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16 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Pulses

2016 is the Year of Pulses (also known as beans), and you won’t believe how many ways there are to cook with this  protein-packed ingredient.

Yes, you read that right.  The year of pulses.  NOT the kind of pulses that indicate whether you’re still alive, but pulses as in, dried beans, peas, lentils, etc.  Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know they were called pulses either, until recently. Hey, we just learned something. In case we’re ever on Jeopardy, or Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.  Here’s another little tidbit of information.  The United Nations declared 2016 – The International Year of Pulses.  Yay!  Time to have a  party. Continue Reading..

Spring Vegetable Frittata

Nutritionists know that eggs have the highest quality protein of any food.  In fact, they’re the gold standard that all other foods are measured against when ranking the protein quality of foods.  That’s kind of impressive, don’t you think?

Lots of foods have protein, but protein is made of amino acids, and most foods don’t have all the amino acids we need in large enough amounts that our body can use them right away.  We can get the necessary blend by eating a variety of foods, but eggs are unique because they contain the most easily digestible, most readily available protein compared to any other type.  Continue Reading..

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