What Makes a Healthy Tortilla?

What Makes a Healthy Tortilla?

Tortillas are the culinary lovechild of the new world and the old world. Before the Spaniards arrived, flat-breads in central America were made with maize. Then the conquistadors introduced wheat to the natives, and the rest is history. Today, most … Continue reading

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Have Some Dijon Mustard

Have Some Dijon Mustard

Mustard is a condiment we like to recommend. Compared to high-calorie mayonnaise, it has zero fat. Compared to ketchup, it has zero sugars and carbs. In fact, at 5 calories per teaspoon, this is one of the best ways to … Continue reading

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Quest Protein Chips vs. Regular Potato Chips

Quest Protein Chips vs. Regular Potato Chips

Nutritionally speaking, a good snack should balance protein, carbs, and fats in order to keep you satiated for at least 3 hours until your next meal. A decent amount of protein every meal helps, about 10 grams. Potato chips are … Continue reading

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Which is Sweeter – The Red Cherry or the Yellow Cherry?

Which is Sweeter – The Red Cherry or the Yellow Cherry?

I’m in the Seattle area for the next 2 weeks with the family. We are spending this weekend hiking the spectacular Mt Rainier National Park. On the drive down from Seattle, we stopped by a fruit stand and bought some … Continue reading

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Earl Grey Tea – What is It?

Earl Grey Tea – What is It?

Are you a tea lover? There are countless tea varieties and flavors available worldwide, but one that has caught on extremely well over the past 150 years is Earl Grey. The unique aroma of this tea is derived from oils … Continue reading

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Why is Ranch the Most Popular Salad Dressing?

Why is Ranch the Most Popular Salad Dressing?

The Wall Street Journal published an article about Ranch dressing with some interesting facts: Americans consume salad dressing 38 times a year Ranch is consumed 15 out of 38 times, with Italian dressing a far second, being eaten just 6 … Continue reading

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Is Cargill Really Reducing Antibiotic Use in Turkeys?

Is Cargill Really Reducing Antibiotic Use in Turkeys?

Will we celebrate Thanksgiving this year with an antibiotic-free Turkey? Cargill, one of the largest food companies in the world, announced last week that it will be ending the use of antibiotics to promote growth of turkeys it sells. The … Continue reading

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

Photo Cashew – © Coffeehuman | Dreamstime.com 1. Cashew trees originated in Brazil, but are now cultivated in many countries across the world. Top exporters include Nigeria, India, Ivory Coast, Vietnam and Indonesia. 2. Cashews are a seed, not a … Continue reading

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Why Are 3 States Suing The Makers of 5-Hour Energy Drinks?

Why Are 3 States Suing The Makers of 5-Hour Energy Drinks?

Vermont, Washington, and Oregon are suing Living Essentials, the maker of 5-Hour Energy, a popular product that sells millions of units a week. The small bottles contain a highly concentrated dose of caffeine, along with a few other ingredients: Energy … Continue reading

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Ganja Gastronomy – Marijuana Finds its Way Into Food Products

Ganja Gastronomy – Marijuana Finds its Way Into Food Products

A new cottage industry is popping up in Colorado and Washington, where marijuana has recently been legalized. Ganja gastronomy has expanded beyond the pot cookie, to chocolates, infused olive oils, and candies. Cookbooks and classes are popping up like mushrooms … Continue reading

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