Food

Tea Time: Natural Cold Remedies

March 3, 2014 2 Comments
Tea Time: Natural Cold Remedies

There are a few more weeks of winter. And while I’m pleading for the snow to stop falling, a cold has taken up residence in my sinuses. I thought I’d share two of my favorite go-to remedies to sip when I’m under the weather. Ginger Tea Boil three cups of water. Cut about 10 thin […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Coconut Oil

February 12, 2014 1 Comment
A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is sometimes referred to as one of nature’s miracles. An Internet search will pull up literally hundreds of uses for it. (More on that another time.) Though, if you’ve ever done research on coconut oil, you’ve probably stumbled across some claims that it is bad for you. While I urge you to discuss […]

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For the Birds: How to Make Vegan Suet Cakes

February 3, 2014 0 Comments
For the Birds: How to Make Vegan Suet Cakes

Baby, it’s cold outside. So why not clean out your kitchen cupboards and give your feathered friends a reason to sing for their supper? The polar vortex is plaguing sections of the country and bringing with it some of the coldest temps in decades. I’m dressing in layers and keeping cozy beneath blankets, but I […]

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There are Bugs in Your Fruit Juice

January 27, 2014 3 Comments
There are Bugs in Your Fruit Juice

I don’t know many people who would willingly eat bugs, but it’s no secret that many processed foods are crawling with them. You’ll find them listed as ingredients, but it’s not as simple as scanning the list for the word “bugs.” You need to know what you are looking for. Drink any fruit juice lately? […]

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Keep Calm and Kale On

January 15, 2014 3 Comments
Keep Calm and Kale On

As I’ve been researching surprising ingredients in various foods and products, I’ve learned some things that have turned my stomach. And because I’m not interested in eating duck feathers or human/hog hair in my food, I’ve even had to swear off one of my favorite guilty pleasures: Dunkin Donuts. I realize there are much worse […]

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The Conscious Foodie

January 6, 2014 2 Comments
The Conscious Foodie

Years ago on my honeymoon in Mexico, I strayed from my comfort zone at the resort’s buffet and ate things so foreign to me that I couldn’t tell if I was eating fish, poultry, beef, or none of the above. Things are different now that I’m vegetarian – I like to know exactly what I […]

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