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Pumpkin Pie & Somersaults

When you’re a kid, you run free. Remember those days? Throwing yourself down hills and rolling yourself into delirium. Swinging high and fast. Flipping around the monkey bars. You know what kids don’t do? Eat a wide variety of foods (yes, there… Continue Reading →

Healthy Sausage Seasonings for Clean Eating

Near the end of October, the food and health sector on the Internet was sizzling louder than a cast iron pan loaded with breakfast meat. Why? The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an independent agency under the auspices of the World… Continue Reading →

Easy Popsicle Recipe: How to Make Red Zinger Spiced Popsicles

Summertime feels like bliss. But what about those heat waves that come ripping through July and August that feel downright satanic? Not so much. And with no central air, maintaining a civilized nature becomes a challenge worthy of its own… Continue Reading →

Cooking with Fresh Herbs: 3 Ideas

The green gateway to freshness; that’s spring for you. Enter herbs. What’s unique about spring is that cooking with herbs works with what’s fresh growing now…asparagus, strawberries or rhubarb anyone?…as well as adding a refreshing shot of flavor to the stalwart staples… Continue Reading →

Spice Yourself Skinny with Simple Southwestern Roasted Vegetables

4 Signs of Spring:   Flowers.   Windy Days.   Spring Skiing.   Getting Ready for Bathing Suit Season!   Chilly rain one day…a wet snow shower the next followed by a surprise shot of warm sun that lasts all of… Continue Reading →

Food Fraud: A Quick Guide to Sneaky Spices

Here’s the scene: you want to bake. Your cookie recipe calls for the distinct taste of nutmeg. You open your nutmeg jar and carefully measure out your tablespoon of…coffee husks. WTF? Welcome to food fraud. Ok, so the above example is a bit… Continue Reading →

How to Conquer Grocery Prices…with Spices

Grocery prices are back on the climb, thanks to yet another record setting drought and heat wave this summer. This reality coupled with, which for many is the back-to-school season and the result is a nation of households with some pretty tightly… Continue Reading →

National Earth Day: 3 Ways Spices Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  Earth Day. This is probably my 8th attempt to start this post. Why? Because despite my M.S. in Environmental Science any feeble attempt I make to stitch together the dependency of natural systems (which includes people shocker!) on a… Continue Reading →

Seasoned Kale Chips: The Addicting Version

Want a snack that doesn’t sabotage your healthy intentions? Here’s your cure: seasoned kale chips. These little delights are salty, crunchy and utterly addicting. Addicting is good because kale chips are stuffed with nutrients, vitamins, fiber, protein, calcium and iron. Eat your greens? Heck… Continue Reading →

6 Must-Have Spice Blends for Camping Cook Kits

Road trips. Car camping. Backcountry backpacking adventures. If any of these resonate with you, then it’s an absolute fact  you’ve faced the reality of creating yet another meal with an open flame, minimal ingredients, and a collection of those adorable… Continue Reading →

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