Trans Fat Hides in Nutrition Facts

How Trans Fat Hides

Trans fat. You probably know it’s bad for you. But you may not realize that it is still common in our food supply. New York City may have banned it, and fast food restaurants may have eliminated it, but have you checked those cookies and other goodies in your pantry? […]

Do you know what foods most commonly contain MSG? Hint: It's not just Chinese food.

The ABCs of MSG – What You Need to Know

(Note: This article first appeared in the April 2014 issue of Natural Awakenings San Antonio.) When many people see the letters “MSG” (monosodium glutamate), they immediately think of Chinese food. That’s unfortunate for a couple of reasons. First, many Chinese food restaurants do not use MSG in their foods; second, […]

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Last Word

One year ago today, I wrote my first blog post talking about microwave ovens. Don’t bother going to look for it because everything I wrote about microwaves last year is gone. Deleted. Erased from my website. Although, knowing the internet there’s no telling how long it will hang around or […]

Cauliflower And Cheese

Cauliflower And Cheese – A Healthier Option to Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower and Cheese? I bet you’re thinking maybe I meant Macaroni and Cheese, right? Here’s the thing, I love Mac & Cheese, but it seems too decadent to eat very often. I have a killer recipe that I’ll probably post one day. But cauliflower is in season here in South […]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce – The Only Option

I love cranberries but am not real crazy about canned cranberry sauce or jelly. Homemade Cranberry Sauce is the only way to go, and it’s easier than you think! I’ve been making my own for years now. Here’s a tip about cranberries: they freeze well. I just throw them in […]

Hot-N-Spicy Pecans – May Need to Double This One!

If you’re looking for a treat to take to a party, try these Hot-n-Spicy Pecans. They have just the right touch of sweet with a kick to it. You may think that 4 cups makes a lot of pecans, but these don’t tend to stay around very long. Finding chipotle […]

Festive Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa

Festive Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa – The Hit of the Party

I get no credit for this actual recipe for Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa. I only get credit for passing it on to you. You will enjoy it. It is a bit high in sugar, but it’s a holiday dish and you won’t be eating the whole bowl. Though you might be […]

Easy Kale Salad

Easy Kale Salad – Healthy Meets Delicious

The first time I made this easy kale salad I made an interesting discovery. It actually tastes better the second day. This doesn’t work with most salad greens, but kale is stout enough to stand up to some marinating. You’ll want to use only baby kale as mature kale is […]

Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

When cooked, onions take on a sweet personality. They’re also a good source of biotin, Vitamins B6 & C, calcium, chromium and dietary fiber. Mushrooms provide us with vitamins B6, B12, C, and D, as well as niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. Combined they make a tasty dish. I grew […]

Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower

Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower – May Be Habit-Forming

Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower has become a winter staple at our house. This recipe is easy to make and always delights! Sometimes, when I’m lazy, I use garlic powder in place of the minced garlic. It works well. Give it a try, though I must warn you it could be habit […]