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Soy dominates vast expanses of farmland in the American midwest, reflected the growing presence of soy products in nearly all process foods. Many people ask, is soy good for me? The answer depends upon the person. Soy nuts, like pea nuts are beans....
Spelt is an ancient variety of wheat that was an important staple during the bronze age. The earliest evidence of spelt dates back to 5,000 B.C.
Beans are the 'musical fruit' because they contain saponins to protect themselves against insects. Saponins form the sudsy foam on the surface of a cooking pot of beans. They prevent protein digestion resulting in stagnation and gas of the bowels.
Sweet peas (and string beans) are among the most easily digestible beans, and are thus an important source of fiber and protein. They can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. Their naturally cooling properties are soothing to...
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Smooth, hearty tahini is the creamy butter of blended sesame seeds. This savory and sensual spread invites a Middle Eastern richness to your...
Taro root is a staple food in polynesia.
Tempeh is fermented soybeans.
Traditionally used in idli's because it is lower quality than other dal's.
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The country of Georgia is famous for its walnut sauces. Walnuts also exude a golden yellow oil when pressed that is used as a garnish in Georgian dishes. Discover more about walnuts from one of my favorite authors, Paula Wolfert, in "The Cooking of the...
Whey is protein helpful for building body mass. Vata ypes should be careful to get enough fluids with whey because it is drying. Whey proteins are rapidly evacuated from the stomach, and the body easily absorbs its amino acids.
These white beans earned their name because of their widespread use by the navy, who considered the navy bean to be very nutritious. It is also a hardy variety easy to grow. Cannelini, Butter Beans and Great Northern Bean are two other kinds of white...
Most white sugar comes from either beets or sugar cane. Honey was the main sweetener before refined sugar became available. There are many sugar substitutes including artificial sweeteners, fructose, sucrose, xylitol, stevia, corn syrup, agave syrup,...
There is a popular saying, "Wheat increases brawn, but rice increases brain." Wheat is dense nutrition, but it is difficult to digest. It pulls too much blood out of circulation and into the digestive tract. The loss of blood dulls the mind, and voila...
We note that yams are a useful alternative to sweet potato, a mild diuretic that can aggravate Vata. Yams contains phytoestrogens helpful for tonifying Vata in the female...
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Beans are the 'musical fruit' because they contain saponins to protect themselves against insects. Saponins form the sudsy foam on the surface of a cooking pot of beans. They prevent protein digestion resulting in stagnation and gas of the bowels....
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