Water, Water Everywhere…

So, it may come as a shock to the system to suddenly go from enjoying a daily glass of red wine to riding a wagon with a cold turkey, but one of the main instigators of this diet was to go alcohol free. Being a cancer survivor, I’d already read the several articles surrounding sugar…

Crème Fraîche

Why had I never made this before?? It’s cultured, so easy and elevates so many dishes. Crème fraîche is similar to sour cream, but has a higher fat content of close to 30%, so it won’t break like sour cream when it’s added to other foods, like soups. It doesn’t contain any thickeners like sour…

Sugar, Sugar.

What I crave and why? Often I crave spinach or the crunch of a fresh salad on a hot day. After cutting gluten, I realized more than ever, my body had some wicked cravings beyond being just hungry. It’s January, it’s winter, so I wasn’t too surprised to want to dig into a hot, gooey…

Epiphany of Processed Foods

So, processed foods include, by definition, any food that is no longer in its original state. Canning tomatoes from last August? Yes. Twinkie? Hell yes. Those differences are obvious  – Foods that are canned and the others truly preserved. But what are those sneaky food companies doing? Their goal is to create a food that consumers will…