USDA Organic or Natural: Which Food Label is Best?

By | 2015-01-13T21:12:38+00:00 June 25th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Food labels are so confusing and who really has the time to rummage through the chaos of different food labels and their meanings?  Which is better for you? What are the differences? When I was first diagnosed with food allergies, I got to know the ingredients section of food labels very well. I could tell you within a second if the product had gluten or corn (or corn derivatives) in it.  The list that I had was left with was [...]

Sustainable Easter. Deviled Eggs. New Traditions

By | 2015-03-27T17:51:34+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Growing up many of my Easters were spent looking for plastic eggs hidden by my older cousins in crevices and places out of reach for my sister and me. This was usually because they wanted to go back later and collect the candy or money hidden inside. Throughout the years I have actually grown to despise the traditional Easter Egg Hunt. I don’t feel like it is sustainable or Earth friendly. There are a lot of reasons that I did [...]

Its officially 2013! Are you ready for a challenge?

By | 2017-10-29T19:36:47+00:00 January 7th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

It is the beginning of a new year, which is the time most people feel like they are able to hit the refresh button on their life. My regular gym these days is packed with men and women who have made the pledge to work out more and get in shape for the new year--or they at least have decided to lose the excess weight from the holidays. In contrast, on New Year’s Eve, I spoke with eight-year-old twins about [...]

Proposition 37

By | 2017-08-16T13:04:58+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Almost all the corn and soybeans grown in the United States now contain DNA derived from bacteria. The foreign gene makes the soybeans resistant to an herbicide used in weed control, and causes the corn to produce its own insecticide.” “The F.D.A. has said that labeling is generally not necessary because the genetic modification does not materially change the food.” From “Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods” by Amy Harmon and Andrew Pollack of the New York Times [...]