Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS GRAS is the acronym for Generally Recognized as Safe. This is a designation for some food ingredients when they are used as intended. These ingredients are regarded as safe based on: … Continue reading

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New Food Additive Makes You Feel Full

New Food Additive Makes You Feel Full

Wouldn’t it be great if each time we felt unwanted hunger pangs, we could take a magic pill that would instantly make us feel full? This fantasy may be coming true, according to a recent study published in the journal … Continue reading

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Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Happy Meatless Monday! Mushrooms are an amazing food. They are meaty, juicy, and chewy. Their umami flavor lends itself to an endless array of dishes and cuisines. A common misconception though, is that due to their meaty, earthy flavor, mushrooms … Continue reading

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You’ll Find it Hard to Stop Eating These Whole Grain Yogurt Pancakes

You’ll Find it Hard to Stop Eating These Whole Grain Yogurt Pancakes

This is a fun and fast breakfast that was invented accidentally when we were running short on milk one day. Plain yogurt stands in well, but may need a bit of added sugar to combat the tartness. Depending on the … Continue reading

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7 Practical Tips to Reduce Your BPA Exposure

7 Practical Tips to Reduce Your BPA Exposure

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body, BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain … Continue reading

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Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Check most packages of pork bacon, sliced ham or cured bone-in ham, and you won’t see meat listed in the ingredient statement … Continue reading

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General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

If you grew up in the mid-nineties, you may remember a breakfast cereal called French Toast Crunch by General Mills. It lasted a decade before being shelved (pun intended) due to lackluster sales in the US. The product has continued … Continue reading

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How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

The average American eats about 30 pounds of cheese annually. We all know cheese comes from milk, but how does that actually happen? Here is a brief primer, which also explains about curds, whey, and rennet. What you need to … Continue reading

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Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Do you use zero-calorie oil sprays? You know, of course, that they do contain some calories. FDA loopholes allow the manufacturers to round the calorie count down to 0 in certain circumstances. These oils-in-a-can also contain an ingredient you may … Continue reading

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Kid Approved Spelt & Rye Rolls

Kid Approved Spelt & Rye Rolls

Trying to move to whole grains and finding your children resistant to change? For a tasty alternative to buns and rolls made with refined flour, try making these nutty rolls. My kids can’t get enough of these. The secret is … Continue reading

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