“J” is for Jicama

Jicama is a lovely little root vegetable that tastes like an apple and a potato had a baby. It is tender enough to eat raw and a favorite ingredient in Latin-American cuisine. It is a tropical root vegetable.   The first time I tried Jicama it was raw, sprinkled with some dry pico de gallo […]

Hot Kitchen White Bean Hummus Recipe Demonstration

“H” is for Hummus Recipes

 Hummus. By name it sounds like it might be alien. Rest assured it is very much a human food. Hummus is a yummy bean dip that is frequently served at Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influenced cafes, carts, and restaurants. Hummus has long been a favorite “poor girl’s” lunch. When paired with whole grain flatbread, and […]

“A” is for Artichokes!

Why not indulge in the delicious ritual that is preparing and eating an artichoke? Even though they are a behemoth flower of a rather mean-looking rouge thistle, artichokes are a power-house of distinct flavor and abundant nutrition. 5-15 grams of fiber per choke. That’s up 50% of the fiber you need daily! Up to 45 […]