Maple Syrup: Deciphering Really Confusing Labels

Maple Syrup: Deciphering Really Confusing Labels

This is a guest blog post by By Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, LDN. We know that cheap “maple-syrup” at the grocery store is nothing more than corn syrup with caramel color and preservatives, but deciphering the labeling on real maple-syrup … Continue reading

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Cleanse Diets. The Hope. The Horror

Cleanse Diets. The Hope. The Horror

Lucy is a friend, educated and familiar with nutrition basics, who eats a relatively healthy vegetarian diet. Lucy recently surprised us by announcing she is going on the Master Cleanse Diet. For those unfamiliar, this is one of many “Detox” … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipe: Tropical Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash

Holiday Recipe: Tropical Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash

In the coming weeks we will be bringing you 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 – a great side dish that’s … Continue reading

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What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

Aunt Jemima is a brand that’s been around for over 100 years. It conjures thoughts of  Southern hospitality. It’s comforting to know a brand has been around that long. You can probably trust it.. And thus, many people buy their … Continue reading

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Today is Pancake Day [Healthy Recipe Included]

Today is Pancake Day [Healthy Recipe Included]

Today is Pancake Day, another made up holiday created to increase our consumption of pancakes. While in and of themselves, pancakes are not necessarily an unhealthy food, it’s the huge servings and added “dressings” that have turned pancakes into unhealthy … Continue reading

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Eight Facts about Agave Nectar

Eight Facts about Agave Nectar

We’ve gotten a question from one of our Facebook friends, who is confused about agave nectar, a sweetener that has gotten itself a health halo in some circles over the past few years. Below you’ll find the facts. Bottom line … Continue reading

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Funny Food Holidays

Funny Food Holidays

Every day, week, and month there’s a holiday somewhere in the world. While most holidays have religious, historical or national connotations, there’s a new category of “marketing” holidays, embellishing whatever there is to be sold. Food is no exception, and … Continue reading

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