A few weeks ago a friend posted a picture on Instagram of a little girl saying “Do I cook? I don’t know…do you build houses?” It made me laugh and think about Kitchensurfing, an awesome website that is continually expanding to new cities. Basically the site matches you with a personal chef that fits your taste buds.
Way back when I had no concept of what a calorie was I used to DRINK Vermont Maple Syrup…like straight out of the bottle. Tina was a little more sophisticated than I was…she would mix maple syrup with snow, which is kind of, sort of what the new trend to hit retail shelves in the U.S. is – maple water.
It’s hard to believe that a few years ago quinoa was an esoteric food item you could only find at a handful of health food stores. Now it’s pretty much mainstream and brands are coming up with innovative ways for us to enjoy the healthful benefits. Case in point, NUWI Quinoa Snack, an all-natural, vegan, and gluten-free drinkable quinoa snack.
Let me tell you about the best $95 you’ll ever spend by introducing you to Momofuku Milk Bar’s baking classes. I don’t like to bake or cook, but I do love to eat sweets. I’ve taken a number of classes before in the hopes of getting better in the kitchen, but I find them to be tedious. Not so with this one.
I try to cut salt out of pretty much everything. It’s rare that my order at a restaurant isn’t prefaced with telling the waitress I have an acute sensitivity to salt. It instantly makes me feel bloated and there are so many more healthful ways to add flavor to your food. Case in point, Outer Spice, a new brand of no salt and low salt seasoning options.
First things first, let’s get one thing straight: gluten-free is NOT code word for healthy. In fact many gluten-free products have tons of added sugar, sodium, fat, and chemicals. A gluten-free cookie is still a cookie and a gluten-free piece of bread is still a piece of bread and if you’re looking to shed weight, you should avoid these.