Seitan is a plant food, made from wheat protein (gluten), invented, it seems, about a thousand years ago by Buddhist monks who wanted to follow a vegetarian diet, and which then spread throughout Asia. The term “seitan” is much more modern, as it was introduced by Georges Ohsawa (1893-1966), the founder of macrobiotic cuisine. In […]
Out of habit, we tend to always buy the same rice variety. However, there are several varieties of rice other than brown or white with different tastes and nutritional values. Here are some types of rice to add to your plate.
Have you ever heard of jicama? It is a root vegetable native to Central America, and especially from Mexico, whose name is derived from the Aztec word xicamatl meaning “that which has taste”. It looks like a turnip or a round potato but a little bit flattened, like a top. Its flesh is juicy, crunchy […]
The low-FODMAP diet can be challenging, especially at the beginning, because of its many restrictions. However it is possible to eat well, make great culinary discoveries and even indulge in yummy desserts. Here are our best low-FODMAP dessert recipes that have been dietitian reviewed and specifically designed to be enjoyed without pain.
For those unfamiliar with the term, halal is food that is prepared according to Muslim law. Much like kosher food, halal follows strict guidelines for the preparation of meat. For that reason, vegetables are a big part of a halal diet. Try our best halal recipes.
Did you know that half of the world’s mangoes are cultivated in India alone? In fact mango is the national fruit of India and also Pakistan. To help you savor it in all kinds of ways, we have unearthed our 10 best recipes featuring this delicious fruit.
Brightly coloured citrus fruits bring a burst of sunshine into winter days. But they are not only sweet, flavorful and pretty — they’re also good for you, since they are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. This class of fruits includes lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits, as well as many more hybrids and […]
Star anise, or Chinese badiane, is the fruit of the Chinese badianier, a plant of the magnoliaceae family. The fruit is a grouping of eight woody follicles, which form a very characteristic eight-pointed star, hence the name star anise. The fruits are picked green and then dried in the sun, where they take on a […]
Canned fish is an excellent thing to stock in the pantry. Having it on hand can help you out with a quick meal and save you money when fresh food supplies get low. And with all the healthy omega-3s packed inside, there are even more reasons to eat canned fish! If you don’t know how […]
Towards the end of February, even though hot chocolate, homemade soups and any kind of comfort food never taste better, winter can take a lot of you. That’s why so many Northerners escape to the Caribbean to wiggle their toes in the sand. For all the others that cannot travel south, we have put together […]
Chocolate desserts are a great way to end a romantic meal. They can take many forms, here are 10 that will surely delight you.
It is not easy to eat local in winter in colder climates, since few seasonal vegetables are available. However, every meal doesn’t have to revolve around potatoes and onions, since there are some vitamin-rich cold-weather produce that are absolutely delicious. Get inspired by our TOP 10 winter vegetable recipes, and enjoy fresh veggies with plenty […]