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What is Umami? | Why Does Bacon Taste So Good?

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If you thought there were only 4 tastes, you thought wrong. There are actually 5! bitter salty sweet sour umami (pronounce it like “ooo-MOM-ee”) So just what is umami? Umami is a word that describes this fifth flavor, but the concept is a bit difficult to wrap your head around. Make sure to read this whole article because you’ll find out why ... Read More »

What Does Expeller Pressed Mean?

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Did you ever look at the label of an oil that you were buying and see the term “expeller-pressed”? First things first, if you see that term, it means it’s a good oil to buy. But why? Expeller-pressed is the way the oil is made. The way it is extracted from the nut or seed. Basically, it means that it ... Read More »

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

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Say you’re like me and you love tortilla chips. And say that you are the type of person who, if you buy a bag of chips, you just might eat the entire thing in one sitting. Sound like anybody you know? No, just me? Lol. Ooops okay. Anyhow. If you have a problem with portion control, like I do, then ... Read More »

Toasted Marshmallow Shot Glass [VIDEO]

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  I was on Facebook the other day when my friend Eleanor posted an awesome picture of a toasted marshmallow shot glass. My jaw dropped just like it always does when I see genius of this magnitude, so I knew I had to try it out to see if it worked. Mainly I was curious if it would work at all, ... Read More »

How to Make Healthy Eating a Habit

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If anyone knows how hard it can be to get healthy, it’s me. I’ve been researching how to do it for over 13 years now. I’ve tried countless diets, fasting and fads to keep me on my path, but when it comes down to it, it just has to be a mindset that is integrated into your daily life over ... Read More »

The Best Tip for Successfully Eating Healthy and Losing Weight

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What does healthy mean to you? Does healthy mean losing weight? Does healthy mean reversing effects of a disease you have? Does healthy mean cutting back on an addiction you have? Does healthy mean becoming a strict vegan/ gluten-free/ paleo/ vegetarian/ macrobiotic/ fruitarian/ low-carb…etc? The thing about “healthy” is that it is defined in so many different ways to different ... Read More »

Pantry Staples for Healthy Eating

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A well-stocked pantry is one that’s more likely to be used, wouldn’t you agree? And the more great pantry staples for healthy eating you have in your kitchen, the better quality meals you can create. And now that you know the most important tip for getting into healthy eating mode, you’ve got to stock your kitchen with the right stuff ... Read More »