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Come On Over, Cupcake!


A few weeks ago, the local supermarket put boxes of Pillsbury cake mix on sale, enticing shoppers with a price so low that even I, a girl with an avowed distaste for cakes from a box, couldn’t resist. I snapped up three boxes.
Two disappointing cupcake recipes later, I was ready to go in an entirely […]

Going Subtle with Guiltless Gourmet


I first became aware of product placement after taking classes on visual culture and media in college. Product placement is a subtle marketing technique where a company pays to have their product appear on a television show or movie so that you see it without it being a glaring advertisement.
When I watch television, I always […]

Fill Up Without Overeating?


Is popcorn the new appetite suppressor?
The low-calorie snack was recently studied to see how it impacted eating habits when eaten 30 minutes before a meal. The study, conducted by Dr. James Rippe of the Rippe Lifestyle institute, indicated that people who ate up to six (seriously, who eats six cups in a sitting?) cups of […]

New Philly Cream Cheese Flavors - Tasty and Healthy Snack Ideas


I struggle with snacks. As it turns out, I often don’t eat enough, particularly if I’ve worked out that day. This has actually been hindering my weight loss efforts. Snacks (small healthy ones) need to be a part of my routine. So I was pretty excited to be able to try out some new flavors […]

Nogurt Does Yogurt, Free-From-Style


If I had to pick the biggest dairy-free food buzz for 2008, it would be yogurt.  That tummy taming food was in the media more times last year than Paris Hilton, and milk-free manufacturers have been working hard to come out with options for those who are milk allergic, lactose challenged, or otherwise adverse to […]

Yoplait: Yogurt That Eats Like Cake


Even though it seemed like an eternity to get to me, the three flavors arrived on my doorstep via a very curious delivery person.  Needless to say, I told her is was just yogurt and the James Bond like look quickly faded from her eyes.
I opened the package and put them in cold storage until […]

Healthy Snacks that Can Take the Heat


Just in case I wasn’t sure if summer had yet arrived, our thermometer hit triple digits this past weekend to provide a solid confirmation. The warm (or should I say scorching) weather is here, meaning more time outside enjoying the sun. Since this is a food focused blog, I feel no need to […]

Apple-Squash Dessert


Before departing for my birthday celebration in glamorous Miami, my lifestyle—more specifically, my kitchen—is filled with good for you, get into shape, don’t-even-think-about-ice- cream type of regimens. Usually consisting of some serious sweaty yoga sessions, sunless tanning accidents- I say accident, because I always end up with brown streaks gracing my knees and other […]

Plain Old Fruit Never Tasted So Good


To be honest, I had quite the pessimistic attitude when I first came upon these little pouches of fruit by Peeled Snacks. Packaged dried fruit, so what is new? It is just dried fruit, so simple, no wow factor … but to my complete surprise so [counter] revolutionary.
I used to be an avid dried […]

A Berry Good Recommendation from Dr. Perricone


Sitting right up in the number one spot of Dr. Perricone’s top 10 superfoods is a relative newcomer to the U.S. market, the açaí berry. Harvested in Brazil, açaí pulp is rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), antioxidants, and fiber … and (I quote) “studies have shown that this little berry is one of the […]