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80 Ways: Wine with dinner

  • April 11, 2020
A glass might be a healthy addition to every dinner. Because wine has a Glycemic Load of zero. And its mild acidity appears to lower the Glycemic Load of the meal itself. By slowing down your metabolism of the carbs you eat in between sips. Cheers!
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Pop. Punch. Soup.

  • March 7, 2020
Ginger Punch. Goes Three Ways. A delicious soda; just squirt in some sparkling water. Cold fruit soup - a great first course or dessert. Or a delicious non-alcoholic punch, though you could do something about the alcohol and make a fourth Way.
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4 degrees, -18 windchill. Hot Lemon?

  • January 11, 2020
That's the question at breakfast every morning ... if you're in Nepal. If you're in North America this week, it's the answer. Easily habit-forming. Great for recharging your immune system. A very good habit at this time of year.
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The Countdown: No Headache Head Start

  • December 31, 2019
A head start on your New Year resolutions: blow your own bubbles and stop drinking high-priced, high-calorie, high Glycemic Load soda. Make this sparkling, tasty Champagne look-alike. Cut down on your bubbly alcohol consumption before the countdown. n
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The Soft Drink for Thanksgiving

  • November 26, 2019
If red wine goes with your Thanksgiving dinner, so does this unsweetened, non-alcoholic, deeply flavored soda. Better Cheaper Slimmer Grape Soda Pop. It's actually kind of elegant. If alcohol's not the thing for you or a guest, this is the drink to serve. Cool for kids, too.
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Just Say Yes. But not too often.

  • November 16, 2019
If you drink moderately, you'll live longer and have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than people who don't drink at all. Really? Yup. Here's my summary of a 20-year study. And my thoughts for the holiday party season: get together with friends and have a little something to drink.
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Apple-a-Day: Cider Two Ways

  • November 2, 2019
One day freezing. Next day balmy. Today: hot mulled cider. Tomorrow: spicy apple soda. It's terrific. Make your own soda. Dramatically improve your health. Save money. Save planetary wear and tear with something sweet, spicy and mellow.
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Pink Soda: A No-Alcohol Rose Substitute

  • July 20, 2019
What to drink with a summer dinner when you don't want alcohol. No red, pink or white wine. No beer. Just something cold and refreshing with a lot of good, interesting flavor. Something you sip slowly. A great pairing with fish or shellfish. Or veal or chicken. Even hot dogs. Cheers!
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Chocolate Banana Split Soda. Wow

  • April 27, 2019
Deeply flavorful, thoroughly refreshing and, yes, kinda sweet soda with a fraction of the sugar calories you'd get in a can of Coke. A low Glycemic Load soda where most of the sweetness comes from banana, not high fructose corn syrup.
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What We Can Learn from Ginger Ale

  • April 6, 2019
You can make a glass of intensely flavorful, thoroughly refreshing and, yes, kinda sweet soda with a fraction of the sugar calories you'd get in a can or bottle of Coke or another industrial soda. This is the gateway homemade soda pop.
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