Grilled Portabella Mushrooms and Zucchini and Squash

Summer is the time of year when outdoor grilling is at it’s peak.  Most people probably grill some type of meat, poultry or seafood, but don’t stop there.  Grilling vegetables is a great way to change the way you usually cook them.  Today, I am going to focus on two of my favorites, grilled portabella …

Real Food or Chemical Food – Do You Know What You Are Eating?

Did you know that 80% of the food in the U.S. is supplied by massive factory farms?  I would like to think that by using the word farm, that it is safely grown for the health and welfare of the consumer.  Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.  More than 6,000 additives and chemicals are used by …

The Health Risks of Drinking Diet Soda

Fortunately, I never got in the habit of drinking sodas, but when I would occasionally drink one, I always drank a diet soda, thinking it was better for me.  However, studies now show that diet sodas may in fact be worse for you than full sugar sodas.  Drinking diet soda increases your risk of metabolic …

June 12 is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

For those of you who enjoy cookies, June 12 is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.  There are a lot of different peanut butter cookie recipes with many different ingredients.  I wanted to go back to the beginning to find out where they came from and how they were first made. George Washington Carver (1864-1943), compiled …

Monsanto’s Roundup May Be Even More Damaging Than We Thought

Roundup was “supposed” to be harmless to humans and animals—the perfect weed killer. Now a groundbreaking article just published in the journal Entropy points to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and more specifically its active ingredient glyphosate, as devastating—possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in …

What Do You Really Know About What’s In Your Food?

Here is a list of “fun food facts” that you may not know.  Actually, you may not want to know and they aren’t really fun.  Previously I wrote a post on the ingredient called cellulose, most commonly found in cheese which is saw dust.  I came across the following post in my search for what …