There are so many different claims to superfoods, supplements and mysterious ingredients out there that it is difficult to know which are true and which are just simply fake. To be honest with the amount of nutrition information out there, it is difficult not to get confused. For example the USDA, check out this pamphlet, it’s quite scary. 7-11 servings of grains per day? That’s like 11 slices of bread. No wonder they have obesity problems…

Next, take the revolutionnary ingredients that pop out now and again. Something like my sister’s new found ingredient, Shirataki noodles, basically noodle like shapes (they have a rice like version too) that are made of fiber. They have no taste, have a watery consistency and basically have no calories or nutritonal value. Great right? Well.. depends what your goal is. I could see this ingredient as becoming problematic, because people can eat it, get full and eat nothing else. Therefore, feeding themselves on substance that has no value. It’s almost like the perfect ingredient for anorexia. These are great for people who are craving rice an carbs, and use this as a side dish to complement some protein and vegetables. Just don’t eat it on it’s own.

Other such examples, does Horny Goat weed really make you horny? I’ve always wanted to know.

In any case, the only way to find out if something actually does what it claims to do is to try it. In my case, i find Quinoa, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Acai and Goji Berries to be all great. I eat these frequently.

You might think that jut because they are considered “superfoods” that they can’t truly be tasty. Well, i disagree fully.

This week we are talking about Soul Food, the more experienced and wise cousin of Comfort Food. Food that has a deeper meaning, that feeds the body and the mind, the makes you warm with every wiff and gives you shivers of trepidation.

For this video recipe, my sister Solenn was hanging around and i asked her if she wanted to cook. She said yes. So i basically directed her cooking, filmed her and the dish turned out brillantly.

Some earthy mushrooms, quinoa, chicken broth, chicken thighs, garlic, ginger and a big handful of spring onions and chives, create a big bowl of health and love.

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