Make Food Fresh—Spring Clean Your Pantry!

When spring rolls around, we think about cleaning our houses from top to bottom (which I have been doing the past two days!), but what about the pantry? Jars roll into corners, bags get pushed to the back, everyone keeps ignoring the hominy…time to spring clean the pantry, too! (Got hominy? Add it to soups, […]

Healthier Holiday Treats & Sweets

Holiday treats don’t have to equal holiday guilt (or pounds)—it doesn’t take much effort to transform traditional favorites into healthy new favorites. All you need to do is focus on individual ingredients. Use unrefined oils, not vegetable oil; opt for whole-grain flours, not white flour; use natural sweeteners, not white sugar. Once you’ve renovated your […]

Comparing Natural Sweeteners

There are a variety of sources of natural sweeteners that can enhance the taste of food while also providing some essential vitamins and minerals. Unrefined and natural sweeteners should be used in moderation in one’s diet, optimally accompanied by some good proteins or fats to prevent a spike and crash in blood sugar.  The following […]