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Organic Tomato Sauce

Posted on January 11, 2014

Sometimes I like to make homemade tomato sauce. Often I don’t actually have the time.

On those busy weeknights when I’m in a race to get the boys to their tennis and baseball practices, then help them with their homework and put a super-nutritious dinner on the table all at the same time, I grab a bottle of this organic tomato sauce.

My favorite way to serve this sauce is over spaghetti squash –I have a very helpful post on How ... read more →

Steve’s Paleo Goods

Posted on May 13, 2013

With a strong focus on improving the health and lives of children, Steve’s Paleo Goods is a site you can’t afford to miss.

Meet Steve, one of my favorite people in the Paleo Community. Steve runs the website Steve’s Paleo Goods where he sells scrumptious Paleo snacks. He also runs Steve’s Club, which provides CrossFit programs to at-risk youth. Further he donates a portion of the proceeds from Steve’s Paleo Goods to support these CrossFit programs. As you can see, Steve ... read more →

Product Review: Julienne Slicer

Posted on October 12, 2009

This julienne slicer is the tool that changed my life.  I love to chop, and I can chop very well.  I am able to slice vegetables quite thin and enjoy doing so; I find this practice meditative, in fact.

However, this julienne slicer has revolutionized chopping in my kitchen.  Before I had it I was not able to slice carrots so delicately.  My children love to eat the veggies that I slice with this kitchen tool.  Try it yourself.  You just ... read more →

Product Review: Purely Decadent Ice Cream

Posted on June 3, 2009

Purely Decadent’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

This is my family’s favorite ice cream.  I’d have to say they like it quite a bit more than my homemade Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream.

When I posted that recipe last week, several people asked if I had heard of various brands of store bought vegan, gluten free ice creams.  Yes, I have and here it is.  Purely Decadent comes in quite a few flavors and I can attest that each one I have ... read more →

Product Review: Coconut Flour

Posted on March 6, 2008

Coconut flour is my new favorite flour. I have been experimenting with it for a while –that would be more than 2 years. During this time I have come up with some delicious recipes that lend themselves perfectly to coconut flour.

This flour is a bit lighter than almond flour, which makes it perfect for cakes, muffins and breads. Further, it is gluten free, high in fiber and low in carbohydrates, making it an ideal ingredient for celiacs, ... read more →

Product Review: Toasted Sesame Oil

Posted on June 16, 2007

This condiment is a family favorite. We drizzle it on everything from kale to chicken. It adds a wonderful, nutty Asian flavor to dishes. I consider it a kitchen staple.

My younger son especially likes toasted sesame oil and in his enthusiasm, sometimes tries to dump half the bottle on his steamed broccoli. In order to make him think twice before pouring with a heavy hand and drowning his greens, I warn that he must finish all he puts on his ... read more →

Product Review: Nau

Posted on June 12, 2007

In spring of 2005, Eric Reynolds, the visionary creator of the company Marmot, contacted me. He wanted to pitch what he said would be the next big thing in retail. He arrived at my office, laptop in tow and we pored over his spreadsheets and business plan.

His ambitious venture: to launch a chain of environmentally friendly clothing stores. I was in.

His concept included minimalist stores constructed of recycled materials which would sell 100% organic cotton clothing; the pièce ... read more →

Product Review: Boulder’s Best Organics

Posted on May 29, 2007

Boulder is often called the “Mount Olympus” of the organic food industry. Boulder’s Best Organics, a web based business, provides a pantheon of locally made products including soaps, chocolate, wine and tea.

This company offers a convenient way to ship a Rocky Mountain gift basket to far off friends and relatives who need a fix of Boulder. When my friend Stephanie had her baby, I sent a basket of postpartum pampering treats including lotion, chocolate and wine.

Product Review: Rigoni di Asiago

Posted on May 22, 2007

These delicious jams by fiordifrutta Rigoni di Asiago are made with 100% organic fruit. They’re juice sweetened –no cane sugar, fructose or other forms of processed sugar in disguise. This is the only organic jam I have found with no added sugar. The flavors are great!

My favorites are orange and raspberry jam, though they come in a large variety including rose hip, which is quite tasty as well.

Update: This product has been renamed Rigoni di Asiago. It is still ... read more →

Product Review: Dagoba Chocodrops

Posted on March 15, 2007

Have you heard? Chocolate is good for you! Dagoba Chocodrops are made with 100% organic ingredients and are fair trade certified.

These chocodrops have a high cacao content (73%) and are quite flavorful with just a hint of sweetness.

Dagoba organic chocodrops are small (dime sized) discs. Use them in your favorite cookie recipe or have a handful with nuts as a quick pick-me-up, afternoon snack. Delicious!

Product Review: Stevia

Posted on March 6, 2007

Update: I have switched brands and now use NuNaturals stevia.

There are times when I want something sweet and don’t want to increase my blood sugar level. This is when I reach for stevia, an herb 300 times as sweet as sugar with a glycemic index (GI) of 0.

This low glycemic, low carbohydrate sweetener is widely used in Japan. In the U.S., the sugar lobby has long fought to ban this miracle sweetener; it is currently classified as a ... read more →

Product Review: Agave Nectar

Posted on February 27, 2007

Sweetness is the first taste we experience in life, the primal taste of our infancy, of mother’s milk.

For several years I researched delicious, healthy alternatives to sugar that held up well in the baking process, yet did not substantially raise glycemic index levels. Enter agave, the nectar of the agave cactus plant –a golden liquid readily available in health food stores.

I prefer agave because as you can see below, it is lower on the glycemic index (GI) than other sweeteners:

sugar ... read more →

Product Review: Blanched Almond Flour

Posted on February 20, 2007

NOTE: Please see my updated Almond Flour ingredient page.

Why almond flour? I am asked this question at least once a day. Almond flour is highly nutritious, easy to use and readily available. For those of us watching our glycemic index, almond flour is high in protein and low in sugars.

Unlike other alternatives to wheat flour, almond flour is moist and delicious. After having tested just about every gluten-free flour out there, I can save you a lot of time and ... read more →

Product Review: Salmon Jerky

Posted on January 30, 2007

This high protein snack is made by SeaBear from wild salmon. It has great flavor and a very chewy texture. Comes in convenient pouches.

Expensive, but I think this high quality, nutritious food is worth it.

I keep it in the glove of my car for afternoons when I need a good hit of protein.

UPDATE: SeaBear Salmon Jerky now contains corn syrup solids.