Gluten intolerance is all the rage these days. The trend started when people with an actual allergy to gluten discovered substitutes for foods containing the protein. For instance, quinoa can be used to replace oatmeal and zucchini is a pasta alternative.
These substitutes are odd, but they make sense. There is, however, one option that is completely mind-boggling: banana flour. Yes, that’s right – try and wrap your head around that. Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 14, 2014
When I was 12, I started on a new medication that caused me to gain quite a bit of weight. I went from being so skinny that if you turned me sideways I couldn’t be seen to being relatively average sized. But I was 12, and after having been impossibly skinny for my entire life, I felt enormous. I stopped wearing shorts or skirts that fell more than an inch above the knee because I perceived my thighs as huge. I would get upset about how “fat” I was and eat to comfort myself. It became a very unhealthy cycle and soon I truly was overweight. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jun 17, 2014
A few days ago, I was leafing through my roommate’s copy of Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, It’s All Good. Aside from having some rare photos of Gwyneth in her natural habitat (read: carelessly laughing while eating a vegan and/or gluten-free apple tart), what was so awe-inspiring about Paltrow’s foodie wisdom that was worth buying this ginormous, $55 volume?
Italian photographer Dan Bannino embodies this question in his tongue-in-cheek and glamorous new photo series, Still Diet. Read More
BY Intern Christina
in Eat Me
on Jun 05, 2012
When you were a kid, did you ever find yourself looking forward to celery? Probably not, unless your parents did a really great brainwashing job. In that case, more power to them. Now, Disney is trying to step in and do that parent brainwashing job themselves. Or maybe we should call it reverse-brainwashing, in the way of removing all junk food advertisements.
My memories of food from when I was a kid consist of begging my Mom to lay off the healthy stuff. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Feb 24, 2011
Dr Pepper is market testing a new diet soda: Pepper 10. The name refers to the ten (manly) calories packed into the diet drink. Pepper 10 and Diet Dr Pepper are almost identical on the inside, with Pepper 10 containing a blend of sweeteners including high-fructose corn syrup, acesulfame potassium and aspartame and has 10 calories. Diet Dr Pepper is made with aspartame and has 0 calories.
There's really one only key difference between the traditional Diet Dr and Pepper 10, though, that Pepper 10 is not for pussies. Whoops, I meant women. Read More