4 Reasons Why I Stopped Telling People That I Eat Clean

I've been eating differently from the mainstream for about 7 years now. I've gone through several iterations of "diets." Mainly my way of eating changed as different doctors gave me different advice, as I read more books on nutrition, and as I just figured out what worked for me. I voyaged through gluten-free, then gluten-free and dairy-free, then SCD, then the anti-candida diet and then paleo. Finally I arrived at my current, more moderate way of eating, which I refer to as clean eating. And somewhere along the way, I stopped explaining. I no longer engage in lengthy conversations about why I choose to eat what I eat. I don't even really discuss exactly what's on my "diet" and what's not. You know what? This works so much better for me. I am way happier to not discuss all the nitty gritty of my eating habits outside of my happy little world here on the blog. ...more
I can't stand the eye rolls! I've experienced so many. I agree, I have a blog about it and I'm ...more

The Cult of Organics: Is It Worth the Extra Money?

At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made me wonder if I had suddenly experienced a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. After glancing down to make sure I wasn't flashing anyone (and to check that Justin Timberlake wasn't lurking behind a bush), I tried to calmly explain my position on organic versus conventionally grown food. ...more
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Starbucks' #RaceTogether is the Frappuccino of Difficult Conversations

I nearly spit out my coffee this morning when I read about Starbucks’ new attempt to promote conversation about race. Announced in USA Today, the partnership between the newspaper and the coffee giant uses the words "race together" written on coffee cups in an attempt to stir up conversation about race in America. ...more
I managed a Starbucks for twelve years. This was by far the stupidest thing they have pulled. ...more

The Slow Food Movement: Good, Clean and Fair Food

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Steamed Chicken & Minced Meat With Salted Egg To Make A Pot Of Wealth

I love how the colour of this dish turned out to be so rich and intense. The yellow from the ginger and the tender bisque from the chicken wings gave the dish an overall glow that beckons conspicuously to meet its fate....more

'DUMB'bargo

 In the last few days of July, Russian twitter exploded with sarcastic and critical tweets about the new plan of Russian government that, supposedly, will help fight contraband. Unfortunately, I am not talking about illegal drugs, weapons and other things that every country fights against importing I have been silently watching the international conflict unfolding during the past year, not really willing to speak up, because I am too cautious of what I say. However, the news that came just recently were the last drop and now I am, just as many other Russians, absolutely infuriated with what is going to happen on August 6th.  I guess that, by now, you have to live on a remote island with no means of communication in sight to not be aware of Russian embargo, put into action a year ago. In case you are a happy oblivious person, you can educate yourself on the topic here. ...more

Why the DARK Act is a Disaster

For those who don't know, yesterday the House of Representatives passed the DARK Act - it stands for Deny Americans the Right to Know. This bill would strip states rights to label genetically modified (GMO) foods. So, just so we are clear, when republicans don't want the LGBT community to marry, they are ALL about state's rights. All we heard was the federal government can't control us, the states, the states, the states! The states should decide!...more

How To Stop Buying Those "Free" Labelled Products

I am most definitely sure that the majority of 5 year olds will be able to tell you that honey comes from bees. However, if you ask them what cereal is the one they like they will not say the one that is honey flavored but the one with the bee on the package.We think we buy food but many times we are really buying a package, a perfectly worded promise....more

Cheesy Black Bean Bites

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I'm a Vegetarian. Don't Judge!

I love vegetables… covered in bacon Hey, plants have feelings too! You can’t afford meat? I can’t live without bacon I like animals… on my plate! Do you eat animal crackers? You carrot-murderer! These are the kinds of comments that I hear all the time. Whenever someone learns that my family and I are vegetarians we brace ourselves. Most of the time people are cool, throw out a few jokes that they seem to think will make us laugh. Sometimes we laugh so it isn’t totally awkward. It is though.  “How do you know someone is a vegetarian? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you!”  Mmmhmm… I’ve heard that one too....more

Eggs - Organic - Pastured - Cage Free - What's the Difference?

Notice the eggs in the picture above?  See how much deeper in color the yolk of the egg to the right is as opposed to the pale yellow color yolk of the egg on the left?  Which do you think is more nutrient dense?Protein is an essential building block in the human body.  It’s an essential nutrient toward the building and maintenance of tissues and cells in the body....more
The colour of the yolk is determined by what a chicken eats. The production system has no ...more