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January is National Soup Month – Host a Soup Crawl

It wasn’t officially created by a congressional appointment, but rather it has become recognized on the calendar after years of ongoing commercial soup campaigns, charitable fund raising soup events, and private soup-related social gatherings held repeatedly throughout North America during the wintery first month of the year. National Soup Month is observed in various ways.  […]

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Celebrate In and Out of Season

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My family is not particularly large however, families of any size often face the crunch of celebrating the seasonal winter holidays with multiple different extended branches of friends and relatives during the last couple of weeks of the year and up to New Year’s Day.  It’s not unusual to face the dilemma of getting invited […]

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The Scoop on Honey

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Honey is a great shelf stable item – meaning it lasts for years without refrigeration due to its natural ability to resist against the growth of molds and bacterias.  It is made from the nectar or sugar of flowers (or sucrose) that is broken down into fructose and glucose (other types of sugars) by the […]

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Saffron – Expensive, but as Internationally Loved as The Olympics

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Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world! This is due to its difficulty to produce in mass quantity.  Saffron comes from the saffron crocus flower (crocus sativus) which originated from Western Asia and is now cultivated all over the world – but primarily in Spain, Iran, Greece and India.  Saffron is a bulbous herb […]

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Snag a FREE 6-Pack of Paleo Dark Chocolate Almond Energy Bars At Thrive Market

In an ideal world, we’d all eat nutritious, home-cooked meals every day. In reality, sometimes you just need a quick bite, and that’s where energy bars come in. Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond Bars are one of the best options out there—full of collagen and healthy fats, packed with protein, and rich in fiber. Say […]

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Homegrown Food at 8,000 Feet – Always a Challenge!

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! I’ve been so busy I hardly even noticed that April and May have passed on by.  I have also been traveling, first to New York to begin shooting season two of my FoodyTV cooking show – Therapeutic Cuisine, and then down to The University of Arizona’s Center for Integrated Medicine’s – […]

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Marching into Springtime

I think we are all pretty ready to say good bye to winter – enough already! And thank goodness springtime will officially arrive (at least as far as the calendar is concerned) on March 20th. Meanwhile, the Irish in me will enjoy a few helpings of corned beef and cabbage and perhaps some green beverages […]

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Improve Your Dietary Awareness and Physical Habits during National Nutrition Month®

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March is National Nutrition Month®. It was created by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (formally known as the ADA or American Dietetic Association) in order to promote and increase dietary awareness and physical activity as well as promote the Academy as a leading and credible source for scientifically-based food and nutrition information. This year […]

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Sexy Dessert for Valentine’s Day

February brings us the heart of winter in more than one way.  We are in the depths and doldrums of our coldest and snowiest season. Yet in the middle of it all, we essentially heat up our emotions when we affirm our most dear and appreciated relationships – on Valentine’s Day.  Be it a candle […]

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New Year Recipe from Chef Kelly Yorke

On December 31st, cook up a batch of Hopping John to usher in the New Year with tasty eats and to bring all those who consume it the best of luck for the next twelve months. Here is my easy-to-prepare recipe and a bit more explanation about this superstitious but, traditional annual custom. Happy 2015!

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