Roasted Carrot and Cumin Hummus

Here’s a super easy hummus recipe (another one of my Nutrition Month Farmer’s Market recipe cards). The main ingredient in hummus is chickpea – a legume that is high in protein and fiber. In other words, it keeps you satisfied for longer! Along the lines of sustainable eating, legumes are known as “low-input” proteins (for… Continue reading Roasted Carrot and Cumin Hummus

Spill the Beans

“Rising food prices”, “land grabs”, “inequality”and “climate change”…. all this talk seems to forecast a dark and daunting future threatening the security of our food. Though we see it printed in the newspapers, hear it in the media, and watch politicians talk about formulating policies for protecting us from famine, it almost seems like fiction. “Famine” – something so far away, written in books rather than reality. Though, we’ve seen these elements do their part in the past: starting with the 8 year yellow-haze known as the Dust Bowl that dried the southern fields or the Great Irish Potato Famine, some suggest that if we continue business-as-usual, the future famine will hit us harder and bigger than ever before. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the suggested hypothesis of what the future holds and explore what can be done to change this prophecy. 

Pancake Day

This year, February 28th marks not only the last day before Nutrition Month begins but also the so-called “Pancake Day” for the Commonwealth Nations. Pancake Day, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras,  is the day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). “Shrove” comes from the word “shrive”, meaning “to absolve”; traditionally,… Continue reading Pancake Day