To eat a fresh ripe mango, is to enter a world where eating just one in a sitting might not be enough. In Jamaica, some people eat the skin of the mango, especially if freshly picked from a tree.
Many can enjoy fresh mangoes as a tasty treat or prepare them in various dishes. To determine a ripe mango, gently press it with your finger. If it leaves a dent, it is ripe and ready to eat. Here are some ways you can include mangoes in your diet.
We are pleased to share with you that RicherEarth Vegan Eats has joined the Random Acts of Green member community.
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Follow us as our garden comes alive this spring summer with garlic scapes among other vegetables and fruit including scotch bonnet pepper, callaloo greens and peas. We hope to highlight what it means for us to value the earth and the bounty that it provides.
See the time lapse in photography. Learn about garlic scapes, how to cook with them, and get recipes. Get links to resources to learn about growing food.
Common uses for rhubarb begin with poaching in light syrup or stewing with other fruits. We typically eat rhubarb in dessert dishes and think of it more as a fruit, but, rhubarb is actually a vegetable. Rhubarb’s long, red stalks require some serious sweetness to balance their tartness, so dessert is a logical option.Rhubarb plants unfurl in spring from a bulbous, shiny red crown, and leaves unfold almost magically into giant ribbed shields on tart-sweet stalks.
A food craving is an intense, and sometimes uncontrollable desire for a specific food. Feeling stressed may also promote emotional eating and cravings for comfort foods. These types of foods are often junk, processed, and high in salt, sugar, and fat. Craving these types of foods can be a major roadblock for people trying to maintain a healthy weight or switch to a more healthful diet.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to help cope with cravings. Here are some tips:
When a new year hits, many people focus on how their daily food choices can affect their lives. There is a shift in thinking to eat healthy, and maybe exercise. Sound familiar?
Here’s some advice should you consider to go vegan.
✓Seek out vegan grocers to “veganize” your favourite meals. Developments in veganism afford us the opportunity to enjoy the many substitutes available for all the animal products that vegans and even non-vegans can enjoy, like delicious cheeses, butters (including fruit butters), spreads, sweeteners, sauces, condiments, and so much more!
One of our goals as a company is to continue to learn more about locally grown organic vegetables and fruit. We also like knowing the best places to source them. When you buy local, and in season, you get to experience foods at their peak in flavour and nutrition. Tap to read more.
"A kitchen filled with whole and natural foods is a powerful place – it is where our most fundamental needs for nourishment are met – from the food we eat to sitting around a table with our loved ones and laying down our burdens of the day." Tap to read more.
Consider these tips to reuse or responsibly dispose of pumpkins this season:
Feed The Animals
Some animals enjoy eating pumpkins. Consider feeding wildlife in your area. Add pumpkin seeds to your bird feeder instead of tossing them in the trash. An animal sanctuary near you is also a good place to reach out to. Pigs love pumpkin!
Human touch has a unique quality. Whether it is a simple hug or a tap on the arm, it is a palpable reminder that we are not alone. Human touch reminds us that others are there to offer their friendship, affection, or support.
The news of COVID-19 has placed global populations on alert causing varied reactions. You may find yourself preoccupied with news events which may trigger worrying thoughts. The well-intentioned may spend a great deal of time trying to harness their emotions, but we are all too familiar with emotions that mutiny against reason and the damaging effects that can ensue from this.
Pulses are the dried edible seeds of certain plants in the legume family, and they play an important role in the transformation of food systems to provide consumers with healthy and environmentally sustainable dietary choices.
Pulses are consumed in many forms including whole or split, ground into flours or separated into fractions such as protein, fibre and starch.
There are many ways to embrace vegan living. Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude all animal products, and as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. You’ll find that the one thing in common among vegans is an entirely plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat (including seafood and insects), eggs, dairy, honey and gelatin.
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