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Archive for August, 2007

9 Aug

Healthy Tastes Great!

The Perfect Pork Roast

9 Aug

The Great Pig Conspiracy

Busted at last! It’s time to dispel a myth, apples. Rather, let’s chop it up and fry it until it sizzles. There’s nothing like a post well-done. Pork Avoidance: So Much More Than Mere Myth Mark and your Bees have received several emails asking about the safety of pork. Although Sisson addressed this briefly a […]

8 Aug

A Cranky Crab Confesses: Yes, I Use Splenda!

A Letter from Crabby McSlacker Crabby McSlacker, who hosts Cranky Fitness, is a great admirer of Mark’s Daily Apple. There is so much nutritional information, so much sensible advice, so much to learn here! And she finds herself strangely drawn to the Fuming Fuji, who seems so adorable even when raging, raving, and ranting. And […]

8 Aug

Grow Your Own Loofah!

It doesn’t get any more natural than this! Groovy Green has the earth-friendly scoop on how to make your own bath sponge. Exfoliation is thine… Nope, it’s not a cucumber, it’s a loofah (also spelled luffa):

8 Aug

A Few Primal Musings

A few more “primal” odds and ends that have popped up. I welcome your thoughts on any and all.

7 Aug

When Do Foods Really Go Bad?

Ever wondered how long certain foods – dairy and eggs, for example – really last? What does the “sell by” date really mean? How long should leftovers be…left over? You asked, we’re answering!

7 Aug

The Fattest States

Our pals at CalorieLab have published their annual ranking of the heftiest states. All right, all you Colorado people, what’s the secret? Mississippi is once again the “winner” for most obese, and California remains unchanged.

6 Aug

News Happens: from Vegansexuals to McDonald’s

Worker Bees’ Buzz: “Forget Secret Sauce: It’s the Wrapper“ Children favor food with recognizable branding, proving that they are highly susceptible to junk slingers restaurant chains like McDonald’s. Common “Safe” Chemical We’re All Exposed to Is Not So Safe! Plastic. Remember plastic? The chemicals in plastic do not cause harm…in theory. In reality, the frequent […]

6 Aug

The Hipster TV Tray

Just what we need. TV trays are back, but I think it’s obvious that the demographic these cool enablers are being aimed at was still in diapers at the time trays reigned supreme (so I’m old). I gotta ask: why do we need to make food convenient? Where are all the starving Americans?

3 Aug

Summer Weekend Recipes

Here are two recipes that will treat you right this summer weekend. Enjoy a perfect, mouth-watering mix of watermelon, heirloom tomatoes and feta cheese (trust us it’s delicious) while picnicking this Saturday. Then wake up late to a delectable summer brunch of vegetable and cheese frittata. It looks like it is going to be a […]

3 Aug

Confessions of a Former Lipid-Phobe

Sara here. Are you a lipid-phobe? I used to be one, too. Here’s why every woman needs to lose the fear of fat! Every friendship has That Conversation. You know, that one thing you debate ad infinitum. My best friend and I have had many a tendentious tiff over the issue of dietary fat. Like […]

2 Aug

Healthy Tastes Great!

Green Salad with Grilled Tempeh

2 Aug

K2: So Much More Than Sports Equipment

We’re not talking about snowboards and ski gear. Though it’s not the “first” vitamin K, vitamin K2 is hardly the first loser. Do you know about this essential ingredient for good health? Read on! Vitamin K, in all its forms, is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps to protect your cardiovascular system (among several heart-related benefits, […]

1 Aug

The Daily Salad Finally Comes Out to Play

Here’s my lunch today. The noon meal is my main meal every day and it’s almost always a big salad. I eat from a large mixing bowl to keep everything from spilling over (I’ve had this trusty bowl for years). A plate just won’t hold all this great stuff in. In fact, when visitors see […]

1 Aug

Deconstructing Healthcare in America – a Modest Proposal

I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to our system of healthcare lately. Frankly, I am disgusted not only by the perverse waste of money (we will spend 2 trillion dollars – that’s 17% of our GDP – next year on health related expenses), but also by the obscene lack of success our current […]

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