How to Eat a Pomegranate
November 4, 2014 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

Some foods are just plain intimidating, and I’ve historically counted whole pomegranates among them.
Unlike other fruits, whose edible flesh lies directly under the skin, a pomegranate’s edible part is actually the hundreds of little juice-filled …

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The Caviar of Lentils
April 16, 2009 – 11:32 am | 2 Comments
The Caviar of Lentils

Lentils seem to have a reputation as poor man’s food; a high-protein staple that fills you up on the cheap.  But no one would dare to characterize Beluga lentils in this way.  Even when cooked, …

Beans and Rice go global: Koshari
March 7, 2009 – 6:46 pm | One Comment
Beans and Rice go global: Koshari

If you stop to think about it, virtually every culture has some permutation of beans and rice.  Most vegetarians know that this has to do with the dietary principle of eating complementary proteins.  Unlike animal …

Confessions of a beanoholic
January 19, 2009 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Confessions of a beanoholic

Beans don’t get nearly enough credit. In my opinion, they are one of the best foods anyone could eat. They’re a very low-fat source of protein, they’re high in the kind of fiber …

Refried Beans: Don’t let the ‘fried’ fool you
January 6, 2009 – 5:51 pm | 2 Comments
Refried Beans: Don’t let the ‘fried’ fool you

OK, so these *particular* refried beans (or “refritos,” as they’re known in Mexico) may not have been the healthiest version of this much-misunderstood food, but I ordered them at a truck stop/gasolinera on the highway …