When you think of probiotics, you probably think of yogurt. Unfortunately, though, most yogurt is sweetened so much that ounce for ounce, it has more sugar than Coke does. (Six ounces of low-fat vanilla yogurt has about 22 grams of sugar, while the same amount of Coke has about 17 grams of sugar.) All of
Jul 04 2018
Enjoy celebrating with your family and friends this Independence day – try this amazing gluten-free cake RECIPE Happy 4th to All!!!
Jun 14 2018
Looking for a light and delicious spring lunch? Salads are perfect at this time of year especially in Michigan where lettuces are abundant right now. Red or green leaf, Romaine or buttery lettuce like Bibb all make great salad options. I suggest you avoid iceberg lettuce as it lacks not only flavor, but also nutrients.
May 23 2018
We’re used to reading ingredient lists on our foods—we’d rather not consume chemical dyes, artificial flavors, trans fats, or anything that might have a negative impact on our health. But what about everything else we use on a daily basis? Brushing our teeth, washing our hands or our hair, doing our laundry…the list of personal
May 16 2018
Herbs are one of the first arrivals in our gardens—by spring, chives are thriving, mint has made a comeback, and you’ll swear your sage plant is twice as big as it was in fall. And if you don’t have an herb garden, you’ll find plenty of ultra-fresh herbs at farmer’s markets and grocery stores alike.
Apr 18 2018
Springtime is the perfect time to start enjoying cleaner and greener foods, especially fruits and veggies and shopping at farmers markets. If you want to really spring-clean your body this spring, look for organic produce, which is produced without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers. Organic produce isn’t irradiated or treated with industrial solvents, and it
To eat coconut or not to eat coconut? Recently, the American Heart Association weighed in on the subject, issuing a Presidential Advisory statement urging Americans to avoid saturated fat, including saturated fat in the form of coconut oil. Given how popular coconut oil has become, this has led to an outcry of confusion from the
May 02 2017
When you look at what’s in grocery store aisles, dressing is the #1 thing you should make and not buy. Why? Because commercial dressings rely on commercial-grade, heavily refined oils like soy, canola, grapeseed, corn, and safflower, none of which will do any favors for your fresh spring salads. (Because any plant-derived oil can be
Mar 13 2017
Even though it’s almost spring (finally!), there’s still a slight chill in the air, so why not make soup? It’s surprisingly easy to use leftover veggies, bones, shrimp shells, and even cheese rinds to make your own broth for soups, plus it’s free. Wait—better-quality broth costs less? You bet! All you need is a little
Jan 29 2017
Lately we have had some chilly and cold days in Michigan. I love soup when its cold out and this is one of my favorites because its filled with healthy fats like coconut oil and coconut milk. Thai Style Coconut-Chicken Soup 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee 3 shallots, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 4