This week a friend of mine asked which probiotics make good recommendations. Check out my "Wendie’s 10" page for other items you should always have on hand at home. Probiotics are living organisms that promote the growth of healthy, beneficial bacteria in our gut. They help build up our immune system, and help to maintain regularity. They are most commonly found in yogurts or in pill form, but I thought of another great recommendation: Kimchi....more
Sometimes, the things we have come to believe are not true or are not completely true. Disease causing bacteria can be dangerous, but so can the treatments, drugs and preventative steps we have been told to follow. By studying other forms of information, in addition to that presented by the main stream media, we may obtain a more complete picture of what is actually happening....more
Yay! Another reader question! I love this stuff.Do you have any kitchen questions that are keeping you up at night? Let me help put your mind at ease. Email me your questions at unprofessionalcookery(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks guys!...more
Maybe the word miraculous is a bit much (well, not really, if you had or have a colicky baby) but there is some great news coming from a couple of studies of babies with colic. Some babies have mild colic with several crying spells throughout the day. Others have very severe cases with eight or nine hour crying spells, often with only minutes of silence in between....more
We took our full Bokashi composter downstairs to finish fermenting about 10 days ago. My fear? That I would open the lid a week later and find a wriggling mass of maggots and other unspeakable grossness. Inside my house.(gag)So, last Thursday, I, um, bravely, stepped into our mechanical room, turned the little faucet on the bottom of our custom bin, and waited.Nothing. No tea. WTF!?!?...more
You may have noticed that it's cold outside. Like, -25º C in the wind right now, with most of a metre of snow covering everything.So the stuff inside my drum composter is frozen solid. Since October, I've been bagging our kitchen scraps in compostable bags and putting them outside in a big rubbermaid tub to freeze. This seemed like a good plan, at the time. Until I realized that(a) We have no compost pile to dump it into after the thaw, and (b) nowhere to put such a thing....more
The FTC held them to those claims, pointing out that there wasn't evidence to back them up, and that it's just not cool to hawk your product as having these capabilities when you can't prove that it does. Which is why Dannon Co. Inc. is paying $21 million in a settlement and removing some of their claims from their products.
Once upon a time I was one of those silly little princesses that ate plain ol' grocery store yogurt. You know, the kind that comes in all sorts of decadent flavors like Boston Cream Pie and Raspberry Cheesecake? I liked yogurt because it was creamy and satisfying, but I didn't so much like eating all that sugar. So I switched it up to the "light" versions, which offered sugar substitutes like aspartame. But then one day I went into the refrigerator, grabbed my daily yogurt, and suddenly a light bulb went off over my head. (It's okay... don't worry!
Sure, I know yogurt is good for you, and you can get it in convenient little single-serving containers, and the taste is not unpleasant, but is anyone else starting to find yogurt just a little bit... annoying?Okay, maybe it's just me. I do eat yogurt, even if it sometimes pisses me off. So I'll make sure to say some good things about it before I put on my crankypants and go all whiny and negative.
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