Cilantro. People love it or they hate it. Vehemently. People who think cilantro tastes like soap — or the smell of bug spray, stinkbugs, or a musty basement — seriously want to eradicate it from the face of the earth.
Ever heard of Peppadew peppers? They look like cherry tomatoes — but they are actually sweet piquanté peppers grown in the Limpopo province of South Africa. And they’re one of my new favorite ingredients. Here’s their interesting backstory. Continue reading “Peppadew Peppers: Sweet, Spicy, Versatile, Addictive, Mouth-Watering!”
Cinnamon is undoubtedly one of the most popular spices we use in the kitchen. We add it to sweet dishes, like apple pies, cookies, fudges. We use it in savory dishes — moles, curries, and stews. It’s a necessary addition to mulled red wine and a fantastic ingredient in cocktails. And what would breakfast be without a lovely Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Bread?
Most of us want to eat healthier. Food companies know this — and their marketers know just how to push our buttons. Just ask Bruce Bradley — a former processed food marketer turned real food advocate. He recently posted a list of 17 health claims food companies use to trick us into buying unhealthy processed foods. Continue reading “Seven Misleading Health Claims You Should Never Believe”
I write with a crew that inspires me to make more informed — and more interesting — decisions about what I eat.
Consider Heather, for example. She dove into October Unprocessed with gusto. (The annual October Unprocessed challenge encourages folks to avoid processed foods for a month. Yes — a whole month. That includes halloween, no less!) Heather’s unprocessed journey and her vision of eating suitable granola bars inspired me to give something new a try: I made granola bars from scratch.