Fresh fish and shellfish have virtually no odor. Only when seafood starts to spoil does it smell fishy. Fresh fish has: Clean eyes that bulge a little Firm, shiny flesh and bright, red, slime-free gills Flesh that springs back when pressed gently No darkening around the edges or brown or yellowish discoloration A fresh, mild … 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. We highlighted Cluck ‘n Moo Burgers at the end of the summer and our tasters all agreed the half chicken/half beef burgers were excellent. The brand has introduced Cluck ‘n Moo Burgers with Kale. This burger … Read More

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Parents of peanut-allergic kids know to scan the food ingredient listing before buying a new brand. But these same parents may not realize that lupin, a legume in the peanut family, can cause allergic reactions as well. Lupin, a yellow colored bean, is very popular in Europe, Mediterranean countries, Australia and New Zealand. It contains the … 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. Nest Fresh eggs are Certified Cage Free, Non-GMO Project Verified, and certified kosher (OU). They are produced on small family farms across the country that are formed into a cooperative under Hidden Villa Ranch. … Read More

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In 2012, over 26% (1 in 4 adults) of those surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they drank soda or fruit drinks more than once every day, contributing more than 150 calories a day. Sugar-sweetened drinks have been connected to gaining weight and numerous chronic health problems such as heart disease. Those … Read More

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We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Not only is the Boulder Bottle easy on the eyes but it delivers on its promise to keep cold drinks cold (for up of 36 hours) and hot drinks hot (for up to 8 hours). … Read More

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The first question everyone asks is, “What can I eat now that I have diabetes?” The simple answer is “everything.” No foods are off limits. It’s when you eat and how much you eat that you need to watch. Meal Planning Hints Do: Eat regular meals and aim for the same amount of food at … 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. Though it is wise to cut back on the amount of sugar we eat, there are times when a little sweetness is needed. Many put sugar in their coffee or tea and sugar … Read More

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Packaged Facts reports that for the first time whole grain bread sales outpace white bread. In 2004 more than 50% of us chose white bread, today that is down to 40%. Whole wheat bread now accounts for almost 54% of all breads eaten. Consumers are shopping for whole grain and multi-grain breads and the use of … 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. Mighty Rice is a brand with a story that is still unfolding. The rice is grown in Mauritius, a small island nation off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Rice has always … Read More

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