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Asparagus:  A part of the lily family, it is actually related to onions, leeks and garlic.  It’s high in folate and a good source of vitamin C.  It also contains inulin, a prebiotic fiber that helps nourish our gut bacteria, which supports your immune function.  Choose asparagus spears that are bright in color, straight and … Read More

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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. Kimmi Wernli grew up working in her family-owned Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter Company. When her Dad retired she took over the reins of the company as President. Crazy Richard’s peanut butter … Read More

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Food likes and dislikes are constantly changing. Food trends begin and evolve – some stick around and others fizzle out. Food trend specialists categorize what is trending into four distinct stages – discovery, introduction, adoption and if a trend lasts, mainstream. What do these trend experts predict for 2018? In the discovery stage, we are … Read More

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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. Chris Cates, MD, a cardiologist and his son Andrew, a vineyard owner, founded the Wine RayZyn Company in Napa Valley, California. RayZyns are not your typical moist, seedless raisins. They are … Read More

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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. Dolcedi is a liquid, low glycemic index (22.5) sweetener made simply from concentrated organic apple juice. It is sourced from Italy, kosher (Star-K), USDA Organic, NonGMO Project Certified, and sold in … Read More

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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. La Tourangelle is a family owned company that specializes in producing artisanal oils. The company originated and is still active in Saumur, France. In 2002 La Tourangelle opened an artisan oil mill … 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. TRU Chocolate created dark chocolate snacks that contain no added sugar, are gluten free, nonGMO, vegan and kosher (OU) with Fair Trade Certified Ingredients. TRU uses no fillers, waxes or preservatives and sweetens … Read More

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

Unlike other countries in the world where peanuts are mostly used to make oil or peanut meal, in the US we eat peanuts, more than 6 pounds per person per year. Peanut butter accounts for half of the peanuts we eat yearly and it is estimated that every kid eats close to 1,500 peanut butter … Read More

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We enjoy looking at new cookbooks.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Jackie Dikos, the author of Finish Line Fueling, is both a registered dietitian (RD) and a two-time Olympic Trails competitor in the marathon. She has the experience and professional training to … 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. We must admit when we first received Kitchen & Love Farro Quick Meals and Quinoa Quick Meals, we were a little skeptical. Each is packaged in a two-part 7.9-ounce cup with a detachable … Read More