Archives for July 2009

Salty Sweets – Licorice Candy

Licorice is an acquired taste for some, but I’ve always loved it. When I was a kid, I constantly begged for hard licorice drops – but that didn’t prepare me at all for the hundreds of coin-sized pieces of licorice during my recent travel to Germany.

Recipe for Tomatillo Salsa

I’m not fond of raw tomatillos, but once they are gently cooked – either roasted in a pan or boiled for a few minutes in water – and mixed with chilies, cilantro and lime, they transform into a bright and tangy sauce, fresh and cool for warm summer days.

What’s Eating You?

Chronic stomach pain isn’t fun – I used to be a chronic overeater, and it was tough to teach myself to put the fork down when I started to feel full. Yet even after I got a handle on my overeating, I still suffered from stomach pain. So I started to incorporate certain foods into my daily meals, and that did the trick!

July 2009 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter is again full of great resources, articles and videos – from great grilling recipes, a new digital book to download, to updates on artificial sweeteners, diet pills, food allergies and How-To’s in the kitchen.

Learning to Tolerate Food Allergens?

Doctors have long used allergy shots to desensitize children and adults to environmental allergens such as bee stings, pollen, mold and dust mites. Now researchers are trying to apply that theory to food allergies, building up a child’s tolerance for a food that prompts an allergic reaction by exposing the child to tiny amounts of that food.

How To Make Vanilla Ice Cream

When I was a kid, ice cream was synonymous with summer. I had a trained ear and could pick out the perky chimes of the ice cream truck from miles away. Here’s my recipe for home-made vanilla ice cream…

Deviled Eggs

Some of the old fashioned favorites have never gone out of style, take Deviled Eggs for example. Have you ever made hard-boiled eggs, where the yolk has a dark greenish hue? Here’s how to get around that…

Annual Obesity Rankings

It’s time for the nation’s annual obesity rankings and, outside of fairly lean Colorado, there’s little good news. In 31 states, more than one in four adults are obese, says a new study from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.