Cherishing chocolate: 6 incredible benefits of cacao

With it being Valentine’s Day and all, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of chocolate in the air. But don’t let all that indulgent deliciousness fool you: chocolate is, in fact, a superfood.

Of course,  not all chocolate is created equal. ...

Making chocolate the easy way {VIDEO}

Notice the quiet around here? Yeah, me too. I have a guilty conscience when it comes to this website, and although the brief hiatus of posts here may not be something you one day tell your grandchildren about, it has nonetheless made ...


Japanese Pumpkin Pie

I wonder, will you secretly judge me if I admit to you that I don’t really like pie?Every year I’m reminded of my pie-oriented “skeleton in the oven,” thanks to all the holiday festivities. You can usually spot me fighting a cringe, ...

Our sweet prayers answered: Yacon Root

The holidays are just setting in and I’m stoked. I have an amazing (amazing!) pumpkin pie recipe that I’ll be posting in the next few days, just in time for Thanksgiving. In it, I’m using a special healthy sweetener called


Homemade Energy Bars

We all know we’re supposed to be eating more fruits and veggies (and are kinda sick of hearing it), but let’s face it: the craving for a tasty snack isn’t always conveniently synonymous with a bag of peeled and washed carrot sticks. ...

The great egg substitute

From time to time, I get this NEED to bake. It’s like a primal urge – and there’s really no stopping me. Deep down, there’s just something so satisfying about mushing things around in a bowl, putting them in an oven, ...

Out with the cane, in with the palm sugar (with video)

When I need a sweet boost in recipes I’ll always turn to fruit or stevia first (whole natural foods = yay!), but when those foods simply can’t pull the weight, it’s palm sugar comes to the rescue. I teamed up with ...


Veggie BBQ like you mean it

Barbecues are always a hot thing to do, but with the increasing amounts of celebration surrounding a vegetarian diet, the grill game’s a-changin’. Whether you’re a proud member of the plant-based parade or just have some veg-inclined people on the guest list, ...

Chef’s Notes: Goji Berries

Between fancy food tricks alongside the seemingly neverending wave of annoying diet fads (that are sure to have your mother worried), it’s only natural that our skeptic wall to powerful “new” foods has become pretty thick.

I follow the rules of ...


Candy made from real stuff

Corn Syrup.
Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil.
Mono and Diglycerides.
Malic Acid.
Artificial Flavors.
Blue #1.
Red #40.
Yellow #6.

Everyday, thousands of packages ...