TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Stevia & Monk Fruit Sweetener From Whole Earth

If you use noncaloric sweeteners, we have a new one for you to try. It’s a blend of stevia and monkfruit from Whole Earth Sweetener Co. Our previous sweetener of choice had been Splenda, or sucralose (not to be confused with sucrose, table sugar). Sucralose is an artificial sweetener and sugar substitute. For people who…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: ButcherBox Grass-Fed Beef

[1] A monthly (or one-time) box arrives, frozen and portion-wrapped. [2] The Steak and Chops Box. The boxes differ somewhat each month depending on what’s best. [3] You have to cook your own meat, but the result is worth it (all photos courtesy ButcherBox).   What do you give loved ones who want to switch…
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PRODUCT: Artisan Bacon Hot Dogs

Bacon hot dogs from Vermont Smoke & Cure, a craft producer of meat products (photos courtesy Vermont Smoke & Cure).   The CEO of Vermont Smoke & Cure, Chris Bailey, created this bacon hot dog in home test kitchen. Fusing two of his favorite flavors, the craft dog blends juicy bacon flavor with classic hot…
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