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In Season Stone Fruit

In Season Stone Fruit

Stone fruit is at its peak during the summer. Look for fruit without any bruises, cuts, or soft spots. Peaches bruise easily – hold in the palm of your hand to check ripeness instead of squeezing. Give a sniff. Ripe fruit has a fragrant scent that makes you want to take a bit. Ripen peaches […]

In Season Strawberries

In Season Strawberries

Juicy berries are bursting with flavor and now is the perfect time to pick them up, whether for snacking or adding to sweet and savory recipes. Make sure to look for bright, shiny strawberries, and skip any that are smashed, shriveled, or moldy. Their color should be deep and even, with no white or green […]

Eating Vegan

Eating Vegan

Most vegan foods are quite obvious, but it’s important to check the label for ingredients like egg whites, gelatin, honey, or milk. When in doubt at a restaurant, ask your server to confirm your order is vegan. Dishes are often enriched with non-vegan ingredients like chicken stock or fish sauce. Rather than focus on what […]

In Season Apples

In Season Apples

Nothing compares to crisp and juicy in-season apples, and now is the perfect time to make the most of them in both sweet and savory dishes. Pick Like A Pro When shopping, avoid apples with nicks, bruises, or soft spots and seek out fruit that’s firm and heavy for its size. Make sure the skin […]

Fruit & Olive Oil

Fruit & Olive Oil

Drizzling olive oil over savory fruits like tomatoes is second nature, but put it on sweet fruit and people start to think you’re crazy. Consider this: Olive and watermelons are both fruits, and just as vegetable-driven salads need fat to balance salt and acid, fruit salads crave the mouth-coating richness of oil to complement their […]

Fresh & Healthy Hacks

Fresh & Healthy Hacks

A little more protein and a little less sugar really do add up to living a healthier lifestyle. Here are nine easy hacks to keep you on track. Skip the butter and sour cream. Salsa is your baked potato’s new best friend. Peanut butter powder will flavor smoothies without the fat. Move over mayonnaise. Greek […]

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Let’s face it; most of us eat way too much salt. A high-sodium diet can increase risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), which can lead to cardiovascular and kidney disease. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day, which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. The good […]

Date Night At Home

Date Night At Home

Going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day is a risky affair. Even the best restaurants can have “overload difficulties” on such a busy night where couples have expectations of restaurant perfection. A better way to manage expectations is to take control of them yourself. Food is a language of love. You know what you like […]

Winter Produce

Winter Produce

The colder months are when a rainbow of fruits and vegetables reach their peak, from dark green kale to sunny citrus. Jicama Pronounced hee-cah-ma, this winter vegetable is crunchy and refreshing. Its mild flavor makes it perfect for salads, salsa, or as crudités for your favorite dip. Use a vegetable peeler to remove its tough […]

Kombucha

Kombucha

Kombucha (also known as tea mushroom or Manchurian mushroom) is a fermented, slightly sparkling black or green tea beverage that is usually lightly flavored with fruit, ginger, or herbs. Kombucha is commonly intended as a functional beverage for health benefits (although there is no real scientific evidence to support health benefit claims). Kombucha is produced […]