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Ask Dave: An Epic Disappointment

February 2, 2016 by


I recently got an exuberant letter titled ‘The Time For Change is Now!” From Epic Bars, with whom I have a wholesale agreement. Epic Bars are a staple in the trending paleo-realm – made of clean meats and other minimal ingredients, they have very quickly gained a large share of the ‘natural meat bar market’, […]

Ask Dave: All Wet Behind the Ears

November 24, 2015 by


Dear Dave, I understand I should be drinking one gallon of water each day but I am overwhelmed at all the choices. Is there an advantage to Alkaline, distilled, spring, or any of the other choices? Is tap water OK to drink?    Wondering Over Water, New York Dear WOW, Great question and one that […]


July 29, 2015 by


This is a special edition in that a GT’er in the Flathead valley approached me and asked me an Ask Dave question! So Cool!       Hey Dave, White vs. Brown rice – whats the deal? Is one better….and what about Jasmine or Basmati? Lisa Columbia Falls MT Excellent and timely question Lisa. This […]

Ask Dave: Eat Clean, Save Money

February 3, 2015 by


Dear Dave, Isn’t it expensive to eat the way you do? Sincerely, Most people, everywhere in the USA Dear Most People, The short answer is NO because poor health will cost you everything. In this country our medical expenses have steadily climbed while proportionally food prices have not (see image below). Our emphasis on cheap […]

Ask Dave: Coffee Talk

December 1, 2014 by


COFFEE TALK! ! With your host: Dave Question: IS coffee bad for you? Frank, MT Dear Frank, I have never seen conclusive evidence that coffee itself is a harmful thing. It does have a diuretic effect (causes us to release water) so as long as our water intake is adequate this is not a serious […]

Ask Dave: Gratitude and Slow Cooker-ing

November 2, 2014 by


I talk to a lot of people about food. Recipes, sources, new & old techniques, you get the idea. Lately a recurring theme is how many people don’t use or own a slow cooker. This always amazes me as if I were to list the kitchen implements that I am grateful for the slow cooker […]

Ask Dave: Please Don’t Eat the Green Potatoes

October 13, 2014 by


Dear Dave, We had a great potato crop this year but most of them are partially green.  Are they OK to eat?  Ann & Thomas  Dear A & T, The short answer is no – don’t eat them!  I will elaborate below if you want the longer story. There have been several recorded historical instances […]

Ask David: Feeling Salty?

September 3, 2014 by


Dear Dave, There is a lot of hype right now about ‘pink salt’ and how it is so good for you.  We have always used sea salt and are wondering if they are the same or similar.  Ann, CA Dear Ann, This a a food fad that I hope takes hold and doesn’t let go. […]


August 3, 2014 by


Dear Dave, I have heard that I can use olive oil for cooking but when I do it tends to smoke.  I understand that this is not a good thing for my body so I have been using avocado oil instead.  Is it okay to use the olive oil even if it smokes? Nancy, WI […]


July 1, 2014 by


Dear Dave, While we do love your olive oil we sometimes like to cook with other fats like coconut oil, butter, and recently we have tried ghee.  We LOVE cooking with it but wonder if this is a vice that we will soon have to abandon? Michele, FL Dear Michele, It is rare but on […]