Veggie Heart - © unknown

My friend, Cathy, emailed me the other day asking, “What is your idea of a healthy diet and what are essentials we should have?” That’s a deceptively simple question – with a potentially very complex answer!

The Common Peanut - © http://www.allergysf.com

Remember when you were a kid? How many people with Peanut allergies did you know? Or had even heard of? Peanuts were a universal snack for all ages and Peanut Butter sandwiches were the mainstay of every school kid’s lunch.

Super Size Spurlock

I don’t necessarily agree with everything the Organic movement, the Whole Foods movement or the various stripes of vegetarians say – especially the more extreme groups. And I think the ‘healthy’ types are overdoing it in their ongoing witch hunt against fast Food. But…

Sale Signs

Supermarkets and food manufacturers use a number of tricks and techniques to maximize their profits on the fresh and processed foods you buy. Some are old chestnuts that we should all know by now. Others are newer and more insidious. Some can work in your favour!

Grab the ketchup bottle! We’re taking a joy ride on the Toasted Cheese Express! We’re not only going to look at new things to put in them, but new ways to cook them. And I guarantee everything we make today will be great with our beloved Red stuff!

Sticky situations demand slick solutions. Or, at least, some kind of… release! There are a number of ways to ensure that your favourite dishes don’t stick when you try to take them out of the pan, each appropriate to the pan you’re working with.