Comfort foods get their generalized nickname for obvious reasons; we reach for certain foods, namely those carb-heavy foods like sweets, fried foods, breads, and pasta, when we’re feeling stressed, depressed, or even under the weather. We may also reach for them when we’re feeling especially good, comforting ourselves through the jitteriness of a budding new romance, a new job, a long overdue vacation. But that word “carbs” often comes to mean only those unhealthy indulgences, not taking into account healthy carbs like fruit and whole grains.
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Pressure cookers can do so much more than cook beans in a flash. Try these amazing pressure cooker recipes that your family will love!
Growing grains locally, whether on a backyard scale or on nearby farms, improves the economic situation of the local community and provides stability in the local food supply. Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution shows how groups have come together to grow, harvest, mill, and sell local grains and lists positive steps to start your own local grain movement.
I did a lot of research on my journey to eat more whole grains. And then I found one stupendous web page that teaches you all you need to know. Read on.
Yet again, I came across an alarming headline: 9 Agriculture Stocks to Profit from Global Food Shortage Really? It must be a satire, I thought. But sadly, no. The website valuestockguide.com has posted a no-joke analysis of how to profit from the tragic global food shortage. The article suggests that companies dealing in fertilizers, grains/trading, seeds/chemicals, and […]
In 2013, I resolve to eat more whole grains! This is the first in a series of posts I plan to write about whole grains. Keep reading to learn with me and find delightful ways to prepare this healthy food.
If you’re tired of tomato-based pasta sauces, try this gingery carrot miso sauce. It’s perfect on winter pastas or any cooked grain.
Eating a variety of grains is a great way to add fiber to your diet. Grains like farro, wheat berries, brown rice, and quinoa are healthy and delicious alternatives to overrefined carbohydrates. What’s your favorite grain? Vote now!
Have you heard of millet? Ever wonder what it’s good for and how to eat it? Here are a few pieces of information on millet and a few ideas of how to cook and eat it. When I was a child, our family ate a lot of millet. Most often, we had millet cooked with […]
The word fungus brings to mind gross images, for the most. Green cotton-like growths on breads, damp mildews and diseases. Not to make things more gross, but mushrooms are also fungi (the plural of fungus). Fungi do not usually conjure the image of something deadly or toxic to man, though certain mushrooms are known to […]
The Mediterranean diet is not only good for its more well-known reasons — protecting against heart disease and cancer. According to a new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, the Mediterranean diet, rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, nuts, and fish, may decrease risk of depression.
Did you know that whole grain products, such as whole grain cereals and popcorn, are extremely healthy and not only for their high fiber content? These common breakfast and snack foods are rich in antioxidant substances Fruits and vegetables were generally considered to be our only really significant source of these compounds. Until now. You […]
Studies have shown that many illnesses (including several types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease) are largely influenced by chronic inflammation in the body. Prolonged inflammation causes the immune system to become off balance, and can result in damage to healthy tissue. Poor diet is a main contributor to chronic inflammation, but several lifestyle […]