About Ginger

About Ginger

Ginger is an amazing spice that has been used in China, India, and the entirety of southeast Asia for millennia. Ginger root is actually a rhizome (subterranean stem), not a root. As you can see in the picture, it can … Continue reading

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What Food to Bring to the Beach?

What Food to Bring to the Beach?

There’s nothing quite like the beach on a hot summer day. For some of us, it is a quick drive from home. For those who are coastal challenged, a rare treat. In any case, frolicking in the waves and building … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

You’ve probably heard this advice before – if you want to eat healthy, buy food only from the store perimeter. The perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and fish. While it makes sense that the bulk … Continue reading

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How Memorial Day Become Just Another Long Weekend

How Memorial Day Become Just Another Long Weekend

Many people don’t really think about this weekend, and especially today, as a memorial day to honor fallen soldiers. Rather, it has come to signify the first long summer weekend, celebrated with sales at shopping malls and grand barbecues. How did we … Continue reading

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Things You Didn’t Know About Mozzarella Cheese

Things You Didn’t Know About Mozzarella Cheese

(photo: Laverstoke Park Farm) Mozzarella is a fresh cheese. It’s best eaten a day after production, but can be refrigerated in brine for up to a week. Vacuum packed, it can be stored for several weeks or more. Mozzarella was … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Healthier Choices in the Condiment Aisle

5 Tips for Healthier Choices in the Condiment Aisle

Spices are such a joy. Imagine life in medievel Europe, before the spice trade. How bland food must have been. The culinary arts have come a long way since. Today we can enjoy flavors from around the globe just by … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

The warm days mean that many of us are outside hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park. What happens when you start to feel a bit hungry? Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather “just-one-bite” hungry. You … Continue reading

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14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

Magnesium is one of the top 10 most abundant elements in the universe. It therefore makes sense that it is involved in human nutrition. Almost all the cells in the body require magnesium for enzymatic activities. Unfortunately, 5-15% of Americans … Continue reading

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Walnuts are Wonderful!

Walnuts are Wonderful!

Today is National Walnut Day, a made up marketing holiday to get people talking about … walnuts. We’re suckers for for real food, so we will oblige, and inform you about the many benefits of this nuts. Walnuts are a … Continue reading

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Dear Mom, Thanks for the Food (and Everything Else)

Dear Mom, Thanks for the Food (and Everything Else)

Happy Mother’s Day! None of us would be where we are without our moms. For good, and, sometimes, for bad. We asked Fooducate community members a simple question: “How did your mom shape your eating habits?” Here’s a sampling of … Continue reading

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