About Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger Jill Ettinger is co-director of Eat Drink Better. She is the senior editor at EcoSalon.com and OrganicAuthority.com. A focus on food, herbs, wellness and world cultural expressions, Jill explores what our shifting food, healing systems and creative landscapes will look, sound and taste like in the future. Stay in touch on Twitter @jillettinger and .



Author Archives: Jill Ettinger

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos: ‘Smart’ Snack or Totally Stupid One?

April 1st, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Flamin' Hot Cheetos—the spicy, cheesy, leave your fingers day-glow orange while your stomach burns flamin’-hot snack loved by children and adults alike—is as healthy a food as is the Twinkie. But according to recent federal guidelines on healthy snack options for children, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos now qualify as a “Smart Snack” in our nation’s schools. A snack they may technically be, but smart?


The Vegan Quiche Recipe That Will Probably Make You a Vegan Quiche Addict

March 20th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

I’m pretty certain that I never once--not ever!--ate quiche in the first 40 or so years of my life. That is, until a few months ago. Eggs were never my thing and quiche sounded too fancy to bother with anyway. But then I discovered vegan quiche and everything changed. It’s safe to say I’m obsessed.


9 Plant-Based Foods that Lower Blood Sugar

January 25th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Millions of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. It’s an epidemic that’s not only treatable, but preventable. What we eat helps. These foods that lower blood sugar are plant-based, effective and just also happen to be delicious


Controversial ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Moves into Washington State

January 25th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Washington State might be progressive when it comes to passing laws that allow the use of recreational cannabis, but it’s taking a turn back in time towards oppressing its residents freedom of speech with one of the first proposed laws of 2015: House Bill 1104—an “ag-gag” bill sponsored by state Reps. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) and and J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) that will make it illegal to record audio or video of activity taking place inside Washington factory farms without consent.


The Best Coffee Comes in White Mugs [Study]

January 17th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Not loving the taste of your coffee? Have you considered changing the color of your coffee mug? According to recent research, it may make all the difference between ordinary and the best coffee ever


Does Music Enhance the Natural Flavor of Food?

December 30th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

If there are two things I love, they’re music and food. They often go together: KUSC’s classical music with my morning coffee and toast or one of my favorite records of the year with a late lunch. I’ve often felt like the right music made food taste better but now there’s science to back that up. Certain music, the research finds, brings out the natural flavor of food in the most unique ways



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