Corporate Gluten-Free foods- Good or Bad?

As further proof that the gluten-free movement (or ‘trend,’ ‘niche,’ or ‘phenomenon,’ if you prefer…) is going mainstream, there was an article published last Sunday (11/25/11) in the New York Times Magazine called Should We All Go Gluten-Free?, much of which was about corporate gluten-free culture, a side of the industry that I haven’t yet…

Another Reason to Buy Raw Honey

I was a little surprised to learn that most Americans expect their honey to be completely clear, with that particularly golden-colored hue.  On one hand, sure- that version of honey looks really pretty, and pretty foods tend to be among the most popular.  But my intuition tells me that most people wouldn’t pay that much…

The Truth about Diet Sodas: We all have our Own Truth

Diet Soda and You I still remember the first time someone talked smack about diet soda.  Years ago, I was lucky enough to obtain a press pass to the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and that meant that in addition to great access to the matches, I also had access to the press center.  The press…

When to Go Organic:  Veggie Burgers department

Not just Veggie Burgers- Organic Veggie Burgers With my recent awareness of the Cornucopia Institute’s Organic Scorecards, I’ve started making changes in my food choices.  This is a very challenging process, as you might imagine, because who likes giving up products that they’ve been buying (and eating) for years?  I’m now in the process of…

Heating up Winter Mornings with Healthy Hot Cereal

Nearly-registered dietitian Elizabeth Jarrard offers up this great guest post on hot cereals- thanks Elizabeth! Breakfast is a more of a ritual than an option in my household. It’s a healthy habit to have- research has shown that those who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, and forgetting to break the…

Why it’s OK – even great – to be a persnickety eater

Lucy of free from (gluten), a U.K.-based blog, was kind enough to host a recent post of mine. It was inspired by an interview with Erin McKenna, the woman behind the popular gluten-free bakery BabyCakes, that was conducted by Brendan from the public radio show The Dinner Party Download.  One of the things they discussed…