What Are You Eating?

The Best Pizza Sauce Ever

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

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 [...]

The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry Is Feeding You

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

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

Can We Really Trust Nutrition Labels?

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

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

Former Food Industry Exec Starts Spilling The Beans

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

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

The Trouble With Genetically Engineered Foods, Revisited

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

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

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?|

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

Ground Meat From Several Different Brands Found to Contain Horse Meat

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

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?

The Problem With Processed Foods, Part IV: The Conclusion

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

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

How Many Calories Are You Drinking?

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

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 [...]

The GMO-Free Eater

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

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

Overeating: Why You Can’t Stop At One Nacho

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

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 [...]

Bloggers Join Forces To Make Kraft Ditch Artificial Dyes

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

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

What’s In My Clean Eating Healthy Kitchen?

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

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

Supermarket Swindle: Two Things To Avoid On Your Food Labels

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

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 [...]

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?|

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 [...]

Another Peanut Butter Recall: Why Does This Keep Happening?

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

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

Are Brown Eggs Really Better Than White?

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

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

Portion Distortion: Stop Eating Out Of The Bag

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

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 [...]

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

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

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

Let Your Boo Propose To You… With Pizza Hut?

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

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