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Bizarre Food Facts: The Kooky Cucumber

By admin | August 8, 2011

Photo: Thomas Focus

Photo: Thomas Focus

Sometimes food can be used for more than just eating. There are many unusual uses for everyday ingredients that we may use in our recipes. So when a unique ingredient or food with a bizarre use comes to our attention, we’ll be sure to inform you about it.

Today, we’ll feature the cucumber, which is in abundance this season. Have too many cucumbers lying around that are about to go to waste? Fear not! We’ve got some unique uses for this cool summer veggie. Read More

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Are Baby Carrots The New Junk Food?

By mahir | July 13, 2011

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We all know that familiar routine: grab a shiny bag with appealing advertising, easily pop it open, relish the snack inside with a satisfying crunch and repeat. Now imagine that snack as tasty and healthy baby carrots instead of those processed potato chips and cheese doodles we are all familiar with. This idea was exactly what Jeff Dunn, of Bolthouse Farms, and Omid Farhang, of Crispin Porter + Bogusky advertising agency, had in mind while trying to devise a strategy to make baby carrots cool again. In his entertaining and interesting article, “How Carrots Became The New Junk Food,” for Fast Company, Douglas McGray details the long, but comical process of for baby carrots’ new ad campaign, “Eat ‘Em Like Junk Food”.  Read More

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Rooftop Urban Farm: Brooklyn Grange

By admin | July 8, 2011

Urban Rooftop Farm Brooklyn Grange

Urban Rooftop Farm Brooklyn Grange

By Arielle Hartman

High above the bustling streets of Western Queens, there is a one-acre urban farm, planting, growing and harvesting its way to a more sustainable lifestyle. Brooklyn Grange Farm, located in Long Island City, is part of a slew of urban farms rapidly taking over New York City’s abandoned or unused lots, terraces and rooftops. At one-acre, in a city known for cramped spaces and crowded streets, Brooklyn Grange is a feat unto itself, turning the vacant office building roof they lease into a viable and successful urban farm – one of the biggest in New York City! Read More

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10 Foods that Drive Weight Gain and Loss

By admin | June 29, 2011

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It should come as no surprise that to stay healthy you should choose a regiment of good diet and exercise. Avoid foods like potato chips and heavily sugared beverages that cause weight gain and eat lots of foods like fresh vegetables and fruit to help aid in weight loss. However, if you’re the type of person to put off good eating or exercise until the next week (or month!) you could be doing your body more harm in the long run. Read More

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Eat Healthily by Cooking with Every Color

By admin | June 28, 2011

So many colors are in season during summer - eat the rainbow!

So many colors are in season during summer - eat the rainbow!

Making healthy dishes more interesting and eye-pleasing is a surefire way to ensure that we will not only eat food that is good for us, but that we enjoy it wholeheartedly too! Foods with deep hues have a lot of nutrients, from dark green kale leaves to sunny orange slices. Eating a bit of the rainbow makes for a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner, check out our guide below! Read More

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Ingredient Focus: Green Beans

By admin | June 27, 2011

Photo: kthread on flickr

Photo: kthread on flickr

Just because your mother might have told you to eat your green beans just so you could have dessert doesn’t mean they can’t be infinitely delicious now. Your mom was right about one thing: this vegetable is super healthy for you. Green beans (or string beans as they’re also affectionately known as) are great for a nutritional boost in your diet as they’re packed with fiber, complex carbohydrates, and potassium. Read More

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Healthy Snacks for a Summer Road Trip

By admin | June 23, 2011

Ensure maximum road trip enjoyment with plan-ahead snacks

Ensure maximum road trip enjoyment with plan-ahead snacks

Even if you’ve planned your road trip around food, you will undoubtedly get hungry between stops. On the highway, you’ll see many rest stops with fast food outlets. These might seem like an easy way to stop and get a quick lunch.

But, if you pack your own food, you can keep up a healthy lifestyle even when you’re on a long road trip.  By bringing planned snacks, you will be able to stay on the road, stay away from unhealthy food at rest stops, and still enjoy yourself! Check out these ideas for healthy road trip snacks. Read More

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