National Pancake Day

My youngest daughter and I were in carpool line when we heard the news on Tuesday that it was National Pancake Day. My youngest, who also has the sweet tooth in the family decided we should have breakfast for dinner that night. I’m not usually a fan of sweet things at dinner time but how…

Why sprout?

Sprouting seems to be all the rage these days from chia seeds to almonds and other grains, even legumes. It takes the spotlight in Lupa’s Kitchen Ray of Life and Morning Glory trail mixes that we’ve featured in our Whole Body Box this month. But just what exactly is it and why do you care?…

Black Beluga Lentils

Named for their resemblance to beluga caviar, black beluga lentils are an excellent source of fiber, protein and folate. Their black color comes from anthocyanins -members of the flavonoid group which includes berries, tea, honey and red wine. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. With a slightly nutty taste and chewy…