Getting High on Nutmeg?

Getting High on Nutmeg?

Nutmeg is a wonderful spice. Freshly grated, it imparts a sweet, nutty flavor to ethnic dishes from Indonesia to Italy. It can be used in both sweet and savory settings. During the holidays here in the US, nutmeg is sprinkled … Continue reading

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How to Choose Eggnog

How to Choose Eggnog

Christmas is almost here and it’s time for Eggnog! Have you ever wondered what’s inside? Eggnog is a dairy based drink, with sugar, spices (usually nutmeg), egg yolks, and alcohol added. Although you can make your own eggnog quite easily, … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast cereal is the morning routine for the majority of Americans. The vast array of choices, an entire supermarket aisle, is evidence of our love affair with popped, extruded, or otherwise processed grains mixed with sugar and milk. Cereal is … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

The annual holiday office party is happening! Impress your tipsy coworkers with these tidbits about alcoholic beverages. 1. Alcohol affects men and woman differently. Most women have a higher fat to water ration in their body, which affects the ability … Continue reading

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Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS GRAS is the acronym for Generally Recognized as Safe. This is a designation for some food ingredients when they are used as intended. These ingredients are regarded as safe based on: … Continue reading

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New Food Additive Makes You Feel Full

New Food Additive Makes You Feel Full

Wouldn’t it be great if each time we felt unwanted hunger pangs, we could take a magic pill that would instantly make us feel full? This fantasy may be coming true, according to a recent study published in the journal … Continue reading

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Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

At first it sounds like an oxymoron – all natural fast food. This week, Carl’s Jr. is introducing a new, All-Natural burger. According to company executives, “We’ve seen a growing demand for ‘cleaner,’ more natural food, particularly among Millennials, and … Continue reading

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Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Happy Meatless Monday! Mushrooms are an amazing food. They are meaty, juicy, and chewy. Their umami flavor lends itself to an endless array of dishes and cuisines. A common misconception though, is that due to their meaty, earthy flavor, mushrooms … Continue reading

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You’ll Find it Hard to Stop Eating These Whole Grain Yogurt Pancakes

You’ll Find it Hard to Stop Eating These Whole Grain Yogurt Pancakes

This is a fun and fast breakfast that was invented accidentally when we were running short on milk one day. Plain yogurt stands in well, but may need a bit of added sugar to combat the tartness. Depending on the … Continue reading

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How Dangerous is Cookie Dough?

How Dangerous is Cookie Dough?

The USDA is warning Americans not to consume raw cookie dough. Here is the tweet that came out on “National Homemade Cookie Day” a few months ago: Drop that spoon! Raw cookie dough contains uncooked eggs that can make you … Continue reading

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