Ancient wheat points to Stone Age trading links

Britons may have discovered a taste for bread thousands of years earlier than previously thought, thanks to trade with more advanced neighbors on the European continent.

That’s the conclusion scientists have drawn after discovering that samples from a now-submerged prehistoric camp in southern England contained traces of ancient wheat DNA.

The findings, published Thursday in the journal Science, suggest that Stone Age hunter-gatherers weren’t always displaced suddenly by farmers, but that the two societies co-existed for lengthy periods of time.

Researchers say the study shows that other archaeological assumptions based on bones or fossil study could also be called into question by a thorough analysis of microscopic genetic material hitherto overlooked. Read more.

Gluten-free & Egg-free

Wheat provides about twenty per cent of the world’s calories and more nourishment than any other source of food over the course of human civilization, yet more and more people in in the last few years are coming out as gluten sensitive and moving towards gluten-free alternatives. The question is, should we go gluten-free? In the meantime, start-up companies like Hampton Creek Foods are working on creating more sustainable plant-based foods such as egg-free mayonnaise. What we’re reading…

Only 20 minutes to make this delicious pita, topped with fresh avocado, bacon, chicken and tomatoes. Yummy!

4 slices Bacon, cooked
1/2 Chicken breast
1 Avocado
2 cups Iceberg lettuce
1 Tomato, medium
1 tbsp Mayonnaise
1 Salt and pepper
2 Pocketless pita breads
1/2 cup Colby jack cheese


Vegan Pumpkin Brownie Round Up

Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies (GF/6 ingredients)

Vegan Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Brownies (GF/SF)

Pumpkin Brownies (2 ingredients)

Pumpkin Pie Brownie

Pumpkin Pie Brownie ‘Cupcakes’

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies

Vegan Pumpkin Brownie Bars (GF/SF)

Vegan Pumpkin Brownies

Vegan Pumpkin Brownies (GF)