Using a moderate about of oil is a healthy habit, but sorting out all the oils available at the supermarket can be daunting. When it comes to cooking, oils that can handle heat, those with a high smoking point are good for frying. Those with low smoke points are better for salad dressings, drizzles or … Read More

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Marketers encourage you to eat-on-the-go by producing food items they refer to as “hyperconvenience”, “portable comfort food” or “dashboard dining”. Any food that can be shaped or packaged to fit into a car cup holder or eaten utensil-less, straight from the package has a marketing advantage. Many of those currently available are high in sodium, … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Crackers and cheese are a natural combination. Both of these new brand extensions are worth a try.  Triscuit crackers have been around for more than 100 years. In March, 2014 the brand … Read More

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No one is perfect. So you ate the whole piece of cheesecake? So what! One large meal, one dessert, one bag of chips did not make you overweight. It was one large meal after another, too many desserts, and far too many bags of chips. When you are trying to lose weight, you either stick … Read More

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We enjoy looking at new books about food.  Some are great and some don’t measure up. See what you think. Between the ages of 3 and 6 all children in all cultures form their ideas about food – what is edible, poisonous, neutral, taboo or disgusting. They are an empty canvas. During this time, for … Read More

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Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world, with 264 varieties. Half of all the olive oil used in the U.S. comes from Spain, even though it may be bottled and shipped from another country. Here are some olive oil tips provide by the Trade Commission of Spain. All extra virgin olive … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. On the market since 1936 and produced in Manhattan, Kansas, Kretschmer Wheat Germ is an old standard that packs a nutrition punch. A 2 tablespoon serving has 50 calories, 1.5 grams of … Read More

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The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness addressed two concerns for those that need to avoid eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. There is some confusion about vinegar and gluten avoidance. For those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity distilled vinegar is OK and can be used. The vinegar distillation process breaks down … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Edward & Sons Trading Company has been creating vegetarian and vegan products for almost four decades. We recently tasted some of their products. Miso-Cup is a gluten-free, vegan, instant soup. We tasted the … Read More

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Most obese adults started as overweight kids. Researchers have found that to initiate good health habits as adults you need to start when children are in preschool, between the ages of 3 to 5. This is a critical window to teach important, lifelong health habits. Kids need to understand how their bodies work. Good food … Read More

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