• Sweet Tooth?

      So the beat-beat-beat of the drum of the march of the food revolution continues. As the consumer continues to connect the dots between what they eat and their health they continue to create changes by using their food budget to vote for healthier choices, which really is the only way to promote the changes,… Continue Reading

  • RULES 4 PICKY EATERS

    Even with all the time I spend at markets and farmer’s markets, I constantly find foods I’ve never seen before. Long-gone are the days of only finding historically local ingredients, every new wave of immigrants bring new local crops of foods that I find inspiring. I ask the vendors the traditional way of cooking or… Continue Reading

  • What the Hell Has Happened to Our Food?

    I get international newsletters from medical and food industry reporters to keep on top of food trends, new products and the latest discoveries in nutritional understanding. In those insider news feeds come food production scandals. As I’m an organic consumer with a basic understanding of how things grow and am certified in how to keep… Continue Reading

  • INFLAMMATION

    You bump into something – INFLAMMATION – Bug Bite – INFLAMMATION – Arthritis – INFLAMMATION – Sprained Ankle – INFLAMMATION –  Sore Throat – INFLAMMATION – Tooth Ache – INFLAMMATION – Hormone Shift – INFLAMMATION – Hives – INFLAMMATION – Infection – INFLAMMATION – Back Ache – INFLAMMATION – Head Ache – INFLAMMATION. INFLAMMATION is the body’s natural… Continue Reading

  • How often do you eat a home-made meal?

    When you have food allergies eating out can be like walking through a mine-field. I no longer feel safe when eating out, I’ve been sick too many times from a wait staff that doesn’t want to give me a straight answer or simply didn’t properly know their menu items.  I even had one waiter tell… Continue Reading

  • What children gain from learning to cook (and adults too):

    Cooking is a great life management skill, cooking is a unique opportunity to tie together skills that carry over into every aspect of your life: Being able to feed yourself develops self-confidence. Consideration of others: cooking begins with teamwork and can involve making food that is pleasing to others. Social skills are developed because children never… Continue Reading

  • Why what we eat is better.

    Eliminating items that you believe are staples is the first step in reforming your eating to a healthy diet, a diet void of gluten or over-processed grains, diary, sugar and salt. Begin by no longer buying items that advertising campaigns have convinced you of as being ‘staples’. Yes, eliminating gluten, diary, sugar and minimizing salt… Continue Reading

  • U can’t catch it but U can catch on

    When I first realized that I was going to have to eat without wheat (my favorite meal: pasta), barley (a favorite soup), rye (my favorite toast) I was overwhelmed by the ‘No’ in my head. My mind became a filtration system as I immediately focused on what eating gluten free would deny me. It brought me… Continue Reading

  • EACH PEACH

    WITH GREAT APPRECIATION OF EACH PEACH When I see people throwing out food I think of all of the labor it took to get that food into a kitchen, both commercial and home kitchen. Back-breaking labor. The kind of labor spent from sun up to sun down using every muscle of the body, the labor that… Continue Reading

  • Soybeans are good2eat4U

    Some people give soybeans a bad rap, someone just told me that ‘they’re not good for men’. I love them and use organic soybeans in every form available: soy sauce, soymilk, soy flour, tofu and in their natural state in pods called Edamame in Japanese. Soybeans are versatile and adaptable, having little flavor of their… Continue Reading