Table Talk

Avocado Powder is a Vegetable?

Posted: May 30, 2011 by Diane

Do you agree avocado powder is a vegetable? Does zero grams of trans fats mean a food really has no trans fats at all? Should you find it reassuring when a product says it’s authentic, homestyle or wholesome? You may be surprised by the answers…

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Sweet Advice

Posted: May 17, 2011 by Diane

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has gotten a bad rap recently. Does it deserve all the negative press? How about cane sugar or beet sugar — is it any better? What are your alternatives for healthy eating with a sweet tooth?

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More on the HFCS Front

Posted: February 4, 2011 by Diane

Did you hear about the lawsuit filed up in New York, alleging Snapple Beverage Corp. misled consumers by labeling its teas and juice drinks containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as ´┐ŻAll Natural´┐Ż?

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You Can Call Me Al

Posted: September 20, 2010 by Diane

So, HFCS is maybe going to become “corn sugar”? Yeah, that will help. (Not.)

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HFCS Half-Truths?

Posted: September 16, 2008 by Diane

I dunno, I’m not so sure about these ads I’ve seen running lately touting HFCS. I suspect they may be only giving us a carefully selected version of the truth. What do you think?

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Julia Child a Spy! Microfilm at 11.

Posted: August 14, 2008 by Diane

Whoa! Did you hear the news that Julia Child was a WWII spy? Wow — and you thought whipping up a perfect bernaise sauce was exciting! Yep, turns out the woman who was pretty much single-handedly responsible for popularizing gourmet French cooking in the US was also a genuine cloak-and-dagger spy (before she became The […]

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A Calorie Is a Calorie Is a Calorie

Posted: July 20, 2008 by Diane

A weight loss challenge at my office brings up an interesting question: does it make a difference if the calories you consume come from fat or carbs?

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The Big Pig Runs Amok

Posted: April 10, 2008 by Diane

Piggly Wiggly (the grocery store chain, for those who aren’t familiar with the name) is apparently testing out a new store design concept. While some of the ideas sound interesting, I’m not buying all their marketing hype about the benefits of the new layout. To see why, read the full article…

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Twenty Nine Healthy Foods

Posted: March 6, 2008 by Diane

How many of these healthy foods do you include in your diet? Chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other powerful health-boosting goodness, these are twenty-nine foods to load up on. Eat healthy!

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Healthier Baby Food

Posted: January 21, 2008 by Diane

Did you hear the story about the couple who found maggots in their baby’s food? Ewwww. If that grosses you out as much as it did me, you might want to consider making your own baby food. It’s not as much hassle as you might think.

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