mainly because of how versatile and how easy to integrate! DESCRIPTION: Oats is a type of cereal grain meaning it is cultivated for the consumption of the edible components of the grain. […]