Sriracha Honey Chicken

Sriracha Honey Chicken

For the holidays my family and I like to head back home to New York, not Manhattan but rather the place modern civilization forgot – Albany.  As we are last minute shopping for Christmas (I know, we’re crazy right?) we ass the food court. The smells of everything deep fried do absolutely nothing for me, but then this lady jumps out of nowhere shoving a piece of chicken in my face. Now if it hadn’t been food court ‘food’ I likely might have been tempted to give it a try- I mean it smelled delicious and looked pretty tasty but the thought of how much MSG was in that one bite turned me off completely.  But here’s the thing, each mall we went to had the SAME thing. The lady in front of the Chinese food kiosk pushing some sort of deep fried meat at the passers by. From New York all the way to Pennsylvania (my family is sort of spread out), it was always the same. SO whats a good way to get this fantastic taste at home, all the taste but none of the msg, cornstarch, flour or whatever it is they are using at those places. Then it happened, a post with just such a recipe popped into my FB newsfeed courtesy of Creme de la Crumb. So I tweaked the recipe ever so slightly and decided it was post worthy for my recipe stash, which of course I had to share with all of...
My not so organic gut.

My not so organic gut.

OK so we’ve determined that organic is not just some hippy fad that is going to go away over time. Organic is great, but is this always the best option? For those with sensitivities it may still end up being not good enough. Take a look at the top 5 foods to stay away from, even when organic for those with sensitivities SOY #1 on my list is Soy, personally I tend to stay away from it period, it is the number one GM crop out there being somewhere around 90% of all soy crops are GM. That being said there are other issues that wreak havoc on our system, for example if it isn’t fermented don’t touch it. Soy was the big winner in the health industry and among vegetarians for many years but the truth is that this legume is not all it is cracked up to be. Soy milk is a major culprit – among other unfermented versions, in causing endocrine disruption, digestive issues, hormonal issues including thyroid disruption and fertility issues. In its defence some believe fermented soy has it’s benefits such as reduced breast  and prostate cancer rates. When soy is fermented it promotes probiotics that help in digestion. So chose soy that is organic and fermented if you feel the need to consume it. WHEAT #2. Wheat – This is a dirty word of late and really gets a bad wrap, due to the way we process wheat now it is likely not good in any form. With celiac on the rise and many people feeling they are gluten sensitive is it any wonder...

Don’t eat anything with a face, the great debate.

We have all heard the phrase “Don’t eat anything with a face”, it is the great debate between meat eaters and Vegans. But we haven’t had a chance to really see it in action, in the form of an actual debate between experts involved in fields where they can make statements and back them up. Physicians and scientists who study and have studied for years the effects of eating meat versus those who do not consume animal products. Lets take a look at this video of the debate, be sure you have some time to sit down and really listen to this.   Leave your take on this in the comments section below, which side won the argument in your...