Greens That Would Make Popeye Jealous

ethiopian-collards

Here’s something you might not know: Ethiopia’s biggest export is agricultural products. Agriculture has always played a key role in Ethiopia, especially before misguided policies resulted in stripped-out soils, lowered water tables, and poorer crop yields. (Policies like the ones that forced farmers to switch from native, non-thirsty plants – i.e., drought-resistant crops – to […]

Unleashing Your Inner (and Thrifty) Gourmet

dinner-assortment

Why taste one thing when you can taste three?  Or four or five?  Not only are nibbles – or “small plates,” if you want to get fancy about it – usually something quick and simple, if you have enough nibbles on a plate, you have a meal!  So the next time you’re in the mood […]

Making Gourmet Popcorn is a Lot Easier Than You Think

Indian-popcorn-gourmet

As far as whole-grain snacks go, you can’t beat freshly popped popcorn.  But I’m not talking about chemical-drenched “buttery” microwave popcorn – I’m talking about organic plain popcorn you pop yourself and flavor any which way you’d like.  You can stick with the classic butter approach, or you can go with whatever’s on your mind […]