Paleo versus Primal. What’s the difference?

By now, you all know that I’m a supporter of the paleo lifestyle. I’ve experienced the benefits myself, so it’s easy for me to get behind this way of eating. If you’ve done any amount of research into paleo, you’ve no doubt come across the word primal along the way. Perhaps you’ve heard paleo and […]

It’s probably in your cupboard & can lower your blood pressure!?

When apple cider ferments, the sugar in that cider gets broken down by bacteria and yeast into alcohol. From there, the cider becomes vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, to be precise. Cider vinegar adds a wonderful zip to recipes calling for white vinegar, and unlike white vinegar, it also has quite a good nutritional profile (and […]

Food For Thought: The deal with evaporated cane juice

If you spend time reading labels in health food stores, you may have noticed evaporated cane juice listed on the label of most of the packaged food items you find there. But that doesn’t mean those products are healthy. I was recently asked how I feel about evaporated cane juice. In case you were wondering […]

Food For Thought: Can the canned cooking spray

If you were to sit back and really look at it, spraying a cloud of oil out of a can and onto your food doesn’t paint a terribly healthy picture, does it? I mean, it’s the same delivery vehicle as WD-40 or hair spray. And to be honest, aerosol cooking spray isn’t a whole lot […]

Dinner Diva: Making the perfectly balanced salad

I serve a large green salad with almost every meal, and this is the time of year I love most, thanks to all of the gorgeous fresh spring greens and vegetables! Since I have this salad thing down to a science, I thought I’d share some tips with y’all as to how to make amazing, […]

Food For Thought: Pros (no cons) about probiotics

If you know me at all, you know I’m nuts about guts! Gut health, that is. One often overlooked aspect of good gut health is getting plenty of those good bacteria moving through your system. I’m talking about probiotics. Good gut bacteria is extremely beneficial for your physical well-being. Did you know that there are […]

Dinner Diva: Mayo: Yay-o or Nay-o?

Mayonnaise is one of those things that many people miss after embarking on a journey towards good health. Some people can’t bear to give it up. Some people search for a healthier version of mayo. Other people give it up and choose a healthier alternative. What’s wrong with mayo, you ask? Commercial mayonnaise is often […]

Healthy Foods: Eat your Edamame!

“Eh-dah-MAH-may.” That’s how you pronounce it, by the way, in case y’all were wondering! What is it? Well, it’s what those of us who don’t speak Japanese call soybeans. But not just any soybeans. Edamame refers to vegetable soybeans that are harvested while they’re young and the plant is still green. I am not a […]

Healthy Foods: Heirlooms Never Broke

By: Matt Kokenes The battle rages on between these plants, each touting their desirable assets over the other. The Heirloom, a traditionalist, the Hybrid, a scientist, the GMO, a dog crossed with a toucan. Who would you root for? If you have to ask, you already have your answer. The convolution of the matter is […]