The Meaning of Memorial Day

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. For some, the last day of a long weekend, kicking off the summer and lighting up the grill. For others, a painful day of mourning. Memorial Day was originally observed on May 30th. About 40 years … Continue reading

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Food is Everywhere, and That’s Not Good

Food is Everywhere, and That’s Not Good

Once upon a time you’d drive to a gas station to get your car filled up. Today, there’s a good chance you will fill yourself up as well. There are fast food joints, delis, and convenience stores in almost every … Continue reading

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4 Survival Tips for Office Meetings with Food

4 Survival Tips for Office Meetings with Food

Meetings are the bane of corporate life. They are time suckers and often useless, but there is no better alternative, so we are stuck with them. Besides the boredom and not getting any real work done, a major problem is … Continue reading

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How Mothers Shape Our Food Choices and Eating Habits

How Mothers Shape Our Food Choices and Eating Habits

Happy Mother’s Day! Moms are our first connection with food, literally from the moment we are born. They nurture us from their body, and continue to feed us and teach us about food throughout life. Not every lesson is always … Continue reading

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Which Came First, the Purple or the Orange Carrot?

Which Came First, the Purple or the Orange Carrot?

Surprisingly, the orange carrot is the youngest of all the colored carrots – purple, yellow, and white, all came before it. Originally a bitter white root, the carrot was cultivated 3000 years ago in the Persian empire and the Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Everyone Knows Where Salt Comes From, But What About Pepper?

Everyone Knows Where Salt Comes From, But What About Pepper?

Black Pepper is the most ubiquitous spice in the world, found on almost every dining table alongside salt. Few people know how it makes its way there, so we’d like to shed a bit of light on the matter. Black … Continue reading

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8 Brain Foods to Help You Focus

8 Brain Foods to Help You Focus

Looking for something besides coffee to help keep your brain sharp throughout the day? Try one of these foods, which studies have shown to improve cognitive function. 1. Leafy greens In a 2015 study on older adults, those who ate … Continue reading

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Can Dark Chocolate Improve Your Workout?

Can Dark Chocolate Improve Your Workout?

This is too good to be true – eating candy AND performing better athletically? The health benefits of cacao have been well documented – various antioxidants in the nibs make it bitter on one hand, but a superfood on the … Continue reading

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Edible Flowers – at the Intersection of Nutrition and Culinary Arts

Edible Flowers – at the Intersection of Nutrition and Culinary Arts

Have you ever seen flowers decorating a dish on your plate at a restaurant? Did you try to eat them? Numerous types of flowers are, in fact, edible. Unless noted otherwise, the petals are the part you eat. Some have … Continue reading

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The Myth of Functional Foods

The Myth of Functional Foods

The average American supermarket has 50,000 products give or take a few. Notice how ALL OF THEM are somehow labeled good for you? If it’s high in fat – it will boast low sugar! If the carb count is soaring … Continue reading

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