Shake It Out!

While still in the carton, shake your strawberries for about 30-60 seconds before eating.  They will taste SO much better! I’m back. Savor! Advertisements

Stevia

I was introduced to Stevia while eating fro-yo at Yoforia last summer and now, finally, I will list information on it.  The benefits may be self-explanatory! Stevia Rebaudiana is an herb in the Chrysanthemum family which grows wild as a small shrub in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. It has been thoroughly tested in dozens … Continue reading

Food & Dreams

Did that bleu cheese give you a nightmare about faux hawks?  It is known that a big night of excess—a large, late-night meal with rich food, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate dessert—will make your sleep fragmented, increasing your awareness of dreams.  However, Dream & Nightmare Laboratory at Sacré-Coeur Hospital in Montreal is the first lab working … Continue reading

My Heroine Ellie

Intuitively, I choose foods that will make me feel good/satisfied both at the dinner table AND the next morning while I’m scootin’ my jeans on.  My ultimate quest is to find and make dishes that taste like something fattening and sinful, but in fact, are healthy and guilt-free.  However, Ellie Krieger is the queen of  … Continue reading

Cry Me a River of Pizza

I read an article that described the American culture act of consuming food as carnival eating. “I WANT PIZZA!” “OOH, I’M GETTING 4 CARAMEL APPLES, NOW!!!” “HOLD ON, BEFORE I LISTEN TO A STORY ABOUT YOUR MOTHER SINGING “STACEY’S MOM”, I NEED A RACK OF RIBS TO SHOOT DOWN.” Darn, that may be true in … Continue reading

The better to taste you with…

I just saw this article on Yahoo and I thought I’d share it! “Your ears contribute to your sense of taste. We’re not saying you can actually taste food with your ears, but they do play a role in transmitting taste signals to your brain. Dr. Levine explains that there is a branch of nerves … Continue reading

Miracle Fruit

Have you ever heard of the “Miracle Fruit”?  Well, apparently it turns everything acidic you eat into a sweet taste; a mystifying experience to say the least.  There are some restaurants that have special dinner evenings dedicated to this Willy Wonka-like splendor. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/dining/28flavor.html

Eat together!

Above is a picture I took at my Nia intensive.  We had an hour for lunch and instead of going out and eating fast food, we decided to raid the on-location fridge, be creative and have a feast!  I’m sure you’ve heard the famous quote – “Families who eat together, stay together!”  Well, the following … Continue reading

Frozen Yogurt Debunked

Atlanta is delightfully swarming with frozen yogurt parlors.  After many weeks of dedicating my palette to Yoforia, I thought I’d feature it on Dining Miss Jenna.  Below is my account of Yoforia along with an article that provides information on The Real Frozen Yogurt. The self-serve method to distribution of the yogurt is oxymoronic.  Even … Continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons…Use Them!

I love telling everyone about multi-use foods.  It’s so eco-lovely! Ant deterrent Pouring lemon juice around areas that ants frequent is said to repel them. Air freshener An equal amount of lemon juice and water added to an atomizer will create a wonderful synthetic chemical-free green air freshener for your home. All purpose cleaner Again, … Continue reading