One of the rewards of walking up and down long aisles at food trade shows, is that you sometimes come across something totally unexpected. That was Paktli Snacks, made from puffed ancient grains that are gluten-free. Our review is below, but first, some background. The Aztec culture revered amaranth, a grain that thrives in hot […]

Diets To Lose Weight

September is National Whole Grains Month, an occasion to revisit some oldies but goodies. Thanks to King Arthur Baking (formerly King Arthur Flour) for this primer on eight* ancient grains. “Ancient grains” is a marketing term used to describe a category of grains and pseudocereals, that are purported to have been minimally changed by selective […]

Diet Tips

[1] Not justs a side or salad: a sandwich of sprouted green lentils (all photos courtesy Tru Roots). [2] Any grain or legume can be sprouted. You can find them fresh in health food stores, or dehydrated in a broader selection of markets. [3] Sprouted bean and lentil dip with chia (Here’s the recipe). [4] […]

Diet Tips

[1] For single portions or a fun family approach, pack salads into mason jars—not big ones, since the fork has to reach the bottom! (photo California Avocados). [3] Spinach and bacon layered salad layered with peas, red bell pepper and cheddar, with ranch dressing (photo courtesy Kraft). [3] Classic layered salad with blue cheese dressing. […]

Diet Tips