skim milk jugJoke: How do you dramatically increase sales of a new or unpopular food product to the American public?

Answer: Call it a health food!

This joke, while funny, is also very sad as it illustrates with humor what common sense, logic, observation, and facts cannot for the vast majority of Westerners.

paleo banana muffinsYum!  Paleo banana muffins!

I love to try out new things in the kitchen. It helps prevent getting stuck in the same old routine and same old meals week in and week out.

I frequently get in over my head, with something taking a lot more time and effort (and mess!) than I ever imagined!

icelander diet
I got a free issue of Food and Wine magazine in the mail the other day. As I was flipping through it, I noticed an interesting article titled “Should You Eat Like an Icelander?” (hence the title of my blog which answers this question!). Here’s the link to the full text of the article in case you are interested:

The opening blurb on the article proclaims that “Icelanders are among the planet’s healthiest,

mass produced chickens

My family traveled across the state this weekend for a soccer tournament. A few miles from the sports complex out in the middle of nowhere, I noticed a large, confinement chicken operation. You’ve probably seen this type of factory farm before, but perhaps didn’t know what they were .. long,

homemade pumpkin breadToday I baked a loaf of healthy pumpkin bread with the last cup of pureed pumpkin that I had made back at Thanksgiving. When I take the time to make pureed pumpkin, I always use in season pumpkins and make a lot, frozen in small containers. This way, I have enough not only for pumpkin pie

healthy school lunchPacking a healthy school lunch that my kids will actually eat and won’t get them bullied on the playground is a delicate balancing act as any Mom concerned for the health of her children well knows.

I pack school lunches for all 3 of my kids and I quickly discovered that packing the same items for all of them just didn’t work most of the time.

fear of illness has overridden common sense

By Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

From Maine to Maui, Vancouver to Miami, autism rates across North America are soaring. As of February, 2010, there are an estimated 300,000 severely autistic children in this country — requiring nearly $9 billion per year in services. Then numbers in Canada are equally staggering.