Starbucks has announced it will no longer use cochineal extract in its Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino drinks and five other products, instead opting for a tomato-based ingredient called lycopene. Cochineal extract is made from dried and crushed beetles. GAH! It’s in more stuff than you think. If you’re a modern lady and you’re wearing some lipstick today, chances are you’ve got crushed beetles on your lips. I personally love the Birthday Cake Pops at Starbucks – on the off chance that I go in. Do they have crushed beetles? Survey says? Yes! Continue reading
Here’s your infographic of the day. A look at vegans by the numbers, so to speak. Packed with info, this piece strikes a great balance between education and entertainment. Based upon a Facebook survey with text provided by the Vegetarian Resource Group, this piece by Advanced Physical Medicine is pretty neat. I don’t subscribe to the lifestyle personally but I like the ethos. It’ll be a shame that the very next post after this is going to be an epic meat sandwich that contains two steaks. Oh dear.
Awhile ago I posted an article on the homemade chicken stock I make whenever I roast a chicken. Chicken stock is great stuff and it’s essentially free if you’re making your own. Actually I could make the argument that if you’re roasting a whole chicken you’re saving money over buying some sort of boneless-skinless product, so it’s actually better than free. Nice! Continue reading