Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Homemade candy corns!

http://www.littlehomesteaders.com/2013/10/homemade-candy-corns-with-less-of-junk.html How cute are these great little homemade candy corns??? Someone had the idea to do cocoa powder for a black, thin stripe on top and turmeric for the middle stripe. I think that's a great idea and no need to find bottled natural food coloring. We use turmeric a lot for yellow but I don't know what would make that great orange color except bottled in this particular application. And, if you have an asian store nearby you can probably find cheap tapioca flour. I order big bags at Azure Standard or they are also in health food stores or in the gluten free aisle of the grocery store.

Friday, March 8, 2013

100 days of real food Kraft mac and cheese petition

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/03/08/kraft-petition-update/ AMAZING ladies!!! Keep doing what you're doing. Awareness is the key and as we can all tell by ignorant comments, people just have no idea how these petroleum based food dyes and artificial nasties are affecting our foods in America. If Europe did it we can certainly do it.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Meadow Gold Dairy gets with it!

YAY! Alyssa came home yesterday so excited to tell me that they had a little celebration at Weber State University when her friend went in to buy strawberry milk and saw that the red #40 had been replaced with beet root powder. Alyssa is a vocal advocate for no petroleum so the friends all knew. I contacted the great people at Meadow Gold Dairy and am pleased to report that indeed, the colors AND artificial flavoring have been replaced in Strawberry and Chocolate milk. Also, the corn syrup has been replaced with sugar. We're not big on sugary milk in general but we'll definitely have a celebration at home for that! I urge you to contact your local producers of flavored milk, especially at schools, to see if this is a possibility for them as well. Here is the response to my question. Danika, We have made some changes to remove artificial colors and flavors out of our formulas as much as possible. Our Tru Moo line, chocolate and strawberry milk now have all natural colors and flavors. This is a permanent change, not going back. We have also replaced HFCS on all the Tru Moo line of flavored milk with sucrose (sugar). You can read the ingredients on the label of the Tru Moo line, see attached nutrition facts. Thank you. Max Torres Quality Assurance Manager Meadow Gold Dairies 3730 W. 1820 S. Salt Lake City, Utah 84104 Email: max_torres@deanfoods.com Office: (801) 907- 0558 Fax: (801) 973- 2750 Cell: (801) 634- 4277

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

GMO foods and autism?

http://geneticroulettemovie.com/ Not Petroleum but part of the big picture. This is a free streaming movie about GMO foods and how they create food allergies. This goes along with my thoughts that petroleum is not a food and our bodies can't process it well. If GMO foods are also hurting our processing abilities it goes on that this would be an accounting factor in the rise of autism and other brain disorders.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

http://www.diefooddye.com/2012/09/11/why-synthetic-food-coloring-is-like-a-horror-flick/comment-page-1/#comment-881 I haven't posted on this blog for ages but looks like this is a great new blog to follow! Die, food dye!

Monday, February 13, 2012

2011 TEDxManhattan Fellow: Stefani Bardin


It's only a 4 minute video so I can't say how accurate it is but I do think it's really cool to watch and makes us think. It's a scientific study using processed and artificially colored foods vs. real foods PLUS a tiny swallowed camera. Love it.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Look me in the eye

http://jerobison.blogspot.com
I know I have a lot of readers who have family with autism/aspergers. I just had to share this blog. It's by one of my very favorite authors who changed my life with my family. :) If you have people with autism in your life please read "Look me in the eye".

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas from Ana



This is the picture that's in the little contest. Ana took it when I left the camera on the piano after an exchange student party. I found it when I uploaded pictures to my computer and had a nice laugh. hahaha.
The exchange students made some super yummy foods and most of them were very natural. We've gotten into some great foreign cooking and I'm going to be updating my blog with some of their fun recipes. We'll also have a South Korean exchange student here in a few weeks, maybe she'll help me learn some of the delicious foods.

Thanks so much guys! Ana's picture won the contest and she got a whole box of "Liken the Scriptures" DVDs for Christmas! YAY!