health benefits of nuts

Health benefits of nuts

The health benefits of nuts are widely accepted in many cultures. Most traditional cuisines incorporate nuts in one way or another. Nuts are part of many dietary patterns, including vegan (raw or regular), vegetarian, pescetarian, paleo, keto, Mediterranean, etc. Tree nuts and peanuts Tree nuts include walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, etc. Peanuts are botanically legumes, […]

Recipe: Black sesame hummus

Black sesame hummus is my kind of dip. Tasty, healthy, black. It looks scary enough for people to avoid it, so there’s always more for me. Make it for Halloween or any other day. Black sesame seeds are widely used in Chinese medicine. Science suggests they may lower blood pressure and protect against oxidative stress […]

caffeine and performance

Caffeine and performance

Caffeine is a known ergogenic (i.e. performance-enhancing) substance used by many athletes participating in various disciplines. But does it work for all types of exercise? What are the mechanisms behind caffeine and performance? How does it impact health? Caffeine as a supplement Caffeine is an alkaloid present in plants such as coffee that acts as […]

Good Fat Mayo

Product review: Undivided Food Co Good Fat Mayo

I used to make mayonnaise because I couldn’t find commercial products with no added undesired ingredients (see my rant here). Luckily the Australian company Undivided Food Cooffers Good Fat Mayo. Good Fat Mayo ingredients This mayonnaise is made with certified 100% olive oil from Spain (60%), Australian free range whole eggs (21%), Australian extra virgin […]

Chilli con carne

Recipe: Chilli con carne

There are a million recipes to make chilli con carne and I can’t say mine is better nor more authentic (I’m Peruvian, not Mexican! nor American!) but I can definitely say it is pretty tasty. Once again I’ve used Feather and Bone’s fabulous organic mince with organs (super food!) to make it extra nutritious. You […]