Facts & Myths

Get Half Your Daily Calcium In One Food

“I don’t want to live with you anymore!”, declared Finn, when I told him he could not have ice cream for dessert.  (Finn’s 5 years old) “I’m sorry you feel that way” I said, impressing myself at how effortlessly I … Continue reading

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Are There Risks To A Vegan Diet?

Last week I nearly went vegan. This is how it happened… I practice yoga. Many yogis are vegan (enlightenment and tempeh are a common pairing). My teacher is my own personal manifestation of Buddha, sent to me to help settle … Continue reading

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Are You Pro-Life?

I must have been around four.  My favorite room was the kitchen. And specifically the kitchen when my mother was making yogurt. Spatulas and pots thrilled me far more than dolls and yogurt-making time was especially exciting. I would stir the … Continue reading

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The Better-For-You Milk?

“You can’t have it until the baby goats are done with it, and they will be weaned in April.” That was the message I was given by the goat-milk lady at the farmer’s market when I asked whether she was … Continue reading

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This Is Why I Cook

(Finn teaching his dog how to crack an egg.) He had me at “trout”.  When I was “younger” and before my beloved Finn was in the picture, I dated a man we’ll call Dave (since that was his name). Our … Continue reading

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Turkeys Don’t Have Sex

It’s nearly turkey time and the turkey you will eat this Thanksgiving is a very different bird than what the Pilgrims ate in 1620 or what your parents ate in 1950.  The “super turkey” of today is a different breed … Continue reading

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Why THIS Tinned Food Is Better Than Homemade

{A post I wrote for Attune Foods} I remember Thanksgiving fondly, but not because of the food. My parents were practical people and when it came to Thanksgiving the food was practical too. There were no pinenuts in the stuffing, … Continue reading

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Sprouted Food: Worth The Hype?

There’s an entire sub section in Whole Food’s bulk food that’s devoted to premium priced “sprouted” food. There are $5 sprouted nut bars popping up in corner delis alongside the PopTarts and I was just sent a collection of sprouted … Continue reading

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Is Your Bed Making You Fat?

{A post I wrote for Attune Foods} I used to get a solid eight hours of sleep and would do everything in my power to protect this sacred practice. Then Finn came into my life and along with him, many … Continue reading

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Healthiest Muffins Ever?

   I used to have a lot of time for cooking.  I would walk leisurely through the farmer’s market with only a faint notion of what I would cook for dinner, confident that inspiration would strike as I stood before … Continue reading

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