Our First Dye-Free Easter

Well it was our first dye-free Easter, and I do believe the words “peaceful”, “fun”, and even “magical” could be used to describe it.  Our long weekend with family included lots of eating out at restaurants, kids’ birthday parties, and the best egg hunt ever.  This of course meant we were surrounded by gorgeous cupcakes, […]

Exciting News! DFD Is Spreading Awareness Through BlogHer!

I am excited to report that one of my posts here on Die, Food Dye! has been published on the BlogHer network!  As BlogHer is a vast community of women writers with a reach of 37 million unique visitors per month, this means that I have the chance to spread awareness of the affects of […]

Balm For The Soul: How I Survive Cold And Flu Season Without Artificial Food Coloring

Thrills and Chills I am gonna write about synthetic food coloring and the sad state of every “cold relief” aisle in US stores, oh yes…but first, a word from my circus brain. This week has been a bit of a roller coaster in my world – Scary, thrilling, emotional, and very fun.  The upshots are […]

Traditions That Make Your Kid Blue – Avoiding Food Coloring All Year

There are so many occasions that beckon us to bond and celebrate with colorful food.  Food and fellowship have been connected since the first time a Neanderthal shared his bison hocks with his cute neighbor two caves down.  Thankfully, these days we have lots of healthy options to help us avoid mammoth saddlebags, feral freakouts, […]

Artificially Rose-Colored Glasses: Why Does The U.S. Still Use Petroleum Food Dyes?

FD&C (“food, drug, and cosmetic”) dyes, or food colors, were originally made from coal tar, and are now made from petroleum.  Carcinogens like benzene (found in crude oil runoff) are strictly limited in our gasoline in the US, but we still use petroleum dyes contaminated with benzene in our FOOD.  Blue dye in your food […]

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