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Brown Rice

Brown Rice

What is brown rice? It’s a whole grain rice, meaning it contains the bran, germ and endosperm layers. Why brown rice over white rice? Since it’s a whole grain, it’s a lot higher than white rice in: Fiber – to keep full for longer and […]

Brown Rice Pasta

Brown Rice Pasta

What is brown rice pasta? Noodles made from ground up brown rice rather than wheat. Why brown rice pasta over whole wheat pasta? Gluten-free – a great option for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. Lower calories – for those looking to lose weight. […]

Quinoa

Quinoa

What is quinoa? KEEN-wah is an edible seed that comes in hundred of varieties with white, red and black being the most cultivated. Why is quinoa good for me? Quinoa is a serious super grain because it’s a complete protein. This means it contains all […]

Whole Wheat Pasta

Whole Wheat Pasta

What is whole wheat pasta? Noodles made from whole wheat flour. It contains the entire grain kernel; the bran, germ and endosperm. Why whole wheat pasta over regular pasta? Since whole wheat pasta contains the entire grain, it’s high in dietary fiber, something that white […]

Wild Rice

Wild Rice

What is wild rice? A type of grass from which edible grains can be harvested. How is wild rice different than brown rice? Yes. The two main advantages it has over brown rice are: Protein – contains more to help build and repair muscle tissues […]

Coconut Sugar

Coconut Sugar

What is coconut sugar? The crystallized sap from the flower of the coconut palm. It’s most similar in color and flavor to brown sugar. Why is coconut sugar better than white table sugar? The manufacturing process. White table sugar is heavily refined with chemicals added […]

Dates

Dates

What are dates? The edible fruit of the date palm tree. The two most recognizable name types are: Medjool and Deglet noor. How do I use dates? They are amazing substitutions for refined sugar in recipes. I use them in all sorts of baking: cakes, […]

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

What is maple syrup? Pure maple syrup is simply the sap that leaks out of maple trees. Maple syrup vs. generic pancake syrup This is a joke, right? First of all, generic pancake syrup is not real food. The first ingredient in it is usually […]

Raw Honey

Raw Honey

What is raw honey? Unheated honey. You can even go more natural and get unfiltered raw honey, which means that it can have particles of honeycomb, pollen or bee body parts in it. It’s typically a bit opaque in color. Why is raw honey better […]