Cinnamon Trees are native to South Asia, the bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into sticks, which is also called quills. The characteristic flavor and aroma of cinnamon comes from a compound in the essential oil of the bark called cinnamonaldehyde. Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices. Once the outer bark of the tree is removed cinnamon sticks, or quills have … Continue reading Cinnamon – Spice Up Your Life!
I was surprised when I found out that my ‘healthy snack’ was made with unnecessary amounts of sugar, oil and butter. Most granola has more than 25 grams of sugar in one cup (Fruit Loops has less albeit unnatural sugar per cup). Another disquieting finding is that granola is typically baked with oil and copious amounts of butter. After some perusing of actually healthy homemade … Continue reading Do you know what’s in your granola?
Do not let perfectly good produce go to waste! If your eyes were bigger than your stomach at the grocery store or farmers market this week what better way to preserve your vegetables than blanching. (Perhaps canning but that is for a different post.) This is also another option for bulk items from your CSA. (What is a CSA?) Community Shared Agriculture – I highly … Continue reading Too Many Veggies? Blanch Your Vegetables!
Phytonutrition eating healthy means incorporating 5 colors into your diet per day! Continue reading Phytonutrient Fun — Have you eaten all your colors today?
Exercise alone wont make you look and feel gorgeous, but proper nutrition along with a workout plan could do the trick! Continue reading You are what you eat, Be Gorgeous!
postworkout nutrition replenish glycogen and nutrient storage Continue reading Postworkout Nutrition: How do you refuel after working out?
Vegan Strength Training Nutrition Continue reading Interview with Jon Hinds on Nutrition