Wheat Flour vs. Whole Grain White Flour

Just like everyone else, I have been trying to find ways to make dining at home healthier.  My first goal has been to eliminate (or restrict) all non-nutritional food elements like white flour and white sugar. Since my family loves breads, I figured that if I swapped out my all-purpose flour with a more nutritional […]

Mashed Cauliflower

For anyone watching their carb intake, this is an excellent substitution for mashed potatoes. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon sour cream (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Chopped chives, bacon bits  (optional) Process: Rinse cauliflower under cool water. Trim florets from the base of the cauliflower. Place a steamer basket […]

Body Image

I have seen several headlines lately describing the public outrage about the promotion of unhealthy body image in marketing campaigns.  Several fashion designers have banned size 0 models and banned models below a BMI of 16.  Most of the focus is made on how this negatively impacts young women and girls, primarily I suppose, because […]

Custom Skin Care On Demand

I don’t know about you, but most of the time, I’m overloaded with all of the choices when it comes to skincare and beauty regimes.  While I’m on the constant prowl for ‘best’ product for my immediate problem, it is so difficult to navigate through the marketing propaganda and find a product that is true […]

Yummy New York Style Cheesecake

My favorite all purpose cookbook at the moment is ‘The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook’.  My girlfriend sent me a copy as a lovely gift, and I have found that it has some wonderful recipes.  If you enjoy really rich, heavy, and dense cheesecake, this is a recipe for you.  New York Cheesecake Crust 1 1/4 cups […]