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Staghorn Sumac: What is it, where do you get it, and what's it good for?

Staghorn Sumac: What is it, where do you get it, and what's it good for?

Sumac, the superstar ingredient in Fattoush dressing! It’s a staple in Middle Eastern cooking but funny enough, sumac is mainly harvested right here in Canada! In this blog we’ll go on about this wonderfully versatile, antioxidant, and vitamin-rich spice, and how you can mix it in your dishes at home.

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We're Nuts About Coconut Oil!

We're Nuts About Coconut Oil!

Coconut oil provides more than just a lovely flavour, and there’s a reason why we use it in our Pita Chips. You may have heard through the grapevine (or through the coconut trees?) some of the health benefits associated with coconut oil, including curbing appetite, healthier skin, and possibly even heart disease prevention. Read on to find out more about this wonderful organic ingredient and why we chose to include it in our Pita Chip recipe.

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Yay, Pomegranates!

Yay, Pomegranates!

There’s nothing quite like the sweet satisfaction of cracking open a pomegranate to find an abundance of glistening, ruby-red jewels. This beautiful fruit is often referred to as the “Jewel of Autumn”, and November is World Pomegranate Month! It’s a great time for us to review what makes pomegranates such a great addition to your meals, and also talk about a little history. 

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Garlic: Tasty, Versatile, and Healthy!

Garlic: Tasty, Versatile, and Healthy!

Although it’s used mainly as a herb or spice, garlic is a vegetable… and everyone knows vegetables are healthy! Garlic is one of the pillars of the Mediterranean diet, which has been praised for centuries as one of the healthiest diets in the world.

We use garlic in a variety of dishes in our Lebanese culture, one being Toum: a bold, creamy garlic sauce. It’s made with four simple ingredients: garlic, oil, lemon juice, and salt. Simply delicious, toum inspired the flavours and ingredients in our ultra-savoury and creamy Lemon Garlic Dressing and Marinade.  

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It’s Tahini Time!

It’s Tahini Time!

Tahini is so much more than the amazing secret ingredient that helped fuel a nation-wide obsession with hummus. See why that is!

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