Do You Think Cilantro Tastes Like Soap? Here’s Why.

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.

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Six Intriguing Facts About Cinnamon Health Benefits

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?

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Seven Misleading Health Claims You Should Never Believe

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”

DIY: Make Your Own Easy, Fast, And Delicious Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

 

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.

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