Organic food is the buzz word of the moment. It is supposed to be healthier and taste better than conventionally grown foods. Supermarkets are increasing their range of organic foods and many people are buying theirs directly from farms, box schemes, farms shops and farmers’ markets. There are a number of principles and standards that regulate how organic food is produced, covering such things as sustainability, animal welfare, additives and pesticides. Organic foods are said to have a number of benefits both for the consumer and the environment but are these claims true?
Most people have their reasons for drinking coffee. Some do it for the energy boost it provides, how the caffeine boost helps them jump-start their morning, keep them focused in the afternoon, or concentrate during the evening workout.
With vegan-ism on a steady rise this year, many more business establishments are finding themselves catering to the particular needs of those individuals; from specially made clothing to specially made hair dye, products are being designed with the animal-lover in mind. However, I was a little—okay, a lot—skeptical when I discovered that someone actually had the audacity to make vegan ice cream. I mean... How can you take a dessert which screams dairy, and "vegan" it up for heaven's sake!?
Where I sit today is a complete 180 from where I was at this time last week. I recently watched a new documentary on Netflix titled, What the Health. It struck up a conversation between my boyfriend, who has done the juicing fasting inspired by Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, and myself, who once tried vegetarianism for four months about 8 years ago.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that a diet really helps you in the long run. Like the catchphrase says, "you are what you eat." My journey began when I had a health scare a couple of months ago. I was diagnosed with a 26 cm tumor in my abdomen, almost obliterating my health. The signs were there, and the abnormalities were beginning to take place back in June of 2016. The tumor was taken out April 2017. I had lost 20lbs, weighing in at 85 lbs. Luckily, it wasn't cancer, but I had to lose an ovary due to the surgery. That prompted me to rethink my diet and my lifestyle choices. What we do to our bodies will have a great effect in our old age.
First things first... who doesn't love ice cream? (if you raised your hand just now, I'll let you find yourself to the door).
Save any supper with this savory cornbread batter. You were right to hang onto that jar of perfectly seasoned pickle juice. Now there is something to do with it! Cornbread is the answer. Any shape. Round, square, muffins or best of all, waffles.
Before I continue with the subject at hand I want to write a buyer beware advisory to consumers who might be purchasing this product in the future: BLK. This brand of designer water should no longer be available for public consumption. BLK. water is nothing more than water with black dye added to it. The first, last, and only time that I drank it my stomach was upset and it made me sick and nauseated.
Have you ever made snack crackers at home? Most people don’t. There are so many savory varieties on the market; it seems faster and easier to pick up a box of munchies at the market than to go to the trouble of baking up a batch yourself.
Within the past few years, spaghetti squash has become a star in the world of grain alternatives - and for good reason. With a tender, chewy texture and a neutral flavor that pairs nicely with just about any sauce, this yellow-skinned squash can act as a substitute in any of your favorite pasta dishes.
When I am running my chocolate workshops I always have some cocoa beans, nibs and cocoa butter that I show my students they are often amazed when I tell them top chefs have been using cacao nibs in their recipes for some time and now it’s time for them to get working in your own dishes with them.
An anti-inflammatory diet is crucial for your long-term health. Now first and foremost, inflammation can be a good thing. What? That’s right. Inflammation is a good thing. At first. When you stub your toe, the inflammation you feel is your white blood cells gathering together and fighting off damaged tissue. If you have a nasty cough and your chest feels inflamed, it’s because your white blood cells are kicking out the viruses.