Sustenance Satisfaction Index 37 results

Food of the Gods? Yes, Raw Chocolate Truffles!

Everyone loves candy, even plant-based eaters.  These chocolate truffles will win the hearts of even the most dedicated carnivore.  Packed with the life-enhancing goodness of coconut and cacao, you can even pretend they are health food.  Some even call cacao, “food of the gods.”  Our kind of gods to be sure.These truffles will last weeks under refrigeration and make beautiful gifts (try decorating the wrappers!) but trust us, once you taste them, you will be tempted to store a stash ...

Red Hot Sauce For Now and Later

We've got something of a spicy addiction and this hot sauce is just the fix.  You can make any size batch - from a  single bottle to a case or more.  It ages well (we have some aging for years) but can be enjoyed immediately.Depending upon your tolerance, dare to experiment with all hots or, for those born to be mild, try a mix of sweet and hot peppers.  Don't be afraid to experiment -- this "recipe" is hard to get wrong.  Thickness, flavor and saltiness are all a matter of personal ...

Waste – A New Year’s Take on Eating

No one likes to waste food. Whether it's throwing out an uneaten sandwich or watching crops rot in the fields, it seems wrong to have food spoil rather than feed.  It's especially painful to waste food when times are tight and food costs seem so high.We believe that sadly, sometimes, waste is better than waist.  Now that end-of-the-year holidays and celebrations have ended (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's), it's now time to waste all those leftover indulgences ...

Thank the Kitchen Help

Kitchens are special places.  They're hot and steamy, a little fraught with danger... and of course they yield delicious and nourishing food.  Gourmet cooks pride themselves on their kitchen tools and equipment.  Interior designers have been reported to spend tens of thousands (if not more) on kitchens that the owners hardly touch (we don't count only microwaving food).We've all also heard the saying, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen."  It's flung about in ...

Junkie Rats and How to Break Our Food Addictions

So finally the science is catching up to what our gut reaction (pun intended) has been telling us all along -- that certain foods are addictive, causing us to crave more and more, even at the expense of our well-being. According to a report of research presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, not only did rats fed a high-fat, high-calorie diet compulsively overeat, they would even suffer a slight shock to get at the food.What's more, after 40 days of junk foods, the ...

Cooking Karma: Why Our Eating Habits Can Leave Us Empty

In today's New York Times, the king of the food literati, Michael Pollan, presents, "Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch," a tale of how (and a bit of why) Americans barely cook these days and what it could mean for our future. The best part of the piece, for us anyway, was the guy who got right to the point. According to Harry Balzer, a leading food industry analyst, the real reason we have a national eating problem is "Because we're basically cheap and lazy." He adds, "Besides, the ...

This Food’s Crap… Now Gimme More!

The goal of food companies is to sell you more. It has been called the "Eat More" message, and it has permeated our society and affected all who adopt and pursue it. Side effects of this strategy include obesity (anyone see those Belly Fat ads? Mmm mm good), chronic health problems, immune disorders, and vulnerabilities in places we never knew we had. The relentless Eat More message has become More Mess for all of us.How has this happened? Let's just say, these interesting economic times we ...