December 1, 2014 |
They say one healthy choice leads to another. So it seemed fitting that I discovered a health-food store on the way home from my new gym. The store is Health & Harmony, and to pass through its doors is to enter the rabbit hole of rabbit food. I don't mean Kashi cereal or that Greek yogurt John Stamos sells. Uncle Jesse is for amateurs. This was some next-level, Goop.com kind of stuff. The dairy aisle isn't hemmed in by the confines of a cow. There's almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, Tofutti cream cheese, anything but milk from a mammal.
September 20, 2013
AH, FALL: Time once again to rake the leaves, pull out the flannel and petition Starbucks for a vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yes, this is a thing: Apparently the base syrup has condensed milk - never a secret, but suddenly, in its 10th year, the seasonal beverage has its own change.org petition. Will it spur Starbucks to change the recipe? Hey, who knows? The company did just that last year when people learned that the red coloring in one of its strawberry drinks was made from crushed bugs.
June 15, 2012 |
IF YOU DRINK cow's milk, it's likely that at one point or another you had to be talked into it. "Getting kids to drink milk" is a well-recognized meme (try Googling the phrase) in song, story and parenting guides, because the beverage is not, apparently, something we take to automatically. But with enough "wholesome" spin (in 2007 the Federal Trade Commission forced the National Dairy Council to retract unfounded health claims) and government-funded campaigns (remember the U.S. Department of Agriculture's team-up with Domino's to sell more cheese per pizza?
April 19, 2012
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup pastry flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon Ener-G Egg Replacer (available at natural food stores) 2 tablespoons water 3/4 cup soy milk 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon rosemary, minced 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Zest of 1 lemon, orange, or Meyer lemon 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9-inch cake pan. 2. In a medium bowl, mix flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
May 26, 2011 |
Milk does a child's body good, but choosing the right type can make a parent's head ache. As reports of childhood obesity rise, we asked registered dietitian Sarah Krieger, a children's hospital consultant in St. Petersburg, Fla., and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, to share guidelines she is giving families. Question: Why is milk important for children? Answer: It contains so many nutrients that children need to grow. Calcium is obvious, but milk is also high in potassium - it has more than bananas - phosphorus, protein, vitamins like B12 and D and magnesium.
December 9, 2005 |
On Nov. 8, three days after my 59th birthday, I picked up my 14-year-old daughter from school as usual. I had some very bad news to tell her. She settled down in the backseat of the car and I began talking, watching her reactions through the rear view mirror. "Honey," I said. "The cancer has come back again. " Her eyes widened slightly, but otherwise she didn't look worried. Since Anna was a baby, she has always had a one-breasted mom. For 13 years, her mom's breast cancer has also been part of her life.
June 10, 2004 |
GREAT. Here comes summer, and the price of milk - and thus ice cream - is going up! Man, that's just perfect. I mean it: A perfect opportunity to try the great nondairy alternatives that used to be so much more costly - and frankly, so much less appealing. Back in the bad old days, soy milk was beige, slightly bitter and definitely beany. But today, milk's mainstream competitors include not only delicious varieties of vanilla, chocolate and other soy milks, but almond milk, rice milk and oat milk.
May 31, 2003
Meat & greet Why is that when people meet vegetarians, there's some sort of controversy? If you want to eat meat and kill yourselves, fine - it's your life. But don't give us the third degree whenever you meet us veggies just because you feel threatened. We're fine with our garden burgers, soy milk and mock chicken nuggets. Bhoke S. Lumumba, Philadelphia St. Joe's faculty walkouts As one of the organizers of the demonstration outside St. Joe's graduation ceremony, I was proud of the graduates who walked out, but I was also very proud of the large number of faculty members who walked out as well.
March 10, 2003 |
WHEN 8-year-old Lisa Simpson decided to become a vegetarian in 1995, it was hilarious and heartwarming. But if this happens to you, it probably won't seem so funny. For one thing, there'll be no flying pig. For another, many parents may have gotten the idea that vegetarianism and veganism are too risky. No wonder: Recent stories about parents causing deficiencies with wacky or B12-deficient "vegetarian" diets got a lot of play. So if you're faced with those ominous words ("I want to be a vegetarian")
January 28, 2001 |
Familiar, filling and satisfying, macaroni and cheese ranks high on the comfort-food scale. Though the pasta tubes known as macaroni were first imported from Italy more than 200 years ago, baking them with cheese sauce became popular in America only in the 19th century. This childhood classic is one of the best-known pasta dishes, appearing regularly on home-style menus. Though meatless, traditional macaroni and cheese is loaded with saturated fat and cholesterol. Cream sauces are full of butter, milk or cream, and other high-fat dairy products.