I get asked a lot about what is gluten and should we avoid it? Gluten is what makes bread stick together.  Think of gluten as the glue.  It is found in wheat, rye, and barley.   But it is also found in oat bran, wheat germ, and semolina which is the […]

Fresh herbs

I was so excited to learn about how to keep my herbs in the fridge because I was so tired of them going bad after a week and wasting money.  But low and behold here is how to keep them fresh and yummy! First cut off the bottom of the […]

How to cut an onion and not cry!

This video below is a teacher of mine Cynthia Lair at Bastyr.  She shows how to cut an onion and not cry while doing it!  Her website is actually pretty funny as well.  You’ll find some great recipes and tips!  The reason I wanted to post this is because the […]

An orange a day keeps the doctor away

Vitamin C, aka Ascorbic Acid, is a vitamin that we can’t synthesize, so that makes it essential that you get it from your diet.  But did you know that dogs can synthesize it?  All the more reason to makeout with that cute mutt of yours! At least that’s what I […]

Spicin’ my way to good health

In one of my cooking classes my teacher put some turmeric into what he was cooking, I believe it was quinoa.  Someone asked why he did that and he said his family has done it all his life and he just likes the taste of it.  Well it got me […]

got kefir?

    Vampires got nothin’ on us! Did you know we have 3.5lbs of bacteria inside our bodies? 9 times more bacteria than cells!  But there is a lot out there in the environment that can kill our precious bacteria.  We have enough beneficial bacteria to last us a lifetime […]