Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Product Reviews Organics vs Nonorganics

Nonorganic foods contain pesticides, growth hormones, and manmade chemicals that, in my opinion, are the cause for many of the childhood epidemics in the world today. The first epidemic I would like to touch on is “Food Allergies”. There are so many more cases of childhood and adult food allergies now that we are using […]

Organic Foods are Good for you

I began buying organic food for my daughter when she began eating baby food. I did not want her to have all of the harmful pesticides, hormones, and additives that are found in so many products. I have read articles about the possible link of many health issues to foods that are not organic. Here […]

Comparing Natural Peanut Butter Brands

Exactly how does one choose “natural” peanut butter? Are trans fats and hydrogenated oils a health issue? Are you looking for less sugar, healthier choices, more flavor? Peanut butter is a healthy and nutritious choice. It is is a good source of protein, vitamin E, niacin, phosphorus and magnesium. Recent research has suggested a link […]

Advice on Midnight Snacking

Midnight cravings. Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with an intense need for something chewy or, more appealing, chocolaty? These kinds of cravings can send you straight to your fridge for a late night binge. The problem? For a number of reasons, you’d like to eat healthier. Also, you want […]

Culinary Traditions from the Santa Fe Trail

The history of dining in Santa Fe begins with the famous Santa Fe Trail. Simple fare prepared from nonperishable foods was essential on this perilous journey. Corn mush could be flavored with dried chiles and supplemented occasionally with game and fish that the travelers harvested along the way. When at last the weary pioneers arrived […]

Anise Culinary and Health uses and Storage Hint

Anise is a flowering plant that emits a black licorice, fennel-scented aroma that undoubtedly entices the palate.   As an annual lacy-leaved, white flowering plant native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, anise grows about three feet tall.  Anise is very easy to grow from seed and prefers full sun and well-drained soil.  Drop the seed […]

Natural Peanut Butter

Product reviews: Natural peanut butters Many of us grew up eating peanut butter. Its salty taste and strong aroma made a great midday meal or late-night snack. However, most of our peanut butter (to be referred to as traditional peanut butter in this article) contains much more than just peanuts. Ingredients often include additives and […]

Organic vs Inorganic

Organic food is without a doubt better for the environment than its non-organic counterparts. And considerably pricier. Proponents of organic food claim that it is far healthier and better tasting than food grown with pesticides. As our economy contracts, most people will probably settle for cheaper non-organic produce. The hype surrounding organic food begs the […]

Product Review Natural Peanut Butter

Natural peanut butters are those that contain no trans fats or preservatives and are, according to their producers, “better for you” than other, non-natural peanut butters (kind of makes you wonder, doesn’t it?). I’ve seen some odd-looking peanuts but none that I’d ever consider unnatural In any case, the standard issue, generic, 2 tablespoon serving […]

All Natural Peanut Butters

One of the tastiest all natural foods on the market today is peanut butter. All natural peanut butter is simple, containing only peanuts and depending on what brand of peanut butter, a little salt. Some companies choose to add natural oils to their products to help stop separation. All natural peanut butter has none of […]