Fresh Stevia Rebaudiana and sugar in a spoon

Stevia: Sweetening the Past, Present and Future

Stevia has an interesting history beginning with its discovery more than 200 years ago.  It is thought that the indigenous people of Paraguay used the leaves of the stevia plant for its sweet taste.  They would also use it in their beverages and some medicines. Later, Swiss botanist Moises Santiago Bertoni wrotemore formally about the… Continue reading

Custard Creme Caramel Flan dessert bain marie oven cooked

The Delicious Differences Between Custard, Pudding, and Mousse

One of my favorite things about being a registered dietitian nutritionist is learning about and celebrating food. And there are so many opportunities to do just that with national food days and months popping up all the time! There is no shortage of food celebrations in May – it’s the month for celebrating asparagus, salsa,… Continue reading

home gardening

Welcome Warmer Weather with a Garden

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love food. My love of eating and trying new foods, especially health-boosting plants, eventually led me to a love for cooking. These days, I love to have fun in the kitchen and create new combinations of my favorite foods, try spices I’ve never cooked with before and… Continue reading