Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha hot sauce has reached cult status over the last few years. Now that the news of a potential shutdown of its manufacturing plant in Irwindale California has reached the public, there seems to be a mild panic in the … Continue reading

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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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Brunch Today? Try Shakshuka Eggs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Brunch Today? Try Shakshuka Eggs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka is a Mediterranean dish consisting of eggs poached in tomato and pepper sauce. It’s easy to make, filling, and makes for a perfect main dish on a lazy Sunday brunch. Shakshuka is best served with freshly baked bread or … Continue reading

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Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Wondering what to do with your Jack o’ Lantern now that Halloween festivities are behind us? Try a time tested family favorite – Orange veggie soup or as kids like to call it – Jack-O-Lantern Soup. It’s easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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Broccoli With Peanut Sauce Is For Everyone (Even The Broccoli Haters)

Broccoli With Peanut Sauce Is For Everyone (Even The Broccoli Haters)

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Raise your hand if you like steamed broccoli with nothing on it! One, two…..TWO of you I’m just being silly. I am sure many of you can just chomp away … Continue reading

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Root Vegetables Don’t Get Enough Respect [Recipe]

Root Vegetables Don’t Get Enough Respect [Recipe]

This holiday season, we are featuring some healthy, tasty recipes from professional chef Dave Schy. Visit his website New Taste, for step by step pictures for this and other great recipes. Today – Oven Roasted Root Vegetables. Talk about getting a … Continue reading

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The Virtues of Hummus [Secret Family Recipe Included]

The Virtues of Hummus [Secret Family Recipe Included]

Who hasn’t heard of hummus? It’s all the rage in nutrition circles, as more consumers are discovering the Mediterranean bean dip and incorporating into their diet. The two leading brands, Tribe and Sabra have seen explosive growth in the last few years … Continue reading

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How healthy are Healthy Choices Frozen Meals?

How healthy are Healthy Choices Frozen Meals?

Even families that cook dinner from scratch have those days when there’s nothing to eat. The fridge is close to empty, and the physical and emotional resources required to cook up something from scratch are totally depleted. We turn to … Continue reading

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Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

“A salad without the dressing is not a salad”, someone famous once said. Or should have said. A good dressing helps accentuate flavors, helps some of those greens go down easier, and as you’ll see in a minute improves the … Continue reading

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Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Still recovering from the most recent UK study showing that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional, we read in the Chicago Tribune that peaches contain excessive amounts of pesticides, some above government safe levels. It seems that peaches’ … Continue reading

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