FOOD HOLIDAY: National Trail Mix Day & A Custom Trail Mix Recipe

August 31st is National Trail Mix Day. While the concept of mixing nuts and dried fruit has been popular for millennia, “trail mix” as a concept for a modern, portable energy snack is relatively new. The term refers to a mixture of high-energy foods such as dried fruit and nuts, combined with other tasty additions.…
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FOOD FUN: Bacon-wrapped Ford Fiesta

Today is International Bacon Day*, a cause for great celebration among millions of bacon lovers. If Ford could only sell each one of them its new bacon-wrapped 2014 Ford Fiesta! Bacon has been a staple of Western cuisine since ancient Roman times. The baconmania of the past five years has produced bacon caramel corn, bacon…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Eat Well Enjoy Life Hummus

Hummus made from red lentils, not chickpeas. Photo courtesy Eat Well Enjoy Life.   The impressive hummus line from Eat Well Enjoy Life is like a horse of a different color: made not from chickpeas, but from black beans, white beans, red lentils, yellow lentils and edamame. The result: a whole new way to enjoy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Add Nuts, Raw Or Roasted

Nuts are good for you, and you should enjoy an ounce of them daily as a heart-healthy snack or ingredient: added to salads (green, chicken, egg, tuna, pasta, etc.); chopped and mixed with rice; atop hot or cold cereal, pancakes or French toast; on cottage cheese or yogurt; on ice cream and frozen yogurt; and…
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