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Should You be Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar?

It doesn’t take much searching to find an incredibly long (and often entertaining) list of purported health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV). With headlines like, “13 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Is the Magic Potion You Need in Your Life” who wouldn’t want to run out and buy the biggest bottle available. How many of these claims have been scientifically proven though? Human studies are clearly lacking, but some evidence in studies on rats indicate the reports may not all be hype. First though, why ACV as opposed to any other type of vinegar. Acetic acid is what gives all vinegar their characteristic tang. It’s the percentage of this acid that differs between the different types of vinega

Eating Paleo? Are You Consuming Enough Fiber?

The existence of the Paleolithic era may have ended some 12,000 years ago, but the diet of these early humans continues to experience a resurgence among many health-conscious eaters. Under today’s modern agriculture, it may not be possible to readily replicate this fare, but some enthusiasts have taken pains to eat as closely as they can to these early hunter gatherers, including pursuing wild game and foraging for indigenous plants, nuts, berries, fruits and fungi. Those less adventurous have sought out more practical means of procurement via their local farmer’s market or grocery store… the enlightened know their farmer by name. As with many dietary regimens, different versions exist but t

Pizza Vegetarians

A lot of attention has been given to making healthier choices when deciding what to eat, not only from a personal health perspective, but also deciding what’s good for the planet and animals as well. Some kids, teens and adults are giving up meat products in support of a healthier lifestyle. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has recently given a thumbs-up to vegetarian and vegan diets as healthy options for kids and adults¹. However, not all vegetarian choices are necessarily healthful… after all potato chips and ice cream are technically vegetarian fare. Additionally, a little more care needs to be taken to ensure adequate amounts of protein and essential vitamins are in

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Hi there, I'm Catherine! 

I'm so happy you stopped by my little corner of the internet. So, are you hungry? Me too! What to eat, is the question. As an organic produce grower, classically trained personal chef who eats mostly plants, and a dietetics student, I'm always thinking about food.... how it looks, smells, tastes, makes us feel and affects our environment. I regularly geek out on the science behind what makes plants scrumptious and why we should eat more of them. I love to share my experiments with YOU! So grab an apron, sharpen your knife and let's go!

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