Build a Bowl: Easy Grain Bowl Formula
Are you in a rice, pasta, or potato rut, and searching for delicious, simple ways to eat more whole grains?  Grain bowls, the West Coast’s healthy obsession, are a perfect solution!  These aren’t too unfamiliar, given that Chipotle’s best-selling item, Burrito Bowls,...
Barley to the Rescue
Are you in a rice, pasta, and potato rut? Pull yourself out of it with barley! It is easy, delicious, and super nutritious. In fact, barley has great protective effects against heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity and even gallstones. Ancient Greek and...
Parsley Power
Who knew that a measly sprig of green could be such a powerhouse of nutrients? In fact, parsley was praised for its healing powers long before it was used to prepare food. Other cultures have come to appreciate its culinary benefits but...
Sorghum: The Next Quinoa
I know that sorghum isn’t exactly the kind of meal you were planning on having for dinner tonight, but FYI, it’s the next quinoa, so keep your eyes, ears, and mouth open to it. Some of you gluten-free readers already know it...
Red Grapefruit Strength
You were probably thinking chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but since red grapefruits are so amazing for you, maybe you could throw some in the festivities. After all, it is national grapefruit month, and they are pretty red inside. Their powerful nutrients boost...
2016 Pulse Pledge
Do you really want to improve your health this year? If the answer is YES, then take the Pulse Pledge! Pulses, defined as dry peas, lentils, and beans (including chickpeas) are the focus of the recently-launched United Nations International Year of Pulses....
Cinnamon: A Gift for a King
The widely used and loved spice, cinnamon, seems to be a major superhero in fighting disease and promoting our health. It’s just the inner bark of a Cinnamomum tree, yet has been highly valued for centuries as both a medicine and a...
Colorful Carrots
Carrots aren’t just orange anymore. In fact, purple, red and yellow carrots are commonly eaten around the world. We have been a little slow in America to take advantage of these inviting rainbow-colored carrots. It’s not too late to join the fun...
Black Rice Harvest
I never realized how delicious black rice was until I came up with this autumn whole grain dish. I’m so glad I don’t live in ancient China where only the emperors were able to eat this tasty, nutritious rice! I happened to...
Black Rice: The Emperor’s Rice
This royal rice is the rice to eat. In fact, it’s known as Forbidden Rice in China since black rice was so rare, tasty, and nutritious that only the emperors were allowed to eat it. This nutritious rice isn’t forbidden anymore, so...