Food Facts & Tips

What Is BPA And Should You Avoid It?

January 5, 20151 Comment

BPA, or bisphenal-a, is an endocrine disruptor, an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical used in some plastic bottles and food packaging which “plays havoc with the hormones in the body’s endocrine system.” And it is everywhere. And it’s everywhere because it’s been unregulated for years. “BPA has been used since the 1960s to make hard plastic bottles, cups […]

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Baking is Serious Business: Don’t Forget To Stretch

April 18, 20132 Comments

Today I’m doing some strenuous baking. ALSO: I realized after I grated all those carrots that I could have made my life a whole lot easier by just tossing them into the food processor DIRECTLY BEHIND ME. But ah well. Hindsight is always 20/20, right? LOVElillian Follow me on the twitter, facebook, pinterest, youtube and if you never want to […]

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What are Psyllium Husks?

December 15, 20122 Comments

You’ve probably started seeing this ingredient in recipes sometime in the past year. I started seeing psyllium husks and psyllium husks powder in recipes about 6 months ago. At the time, I didn’t know what it was, or why someone would use it. And since I am always a little suspicious of new ingredients, I […]

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All About Key Limes

November 20, 20120 Comments

Some things are just helpful to know. Instance, when is key lime season? (Summertime. But apparently they can be gotten year round from Mexico and Central America, although they are really hard to find in my northeastern supermarket even in August.) And do you want to know what the differences are between key limes and […]

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Let’s Talk About Stevia

November 15, 201218 Comments

Stevia is an herb, like basil, but it’s flavor is sweet.   I have just started using stevia, I’ll use it in baked goods or raw desserts when it is called for, but to be honest, I’m still on the fence about it. After I shot this episode, I started using stevia in what I […]

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Maple Syrup, Vanilla Extract, & Arrowroot Powder

October 11, 20122 Comments

I’m talking about all of these things over at Eating Rules today for October Unprocessed. Please check it out! And here, because it’s October, is a photo of a barrel full of tiny pumpkins. Aren’t they cute??   And here (for no real reason at all) is a ridiculous photo of me making faces in […]

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Appreciate The Blueberry

October 2, 20127 Comments

Do you know how much work goes into getting our food to us? Farm to table? So much more work than I realized and still more than I know. That’s how much. I’m a city girl. I don’t often pick my own vegetables. I mean, I pick them out at the grocery store or the […]

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All about BANANAS!

September 6, 201217 Comments

The banana as we know it is in danger. It’s slated to be extinct in 5 years unless scientists can figure out another way to engineer it to safety. And we’ve been here before. North Americans and Europeans used to eat a totally different (and apparently tastier) banana called the Gros Michel (known affectionately as […]

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Who Decides What’s A SUPERFOOD?

August 23, 20127 Comments

Everywhere I look, there are SUPERFOODS. These foods aren’t your ordinary regular old foods. These foods are special. But how does a food go from being just plain old food to SUPER? The answer may surprise you. It sure surprised me. Please leave a comment and tell me the theories that you had about how our […]

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What’s the absolute best, most perfect way to peel a banana?

June 13, 201212 Comments

A classic “difficult to get into fruit”, most people peel bananas the hard way. But there is an easy way.  To no more bruised, mushy banana ends. 🙂 Anyone have another handy trick for getting into another “difficult to get into fruit”? music: “My Imagination” by Spirit Kid LOVElillian Please share this episode if you […]

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