Are you due for an Oil Change?

Are you due for an Oil Change?

I often use the car analogy when teaching on nutrition. Everyone understands that cars need fuel. Not just any fuel, but the right fuel for the engine to run well. When cars are not pumped with the right fuel, they don’t run as well, begin to malfunction and...

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Feeling a Little Salty??

We LOVE flavor at The Keyes Ingredients HQ. One of the most effective ways to add flavor to any dish is with seasonings and salt is one that is among the most active on our taste buds. It can take a dish from drab to fab with minimal effort.  "But Michelle!!...

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Juicing Better

I dare challenge the age old saying "You are what you eat!" Here at The Keyes Ingredients, we believe "You are what you absorb!" Unfortunately, there is a ton of money spent on low quality supplements, "food items" and exercise programs that your body just doesn't...

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Let’s Do Lunch!

We need very little coaxing or prompting to be reminded that it's LUNCH TIME! The blood sugar starts going down, the appetite starts going up and well...just like that...it's time to eat!  Sometimes these feelings come on fast and furious. The secret is to be...

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Thankful

We have all survived yet another Merry Christmas! The crowds, the gifts, the wrapping, the eating & drinking & tirelessly trying to be "Merry"- who is usually someone thinner, better looking, better dressed with a bigger Christmas budget and has substantially...

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Eggnog & Nostalgia

During this time of the year, I always reflect on all of the Christmas' past. We all enjoy our own traditions, be it trimming a tree, watching our favorite Christmas movie, or what to eat... and eat... and eat.   For some it brings tears of joy and for some, the...

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The Weather Outside is Frightful…

But cooking is so delightful! The right tools make all the difference in the world when you're prepping your kitchen for the guests that are sure to come this holiday season.  Your kitchen is a lot like a toolbox. If you are going to get the job done...

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Enjoy Your Holiday!

The thought of entertaining brings several thoughts to mind. For some, Joy. For some, Excitement. For others, Utter Fear! All are understandable emotions. Thanksgiving for me brings memories and thoughts of love, family, and friendship. We have spent Thanksgiving with...

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Dye! Dye!…Die?

What do Cancer, ADHD, ADD and neurotoxicity have in common? Petroleum based Artificial food dyes. In the 19th century, these were originally developed to color textiles but today we snack on them…constantly because they are in everything.

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Birthday Treats- Well Done!

  Different months mean different things to different people. In the Keyes home, August means birthdays...and lots of them! My Son Carson stole my heart the minute he was born 13 years ago on August 26th. My daughter Isabella graced us almost exactly two years...

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Fun in the Sun with Isabella Keyes

  Hi! My name is Isabella Keyes. I am ten years old and am one of the kid chefs at Keyes Ingredients.   Today I am going to tell you about three of my favorite pool side foods. My top favorite food by the pool is watermelon! It's nutritious and delicious! It...

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Eat More Pasta! (Part 3)

Not All Carbs are Created Equal! The biggest problem with nutritional science is that there is so much misleading information that people don't know WHO to believe or WHERE to start. Let's face it, the FDA has approved over 600 thousand kinds of packaged "foods" They...

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Eat More Pasta (Part 2)

Hot off the Presses! Not all starches are created equally! I know we've all heard the saying "If it's white, don't bite" regarding potatoes, rice, etc. I am here to tell you today that emerging research is showing this is NOT the case. Resistant starches are starches...

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Eat More Pasta (Part 1)

Calling carb lovers everywhere! If you are anything like this fiery little Sicilian, you like a nice bowl of pasta! Sunday's a 3 PM, that's how I grew up. We went to church and everyone gathered at my grandparents for a Sunday pasta dinner afterwards. I salivate just...

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