7 tasty ways to get cooking with chickpeas

7 tasty ways to get cooking with chickpeas

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a super cool, readily available, portable, snackable, affordable and tasty nutrition “bomb”. They pack a complete protein punch, literally providing all essential and non-essential (because we can make them), amino acids which are the building blocks for protein. Here are 7 creative ways to cook with chickpeas in your kitchen.

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How To Stretch Your Food Budget And Buy The Best Produce For Your Health

How To Stretch Your Food Budget And Buy The Best Produce For Your Health

Let’s face it, most of us only have so much money we can spend on groceries. so it makes sense to spend your money where you get the most value for your dollars. Now some of you may think that value translates to buying in bulk or on sale to stretch the food budget. True. But there is another way to think about value for your food dollars which translates to getting the best return on your ingestion (R.O.I.). This approach is less about dollars and cents, and more about how much health value you get from the food you buy. And bar far, the biggest return on your food dollar investment is found in the produce department. So let’s head over there so I can show you which fruit and veggies to spend your money on, and more importantly, why.

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Fermented Foods: yes they talk to your genes!

Fermented Foods: yes they talk to your genes!

Nothing makes me happier than to see a resurgence of fermented foods take their rightful place on our plates. Fermented foods have been part of the human plate around the world for centuries. Not only are fermented foods a traditional and sustainable way of preserving food and extending the harvest, it turns out they are some of the best foods for our health. More importantly, they are a source of nutritional compounds that also communicate with our genes. Let’s find out how. 

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FOOD-GENE CHATTY FOOD: THE ESSENCE OF MAKING A BIOACTIVE RICH SALAD

FOOD-GENE CHATTY FOOD: THE ESSENCE OF MAKING A BIOACTIVE RICH SALAD

If you have been reading The Genomic Kitchen Notebook,  you know I have been talking a lot about the power of bioactives and their ability to influence how your genes behave. Bioactives can initiate the process by which we turn genes on and off. But perhaps what you really want to know is: how can I get started right now? What can I do today to start a food-gene conversation on my own plate?  

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BRAISED FENNEL AND TOMATOES WITH OLIVES

BRAISED FENNEL AND TOMATOES WITH OLIVES

This is a recipe I adapted from an original recipe developed by Chef Deborah Madison. The fennel and tomato meld beautifully to create a luxurious taste in your mouth. The addition of olives adds a nice salty contrast to the unique combination of flavor offered by the fennel and tomato. An unforgettable dish you will make often, I promise. 

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13 WAYS TO WORK RAW CRUCIFERS INTO YOUR FOOD WORLD

13 WAYS TO WORK RAW CRUCIFERS INTO YOUR FOOD WORLD

I love the sweetness that emerges when you roast fresh vegetables. But there's an unbeatable vitality to contrasting that flavor with the pop of raw crunch and the taste of the earth that comes with it. Raw crucifers, a family of vegetables that includes broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy and 

 

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