Tasty tips for cooking quinoa

Quinoa is an ancient plant sown and eaten by the inhabitants of the Andes Mountains in Peru and Bolivia, for possibly thousands of years before the Spanish conquest brought cereal grains to the region. While both the leaves and seeds are edible, most people only...


Pazcki Day is more than just doughnuts

Paczki Day is named for the Polish doughnut treat called the paczki. It usually falls on Tlusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday), which is the Thursday before Ash Wednesday in the Christian holiday calendar. Some Polish descendants in the United States celebrate Paczki Day on Fat Tuesday,...


Issues Surrounding Genetically Enhanced Foods

Genetic engineering of crops takes place in a laboratory, where genes are spliced from one plant to another, or even from a bacteria to a plant. The question of whether foods should be genetically enhanced attracts heated debate.  That’s because there are strong arguments that...