Review: Lil’ Shuga Organic Sweetener

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I really like Stevia. In fact, I love the idea of Stevia as an all-natural sweetener so much that I even tried growing a Stevia plant in high-desert country at 5200 miles above sea level (lamentably, Stevia is a tropical plant. Sorry, Colorado). … [Read more...]

Review: Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

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I am more or less of a new-ish convert to the beauty, flavor, scent, and health properties of quality coconut oil. I say "quality" because I have had some pretty inedible coconut oils. I won't say the brand and coconut oil making don't matter. And … [Read more...]

Review: My Fitness Pal Tracking App

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How can My Fitness Pal's tracking app for iPhone and Android help when it comes to keeping those important resolutions for health and fitness, especially in our busy lives? In a word: Simply. In a second: Intuitively. … [Read more...]

Review: Wild Planet Sardines & Wild Albacore

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Just how earth-friendly and sustainable is Wild Planet Foods as a company? Greenpeace places these guys on top for Earth-friendly, sustainable Canadian Albacore. That's a pretty decent thumbs up. … [Read more...]

Review: thinkThin High-Protein Bars

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Are you edging ever closer to your weight loss goals? Need a little incentive in the form of a fun protein bar in a bevy of flavor and texture options when you're on the road or faced with difficult options? If so, thinkThin might just be the … [Read more...]

Review: LC Foods Snack Packs & Mashed Potatoes

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I really love seeing how Glen's company LC Foods has evolved over the years. His latest product offerings show how invested he is in helping those of us with gluten intolerance--and who also need to keep it ketogenic for health and weight loss. … [Read more...]

Review: I love Santa Barbara Chocolate Company

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GMO-free, USDA Organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified and Gluten-Free, there's just a little something extra-special about chocolatiers with a passion for the environment that's so great, they're willing to sell many times their weight in chocolate, … [Read more...]

Yonanas! Not YoMama’s Ice Cream Maker

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If you've been spying the swank little Yonanas Maker  taking the media world by storm and wondering (1) if it works, (2) if it fits into your whole-foods lifestyle, and (3) if is it affordable, the answer is a resounding yes, yes...and yes. … [Read more...]

Nevella Review: Stevia, Sucralose and Monk Fruit To Go

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  It's so nice to be able to stick a liquid sweetener in your purse and run out the door knowing that wherever you end up, you can sweeten your coffee or tea without worrying about what you'll be able to find. Nevella sells their … [Read more...]

A fresh take on frozen: Atkins Meals

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Remember those old, tired convenience "diet" meals of years past? Expunge those foul memories henceforth from your minds, and purge, forevermore, the images of floppy broccoli, lifeless bits of cow, and promises that were never delivered upon by … [Read more...]

Nov. 8 Menu and Events (Day 74)

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Happy Friday (I almost said Wednesday). I hope you have all had a very good week so far! I am going to keep publishing these "Menu and Events" posts the day after each day, as I used to do so I can eat later and send out one, updated post per day … [Read more...]

Nasoya Pasta Zero plus review & Pad Thai Recipe

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Shirataki noodles, in their packaging, could quite possibly be one of the most unappetizing food items one might ever see or smell. Get past it and you have a terrific pasta replacement for your gluten-free lifestyle. … [Read more...]

Review: Freeman Bare Foot Care

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I am not going to even waste time getting into these reviews with some flowery prose about the importance of spoiling yourself--and your feet. I'm already a long-time user of Freeman's Bare Foot Creams. While they no longer sell the Poppyseed and … [Read more...]

Chicken of the Sea No-Drain Tuna and Tuna Salad Recipe

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I am not usually a seafood fan, let alone a fan of canned tuna. For one, leaky, smelly tuna juice isn't appealing, it stinks up my kitchen, and it typically leaks everywhere. Thankfully, Chicken of the Sea No-Drain Tuna is all the meat and none of … [Read more...]

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Review

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Looking for a quick, easy way to break free from the boring dinner blahs? Want to prepare delicious, healthy vegetables vegetables after a long day, but you're tired of mushy, frozen side dishes?  What if I told you you could pair a few, easy dinner … [Read more...]