Soy Sauce, Liquid Aminos or Tamari? What is Healthier?

What is the healthiest choice when it comes to using soy sauce in recipes? I have used various types of common soy sauces, Braggs liquid aminos and tamari sauce in my cooking before, but as I try to watch my sodium and gluten intake, I wanted to know which one […]

Quinoa - The Versatile Super Seed.

Quinoa is not a grain, but a seed. As most seeds, it is wheat and gluten free and contains protein. In fact, Quinoa contains all essential amino-acids, which makes it a complete protein. It is also rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium and B vitamins, including folic acid. It is low fat, […]

Cooking With Seaweed.

There are many types of seaweed (sea vegetables) available for sale, such as Kelp, Nori, Irish Moss, Wakame, Hijiki, Kombu, Sea Lettuce, etc., and all of them are highly nutritious and healthy. Some add salty taste to food, other types are somewhat sweet, so it can be used in a variety of dishes […]

Buckwheat - Peasant Wonderfood.

Buckwheat use in cooking dates back almost 6000 years, yet it is considered a novelty food in the west. I grew up on it in Russia. It was and still is a staple Eastern European side dish or breakfast porridge that was commonly served at peoples homes, at school and work cantinas – […]