I really believe that breaking nutrition guidance down to its "simplest terms and most convenient definitions" (to quote Anthony Michael Hall's letter to Mr. Vernon from The Breakfast Club). The reason for this being that complicating health claims is part of big ag's strategy in getting us to buy their food. When nutritional advice gets to … Continue reading How to “Listen To Your Body” in the Fast Food Era
INTRODUCING... The Hungry Siblings Podcast!! Madi and I have been working on this for quite some time and we are very happy to finally publish the first episode. Music by bensound.com Production and Editing by Henry Vander Hill Logo by Henry Vander Hill (Photos by William D. Walker)
This video was floating around on my facebook feed this week. It talks about how people act more strongly on survival instinct and emotion rather than fact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S74C-XF9kYY This video uses politics as an example of this phenomenon. We've all been at those gatherings where some political topic comes up and it's the most awkward social … Continue reading Why Doesn’t Anyone Talk About Food?
Hello! Madison here. Today I have 5 reasons why WFPB eaters should shop at the farmers’ market, complete with photos from my recent visit to the Dane County Farmers’ Market here in Madison, WI. When I was 17 I worked for a very busy farm stand at the Dane County Farmers Market. I also worked … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Shop at the Farmers Market
The Facts About Sugar Everyone knows soda, donuts, and ice cream are unhealthy because of (among other things) added sugar. A 12-oz Coke, for example, contains 39 grams of sugar, and virtually no other nutrients. Added sugar is often referred to as "empty calories," or calories devoid of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Consuming too many … Continue reading Sugar’s Many Hiding Places: 8 Foods to Look Out For
Madison is an amazing cook. I am a marvelously average cook. What can a marvelously average cook contribute to a food blog? Well, I'm really good at slicing bread and putting stuff on it! Everyone loves toast, right? It's the best thing since... well. Okay, no more *crumb*-y jokes. Here are my top 4 ways to put stuff on … Continue reading 4 Plant-Based Toast Recipes
There are many many Black vegan voices out there advocating for decolonization, community health, human and animal rights, sustainable agriculture, and so many more issues that are core to the vegan/plant-based lifestyle. Their work is inspiring, challenging, and critical to the food justice movement. Despite popular belief, vegans aren't all white women - the #wfpb … Continue reading Black Vegan Voices