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We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Someone once told us that genius is simply a twist on the ordinary. That describes Post-it Notes. A simple note pad that sticks to a surface and can be removed without … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

Not always. In some cases, the canning process locks in nutrients and in other cases it can enhance the availability of nutrients. Canned blueberries contain more of the powerful antioxidant, anthocyanin, than either fresh or frozen. Canned salmon is richer in heart-healthy omega-3 fats and calcium than fresh. Canning releases health-promoting antioxidants. One half cup … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. When we received information on Fairlife Ultra-Filtered Milk, our first thought was milk is milk. What could be so special? Well, we were wrong. Fairlife is by far the creamiest, best-tasting … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Chutney is a condiment with South Asian roots that arrived in England and France sometime in the early 1600s. Chutneys are a savory side meant to balance a dish and can … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Absolutely Gluten Free known for producing gluten free crackers, flatbreads and pizzas has recently introduced TahiniBars made of roasted sesame seeds and Raw Coconut Chews. TahiniBAR is a grab-and-go, 100-calorie, snack bar … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea not only is a unique brand but it has an interesting back story as well. Begun in 2014, Wize Monkey repurposes an underused part of the coffee … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Cocavo is a privately-owned company in New Zealand that supplies coconut oil products from farms in the South Pacific, New Zealand and California. Cocavo is a mixture of coconut oil and avocado … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

Processed foods high in calories, sugar, sodium and saturated fat are often blamed for why Americans are overweight and at greater risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. The Center for Disease Control recently published a review of the top selling processed foods between 2009 and 2015. What they found is encouraging. They … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Gaea known for its Olive Snack Packs which we have highlighted in the past has now added shelf-stable Veggie Snacks to their product line. Veggie Snacks are lightly pickled, crisp, NonGMO Project Verified, … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. With all the brands of yogurt currently on the market it is hard today for one brand to stand out, but Oui French Style by Yoplait in its glass jar is … Read More