• O is for Okra

    Guys… I have a secret to tell you… okra doesn’t have to be slimy! This recipe is adapted from traditional crispy Indian okra (bhindi). Okra is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, magnesium, thiamin, vitamin B6. Paired with the serrano pepper, the dish is also a great source of dietary fiber and vegetable protein. You can adjust the spices to taste. I tend to add a lot of spice to my food…

  • M is for Mushrooms

    Ever wonder if mushrooms are a fruit or a veggie?  Actually, they are neither!  Mushrooms are fungi. However, they are often put in the vegetable group for the purposes of dietary recommendations.  Mushrooms come in many varieties, but most mushrooms…

  • Episode 1 – Introduction

    We are excited to bring you this introductory episode of the Nutrition Anthropology Podcast. In this short episode, we introduce you to the host, discuss the unique name of the podcast and talk about our unique approach to health and…

  • N is for Navy Beans

    Navy beans are small white beans that are a variety of the common bean. They originated in the Americas and are also called Boston beans, pea beans, or pearl haricot beans. The beans are called “navy beans” in the U.S.…

  • L is for Lentils

    Did you know that Canada is the largest producer and exporter of lentils? Canada began growing lentils in the 1970s and has over 5,000 active lentil farmers today! Lentils are produced in pods attached to the lentil plant, which are…

  • K is for Kimchi

    Kimchi jjigae simply means “kimchi stew.” Cabbage kimchi is a fermented dish that is served with almost every Korean meal. Kimchi is a great probiotic that adds vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium, iron. The fermentation process makes kimchi a great…

  • J is for Jam

    Just wanted to pop in for a quick post this Easter Sunday to continue our Food Fun from A to Z series. Today, we are talking about jam. A running disagreement in my family is whether or not there is…

  • H is for Hummus

    Over the last decade, hummus has become a popular dip and spread. The options are limitless when it comes to hummus. Below are a couple simple recipes to try out. Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans, the debate rages on) are a…

  • G is for Green Beans

    I know, I know….we skipped the letter ‘F’. Actually, it works out that ‘F’ and ‘I’ go together in this series. Stay tuned a couple more weeks to find out the scoop (pun intended). In the meantime, let’s look at…