Nuts & Seeds
Exploring Pistachios: History and Eight Great Recipes
Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. Learn their history and how to use them in eight imaginative cooking and baking recipes.
Exploring Walnuts: Facts, Nutrition, Trivia, and 6 Recipes
Walnuts are one of the oldest cultivated fruit trees on earth. Here is their history, a bit of trivia, and six creative vegetarian recipes.
Exploring Pecans: History and 10 Sweet and Savory Recipes
Pecans are native to North America. Learn their history and how to use them in sweet and savory cooking and baking.
Exploring Almonds: History and 8 Imaginative Recipes
Almonds first grew in Asia, then moved to Europe with travelers on the Silk Road. Learn their history and how to use them in eight imaginative cooking and baking recipes.
Exploring Cashews: Fun Facts and 15 Fabulous Recipes
Cashews—Learn the history of these tropical nuts and how to use them in sweet and savory cooking and baking.
Exploring Brazil Nuts: Facts, Nutrition, Recipes, and Trivia
Brazil nuts are unique in taste and texture, nutritious, and a bit mysterious. A tough nut to crack. Let's explore their origins and unique recipes.
Exploring Macadamias: History in a Nutshell Plus Fun Recipes
The macadamia tree is beautiful and fragrant; the nut is sweet and rich. Learn the story of the macadamia nut and how to use it in sweet and savory dishes.
Delicious, Nutritious Make-Ahead Chia Seed Breakfast Recipes
Healthy, yummy breakfast recipes that are vegan and gluten-free: breakfast sausages, simple chia pudding, breakfast cookies, chia-oat waffles, chia breakfast bowl, and blueberry chia muffins.
What's the Difference Between Flax and Chia? Comparing the Super Seeds
Seeds have emerged as a popular health food in recent years—with Chia seeds and flax seeds being favorites. But, which of these two are better for you? Read on to know more about this.
Exploring Peanut Butter: Tales, Trivia, and Tasty Recipes
Peanut butter: the soul of PBJ sandwiches, and so much more. Let me tell you how it began, and how to use it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
How to Crack and Shell Walnuts: 8 Ways to Open Raw Nuts
Some nuts are easy to shell but walnuts can be awkward. The edible part of the nut often shatters along with the shell. Here are some cracking ideas to solve the problem.
Almond Butter vs. Sunflower Seed Butter: Which Is Better?
Almond butter and sunflower seed butter (also called sun butter) are both considered healthy substitutes for peanut butter. But they are not quite the same nutritionally. Let's take a look at how they compare.
Five Ways to Use Flavorful Caraway Seeds for a Healthy Diet
Caraway seeds have a flavorful and interesting taste. They're a great addition to oatmeal, bread, sauerkraut, potato salad, cheese spreads, and other foods.
Buckwheat Facts and a Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookie Recipe
Buckwheat fruits and seeds are great gluten-free grain substitutes. I describe their benefits and include a cookie recipe made from buckwheat and sorghum flour.
How to Harvest, Store, and Cook Black Walnuts (With Recipes)
Learn everything you need to know about black walnuts—from harvesting to storing to cooking yummy treats.
Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Flour
Did you know that you can make flour from the seeds of the prickly pear cactus? Not only does flour from prickly pear cactus seed have excellent qualities for baking and general cooking, but the flour is gluten-free, and contains many micronutrients, making it desirable.
4 Ways to Toast Almonds, Cashews, Pecans, Nuts, Seeds, and Coconut
Here are four methods for toasting different nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts, peanuts etc.). Toasting nuts before adding them to baked goods or other recipes makes a surprising difference in taste.