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3 10, 2022

Hurricane Food Safety

By |2022-10-03T05:48:18-04:00October 3rd, 2022|Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Hurricane Food Safety

Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc in South Florida recently. As with any natural disaster, power outages are common, and food safety can come into question. I've been traveling and unable to post any updates, but thought I'd post a few tips for you to keep in mind for the [...]

9 09, 2021

Reducing Your Food Waste

By |2021-09-14T16:41:13-04:00September 9th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Reducing Your Food Waste

The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.  I'm always encouraging you to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, but sadly, it's the fruit and veggies in your kitchen often goes to waste. I have been spending the past several [...]

7 07, 2020

How to Host a Picnic During a Pandemic

By |2020-07-10T16:43:38-04:00July 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Wellness|Comments Off on How to Host a Picnic During a Pandemic

Back in April, I was hopeful July would bring good news about less spread of coronavirus. Unfortunately, some people didn't get the memo, that even though business and restaurants were opening up, you still had to distance from people and wash your hands. We now know that being [...]

24 06, 2020

Clean Eating = Clean Kitchen and Pantry

By |2020-06-25T08:55:24-04:00June 24th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Wellness|Comments Off on Clean Eating = Clean Kitchen and Pantry

While I don't love the vaguely defined term "clean eating", I do love a clean kitchen. Many of you may find that after stocking up for a pandemic, you may have items leftover that you didn't use. A recent consumer survey completed by the International Food Information Council [...]

8 05, 2020

Where’s the Beef?

By |2020-05-08T14:11:32-04:00May 8th, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends|Comments Off on Where’s the Beef?

News of meat and other food shortages this week follows earlier news of the effect the SARS-CoV-2 virus has had on the food supply.  Currently there is some disruption of workforce within the beef supply chain. Processing within the beef packing industry, is causing some slowdown in the [...]

29 03, 2020

Food Safety Resources

By |2020-09-02T11:35:58-04:00March 29th, 2020|Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Food Safety Resources

As regular readers know, my goal is to share facts, and help you enjoy eating without food fear. During a pandemic, the world is searching for comfort. I completely understand that we're all a little emotional. You may feel afraid, uncertain, or worried about your future or the [...]

25 02, 2020

Good Grains

By |2020-07-14T09:40:19-04:00February 25th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Good Grains

Fiber can help with digestive health, blood sugar control, and in reducing cholesterol. Did you know that grain foods offer a significant amount of fiber to a healthy diet? This is one reason they should be included in your diet along with other fiber sources (fruits, vegetables, beans [...]

14 01, 2020

What the Cluck?

By |2020-01-14T20:39:37-05:00January 14th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Facts, Wellness|Comments Off on What the Cluck?

Farm-raised. Cage-free. Hormone-free. What do all of those statement mean on a package of chicken or eggs? The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the language you see on food packaging. Sometimes it can be confusing for shoppers. Due to  consumer's desire to know how their food was [...]

23 09, 2019

Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

By |2019-09-24T12:42:39-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Family, Food Facts, Wellness|3 Comments

September is National Fruit and Veggie Month - a time celebrate all things fruits and vegetables and encourage consumers to eat more of them every day. Are you avoiding some fruits and vegetables based on how they were farmed? Do you know the difference between conventional and organic [...]