Animated Recipe: Pine Nut “Ricotta”

An easy-to-follow GIF guide to making a creamy alternative to ricotta cheese

Pine nuts contain essential fatty acids which help to lower the “bad cholesterol” (LDL) and raise the “good cholesterol” (HDL) in our bodies. They also happen to contain a large amount of healthy minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Whether you’re trying to cut out dairy, or you just feel like trying something new, this is a simple and tasty treat. …

Animated Recipe: Ruby Sauerkraut

Make your own sauerkraut (which is great for digestion) with this foolproof GIF guide

Sauerkraut is not only tasty, it’s extremely good for your digestive system, as are all fermented foods. Packed with dietary fiber, it’s good for your heart too. It’s also full of vitamins A, C, K, E and is an excellent source of iron, manganese, copper, sodium, magnesium and calcium. Ingredients: 1 purple cabbage 1½ tablespoons sea salt (=1 tablespoon + 1½ teaspoons) 2-quart jar Pull …

Word of Mouth: Porto

Vintage furniture, vegetarian fare, obscure records and everything in between in Portugal's northern metropolis

Porto is no longer limited to its UNESCO World Heritage-recognized Old City, replete with meticulously preserved Romanesque, Gothic and Manueline-stylearchitectural structures and seven river-expanding bridgesnot to mention its renowned wine culture. The city evokes an industrial-hip vibe supported by a vibrant nightlife and thriving music and art scenes. Lifting its head out of economic despair, Porto (like its familial city of Lisbon) has experienced a …