“A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” –Mark Twain History When it comes to cauliflower, there are two distinctly different opinions of this bountiful veggie: you’re either really for it or you’re really against it. Cabbage in latin means caulis (cabbage) and floris (flower), giving this basic veggie an elegant presence! Believed to have originated in ancient Asia and […]
Fresh cranberries are small, tart, and vibrantly red. They’re an embodiment of family gatherings, cozy winter days, and the holiday season. Despite being a modern symbol for holiday cheer, the love for these festive fruits started in the early 1500s.
Pumpkin season has arrived and now our favorite shops are filled with the aroma of pumpkin spice and all things autumn. A savory obsession that brings back memories and inspires us to create new ones. Celebrate National Pumpkin Day (October 26th) by tossing on a sweater and heading to a pumpkin patch! This is the time of the year where orange really is the new black.
Sweet potatoes are divine veggies that grace our plates during the holiday seasons! These beauties range in color from orange, yellow, and purple. From a Thanksgiving meal to a post-workout snack, sweet potatoes are full of flavor and all things good for you. A one cup serving of sweet potato (cooked, with the skin on) […]
Kale is everywhere these days. Tossed in salads, sautéed, blended into smoothies, roasted into chips – this superfood has become a classic choice! A leafy green veggie, kale’s earthy flavor is the perfect accent to any meal. Varieties of Kale: Curly: bright dark green or purple in color, has tight ruffled leaves. This kale is […]
Dark chocolate is alluring, dreamy, and divine. There is truly a magical energy to it. Its bittersweet taste tends to leave us feeling comforted. With cravings heightened all year long, our love for chocolate knows! And, lucky for us, dark chocolate is now referred to as a healthy treat.
Coconuts have a way of reminding us of long vacations, walks on the beach, hula dancing, and tropical drinks. From a family vacation in Hawaii to a yoga retreat in Sri Lanka, coconuts connect us to the culture we immerse ourselves in. This hearty fruit is a not only a refreshing treat but also a […]
Figs give us a taste of the past. With their sweet, tangy flavor and smooth yet crunchy texture, they are considered one of the oldest fruits, grown over 11,400 years ago. Eating and cooking this ancient superfood is like enjoying a piece of history and legend.
Liquid gold. Ambrosia. Manna. Nectar of the Gods. Honey is seen as a celestial indulgence, the symbol of purity, love, and wisdom. There’s a wildness to it, a warming feeling that reminds us of its health benefits and connection to the past. Known for its incredible sweet taste and holistic properties, honey has been prized […]
Dragons might not be real but this fruit sure is. Known for its hardy pink skin and its unique seed-speckled flesh, dragon fruit tastes like a mix between a kiwi and pear with a slight crunchiness. Beautiful and vibrant on the outside, its inside is where the magic resides. Dragon fruit is packed with many […]