Food Intelligence

Chokecherries are a wonderful and abundant wild fruit you can harvest for juice, jelly, fruit leather, wine, syrup and more. This was a staple of the Native Americans and was said to be one their most consumed fruits if it grew in the area they lived, and if it wasn't they would trade for the dried cakes of it. Often used in pemmican as well as dried and ground it provided many nutrients including antioxidants like anthocyanins. I'm still new to working with the chokecherry but love the flavour of both the fruit as well as the pit, which itself has a strong dark cherry-amaretto flavour. However if consuming the pit they are best cooked or dried to deactivate the hydrocyanic acid contained in them like most of seeds of fruits in the Prunus genus do. I love to munch on the fresh fruits and spit out the stones even though they turn my...

Do you text while driving? Even though too many people still do, I hope in your heart you can answer no. I think enough awareness has been created to know that as drivers, it is so important that we put 100% of our attention and focus on the road. But what about when you’re eating?...

Take a listen to a recent interview done with Andrew Mackie owner of Goldgrass Home and creator of the Beautiful Futurist podcast. Here is what Andrew had to say as a preview and window into our conversation: "Today on the show we’re talking with Malcolm Saunders, intuitive chef, superfood alchemist, expert raw chocolate maker and teacher, owner and creator of the amazing superfood store, The Light Cellar. In this episode we go through Malcolm’s journey in food, his ups and downs and experiments that took him from vegetarianism, to raw veganism, to rediscovering traditional nutrition and ancestral eating. We talk about fasting, fermenting, psychedelics and the search for the perfect diet. (Hint: it’s not just one thing. it’s not the same for everybody. And it definitely changes and shifts over the seasons, and over the years.) I really enjoyed chatting about what he considers to be the actual four food groups, which are totally different than...