The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food – LONG but GREAT!


On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, […]

Healthy Tailgating Recipes


It is that time of the year: football season. You bundle up in your favorite team’s gear, head to the stadium, drink and laugh with friends. With football season, comes the best part…tailgating! This of course brings yummy snacks. What do you do when you volunteer to bring food and have no clue? Here are […]

Quinoa Cookies


Once you have cooked quinoa on hand, you can eat it plain, throw it into shakes or smoothies as a thickening agent, use it as a cereal or substitute it for rice or pasta in your favourite dishes. My fave: cookies! Quinoa is loaded in nutrients and contains all essential amino acids making it a […]

Cookies Do Too Grow On Trees!


Mesquite: it’s for more than just burning. And providing shade if you’re in the Arizona desert. Turns out that the pods the tree bears are edible (just as the wood is burnable), so if you let the pods dry out and grind them up, you have flour. A fragrant, fine flour that will make you […]

From the Herb Garden to the Cookie Jar


Shortbread may not seem like an obvious summer dessert, but buttery shortbread cookies spiced with citrus and fresh basil are unexpectedly refreshing on a hot summer day. The light, sandy texture typical of shortbread – pecan sandies and other “sand” or “sable” (French for “sand”) cookies are essentially shortbread cookies – means that the tender […]

Trekking Along With Trail Mix Cookies


Got extra trail mix? Want to make cookies? Then you’ve got a done deal. It occurred to me that trail mix is the perfect cookie ingredient: you get a whole handful of dried fruit and nuts and seeds at once (and it’s more cost-effective to buy a single bag of trail mix than several bags […]

Crazy Good For You Breakfast Cookies


These delicious and nutritious breakfast or anytime cookies have been so popular that we decided to post the recipe again.  This time with a little extra love and tweaking! These cookies have a rather crumbly texture so we gave you the option to add an extra 1/4 cup of oil along with 1 cup of […]