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…

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…