Food 101
8 11, 2013

5 Things You Need to Know About Trans Fats in Your Food

By | November 8th, 2013|Did You Know, Food 101, Friday 5, Healthy Eating, Supermarket Swindle|7 Comments

Everything you need to know about trans fats in your processed food, and how to avoid it.

15 10, 2013

The [Extremely Thorough and Rather Compelling] Case Against Sugar

By | October 15th, 2013|Food 101|21 Comments

Excerpted parts of the NY Times' article, "Is Sugar Toxic?" and my thoughts throughout the post.

4 10, 2013

The 5 BGG2WL Clean Eating Commandments

By | October 4th, 2013|Food 101, Friday 5|7 Comments

My food philosophy, demystified.

15 08, 2013

Bliss Point: 6 Reasons Erika Was Right About The “Science of Addictive Food”

By | August 15th, 2013|Food 101, What Are You Eating?|16 Comments

When I saw it, I had the same reaction that many of you had. But then, I did a little dance in my chair, because I love - love - being proven right. And, as my best friend Ashley would tell you I've been saying for years, "No one listens to Erika until Erika is [...]

12 08, 2013

Saving Money On Groceries: Buy It In Season

By | August 12th, 2013|Food 101, Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|15 Comments

There's nothing worse than knowing that once that winter frost hits, tomatoes are going to go through the roof. I mean, I love the bright sun, the warm days and the late nights that come with the summertime, but I'ma keep it real. The best thing that summer can do for me is bring the [...]

1 07, 2013

The “Adulteration” of Our Food Supply

By | July 1st, 2013|Food 101, What Are You Eating?|7 Comments

"...apple stock was jarred and sold as blackberry, currant or plum jelly..."

7 06, 2013

The Case Against Eating [So Much] Beef

By | June 7th, 2013|Food 101|29 Comments

The case against eating [so much] meat.

24 05, 2013

How To Spot – And Start To Give Up – Processed Foods

By | May 24th, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Food 101|39 Comments

A cornerstone of clean eating is limiting your intake of processed foods. What are processed foods? Well..

13 05, 2013

What Does “USDA Inspected” Mean On Your Poultry Label?

By | May 13th, 2013|Did You Know, Food 101|4 Comments

What does "USDA Inspected" mean on your food label?

23 04, 2013

The Salad Gallery, Round 2

By | April 23rd, 2013|Food 101, From Erika's Kitchen|10 Comments

A second photo gallery of my different kinds of salads!

16 04, 2013

Food 101: The Problem With Processed Foods

By | April 16th, 2013|Food 101, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|20 Comments

I've been wanting to write about this for a while, now, but you know how sometimes... you just don't know where to begin? Something is so screwed up from all sides, that there's no possible way to make sense of it from it's head or it's heels? Yeah, that's kind of this processed food thing. [...]

19 02, 2013

Molasses: The Original “Sweetener”

By | February 19th, 2013|Did You Know, Food 101|8 Comments

Where does molasses come from, why is it better than regular sugar, and what can I use it for?

17 01, 2013

Hierarchy of Food Needs: How Do You Get GOOD Food When There’s No Food?

By | January 17th, 2013|Food 101, Social Construct|6 Comments

Explained and applied to our food stamp convo.

11 10, 2012

Saving Money On Groceries: Go Weekly!

By | October 11th, 2012|Food 101, Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|23 Comments

How often do you go grocery shopping? Do you tend to go every other day, picking up what you're cooking for the night? Do you just grab something cooked from the store and eat it there? Or, do you go every two weeks when payday comes? Regardless of which one you choose, they're all wrong [...]

23 01, 2012

Comprehending Calories: The Role of Carbs In Your Diet

By | January 23rd, 2012|Food 101|15 Comments

Mmmm... burnt toast. Yum. My relationship with carbs is love-hate. In the form of veggies and fruits, they're pretty awesome. So that's love. But in the form of processed foods, packaged with excess sugars and serving as carriers for excess salts and unnatural fats? That's hate. In fact, I usually have a violent [...]

4 05, 2010

Comprehending Calories: The Basics

By | May 4th, 2010|Food 101|3 Comments

I feel like it's hard to start in one particular place with this, because it's foolish from all sides. Looking at my post about the belief that all calories are created equal, I guess the best place to begin is with this notion that exercise is the cure all for the obesity epidemic. As my [...]