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  • Nutrition Advice

    "Coconut Oil – The New Oil of Choice!" "Low Carb – the Best Way To Lose Weight!" "Why You Should be Eating Acai Berries – the New Cure-All!" We are constantly inundated with nutrition claims in magazines, in the news, and on our favorite daily talk shows. Everyone has the new magic pill or method for weight loss. How do we differentiate between “real” nutrition and another fad?  Read More...

  • Fresh / Seasonal Vegetables

    We all know that pumpkins are in season during the fall, but what other vegetables are? Many of the root vegetables (such as beets, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and shallots) as well as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnips, and watercress) are highly available during this time of the year. Root vegetables are the root of the plant and grow underground.   Read More...

  • Superfoods and Eating Well

    The holidays have left us and the New Year is upon us. So what does that mean? Traditionally, we want to start the year out eating better so let’s take a look at how we can do that.Lots of people start the year with fad diets such as low carb, no carb, high protein and all the others.   Read More...

  • The Power of Pumpkin

    With fall just around the corner, many of us enjoy its signature dish: pumpkin. Pumpkin pie is likely the most popular and oldest pumpkin dish, but many foods and drinks containing pumpkin are being introduced such as pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ravioli, and coffee flavored with pumpkin.As we age, the health benefits of foods becomes very important. Pumpkin is one of the most nutritious fruits there is, thus it is known as a super food.   Read More...

  • Sous Vide

    “Sous vide” is French for “under vacuum” and refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food and cooking it in a temperature controlled water bath. However, that’s a bit of a misnomer. You don’t need to vacuum seal your food to cook sous vide.   Read More...

  • Healthy Eating Habits Around the World

    Eating habits are shaped by culture and healthy eating habits are different around the world. French culture views food as associated with pleasure, not health. Mealtimes are an opportunity to immerse yourself in the food and the friends who accompany you.   Read More...

  • Eating a Mediterranean Diet

    The Mediterranean Diet describes the eating pattern in olive producing regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea such as Greece, Italy and Spain. Studies of the Mediterranean Diet eating pattern show protection against chronic diseases and various types of cancers. In addition, it is said that people who follow this diet pattern live longer than those who do not.The few common foods found in the Mediterranean lifestyle are:Olive oil – a monounsaturated fat helping to increase good cholesterol (HDL...  Read More...

  • German Cuisine

    The cuisine of Germany is far more diverse than generally recognized. Well known for humble items such as bratwurst (wursts) and inexpensive cuts of meat that are prepared as roasts such as sauerbraten (sour roast), few are aware that Germany is 2nd only to France in the number of Michelin star restaurants.Breakfast in Germany often consists of breads, jams, marmalade and cheeses served with strong coffee. Lunch is the primary meal of most Germans and includes breads, meat and an array of vegeta...  Read More...

  • Off to a Healthy Start

    A new year is upon us and people often feel like it is the best time to step back and make one (or more) lifestyle improvements. Making a New Year’s resolution is a common practice and one area where most people could benefit from is in making healthier diet choices. Here are some simple tips that can help you attain your resolution of eating healthier:Staying hydrated – How much water you need depends on your gender, size and activity level.   Read More...

  • How Big is Your Footprint?

    “Carbon Footprint” is a term that is being tossed around more frequently in conversations. When it comes to food, Carbon Footprint is loosely defined as a measure of the amount of greenhouse gases/carbon emissions caused by the production, manufacturing and transportation of that food product. This figure includes all the carbon expenditures of the farming, processing and delivery aspects of that particular product.   Read More...

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