Tag Archives: Real Food

Are convenience foods really convenient?

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Convenience is defined as being able to proceed with something with little effort or difficulty. I thought about this as I walked the floor at the recent Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, where amidst to latest innovations in snacking …

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Food Should Be Food

I recently attended the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim and came away feeling the industry had lost interest in food.  The convention center was full of booths offering the latest energy bars or hydration systems. But real food?  Not …

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Food Inflation…a Sure Sign of Spring

As certain as swallows returning to Capistrano (or Orioles, Cardinals and Blue Jays reporting to spring training), the cost of nearly everything we eat is going up.  It’s not a matter of if, but when.  This certainty stems from months …

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Valentine’s Day for the Heart

This Valentine’s Day surprise your sweetheart with the gift of a healthy heart…in a bowl of oatmeal.

No doubt, your valentine will appreciate the flowers, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and romantic dinner.  However, nothing shows your love like waking up …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Remember to take time to give thanks for all the joys of your life this weekend.  And if you’re looking for a few extra calories, try our recipe for Marble Pumpkin Cheesecake.  It’s a tasty addition to any gathering.   …

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If You Give a Friend Some Oatmeal…

Thanksgiving is almost here.  You can tell by all the Christmas ads you see.  Fortunately, you can also tell by the many people who take this time to reflect on the things that matter most in their lives.

Access to …

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Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

The Organic Trade Association yesterday announced the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 by the Senate Agriculture Committee.  Their press release focused on an amendment that adds a pilot project to offer healthy organic food in school …

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The British Are Coming…And Not A Moment Too Soon!

Every generation or so a British invasion hits our shores and shakes things up a bit.  This latest assault won’t “Twist and Shout” its way to Billboard’s Top 10, but it’s message is worth tuning in.

Jamie Oliver, British-born chef …

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What Does Oprah Know?

For some time Oprah has called out Steel Cut Oats as her “favorite whole grain”.  And who can argue…100% whole grain…helps reduce cholesterol…nutty texture…30 minute cook time…30 MINUTE COOK TIME?!?  Okay, maybe it’s not so perfect (unless you have …

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What’s Food Got To Do With It?

I attended the Natural Products Expo in Boston last Friday and came away thinking, “Who eats like this?”  Sure, all the usual suspects were there with samples of organic ice cream and yogurt, but clearly nutrients were the star of …

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