Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Let’s admit it: one of the hardest things for people switching from fast food to home cooking is the bland flavor of home made dishes. After years of sugar, salt, and fat, loaded with a dollop of “natural and artificial … Continue reading

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The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Each year, the NASFT trade show (aka Fancy Food Show) brings out another ton of chocolate, cheese, gourmet spices/sauces/pates, cookies and other manner … Continue reading

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Today: Go Irish with Your Oatmeal

Today: Go Irish with Your Oatmeal

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! If you’re not familiar with Irish Oatmeal, treat yourself to some steel cut goodness this morning. Unlike regular oatmeal, steel cut oats are not rolled or flattened. They maintain a very high amount of the nutrients … Continue reading

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An Awesome Portion Control Trick For Homemade Cookies

An Awesome Portion Control Trick For Homemade Cookies

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl So, you like to bake – but you have a problem. Yes, I know that problem well. You bake a couple dozen cookies and then they stare at you from … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Herbs and Spices?

What’s the Difference Between Herbs and Spices?

We often here the term “herbs and spices”. As any amateur chef knows, herbs and spices are vital ingredients in many dishes. They add flavor, aroma, color, texture and even nutrients. But have you ever stopped for a moment to … Continue reading

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Caveman Cookies? Paleo Hits the Snack Aisle

Caveman Cookies? Paleo Hits the Snack Aisle

Are you familiar with the Paleo diet? It’s a relatively new phenomenon that embraces the presumed diet of the Paleolithic era which lasted over 2.5 million years and ended about 10,000 years ago as humanity switched from hunter-gatherer foods to … Continue reading

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Choosing an Energy Bar: Are you a Warrior or a Defender?

Choosing an Energy Bar: Are you a Warrior or a Defender?

We’ve recently written some posts about energy bars, including Clif, Larabar, and Fiber Plus. As a result, we got emails from additional manufacturers who are working to create the perfect bar. Social Entrepreneur Corey Rennell contacted us regarding his CORE … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Cinnamon

Superfood Sunday – Cinnamon

A highly fragrant spice, cinnamon has been around since biblical times and was used even by Moses. The inner bark of a small evergreen tree, cinnamon originated in Sri Lanka, where 90% of the world’s supply comes from. What you … Continue reading

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