Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Let’s admit it: one of the hardest things for people switching from fast food to home cooking is the bland flavor of home made dishes. After years of sugar, salt, and fat, loaded with a dollop of “natural and artificial … Continue reading

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Baby Yogurt – Just what we need?

Baby Yogurt – Just what we need?

Yoplait is the latest yogurt maker to join the baby yogurt extravaganza. They are packaged in little cartons, they’re cute and they are “just for baby.” Because babies can’t eat regular yogurt, right? (Myth debunked: they can). Let’s find out … Continue reading

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Innovative Marketing Won’t Save this Veggie Chip Product

Innovative Marketing Won’t Save this Veggie Chip Product

We spotted this very cool package design at last month’s Natural Food Expo in Los Angeles. The Newspaper theme was well thought out, cleanly laid out and certainly made the mouth water. The “100% All Natural” headline also looked appealing. … Continue reading

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Do “Healthy” Product Names Deliver on their Promise?

Do “Healthy” Product Names Deliver on their Promise?

The wonders of food marketing never cease to amaze, and infuriate. Fooducate community member Cassie posted the front and back of a bag of  Snyder’s eatsmart Naturals Garden Veggie Sticks – Potato, Tomato, & Spinach. What a name for a … Continue reading

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A Dozen Things to Know About the Dubious Food Coloring Called Yellow #5

A Dozen Things to Know About the Dubious Food Coloring Called Yellow #5

1. It has many names – Tartrazine, E102 , FD&C Yellow 5, C.I. 19140, or just plain Yellow 5. 2. Yellow #5 is a synthetic, water soluble, lemon yellow dye used as a food coloring. 3. A partial list of … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Turmeric

Superfood Sunday – Turmeric

Image via Wikipedia Turmeric is becoming  popular as Americans are getting more comfortable with middle eastern and Indian dishes. It is a rhizome of the Turmeric plant growing in tropical southern Asia. (A rhizome is a stem that grows horizontally … Continue reading

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