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6 08, 2015

The Best Pizza Sauce Ever

By | August 6th, 2015|Cook It Yourself, From Erika's Kitchen, What Are You Eating?|9 Comments

I've gotten in the habit of making my own pizza dough, and in my quest to make my own pizza from scratch, I went ahead and figured out a nice pizza sauce recipe. I'm lazy, so I also lighten up on the brown sugar and use it for spaghetti sauce when I'm feeling hungry. I [...]

11 03, 2015

The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry Is Feeding You

By | March 11th, 2015|What Are You Eating?|23 Comments

Six of the most outrageous claims from the food industry, and how you can spot them.

11 03, 2015

Can We Really Trust Nutrition Labels?

By | March 11th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|15 Comments

We're calorie counting, but is the FDA getting in our way?

10 03, 2015

Former Food Industry Exec Starts Spilling The Beans

By | March 10th, 2015|What Are You Eating?|3 Comments

Don't be fooled into thinking a brand or the food company that owns it cares about you or your health.

4 03, 2015

The Trouble With Genetically Engineered Foods, Revisited

By | March 4th, 2015|What Are You Eating?|14 Comments

My commentary on the NYT op-ed, "Why Aren't GMOs Labeled?"

13 02, 2015

Pleasure and The Puritans: Why “If It Tastes Good, It MUST Be Bad” Is Wrong

By | February 13th, 2015|The Op-Eds, What Are You Eating?|3 Comments

Discussing The Puritan Principle: If it feels good, it must be bad.

12 02, 2015

Ground Meat From Several Different Brands Found to Contain Horse Meat

By | February 12th, 2015|Fast Food, What Are You Eating?|6 Comments

But, does this not qualify as "taking advantage of people," by serving them a meal of indiscriminate meat and not even ponying up on the info?

27 01, 2015

The Problem With Processed Foods, Part IV: The Conclusion

By | January 27th, 2015|What Are You Eating?|0 Comments

The conclusion of the "The Problem With Processed Foods" series.

26 01, 2015

How Many Calories Are You Drinking?

By | January 26th, 2015|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|23 Comments

When I lived in Texas, my girl and I used to hit up the Red Lobster every other weekend. We'd crack jokes, catch up (school kept us very busy, plus my added little bundle of joy) and enjoy a couple of drinks. Namely, the gloriously decadent Lobsterita. A delicious [not-so-] little 18oz margarita. Full of [...]

21 01, 2015

The GMO-Free Eater

By | January 21st, 2015|What Are You Eating?|13 Comments

What can we do if we want to avoid genetically modified foods?

15 01, 2015

Overeating: Why You Can’t Stop At One Nacho

By | January 15th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Cook It Yourself, Fast Food, What Are You Eating?|16 Comments

I've been saying this for a while now... but when it becomes innocent you against people who stand to make lots of money off of you, you don't stand a chance. Taken from Women's Health magazine: Here's how this deviousness works: Human beings have what food-industry insiders call a "bliss point," a nirvana of the [...]

15 01, 2015

Bloggers Join Forces To Make Kraft Ditch Artificial Dyes

By | January 15th, 2015|What Are You Eating?|16 Comments

I've got $5 to the first person who can identify what my first thought was regarding this.

9 01, 2015

What’s In My Clean Eating Healthy Kitchen?

By | January 9th, 2015|Cook It Yourself, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|36 Comments

Want to know what I consider to be staples in my clean eating kitchen?

1 01, 2015

Supermarket Swindle: Two Things To Avoid On Your Food Labels

By | January 1st, 2015|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|15 Comments

As I've said before, there are only a few things that really unnerve me - one of them is dishonesty in marketing. (Surprise, surprise... that's what marketing is.) If you browse an aisle at the supermarket, you will see claims made on package after package after package... but is it really worth it? For that [...]

1 01, 2015

Taco Bell Thinks You’re Stupid: Try The Drive-Thru Diet!

By | January 1st, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Fast Food, Healthy Eating, The Op-Eds, What Are You Eating?|9 Comments

As someone who works in marketing, I'm often analyzing something from the aspect of the company. Why would a company pay to put "this-particular-image" in my face? What are they trying to get me to do? Why does my reaction benefit them? Is it truly in my best interests to react to this in this [...]

18 12, 2014

Another Peanut Butter Recall: Why Does This Keep Happening?

By | December 18th, 2014|What Are You Eating?|14 Comments

How does salmonella get in peanut butter? How can I avoid it?

18 12, 2014

Are Brown Eggs Really Better Than White?

By | December 18th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, What Are You Eating?|18 Comments

Are brown eggs better than white? What's the difference?

8 12, 2014

Portion Distortion: Stop Eating Out Of The Bag

By | December 8th, 2014|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|29 Comments

Once upon a time.. I used to kill the bag. Destroy the box. I could barely sit down before I tore into it... whatever the "it" was for the day. I'm talkin' about snackin'. Although, for me, it was never really a snack. Not in the traditional sense - it wasn't simply a little bit [...]

4 12, 2014

Mark Bittman For The NYT: Got Milk? You Don’t Need It

By | December 4th, 2014|Did You Know, What Are You Eating?|25 Comments

A NYTimes writer challenges the "need" for milk in our daily lives.

3 10, 2014

Let Your Boo Propose To You… With Pizza Hut?

By | October 3rd, 2014|What Are You Eating?|4 Comments

What? You wouldn't want your boo to propose to you over a box of... um.. "pizza?"