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Crofter’s Superfruit Spread - This Ain’t Your Mama’s Jam!


I stopped buying most jams and jellies years ago because of their overwhelming sweetness. Unless you seek out ones that contain less sugar, your sweet tooth is in for an ache. I found some solace in preserves and homemade jam though, which tend to be less sweet.
But, some days I still want something a little […]

Review: R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Essence


It was almost 10 years ago when I first sipped cucumber water and fell in love. I was living at the Biosphere 2 facility in Arizona as part of a college research program and my neighbor (we lived in two-unit dwellings quaintly called Arroyos) had made a pitcher - just water, ice, and cucumber slices. […]

Fruit Delivered to Your Door: The Fruit Guys


Fruit delivered fresh to your office or home … that almost sounds too good to be true. But a California-based company called The Fruit Guys does just that. With three distribution centers servicing the East Coast, the Midwest and the West Coast, they have a fast turnaround time and deliver pretty much everywhere — often […]

Jell-O Offers a Guilt-Free Rice Pudding


I participate in the Kraft First Taste program, getting the opportunity to try new products from the company in exchange for feedback. Of course, I’m sure the idea is also that I’ll share with my hundreds of close personal friends how much I adore Maxwell House coffee or Oscar Mayer sandwiches, but hey, it’s free […]

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 […]

My Top 10 List of Dairy-Free (or Vegan) Books for Holiday Giving


I review a lot of books and cookbooks, and would venture to label myself as a self-proclaimed “expert” in the field.  That said, there are many different types of books out there for the special diet foodie … some are practical, some are simply fun, and then there is that special category of gift-worthy.
To be gift-worthy, a […]

On The BodyBugg: Update 5


Have you been following my adventure with the BodyBugg (Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4)? So far, I have dropped a few pounds and learned a lot about my habits.
My husband hung up a full length mirror for me yesterday. I used to have one, but it was damaged when we were doing […]

Review: Weight Watchers English Muffin Sandwich


Recently I had the chance to try Weight Watchers English Muffin Sandwich. This one clocks in at 4 Weight Watchers points and 210 calories, but what about the taste?  
The GOOD: The egg whites were not watery, but firm like they should be. The bread remained fairly soft, which is sometimes a challenge when heating up […]

On the BodyBugg: Update 4


Have you been following my adventure with the BodyBugg (Update 1, Update 2, Update 3)? So far, I have dropped a few pounds and learned a lot about my habits.
So, after my large, unexpected loss, a funny thing happened. Okay, it’s not really that funny. Not to me at least. I stopped losing.
To be honest, […]