TIP OF THE DAY: If You Buy, Buy Healthy (i.e., Buy This, Not That)

Tempting, delicious, good for you (photo courtesy Botanica | LA).   Over the recent Memorial Day weekend, we popped into a friend’s party. There was plenty to drink, and in an hour, salmon and steaks would start to sizzle. But the nibbles available prior to then were strictly “fraternity party”: cheese corn, potato chips, pretzels,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Back To Butter, Now OK To Eat

[1] Butter and lard: out of the shadows and back onto the table (photo courtesy A Canadian Foodie). [2] Butter lovers will enjoy Butter, A Rich History. Also check out Nourishing Fats: Why We Need Animal Fats for Health and Happiness.   If your new year’s resolution includes cutting back on butter, you might re-think…
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GIFTS: Stocking Stuffers, Part 1

For stocking stuffers, we look for special items around $10 (or less). Here’s the first bunch of gourmet foods we’d like to find in our stocking. ANNIE B’S CARAMELS In polka dot gift bags of 20 caramels, Annie B’s caramels are sure to please. The Signature Mix includes Butter Rum, Chocolate, Sea Salt and Original…
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RECIPE: Better-For-You-Holiday Desserts

An alternative to apple pie using Apple Pie Yogurt. Photo courtesy Yoplait.   Looking for sweet relief from high-calorie holiday desserts? Yoplait’s limited edition winter yogurt flavors can fill in. The new flavors include Greek 100 Caramel Macchiato, Greek Cinnamon Roll, Original Coconut Caramel and Light Chocolate Mint. Refreshing from the cup, they can also…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Popcorn Meat Loaf, A Healthier Recipe

Here’s how to add fiber to a meatloaf and have fun with it. The recipe is courtesy Popcorn.org, the website of The Popcorn Board. Don’t expect pieces of popcorn popping up in the slices of meatloaf. The popcorn is ground in the food processor and used instead of breadcrumbs, which (unless they’re whole wheat breadcrumbs)…
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