Green Plantain Crackers {and Resistant Starch Info}

Green Plantain Crackers and Resistant Starch | Raw green plantains contain resistant starch, a healthy prebiotic that sets the stage for a healthy colon. However, they're usually not palatable. Undeterred, I wanted to create a green plantain treat, something really good as well as being really healthy. And here it is... green plantain crackers that my family loves! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Raw green plantains contain resistant starch, a healthy prebiotic that sets the stage for a healthy colon. However, they’re usually not palatable. Undeterred, I wanted to create a green plantain treat, something really good as well as being really healthy. And here it is… green plantain crackers that my family loves! [by Megan Stevens]

KYF #124: Super Easy Food Preserving

Super Easy Food Preserving | Preserving the seasonal bounty is surprisingly easy. No need to slave over a hot stove and a hissing canner (though you can if you want!). So says Megan, the Creative Vegetable Gardener, and I completely agree. Here's how to figure out what foods you should be preserving and how to do it super easily. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/124

Preserving the seasonal bounty is surprisingly easy. No need to slave over a hot stove and a hissing canner (though you can if you want!). So says Megan, the Creative Vegetable Gardener, and I completely agree. Here’s how to figure out what foods you should be preserving and how to do it super easily. [by Wardee Harmon]

Real Food for the Trail: Eating Well in the Backcountry

Real Food for the Trail: Eating Well in the Backcountry | It's possible to hit the trail (or paddle down the river) without compromising your health! Whether out for a day hike, or on a wilderness adventure with loaded pack or canoe, here are foods that will keep you nourished! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Light, easy, and calorie-dense food is a must-have for going hiking. While commercially-prepared freeze-dried are light and convenient, they are also heavy on starches, grains, preservatives, and additives. And expensive! Luckily for you, it’s possible to hit the trail (or paddle down the river) without compromising your health. Whether out for a day hike, or on a wilderness adventure with loaded pack or canoe, here are foods that will keep you nourished. [by Andrea Sabean]

Smoky Cucumber Soup

Smoky Cucumber Soup | I discovered this soup last summer during the garden abundance of yellow lemon cucumbers. I love that it requires only a food processor -- no oven at all! The color is a delicate pink, making it ideal for a feminine summer gathering such as a bridal shower, yet the smoky flavor is robust enough that my husband enjoys having it for dinner. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

I discovered this soup last summer during the garden abundance of yellow lemon cucumbers. I love that it requires only a food processor — no oven at all! The color is a delicate pink, making it ideal for a feminine summer gathering such as a bridal shower, yet the smoky flavor is robust enough that my husband enjoys having it for dinner. [by Jenny Cazzola]

33 Nourishing Main Dish Salads

33 Nourishing Main Dish Salads | Not many meals come together more quickly than a salad! These 33 nourishing main dish salads are just as unique as they are healthy. They aren't your average lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing salads -- although there are a few with a twist on those simple ingredients. ;) | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Not many meals come together more quickly than a salad! These 33 nourishing main dish salads are just as unique as they are healthy. They aren’t your average lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing salads — although there are a few with a twist on those simple ingredients. 😉 [by Lindsey Dietz]

Why Curcumin Is More Powerful Than Turmeric For Inflammation {and what form to take}

With the intriguing exaltation of turmeric during the last few years — and recently, the mention of curcumin, the agent found within turmeric that purportedly suppresses and inhibits inflammation — I’ve been determined to dig deeper. The powerful heroic component in turmeric is curcumin, and here’s what I unearthed. [by Megan Stevens]