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Love. One Cucumber Stick at a Time? I Don’t Think So, Says Gizzi Erskine

Living clean may be a lifestyle, but are we taking it too far? Gizzi Erskine thinks some may be.

Gizzi Erskine is taking on the ‘clean eating’ fanatics by showing healthy food can be delicious “People don’t know how to eat.” These are the words of the UK’s Gizzi Erskine. The 35-year-old with rock-and-roll style, sporting a beehive hairdo and vintage dresses, isn’t your typical food writer. At least not by today’s standards. Where her competition is using hashtags ... Read More »

Yogurt Covered Sounds Healthy, Right?

Think you're reaching for something healthy when you pick up those yogurt-covered whatevers? Think again. There's tons of sugars in that 'yogurt'.

Yogurt. We all know it’s healthy. Yogurt covered = healthy, right? We’ve all done it – we pick up the yogurt covered whatever because we figure it the healthy alternative to chocolate covered whatevers. “While these coating may be called ‘yogurt,’ they are really kind of a ‘frosting’ of which yogurt is an ingredient,” says David Katz, MD, director of ... Read More »

An Apple A Day Keeps The Pounds At Bay

In a recent study at the State University of Rio de Janiero, 441 women were asked to participate in a study that gave them dietary supplements. The group was split into 3 subgroups, were randomized and each group received (free of charge) one of three dietary supplements. These magic pills? Apples, Pears and Oat Cookies. Each group met with a dietitian ... Read More »

The American Obesity Problem

Obesity in America has reach epidemic levels and 1 in 2 Americans is now considered obese.

We all know that it’s a problem. It’s made national headlines (The Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek) . It’s the subject behind First Lady Michelle Obama’s lunchroom takeover. We see it in our communities every single day. Obesity. It’s an ugly word. It’s a word we don’t like to hear, and we certainly don’t like to think about it. Unfortunately, research ... Read More »

Ice Cream Entrepreneurs

Van Leeuwen is on a mission to perfect the old classics. They must be having some success, as they now have 7 locations.

The Ice Cream American Dream Ice cream can be a lucrative business, if you do it right. To continue our celebration of National Ice Cream Month, we decided to take a look at Ice Cream Entrepreneurs. Below are seven stories of the American Dream resulting from the American snack of ice cream. Breyers Way back in 1866, America was still ... Read More »

Master of the Bellyache

Going gluten-free can be a bit scary and it can be hard to find snacks that work for a gluten-free diet.

Arielle Toth is a digestive health activist and blogger for The Happy Tummy, a blog dedicated to making life with a digestive illness a little less of a pain in the butt. She shares her personal and painful experiences with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Celiac disease and gluten in the article below. Going gluten-free can be a bit scary and it ... Read More »

Dairy-free Peach Ice Cream (see notes for Paleo options)

Gluten free, dairy free, paleo friendly peach ice cream recipe

July 17th. It’s National Peach Ice Cream Day. We’ve been talking about National Ice Cream month for several weeks now – but the delicious recipes keep coming in! Honestly, who doesn’t love rich, creamy ice cream in the summer months? If you’ve got a dairy allergy in your family, it can be tough to miss out on one of America’s ... Read More »

Dairy and Gluten Free Peach Sorbet

Peaches and summer just go together - but fresh peaches don't last all that long! Consider this great peach sorbet made from freeze dried peaches. Freeze dried fruit stores well and tastes outstanding!

Looking to serve your guests a little flavor of Southern hospitality this summer? Try this fantastic (and easy to make) peach sorbet. They’re sure to be impressed and you’ll still have time to be the perfect host or hostess. This recipe uses our Freeze Dried Peaches.       Read More »

13 Things You’d Never Expect From Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream is the Most Popular flavor in the world

Ice Cream is the ultimate American summertime treat. Continuing our celebration of National Ice Cream Month, we’ve dug up these little known facts about ice cream. Stay tuned until the very end for a video on one way new ice cream flavors are invented. No one really knows where ice cream comes from or where it was invented. See our ... Read More »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ice Cream

Who knew? Ice cream can actually be healthy for you - when consumed responsibly, of course!

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the designation of July as “National Ice Cream Month,” and specifically the third Sunday in July (July 19 this year) as “National Ice Cream Day” with this proclamation: Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States. It enjoys a reputation as the ... Read More »