Freshly Picked Mint and Lime Mojito

Mojitos are the national drink of Cuba. With my son working and living in Cuba, and my recent visit to Havana, it’s only fitting for me to resurrect this post. And, it’s perfect for this month’s Recipe Redux theme which is all about lighter cocktails and mocktails for spring and summer celebrations. Mojitos are my favorite summer cocktail, especially…

Sugars and sweeteners: Putting ‘sweet’ in perspective

I was interviewed for the Main Line Health Well Ahead Blog and thought you might find the article helpful. March 27, 2017 Sugars and sweeteners: Putting ‘sweet’ in perspective One question people don’t often ask—but perhaps should—is how much sugar they’re allowed on a daily basis. “People tend to think that just because they’re not adding table…

Looking for Less Sugar in Your Yogurt? Good Luck.

Food labels can be confusing, especially when it comes to sugar.  Sugars are listed under the total carbohydrate umbrella on the Nutrition Facts label on food products.  The grams of sugar listed on this label refer to the total amount of carbohydrate that is derived from sugar (which will include naturally occurring sugar like lactose…