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 .



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Hey (California) Hipsters, You Can Still Drink Almond Milk

May 16th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Even before the California drought was threatening food security for basically every American, almond milk drinkers were being singled out. No longer could California's Millennials sip their almond milk lattes in peace, they were now pariahs, wastefully sloshing around a few almonds in a whole lot of water for an over-priced latte they probably had to stand in line a half an hour to get. What a way to spend a Saturday. Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott lovingly scolded almond milk drinkers last year for partaking in “an abuse of a great foodstuff,” he wrote, noting that a protein-packed almond gets quite diluted in a jug of almond milk (which is mostly water)—a fool’s gold, of sorts


PepsiCo Swaps Artificial Sweetener in Diet Pepsi to Revive Slumping Sales

April 26th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

As consumers across the country are embracing healthier foods, PepsiCo announced that it’s removing aspartame, the controversial artificial sweetener in its popular Diet Pepsi soft drink. The company says it is switching to a sucralose-based sweetener, better known as Splenda, an artificial sweetener the company believes is less controversial than aspartame and could help declining sales rebound


The IKEA Vegan Meatballs Actually Exist Now, and They’re Made of Kale

April 10th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

We reported on this story a while back and it’s now official: IKEA is offering a vegan take on its popular Swedish meatballs throughout its U.S. locations. The new IKEA vegan meatballs, named GRÖNSAKSBULLAR, made “entirely of vegetables” including the ever-popular leafy green kale, are available at IKEA locations for $4.49 for a pack of ten.


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.



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