Repost: Mighty Little Chia Seeds

The chia seed comes from the desert plant, Salvia hispanica, grown in southern mexico and it has been consumed in that region since about 3500 BC. They were a main component of the aztec diet and consumed by the Maya as well. Chia seeds are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, fiber, omega-3’s and essential nutrients. One…

Recommended Reading: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

About the Author: Jonathan Safran Foer is widely known for his novels, “Everything is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” A “mostly vegetarian,” After the birth of his son, he wanted to dig into the realities of life with animals. Overall Plot: The book is not simply another vegan or vegetarian cheerleading, meat shaming…

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Eat: Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Maple Granola

What I loved about the actual making of this granola, is that it felt a lot more like cooking than baking. Let me explain. I love “throwing something together” in the kitchen. Adding a little of this or that or creating my own recipe all together, but it is always for something without baking powder,…

Simple Sheet of Paper Keeps Produce Fresh 4 Times Longer : TreeHugger

“Berries turning to moldy mush, dying an ignoble death in the blink of an eye; beautiful greens transforming into brown slimy leaves; mushroom sprouting new forms of fuzzy life within their gills — these are the tragedies that befall too many a kitchen. In fact, 25 percent of the world’s food supply is lost to…

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe

              We made these a few days ago for dinner and fell in love. The sauce is delicious and the filling was delish. If you are in a time crunch, try microwaving the sweet potatoes a little first to cut down on cooking time. Also, don’t make my mistake,…

Foodie Tuesday: Menu and Grocery Budget

This week seems long and short simultaneously. We just came back from wandering the streets of a lovely neighborhood with our little sweet pea for Halloween (Pics coming later today!) and we rallied and made a fantastic dinner. This week is all about fall and winter… and using up what’s left over from previous nights.  Breakfasts: Whole wheat English muffins…

Wayne Thiebaud “Cakes” 11 x 14 print. The painting was completed in 1963. Only $3 at the national gallery store. (via Thiebaud, Wayne Cakes Print | National Gallery of Art Shop)