Does Eating Vegan, Organic, or Gluten-Free Make You Healthier?
There are many different trends now in the food industry. Many Americans are becoming more aware of the current state of public health in this country, as well as of the… [read]
The Lost Art of Preserving Food
I belong to a CSA and I sometimes find myself overwhelmed when large amounts of vegetables come in all at once. Although there are a variety of ways this produce can be preserved, I… [read]
Zucchini and summer squash display such rapid middle of summer growth that some gardeners sneak out at night and gift their surplus on local doorsteps. If you discovered a mountain of summer squash in your garden or on… [read]
Enzymes and Digestion, Enzymes and Health, and a List of Enzyme-rich foods
The human body produces two categories of enzymes- metabolic and digestive. Metabolic enzymes are intra-cellular (in the cell), and are used for reproduction and replenishment of the cells… [read]
How to Read and Understand Food Labels
My roommate, who makes a concerted effort to eat well, brought home a pecan pie the other day. I looked at the label and wondered why in the world she bought it. The… [read]
Baking soda is a natural, inexpensive odor eliminator and cleanser with many personal and household uses.
Most of us know to place an open box or dish of baking soda in the fridge and freezer. But as an odor eliminator,… [read]
Healthy Cooking Methods
How healthy are the various cooking methods? The answer depends on what you cook and how you cook it. If your idea of a healthy main course is blackened fish, crispy fried chicken, or caramelized ribs, you’ve… [read]