Nutella Lawsuit: What It Really Means

It seems like there has been a lot of food in the headlines here recently.  From mad cow disease in California to pizzas with a cheeseburger crust, the food industry has been showing itself (in more ways than one). One story that struck a nerve with me was this one from the Huffington Post about a $3 million class-action lawsuit settled against Ferrero, the maker of Nutella. The reason? A California mother claims that she was deceived by advertisements for the product, as well as the language on the label, to believe that Nutella was a healthy option to feed her child. To rectify this issue, Ferrero is paying out to consumers and will also have to change advertisements and other media messages (website, packaging, etc.) so they are no longer deceptive in this way.

While some may be shouting for joy for a victory over the industry, I think a more important issue is at hand. Continue reading


Recipe: Confetti Quesadillas

First, I want to apologize for my lack of posting recently. Things have gotten a little crazy around here with end of the semester (and graduation!) approaching.

With that out of the way, I have a new recipe for y’all! These quesadillas are a great way to use leftover meat and is also vegetarian friendly. Also, it can be used as a “make your own” night and easy if you are serving a crowd with a mix of vegetarians and meat eaters. I made my own corn tortillas using masa harina, a corn flour specifically for tortilla making. You can find it at many grocery stores in the international, health food, or specialty food isles. They are simple to make and the taste is superior to anything you can buy pre-made. You can find the recipe on the package. Continue reading