We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Historically, many of our grains sprouted accidentally, but modern growing and harvesting controls have largely eradicated sprouted grains from our diets. Proponents claim that grains that have just begun sprouting – those that are straddling the line … Read More

Can you use cracked eggs? Don’t buy cracked eggs but if one is cracked accidentally, break the egg into a clean container, cover and use within 2 days. If an eggshell cracks during cooking, the egg is safe to eat. Is the green ring around the yolk of a hard cooked egg safe? Yes. Sulfur and iron compounds leech out … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. We first tried Halo Top Creamery ice cream in 2013. This light ice cream brand has added three new flavors which continue the company’s focus on lower calories and sugar and more protein and fiber than … Read More

Restrict a food and it becomes more desirable. Teach a child to enjoy a reasonable serving of a sweet treat, knowing that it will be available again in the future, is part of learning the principles of healthy eating. Though we all know what candy is, there is no legal definition or standard of identity for candy. It loosely … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. My first impression of Rishi Tea was what beautiful packaging. Not only are the boxes attractive but each provides information about the tea — ingredients, brewing guide, and caffeine level along with the tea’s source, cultivator and … Read More

During weight control counseling, questioning a person about their childhood experiences with food could help to develop more successful strategies to achieve weight loss. Researchers at Texas Christian University connected growing up food insecure with eating in the absence of hunger as an adult. Even if the person was now socioeconomically secure their experiences as a child continued to affect food … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. What could be bad about dark chocolate combined with macadamia nuts – very little? Roasted macadamia nuts, grown in Hawaii, with fruit-infused dark chocolate are the latest addition to the Royal Hawaiian Orchards brand. Dark Chocolate Macadamias are NonGMO Project … Read More

Mary Poppins happily sang – Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. But, today we appreciate that most children eat too much sugar and all kids love it – some far more than others. New research showed that some kids need more sugar to get the same sweet taste because the sensitivity to sweets varies widely in children aged 7 to 14. For … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Ips has just relaunched its pressure-puffed, light, crunchy chips with 6 grams of protein in 1 serving. Research has shown that protein promotes satiety and aids in weight loss because if you feel fuller longer … Read More

In a recent study researchers argued that we need to apply better measures to define our aging population. Aging is a multidimensional phenomenon. Defining people as old at age 65 no longer fits real-world data because people all over the world are healthier and live longer. Many are still working. In countries throughout the world, age 65 is used … Read More