Homemade No Sugar Ice Cream

As a big dessert aficionado, ice cream will always hold a special place in my heart.  I’m mainly perfectly happy with some of the better store-bought brands–chocolate chip cookie dough and Drumstick ice cream to name just a couple among so many others.  But since I started this site about 5 or 6 months ago,…

Better Than Homemade Granola, part 1: 18 Rabbits

As an adult, I consider there to be three major categories of granola: the kind I enjoyed as a kid, and look back on with great nostalgia; homemade granola, made either by a friend or family member, or that I’ve made myself; and the kinds I now choose to buy myself through some combination of…

Where do desserts come from?  The history of DESSERT

This may come as no surprise, but the concept of dessert as we know it – as a sweet food eaten at the end of a meal, or even as a sinful snack – is a recent phenomenon, in terms of our greater history.  The history of dessert, in terms of the idea of “sweets,”…

No Sugar Added, Healthy Granola: is it Nirvana? How about Ambrosia.

Being conscious comes with a cost, doesn’t it?  In the process of becoming more enlightened, one becomes more aware of the downsides, the pitfalls enmeshed within the various parts of our world.  When it comes to food, many of us take the ignorance-is-bliss route, because knowing what’s behind the curtain is often too much information. …

The Search for No Sugar Added, Healthy Granola (Part 3)

In my continued search for what truly qualifies as a healthy granola, I have thus far neglected to point out that there are tons of recipes out there for making your own dang granola.  Even if a given recipe uses sugar or some other ingredient you don’t want in your granola, you could easily adapt…

Foods with Hidden Sugars

In a recent post, I wrote about a number of surprising foods with hidden flours, wheat, and/or gluten.  If you were to build a list out of every food with wheat and/or gluten in it, it would be rather immense, but it would still probably be shorter than a list of foods containing sugars.  So…