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Remix: Leftovers for Lunch

By Christopher Stewart | August 27, 2013

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The million dollar question everyone is asking is, where did summer go? In just a few days, it will be time to get back in the groove of packing lunches, scheduled bed times, and that age old question of what to make for dinner. Making dinner is great, but what’s even better is when dinner from the night before can transform into a fresh lunch the next day, or another dinner with a new touch for another night.  Here are 10 meals that go from dinner to lunch (and even breakfast) any night of the week.  Read More

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8 Farmers Market Inspired Recipes

By Christopher Stewart | June 28, 2013

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I go back and forth with myself food wise, on when is the best time of year to eat. I always come back around to one answer: Summer.  Summer is the highlight of the season for the freshest and most prominent tasting fruits, vegetables, and herbs from local farmers.  At the peak of the season, farmers market produce needs very little additional ingredients, as the flavors of each product gets a chance to shine through. Another big bonus is shopping at the farmers market is easy on your wallet! This week head to your nearest farmers market, and add in these 8  farmers market inspired recipes for fresh and delicious weeknight dinners.  Read More

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10 Delicious Side Dishes for your Weekend BBQ

By Christopher Stewart | June 7, 2013

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Finally, the season is here. Time for sunshine, warm weather and the weekends made for eating outdoors with friends. Gearing up for a hot summer means it’s time to barbecue and enjoy the smokey and flavorful foods of a cookout! For me whenever I get invited to a barbecue, I am always worried about what I am going to take with me. No one wants the boring potato salad and soda anymore, so I tend to use fresh seasonal produce to come up with plenty of side dishes to accompany me, and with the help of the grill, your meal is quick and easy. Here are 10 delicious side dishes for you and friends to enjoy at your next barbecue. An added bonus? We’ve included drinks that can be taken along: Read More

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10 Seafood Inspired Recipes to Try This Week

By Christopher Stewart | June 4, 2013

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Dinner for the week is a hard choice to make in general, especially in the warmer months when it’s too hot to even think about turning on the stove or oven. You also don’t want to feel weighed down when it’s warmer out, leaving the heavy stews, carbs, and soups behind. Seafood is a great alternative for dinner during the week, and it’s a wonderful way to have a lighter meal. Seafood and fish are so versatile and it’s great that you can mix and match flavors to create a different meal every weeknight. Whether pan seared served with vegetables or testing out your chef recipes and making a ceviche, seafood can add a different twist to your every day dinners. Here are 10 satisfying seafood recipes to make for dinner this week.  Read More

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Memorial Day Brunch Ideas

By Kendall Kish | May 15, 2013

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Memorial Day isn’t until next week and although we love a city that quiets down for the first weekend of the summer, it’s also a great time to catch up on your culinary prowess. If you’re planning on staying in, we’ve got you covered with great brunch recipes to try at home. Read More

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How to Make Risotto

By Christopher Stewart | May 10, 2013

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Risotto is one of those dishes that bring amazing thoughts to mind. Risotto feels like luxury in a bowl, and each time a restaurant has risotto on the menu, I want to know all about it. Risotto is actually very flexible and works well with a lot of different flavors and combinations. Restaurants incorporate mushrooms, herbs, cheeses and  a lot of other delicacies into risotto and it’s hard not to  love every minute of it. Making risotto at home, may seem scary for some but it’s actually quite easy.  Follow these tips to creating the perfect risotto for dinner this week.  Read More

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Healthier Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Chips and Dip

By Kendall Kish | May 9, 2013

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There’s nothing like a good dip to round out your appetizer table at your party. However, store-bought dips are often loaded with fat and calories, having mayonnaise and/or sour cream as the base. And the potato chips used to serve the dip are full of sodium and preservatives, leaving you with a calorie-laden appetizer that is just plain run-of-the-mill. Read More

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7 Frozen Treats to Try This Weekend

By Mac Malikowski | May 3, 2013

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I like eating ice cream in the springtime, before the heat of summer turns my favorite dessert into a cooling means of survival. I use the term loosely when more than a number of cold, sweet and refreshing confections satisfy my craving.  Dairy-free? Bring it on. Double-churned? Even better. Read More

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By The Numbers: The Foods We Eat the Most

By Mac Malikowski | May 1, 2013

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Livestrong, the digital intersection of food and fitness, has produced a great list of America’s most eaten foods. The survey used the website’s built-in “MyPlate” tool to gather eating data on the some 4.5 million members of the online community. This is about 1.5% of the United States’ population and while it could be argued that these specific users are slightly more food conscious and nutrition-oriented than the average American, I think it stands as an accurate representation of how many of us eat.

Here are the top 5: Read More

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Beef and America (Plus Recipes)

By Mac Malikowski | April 30, 2013

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Evident in the earliest known cave paintings and celebrated on blogs and in restaurants, humans have had a nearly 10,000-year relationship with beef. From the highly coveted wagyu of Japan, to Halal and Kosher dishes alike (and all those grass-fed burgers in between), beef is one of the most universal proteins around. Beef has a particularly interesting history in the United States and illustrates the cultural and economic draw that meat had on our country. According to a report on npr.org, in the 1840’s, cattle grazing lands were at a significant proximity to cities, often within them. The access and affordability of meat at the time was shocking to new Americans as we see from letters written from early Irish immigrants, astonished at how much meat they were able to consume. Read More

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