All Things Science, Love, And Self-Care

  • Ingredient Spotlight: Dark Chocolate

    Cacao helps reduce inflammation. It is high in iron, potassium, protein and magnesium and full of antioxidants. Polyphenols in cocoa, may reduce your risk of neuro-degenerative diseases by improving brain function and blood flow. It has cancer protective properties and is anti-bacterial.

    Cacao also has positive effects on mood, reduces stress and improves contentment by helping convert tryptophan into mood stabilizing serotonin.
  • Ingredient Spotlight: Figs

    From jams, to salads, to gourmet sauces, to convenient snacks, figs have been consumed for pleasure for centuries. They are sweet and delicious, but also pack a nutritional punch. Let's look at why we should be including figs in our diets.
  • Ingredient Spotlight: Epimedium AKA Horny Goat Weed

    Epimedium is categorized as strengthening and tonifying herb and used in Chinese medicine to treat impotence and infertility, urinary frequency, forgetfulness and painful cold lower back and knees.
  • Ingredient Spotlight: Reishi

    Reishi Mushrooms, sometimes referred to as the "mushrooms of immortality", another staple in Chinese medicine herbal pharmacy used as a tonic, booster to the immune system, as well as calming and protective medicinal.
  • Ingredient Spotlight: Shiitake

    Studies have shown that eating Shiitake mushrooms regularly improve overall well-being and encourage longevity, so enjoy them in your soups, stir-fires and our convenient, delicious and mood boosting On-Guard snack.
  • Ingredient Spotlight: Ginseng

    Ginseng, a revered longevity tonic used in Chinese medicine for centuries. For me, the most exciting property of Ginseng is that it is an ADAPTOGEN, meaning that it may enhance the body's ability to adapt to physical stress and possibly to mental stress. I am all over having less stress, while getting energy and protection to boot.

  • I Wish I Were a Scientist

     How food and sustaining life are all about science.

    I would love to know more.

    My father was a scientist a chemical engineer to be exact. I am a chef and research chef. My career has been preparing/creating food for others. This is fairly new for me but it is intriguing. So here I am writing about your gut microbiome and the microbiota that lives within it…

  • A New Chapter

    I have, over the years of being in the food creation business, considered many opportunities to start my own business and build a great line of foods. There were great ideas, great recipes, and even great timing. But there was never a great partner.

    The vision as much as I could clearly see it was tough to sustain as a one-man band. I needed melody, harmony and rhythm to use a musical analogy. Parts to help move the process, the message, along in a cohesive way, a flow….

  • Snacks of the Future Today, “Mood Food”!

    In the world today there are many ways to approach foods and their impact on the communities you want to reach. Authenticity builds respect and trust, while being thoughtful and transparent can lead to the success your product deserves. Consumers are wary and advocates can impact you if you are not your own advocate for your customers and their health and well being. You don’t have to sell quinoa and kale but be honest and your people will come back for more. Putting care into your product means caring for your customers.