February is Heart Awareness Month

This month is Heart Awareness Month and a great time to talk about keeping your heart healthy through diet and lifestyle.  With Cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke being the leading cause of death in the United States according to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, we want to be sure you know…

HEMP SEED – An amazing healing food with Anti-Inflammatory Omegas.

Hemp Seed Healing abilities of Hemp seed: This incredible Cannabis sativa plant is filled with a wealth of healthy nutrients.  While you won’t get any type of high from this plant it is power packed with nutrition.  Hemp seeds have a perfect omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio, which is ideal for anti-inflammatory properties.  These…

Hearty Shiitake Kale Soup w/ Wheat Berries & Garlic

Hearty Shiitake Kale Soup w/ Wheat Berries & Garlic Yields:  6 Servings Time: 45 Minutes 7 Ingredient Recipe Health Properties of this Soup: This  delicious soup provides heart-healthful nutrition. Kale and garlic are good for the cardiovascular system; wheat berries are high in fiber; and shiitake mushrooms contain eritadenine, an amino acid that speeds up…

Healing properties of Cider Vinegar

Healing Properties of Cider Vinegar Cider vinegar contains many key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes, as well as valuable fruit acids.  Its unique properties make cider vinegar superior to other kinds of vinegar.  In fact, anyone suffering from excess stomach acid and heartburn should avoid wine vinegar and use cider vinegar to season food. …

Quinoa Variations

Be aware when buying quinoa that there are three variations white, red and black quinoa.  All of the Quinoa types have the same strong nutrient values.  Much like bell peppers that come in three variations red, green and yellow, quinoa is very similar.  The picture above is some organic red quinoa I picked up in…

Amaranth Flour

Amaranth Flour is a gluten free food that has a strong, nutty, sweet and spicy flavor.  Amaranth is used most oftenly in waffles, pancakes, cookies, muffins and breads. Amaranth has been used as a grain flour for over 8000 years now and continues to be a favorite in many kitchens.  Amaranth flour was a staple…