Every natural foods pantry should have a few cans of black beans ready for use. I serve this fast, easy and delicious Broccoli Black Bean Salad with many main courses. ...
The Enlightened Pantry
Here are some basic facts about salt: All salt comes from the sea – underground mines and seawater. Underground salt deposits were established by ancient seas that dried up. Some of the deposits were thrust upward by geologic forces and are near the surface in the shape of domes. Other deposits lie below ground and […]
Toasting nuts is a technique that intensifies the flavor and deepens the color. Toasting may be done in the oven or on top of the stove. Usually, no oil or butter is used in the toasting process, although some recipes do call for some fat. Pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower […]
Oils are extracted from grains, seed, fruits and nuts. How they are extracted and to what degree of heat they were exposed is of concern. Here’s some information on the different kinds of olive oil. Olive Oil is a blend of refined olive oil and virgin olive oil that is fit for consumption without any […]
Quinoa flour provides a moist crumb. These Quinoa Pecan Fudge Cupcakes are delicious with or without an icing. Yield: 12 cupcakes Preheat oven to 350°F Ingredients: ¼ cup almond nut butter , smooth ½ cup chocolate or vanilla soymilk ¼ cup cocoa powder 1 cup fair trade brown sugar ½ cup quinoa flour, toasted ¾ […]
We all know we should eat more root vegetables. Combining them with potatoes is an excellent way to showcase their flavour and add variety to your traditional mashed potato recipe. Serves 6-8 Preheat oven to 450°F Ingredients: ½ lb potatoes (1 large Yukon Gold or Russet) ½ lb celery root (1 medium sized) ½ lb […]