Torta di ceci or Bean Bread

With time on my hands, no ideas for dinner and a bag of garbanzo flour I’d bought expressly for this purpose I finally tried making Torta di ceci, or farinata.  It’s described as a traditional Italian street food; basically it’s a large thin pancake made with garbanzo flour.  I was certainly curious, since I can’t […]

Could you survive on poke?

I think I could. Poke (pronounced POH-kay) is a raw fish dish, popular in Hawaii and trending stateside.  When made properly, with super-fresh ahi tuna, it’s delectable, maybe even addictive.  I can think of worse things to be addicted to.  It’s a simple combination of chunked raw tuna, sesame oil, soy sauce and perhaps some […]

Protein: does the food source matter?

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Does-the-protein-source-matter_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:34 — 2.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen someone says “protein” does the word “meat” pop into your mind?  This might happen even if you’re a committed vegetarian.  We’re practically hard-wired to think this way.  People who want to build muscle think meat or special protein supplements […]

Sharon Palmer RD talks plant based diets

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Sharon-Palmer-interview-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:26 — 6.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPlant based eating is a very popular diet trend, and for good reason.  Research shows that diets that focus more on plant foods are healthier.  But what exactly is a plant-based diet?  What foods are used? What do meals look […]

Bulgur: quick, tasty, versatile and whole grain

Do the long cooking times for whole grains put you off from serving them?  Try bulgur.  It’s the one whole grain that cooks up in about 15 minutes.  Actually it’s not “whole” in the sense that the wheat berries are intact.  Bulgur is made by parboiling wheat grains and then cracking them after they dry. […]

Polenta for quick and delicious meatless meals

Want a dinner that’s fast, healthy, filling and tasty?  A dinner that can also be vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and/or low fat?  Then you want to try polenta. What exactly is polenta?  It’s a traditional Italian food, originally made by slow-cooking coarsely ground grain in water.  The result is a lot like cooked hot cereal.  Before corn […]

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