Category: Real Food

Product by Product to Real Food. Series. Part 3 (Vegetables)

This one is easy, right? Eat as many veggies as you can… So, just a couple of pointers. 1. Remember that canned vegetables have BPA, an extremely dangerous chemical. Canned Del Monte Fresh Cut Green Beans Blue Lake had the highest amount of BPA for a single sample in Consumer Reports tests. When you are eating…

Product by Product to Real Food. Series. Part 2 (Bread)

Where I continue talking about buying safe food… Bread should be Free of Mono- and diglycerides. Manufactures found a way to add trans fats to food without adding hydrogenated oils. Since mono glycerides will turn into fat only after they are absorbed by the body, manufacturers can freely indicate a zero trans fat on their…

Product by Product to Real Food. Series. Part 1 (Milk)

I published the list of chemicals I avoid in our food a couple of days ago.  This and next week, I will jot a few notes about my checkpoints by product. Milk: I check that the milk is Hormone free, meaning cows were not treated with Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). A lot of milk brands are hormone free,…

Taking Corn Syrup out of the Easter Egg Hunt

My kids love Egg Hunts. My three year old Masha loves it to the point that she asks for a bed night story about it. My biggest challenge with all the Egg Hunts going on is to make sure she does not eat a single piece of that artificially colored and flavored corn syrup (aka…

How to buy chemicals-free food at the grocery store

Every shopping trip for me is a quest to find healthy food. You may find me in the store reading size 6 font Ingredient list and trying to decipher that recycling code on the bottom of the milk container. You will never find me in the canned food aisle though. I am boycotting BPA. I am also rarely…

My whipping cream dilemma

When I cook I often use whipping cream.  The real whipping cream. Not the whipped cream – the fake kind in a tub with added hydrogenated oils, preservatives, and corn syrup. You would never find that kind of concoction in my kitchen. I would use whipping cream to make Chocolate mousse or Cake frosting, home…

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