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Farro Goes Far for Your Health

Farro Goes Far for Your Health

Q: What is farro? A: Farro is a type of wheat that is just beginning to gain popularity among American health food enthusiasts. Farro is known to be one of the oldest cultivated grains, and it is even documented to be the first and original grain dom ...
Whole Grain & Seed Cinnamon Spice Bread

Whole Grain & Seed Cinnamon Spice Bread

Ever find one little treasure and instantly feel inspired to create something bigger? That’s how this no-fuss whole grain loaf was born. Inspired by a bag of raw pumpkin seeds, I decided it was time we all had a bread recipe that actually didn’t take ...
What Makes Amaranth So Amazing?

What Makes Amaranth So Amazing?

Q: What is Amaranth? A: Amaranth is a member of the “goosefoot family” of plants, technically referred to as  Chenopodiaeceae.    Its kin includes quinoa, beets, Swiss chard and spinach. Amaranth’s closest cousin is the popular gra ...
Get Your Freekeh On!

Get Your Freekeh On!

Q: What the freak is freekeh? A: With the recent rise of interest in quinoa taking hold, a similar and highly nutritious whole grain oat has flown under the radar. Freekeh isn’t getting the fame it deserves. While it’s only beginning to g ...
Know When & How to Carbo Load

Know When & How to Carbo Load

Q: Do I really need to carbo load before a race? Amy Marsh answers: A: There are so many different approaches to race nutrition. Some athletes go gluten-free, some prefer a meatless meal while others shy away from saturated fat and sugar. But perhaps ...