Why You Should Care About Pumpkin Seeds

November 28, 2016 By

Pumpkin pie gets the spotlight during Thanksgiving and the holidays. While I am a big fan of healthy versions of pumpkin pie (here’s my favorite vegan pumpkin pie recipe) I am an even bigger fan of the pumpkin seeds that are discarded when making pumpkin pie! Pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, are actually packed with a lot more goodness than…


Almonds Health Benefits – Packed with Vitamins, Minerals, Protein and Fiber

May 15, 2015 By

You might not think so, but almonds (scientifically termed Prunus dulcis) are actually the hard seed from the center of an almond fruit. Almonds are must be extracted through a process called “shelling” before being eaten. But it’s worth all the effort to uncover the seed. Almonds: are full of good fats and a wide range of macro and micro nutrients balance your…


6 Benefits of Raw, Organic Honey

May 1, 2015 By

Honey is a superfood with strong nutritional and medicinal properties. Cultures across time, let alone the ones I’ve visited on my global travels, value this sweet liquid for a long list of whole-body health benefits (internal and external). For example, in Chinese medicine, bee pollen is used to improve unbalanced nutrition, vitality, longevity, energy, and more. Roman soldiers placed honey…