Can you imagine french fries without ketchup? Your favorite deli sandwich without mayo? Pancakes without syrup? Hard to picture and definitely not a world we want to live in! If you’re like us, you love dipping, spreading and saucing all kinds of foods with a variety of things, also known as condiments.
Can’t keep your hands off corn? We get it. It’s even harder to pick a favorite way to eat it — grilled, popped, baked or boiled. How is it possible we’ve discovered so many amazing ways to enjoy this bright yellow veggie? We’ve had 10,000 years to tinker with new corn dishes since the indigenous people of Mexico first domesticated maize, more commonly known as corn.
Ever wonder, “What are fermented foods?” You’re not alone. Some of our favorite parts of everyday meals — like yogurt, pickles, kimchi or kombucha — just so happen to be fermented. Touted as being among the world’s healthiest things to eat and drink, fermented foods are great for digestion and filled with “good” gut bacteria. They’ve become a popular additions to many restaurant menus, as well as the latest diet trends, including Paleo and Whole30, because of all the positive health (not to mention flavor) boosts.
Ever since Sriracha exploded a few years ago, the amount of spicy food on any given restaurant menu has reached new heights. Changing consumer tastes and changing demographics have called for more fiery foods and restaurants are spicing up their offerings. Think about it — when was the last time you were in a restaurant that didn’t have hot sauce on hand?
You’ve probably had the experience of biting into something that turned out to be a bit too spicy. Whether you like to keep things on the mild side or prefer your peppers hot-hot-hot, we’ve laid out a handy guide to all kind of different types of peppers to help you get the perfect level of heat.
Ever wonder how the first Olympic athletes trained and ate? If you’re looking to celebrate the Summer Games with some great Greek foods, you’ve got a rich history to draw on. In honor of the approaching Olympic games, let’s dive deeper into Ancient Greek eating habits and how they compare to traditional Greek foods today.
Salty, decadent, creamy, strong – there are so many different kinds of cheeses sometimes it’s hard to know which to pick. Especially if you’re trying to eat healthy, it might seem better to skip the cheese course all together, but with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommending three cups of dairy products daily, it’s easy to advocate for cheese’s place in a balanced meal. Arm yourself with a few cheese facts to choose your cheeses wisely!
Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Who cares, it’s delicious! The great tomato debate has kept us intrigued since we first realized this fruit was sitting on the veggie side of the stands. But while you may say tomato and others say tomahto, there are too many tasty types of tomatoes to call the whole thing off.
Popular in the US for decades because of a winning combination of healthy benefits and delicious flavors, Mediterranean cuisine keeps winning fans. With an emphasis on fresh vegetables, lean meats like fish and the good healthy fats found in olive oil and legumes, it’s no wonder that people are exploring these ingredients more. But what makes it Mediterranean, exactly?
As a staple in diets around the world, we love grains in many forms: breads, pastas, cereals and beer to name a few. But with terms like “whole grain,” “gluten free,” and “ancient grain” being used more and more frequently, all the types of grains can be complex and confusing to navigate.