The Mayo War Has Begun

The Mayo War Has Begun

Hellmann’s is the most popular mayonnaise brand on grocery shelves today, capturing 45% of the $2 Billion market share. It is owned by Unilever, a $60 Billion global food giant. And this week, Unilever is suing a tiny San Francisco … Continue reading

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Why is Ranch the Most Popular Salad Dressing?

Why is Ranch the Most Popular Salad Dressing?

The Wall Street Journal published an article about Ranch dressing with some interesting facts: Americans consume salad dressing 38 times a year Ranch is consumed 15 out of 38 times, with Italian dressing a far second, being eaten just 6 … Continue reading

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Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

People like to eat pastries. They are a flavorful combination of flour, sugar, and fats. In generations past, pastries were prepared with either butter or lard. But these fats are at the same time too expensive and unhealthy. They are … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Trail Mix

Let’s Talk Trail Mix

A trail-mix can be the ultimate snack, with great taste and a good combination of all 3 macro-nutrients: protein, (healthy fats), and carbs. Unfortunately, in many store-bought versions, flavors skew too sweet and way too salty. Take for example this … Continue reading

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The Snack that Gives Greek Yogurt a Bad Name

The Snack that Gives Greek Yogurt a Bad Name

Capitalizing on the Greek yogurt trend, Safeway has released a new product under the “Snack Artist” brand. Unfortunately, these Greek Yogurt Covered Raisins are about as far from healthy as Greece is from Pleasanton California, Safeway’s headquarters. As you may … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola So Easy & Tasty, You’ll Never Buy Packaged Again

Homemade Granola So Easy & Tasty, You’ll Never Buy Packaged Again

For the last 5 years my daily breakfast is 3 scoops of homemade granola, topped with plain yogurt and fresh diced fruit. I usually make a batch on a weekend, and it lasts for a week or so, serving my … Continue reading

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All Hail Nutritious Fast Food? Burger King Announces Healthier Fries

All Hail Nutritious Fast Food? Burger King Announces Healthier Fries

One out of every two Burger King patrons orders fries. That’s not surprising. Something about the combination of potato, fat, and salt, makes them the ultimate American side dish. And, because we consume so much, it would make sense to … Continue reading

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Supermarkets: 7 Reasons to Shop the Inside Aisles, Not Just the Perimeter

Supermarkets: 7 Reasons to Shop the Inside Aisles, Not Just the Perimeter

There’s an adage in foodie and health circles about grocery shopping in the supermarket: “Shop only the store perimeter” The perimeter is usually where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, chilled meats, eggs, and sometimes bread. So it makes sense that … Continue reading

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6 Easy and Healthy Tips for the Supermarket Condiments Aisle

6 Easy and Healthy Tips for the Supermarket Condiments Aisle

Imagine life in ancient Europe, before the spice trade. How bland food must have been. We’ve come a long way since, and today we can enjoy the flavor range of the entire globe with a simple visit to the grocery … Continue reading

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Here’s What You Need to Know about Oils and their Smoke Point

Here’s What You Need to Know about Oils and their Smoke Point

There is no shortage of fats to chose from when shopping at the supermarket. They come either in liquid form (oil) or solid (lard, butter, margarine). There are various ways to classify oils and fats, such as animal or plant … Continue reading

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