Whole Foods A-Z

By Allyn Raifstanger

Whole Foods A-Z Here is your guide to whole foods from almonds to zucchini. It contains some of our favorite whole foods and provides background on why they are so nutritious. For each food, you’ll find a list of prominent health benefits, a short nutritional profile, a typical serving size, and which diets it can…

Great Grains Recipes

By Allyn Raifstanger

Great Grains Recipes Whole grains, like the ones included in this recipe packet, help maintain a healthy weight and support heart health and digestion.Some grains take longer to prepare than others, so our “cook once, eat twice” tip is helpful! Many of the following recipes call for cooked grains, so experiment with cooking a large…

Glorius Greens

By Allyn Raifstanger

Glorious Greens! Green vegetables are the foods most commonly missing in modern diets. Learning to incorporate dark, leafy greens into your diet is essential to establishing a healthy body and immune system. When you nourish yourself with greens, you may naturally crowd out the foods that make you sick. Greens help strengthen the blood and…

Basic Kitchen Tools

By Allyn Raifstanger

Do you think you can’t get into the kitchen and cook because you don’t have the right fancy equipment?  The key is to use exactly what you have in your kitchen right now; you can always purchase new things along the way. Read on to learn about some of the basic tools and appliances that…

Fat Tuesday – Vegan Style

By Allyn Raifstanger

As we approach Fat Tuesday, I thought you would like my Vegan variations on some NOLA classics. Over the 28 years of owning and cooking at Allyn’s I calculate we have made 250,000 entrees of Jambalaya. A quarter of a million is a big number for one item at the restaurant. When I went vegan…