Archives for July 2012

The Diet Mistake Even Nutritionists Make

A new study helps explain why the size of our plates affects how much we are eating. Turns out, our behavior is directly influenced by what our eyes perceive, even when we know better.

Is Coconut Water Worth The Splurge?

In recent years, coconut waters have popped up everywhere – every grocery store now seems to carry it. When I recently attended the Fancy Food Show in Washington, lots of vendor presented their take on this simple drink made from the clear liquid found in young coconuts.

96-Calorie Watermelon Twist Cocktail

Who doesn’t want to enjoy delicious cocktail drinks, but what about calories? Since typical margaritas clock in at around 500-600 calories, I started to think about healthier, low-cal versions of popular drinks and cocktails – and the result is my delicious, 96-calorie ‘Watermelon Twist’…

Mood Food

Well, it turns out that there is a major connection between mood and food. The pleasure of eating in and of itself has been proven to offset the effect of a bad mood.

Baking Soda vs Baking Powder

I enjoyed baking in culinary school but I really learned the basics of baking from my Granny. Now that I create recipes for a living, I spend more time researching the science behind baking, and how different leaveners impact the texture of your favorite cakes and cookies.

Diet Glasses: The Future of Weight Loss?

Goggles that trick the wearer into thinking the plain snack in their hand is a chocolate cookie, or make biscuits appear larger have been unveiled in Japan, offering hope to weak-willed dieters everywhere.