Grapes

Green grapes, red grapes, black grapes, seedless grapes…who doesn’t love them? But do you know what is really enclosed inside each juicy globe you bite into? Curiosity got the best of me so I decided to do some research into this. It’s fascinating. Read on! Grapes are a wonderful late summer and fall produce to…

Crazy Versatile Chickpeas

Have you ever wanted a fast and flavorful plant-based, protein-rich recipe that you can make quickly and then use in multiple ways and for different meals? If so, you have come to the right place! These Crazy Versatile Chickpeas involve only 8 main ingredients, can be made within 15 minutes and have the perfect seasoning…

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Do you know your chickpeas? Familiar by different names such as garbanzo beans, gram, Bengal gram and ceci (in Italian), chickpeas are part of the pea family under the general classification of legumes. They are harvested annually and there are two main varieties of chickpeas – kabuli and desi. In American supermarkets, the large, beige-colored…

Shiitake Mushroom Lentil Stir-Fry

Recently on a trip to Asia, I introduced red lentils to my father. He had never tried lentils before, so my goal was to expose him a little bit to the plant-based world. I was excited to use local ingredients available in Asia, including fresh Shiitake mushrooms! As a result, this simple but flavorful plant-based Shiitake…

Raspberry Date Jam

If you’re looking for a jam recipe without any added refined sugar, look no further! Try this super easy and quick to make Raspberry Date Jam recipe which uses only 4 ingredients. The key ingredient to add to its sweetness? Dates! Packed with chia seeds as a gelling agent and for an extra nutritional boost,…

Quinoa

First what is Quinoa, and how do you even pronounce it? Originating in the Andean region of South America, Quinoa is commonly pronounced as “KEEN-wah”. Unlike rice, wheat or maize which are grain cereals, quinoa is a pseudocereal that is actually more related to amaranth and spinach, in which its seeds are harvested. According to…

Gai Lan / Chinese Broccoli

If you spot this vegetable at the supermarket, don’t be put off by its stout thick stems, because looks can be deceiving. This Asian green leafy vegetable, known as Gai Lan or Chinese Broccoli, is often featured in Chinese restaurants and actually cooks very easily. Nutrition-wise, this vegetable is a good source of nutrients such…

Yummy Vegan Raspberry Coconut Pancakes

When I woke up on the morning of New Year’s day, I had a sudden craving for pancakes and a desire to try a new recipe. This particular combination doesn’t usually happen. So I searched online for a recipe to try and came across the Vegan Pancakes recipe by Nicdelis on AllRecipes.com. It looked like a…