3 Simple Steps to Kale Heaven

3 Simple Steps to Kale Heaven

Kale, in its raw form, just isn’t pleasing to many people’s palate. There, we said it. That’s a shame, because it’s one of the healthiest foods known to man. One cup of kale contains just 36 calories, but is packed … Continue reading

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The Nasty Truth About Fat-Free Salad Dressing

The Nasty Truth About Fat-Free Salad Dressing

People who try to lose weight are on a constant look out for lower calorie foods. This makes perfect sense. Sometimes these good intentions lead to bad food choices. Take salad dressing, for example. First and foremost, a tasty salad … Continue reading

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Easy Pesto Sauce (Recipe)

Easy Pesto Sauce (Recipe)

Fresh basil leaves are a gastronomic pleasure enjoyed in Italian and East-Asian dishes. Virtually calorie-less, basil is rich in certain types of antioxidants that may help ward off cancer. Here is a light and easy summer pasta dish that you … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we defined whole grains and whole wheat. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To … Continue reading

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10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. When shopping for olive oil, consumers are faced with a wide range of options. Multiple brands vie for attention through bottle and label design, brand building, and marketing … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Day Boat Cod with Olive Oil Melted Tomatoes and Petit Salad of Shaved Fennel and Oranges

Healthy Recipe: Day Boat Cod with Olive Oil Melted Tomatoes and Petit Salad of Shaved Fennel and Oranges

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. As most readers of this blog know, a healthy diet including fish, nuts, herbs and vegetables can help increase the intake of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes

Healthy Recipe: Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. The New Year is a time when many of us resolve to improve our health through better eating habits. Incorporating olive oil into your recipes, instead of butter … Continue reading

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5 Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

5 Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Merry Christmas! 2000 years ago, in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, people lived an agrarian life. During the time of Jesus, food was not easy to come by. Malnutrition was a real and recurring threat. A dry winter meant less food … Continue reading

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Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Yesterday, Unilever announced a facelift to its margarine line: Unilever U.S. is transforming its current buttery spreads portfolio, beginning with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, into new recipes made with real, simple ingredients like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, … Continue reading

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Cooking with Olive Oil?  Yes We Can!

Cooking with Olive Oil? Yes We Can!

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. One of the most common myths about olive oil believed by Americans is that you can’t or shouldn’t cook with it. In a recent study conducted by the … Continue reading

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