Why would a landlubber eat seaweed? Well, the planet is mostly sea, so we can give a boost to sustainability by eating what there’s most of, and the oceans, terrestrial dwellers, contain 99 percent of the living space on our little blue planet. Whoa there, planet hugger, what if we’re just wanting a snack. SeaSnax, how do they taste? Bland, honestly, a mere hint of...
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Let’s set the familiar scene: Bilbo, the burglar-hobbit, and the dwarves are in the elf city Rivendell having dinner. The elves are sophisticated. The dwarves have less cosmopolitan tastes, so when salad comes around, after being urged to try it, Ori says, “I don’t like green food.” You know what they didn’t have in Ori’s medieval fantasy world? Refrigeration. We do. So, romaine lettuce that...
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There are some conceptual hoops we need to jump through to make sure this makes sense. First, the pH scale, 0 to 14, low to high, acid to base, and neutral is 7. Second, the human body thrives only in a narrow range of the pH scale, between 7.35 and 7.45. See? Only two hoops, and it got us to people needing to be just...
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Coffee came first came to the western civilization in the late 1500s, out of Ethiopia, they believe, and its original connoisseurs were so enamored with the brew that there was a sultan who even tried to put the kibosh on coffee because people were enjoying it so much that it was a distraction to the austere existence the sultan preferred. The point is that people...
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Hopefully by now one doesn’t sound like an elitist twit when talking about carbonated water. It’s actually an effective way to quickly rehydrate, physiologically speaking. And hopefully with that plug about sparkling water being a good way to hydrate, sans sugar especially, we won’t sound too effete as we discuss flavor. A brand name with the French tendency to trip you up with the pronunciation...
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Sure, the present administration is hostile to the regulation of industry, even if industry would go so far as to prefer the cost effectiveness of using chemical warfare on food crops, nerve gas pesticide. Organophosphates, related to sarin gas, work by attacking the nervous system of any sort of critter, and plants don’t have nervous systems, per se. We do. Our nervous systems are the...
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This stuff is medical food! What?  Practically any autoimmune disease and dietary inflammation is due, in part, to "leaky gut disease". So what are they suppose to eat instead of most of the food out there? Metagenics®, UltraG.I. Replenish, is a medical food, technically a pea protein with methylated B vitamins, key amino acids, and minerals. The pea protein has been isolated, so worry not...
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There is a way to sweeten and zest the flavor without tanker trucks full of high-fructose corn syrup. Applesauce makers just have to commit to a better, healthier, way. One applesauce maker is totally on board with good and good for you, which fruit should be. Wacky Apple actually cares. They use organic sources and they sweeten by blending fruit flavors, mango, for instance. The...
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Birch, Birch, Birch, thank you. Sincerely. Some of us love pancakes, and some fewer of us couldn’t have them. Gluten, you see. It’s troublesome for an unfortunate few, and if ever there’s the right time to use the word ubiquitous, this is it because gluten is everywhere. To be fair, we also have gluten to thank for the heavenly texture in certain foods, the crunchiness...
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One of the things that dairy does – milk, cream, butter – is hide oiliness behind creaminess. Only in nature’s kitchen is this done so well. An everyday example of this disguise is cream in a cup of coffee. If one uses heavy whipping cream, then tiny puddles of melted butter will appear on the surface of the coffee, and it’s still delicious.  And stepping...