Ahiflower oil is packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It's delicate, so avoid heating it—like we do in this recipe with spicy, Spanish no-cook romesco sauce.
Also called pitaya, dragon fruit is a dramatic-looking tropical fruit is rich in vitamin C, iron and red pigments called betacyanins, which help protect the heart from damage.
Rosemary has been used for hundreds of years in folk medicine and aromatherapy to enhance memory and cognitive function. In cooking, its assertive flavor goes especially well with meat and root vegetables.
When you cook hulled barley – also called whole-grain barley – in a pressure cooker, you don’t have to soak it beforehand, which cuts down on prep time. It also makes the barley tender and creamy without all the stirring you usually have to do to make risotto on the stove top.
Rainbow chard, sweet potatoes and dried unsweetened apricots, plums and figs fortify this comforting stew with a bevy of bone-strengthening vitamins and minerals.
This salad is a perfect take-to-go meal this time of year. Top off your bento box salad with a side of nuts, seeds, fermented pickles or fresh fruit. If you can't find kabocha in your area, try using butternut squash (halved and peeled) instead.