Pumpkin-Ginger-Maple Granola

Pumpkin-Ginger-Maple Granola

The month of November has just flown by — every day filled with putting the last finishing touches on old and not so old family holiday recipes, perfecting them to a level where everybody was totally satisfied with the final result. Thanks to the many volunteers for testing our recipes. We couldn’t have done this without you. Continue reading

Tropical Acai Bowl

Tropical Acai Bowl

Açai is a family favorite throughout the year, but is especially welcome during the scorchingly hot summer days. It has become quite popular over the last couple of years and has been credited with many health and anti-aging benefits. We value it as a high anti-oxidant fruit that is adding nutritional value to our diet and also tastes delicious. One of the main plant chemicals in açai getting all the attention is a compound called anthocyanin, which is a flavonoid lending a red to purple color to fruits like grapes, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and, of cource, açai berries. Continue reading

Coconut Milk with Chia Seeds

Coconut Milk with Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have been a welcome addition to some of our morning breakfasts for a long time now. One of our favorite ways to prepare them is using coconut milk, or fresh almond milk. We were first introduced to the almond milk version in a raw food, gluten free and vegetarian  restaurant in Seattle called Thrive. Check out their website here.

Chia seeds, botanically known as “salvia hispanica,” are a member of the mint family. Continue reading