7 Reasons Why “Shop the Perimeter” is Bad Nutrition Advice

7 Reasons Why “Shop the Perimeter” is Bad Nutrition Advice

Have you ever heard a health coach tell you that to lose weight and eat healthy you should “Shop only the store perimeter”? This is actually detrimental advice. It’s true that the store perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

You’ve probably heard this advice before – if you want to eat healthy, buy food only from the store perimeter. The perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and fish. While it makes sense that the bulk … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Eat More Indian Food

3 Reasons to Eat More Indian Food

We ran across an interesting article in the Washington Post this week, entitled – “Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious“. The Indian subcontinent is home to over 1 Billion people, and has a rich culinary tradition … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Chicken with Brown Rice and Spices

Slow Cooked Chicken with Brown Rice and Spices

This is an easy recipe that can be prepared in less than 20 minutes, but requires a minimum of 6 hours in a slow cooker or low heat oven. The juices from the chicken blend with the spices to thoroughly … 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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The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

So you like to spice things up. That’s good. Spices make food taste better. They usually come with additional health benefits.  They can help decrease sodium consumption. But, according to the FDA, some imported spices are also full of harmful … 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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Are You Getting Enough Salsa?

Are You Getting Enough Salsa?

If you live in the US, chances are you have a jar of salsa in your pantry or fridge right now. This wasn’t always the case, but salsa has grown immensely in popularity in the last few decades. Salsa is … Continue reading

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What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

Yesterday we wrote about Thanksgiving’s cranberry sauce tradition. Today we’ll take a look inside a turkey – more specifically at the stuffing. Filling the cavities of poultry dates back to Roman times, and there are many food items that can … Continue reading

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9 Tips For Choosing a Better Salad Dressing

9 Tips For Choosing a Better Salad Dressing

Spring will shortly turn to summer and salad season is shifting into full gear. With plenty of fresh greens at reasonable prices, there is really no excuse not to get your daily (or twice daily) fix. Build a meal around … Continue reading

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