Pickling can be just that—a pickle. True pickling is an ancient miracle for food preservation, but involves a drawn-out fermentation process requiring canning equipment, sterilization procedures and a whole lotta waiting around. Kudos to you if that’s up your alley, but the truth is, some of us simply don’t have the time or patience to … Read More.
About 150,000 tons of food are thrown away in the U.S. each DAY which is obviously a problem not just for the planet, but for pocketbooks too. If your food has gone bad, that’s food you can’t eat, so it’s food that will most likely be replaced which costs money and energy and the food … Read More.
U-S-A! U-S-A! Independence Day is a time to celebrate the things that make our country great like liberty, diversity and, apparently, hamburgers. An average American eats three burgers a week and on the 4th of July, Americans are 117% more likely to go for a hamburger than on an average day. That’s a lot of meat. If … Read More.
The short answers is yes. The real question, though, is do you really want to? My questions started with a social media post a couple days ago where a friend was showing off her new sous vide setup and how she planned to cook a relatively tough, fibrous London Broil steak with it, expecting tender and … Read More.
One of my favorite pieces of nutrition advice is maybe the simplest: eat more fruits and vegetables. You may be rolling your eyes at the “basic” nature of that wisdom, but according to the CDC only 1 in 10 Americans gets the recommended 5 daily servings. No matter what your dietary preferences or needs, upping … Read More.
Beer is made with four ingredients: water, grain, hops and yeast. Despite this humble foundation, however, there’s a wide variety of color, flavor and aroma to be found on the shelves of our beer cooler. At the most basic level, there are two types of beer: ales and lagers. Ales are typically a bit heartier, … Read More.
Our latest newsletter showcases the fresh flavors of summer! We include a guide to picnicking like a pro, ideas for earth-friendly eating, grilling tips galore and plenty of recipes to try. Click on the photo below to check it out. “Fresh Bites” Summer 2018 Newsletter.
When it comes to special diets, veganism inspires many questions: What is it? What can and can’t you eat? Why choose a vegan diet? Some people go vegan for ethical reasons, some for environmental reasons and some for health reasons, among others. A vegan diet is one that excludes animal products (meat, seafood, eggs, dairy, and … Read More.
Hundreds of predators. No real shelter. What could go wrong? The temperature is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and it’s that magical time of year when people all across America are venturing into forests and, as a leisure activity, trying not to die. Let’s face it, hiking and camping don’t make a whole lot of … Read More.
Seeds are an amazing food. Each seed contains the potential to sprout and grow into a plant—a plant that will mature and produce more seeds, which will sprout, mature and make more seeds. Every time we eat a seed, we are consuming the potential—all the protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes—needed to grow an entire plant and … Read More.