Sunday has become a major cooking day in our household. Since moving back to the United States I’ve become extremely conscious of the types and quality of the food that we eat. Even with all the choices available here I still find that I need to prepare a lot of things myself. So on Sundays I do things like bake bread and make roasts in the slow cooker. I’m so fussy that I won’t even let my husband take packaged… Read more »

Last week I learned of yet another thing that we all need to watch out for on food labels. Sadly this one is found all over the place, in organic food as well as standard packaged foods and in personal care products. Carrageenan is a common thickener and emulsifier derived from red seaweed, which has been shown to cause gastrointestinal inflammation, lesions, ulceration and even malignant tumors in animals. Scientists have been warning that this is not a substance that… Read more »

I was super excited to receive my new cold-press juicer in the mail a few weeks ago. Sick and tired of all the sugary juices on the store shelves, with their ingredients of dubious origins, I was ready to make my own. And what fun it has been, especially from an experimental perspective because I really didn’t know what and how I should be juicing the different fruits and vegetables. I just popped whatever I thought would taste good together… Read more »