Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Did you know?

A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs. Wait, chickens have earlobes??

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Did you know?

King Tut's tomb contained a shroud adorned with garlands of wild celery, olive leaves, willow, lotus petals, and cornflowers.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Did you know?

Bananas are known for potassium, but good amounts of potassium are found in most fruits and vegetables., including the avocado, which has twice the amount of potassium than a banana.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Did you know?

Rice has more varieties than any other fruit or vegetable, almost 15,000!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rave: favorite travel food

Tanka Bites: Buffalo Cranberry Bites are gluten free and 100% natural, with no nitrates or MSG.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Did you know?

There is only one fruit in the world with its seeds on the outside, the delicious strawberry.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hummus Recipe

Spinach Hummus
(Makes about 4 cups)

3 cups cooked garbanzo beans, or about 2 cans beans (30 ounces total)
2 cups fresh baby spinach, washed and dried
½ cup sesame tahini
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ to ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 -3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1-2 teaspoons sea salt
¼ cup water for desired consistency

Drain beans and set aside. Place garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and sea salt in a food processor and blend until creamy. Add sesame tahini and blend. Add ½ the beans and ½ the spinach and blend. Add the other ½ of the beans and spinach and blend until desired consistency is achieved. If you like a very creamy hummus you may need to add a little water or a bit more lemon juice or olive oil. More water will provide a thinner consistency.

Tip: Hummus freezes very well, so you can make a large batch in advance.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Did you know?

Kiwis are packed full of Beta-Carotene and contain twice as much Vitamin C as an orange.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Rave: Wasabi seaweed snacka

Annie Chun's Roasted seaweed snacks are my new favorite lunch box treat.
These hot, crispy roasted seaweed snacks are gluten free, vegan and lowfat.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Did you know?

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Did you know?

The average ear of corn has eight-hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Did you know?

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gluten Freedom: Baked Brie

Marie’s Baked Brie
1 mini round of brie cheese
¼ C brown sugar
2 Tbs butter
¼ C walnuts or pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 325. Put brie into a small buttered baking dish.
Coat brie with approximately 2 T. of softened butter.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of brown sugar and ¼ C nuts over the brie.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Serve with gluten free crackers, such as Crunchmaster, Blue Diamond Nut Thins, Schar or Glutino.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Did you know?

The world's first chocolate candy was produced in 1828 by Dutch chocolate-maker Conrad J. Van Houten. He pressed the fat from roasted cacao beans to produce cocoa butter, to which he added cocoa powder and sugar.