Category Archive: Good for you

All They’re Cracked Up to Be 2: Rice and Easy

It should come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I love cooking. However, I have a complicated relationship with recipes. I really, really try to follow them precisely the… Continue reading

Beyond Breakfast-Pleasant Porridge Pastries

So one of the things we’re supposed to do more of, according to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans is to eat whole grains. I enjoy the trendy whole grains like quinoa and… Continue reading

We Didn’t Invent This

Home cooking has experienced a renaissance of sorts in the past few years. Fast food and processed “food” from a box is losing favor. People want Slow Food. They want locally sourced food.… Continue reading

Sloppy…Who?

Mr. Food It Yourself wanted sloppy Joe sandwiches for dinner. I was okay with that. However, I have issues with the canned and powdered preparations available from the grocery store. Every can of… Continue reading

Safe to Eat

So, we’ve discussed the approval of GMO salmon, for good or bad. I’ve ranted about mandatory sodium labeling on New York City restaurant menus. Now, one final food related topic that has been… Continue reading

This is Your Chance to be Heard

Ever since I got interested in the story behind what we eat (I’m talking Clinton administration here) there has been one word that gets food scientists, nutrition experts, and food processors worked up… Continue reading

What’s Pho Dinner?

This week Mr. Food It Yourself got a bee in his bonnet about trying to make pho from scratch in our pressure cooker. Well, you know how much I love bees, so I… Continue reading

What’s for Dinner?

On May 26th I got a new job. I call it my Big Girl Job. I get a salary instead of punching an hourly clock, I work 40 hours each week, I get… Continue reading

Keep The Dirt Clean

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2015 is the International Year of Soils.  Soil health is important for crop health (for both commercial farming and back yard gardening)… Continue reading

Timeless in No Time

I love tomato soup. So does Mr. Food It Yourself. We love it so much we served grilled cheese and tomato soup as our wedding reception meal. I’m not totally opposed to the… Continue reading