October 27, 2020
We are 27 episodes down and thought it was a good time to reflect on the journey so far. We talk about all our favourite parts, the episodes that wowed us the most, the facts that blew our mind and all the things we are doing now that we have recorded and researched 27 different plants.
October 13, 2020
Another fascinating episode about a special spice, Star Anise. Used in many cuisines for both sweet and savoury dishes, we explore deeper into how it moved around from country to country.
We also talk about nutrition and cooking with Star Anise, from jams to blondies and much more.
September 29, 2020
We are back after a week's break. Ready to fill your ears with tales of Bok Choy and how amazing this vegetable is. You will be fascinated with the crazy amount of nutrition this plant holds and delivers to your body.
September 15, 2020
Many look at rhubarb as a fruit because of the wide application of rhubarb dessert recipes. In spite of the fact that botanists and horticulturists disagree in that it's scientific classification of this species, as a vegetable. All the more shockingly, rhubarb's job was restorative as opposed to culinary all through most of its history. Broad culinary uses started just two centuries prior though therapeutic uses are in the vicinity of 5000 years or more.
September 8, 2020
This episode about figs is literally mind-blowing. It's hard to put into detail the grand history of figs and how they have impacted and helped in the civilisation of the human race.
Enjoy this episode.
September 1, 2020
About 10% of the global population has strong hate towards coriander. Believe it or not, there is a whole bunch of science behind why this is the case. We talk in detail about this and the research that has come out detailing this aversion. We also talk about the history, nutrition, and the many different ways you can cook with all the different parts of this fascinating herb and spice. Plus we will teach you how to grow it without killing it. Now that's a win.
August 25, 2020
We thought we knew all there was to know about cumin. But after completing our research this week, we discovered there are so many hidden features of this amazing plant that you wouldn't even know. We talk about this in-depth in the nutrition section of the podcast, because cumin is one of the most iron dense foods on the planet! Crazy right?!
Read more & get the key takeaways here.
August 18, 2020
Did you know that there are more than 200 flowers produced by a single pineapple plant? These flowers have their individual fruits, in fact they are small berries, which look like scales. These individual berries join together to form a single pineapple. We talk all things pineapple this week, from the history, which spans from South America through the world. Diving into the nutrition, cooking and also growing these tropical fruits.
We also speak with Tessa Carrol the plant-based eco-warrior behind Ahimsa Collective. A luxury accessories label that is at the forefront of innovative fashion. Tessa has been in the fashion industry ever since her mother taught her to sew at age 7. She is passionate about our planet, our oceans, and truly changing the way we think about fashion from a consumer perspective and setting new and effective supply chains utilising eco-friendly materials.
This is a fascinating interview where we discover the process behind using pineapple leaves to make a new material not too dissimilar to leather.
Read More Here
Watch The Pinetex Process Here
August 11, 2020
This week we look at the capsicum fruit. We talk about many different aspects of this plant, from its use in chemical weapons to the common names and whether the capsicum is the same as the bell pepper.
As always we discuss the incredible nutritional profile of this plant and deep dive into how to cook, grow and eat it.
An explorative journey to help you learn more about the capsicum through the podcast.
August 4, 2020
We all love looking at sunflowers, but these beautiful flowers have a wide variety of uses. Originating in North American, the native Americans held this plant in high regard. It is also one of the most nutritious seeds you can find, blowing cashews out of the water on a nutrient density scale per calorie.
We talk all things sunflower seeds, cooking, cheese making, heliotropism and go on an explorative journey to help you learn more about these seeds through the podcast.