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Beet Salad with Quinoa, Swiss Chard, and Avocado

February 20, 2014
Beet Salad with Quinoa, Swiss Chard, and Avocado

This post brought to you by Love Beets. All opinions are 100% mine. We love beets around here. In fact, Joe asks for them almost every night. And although we grow a ton of beets in our garden, taking the time to cook them before dinner doesn’t always happen. That’s why I am in love […]

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Marketing Masquerading as Science

February 17, 2014
Marketing Masquerading as Science

The following is a post written by contributor Andy Bellatti, MS, RD. When it comes to resources – whether they be human, financial, or technological – the food industry is stocked with a mighty arsenal. Big Food’s spending power is most often evidenced by its multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. A few examples: McDonald’s spent $115 […]

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Gluten-Free Love

February 14, 2014
Gluten-Free Love

This morning I walked out to the kitchen to find a dozen long-stemmed red roses and a dark chocolate bar with sea salt waiting for me. As Jeff put his arms around me, he whispered romance into my ear. “You should be able to eat this chocolate bar, I researched the company and they clean […]

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Clean Air = Cleaner Home

February 12, 2014
Clean Air = Cleaner Home

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. December was a month of yuck for us. Stuffy noses, coughing until you thought a rib might break, and the worst stomach virus ever to pass through our house (lucky me, I got it for Christmas). […]

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How to do a weekly food prep (5 Tips)

January 28, 2014
How to do a healthy weekly food prep (5 Tips, plus recipe ideas!)

I’ve been following Lindsay (aka The Lean Green Bean) for a few years now, and she never fails to inspire.  Lately I’ve been especially smitten with her weekly food prep posts.  I begged Lindsay to teach us how to become food prep masters, and she agreed (yay!).  I can’t wait to get started! *** As […]

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10 Easy, Attainable Resolutions

January 23, 2014
10 Easy, Attainable New Year's Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but all the talk about New Year’s resolutions sometimes makes me want to stick my head in the sand and wait for it all to pass. I think the reason for that is I tend to go overboard on the whole thing. I dream big dreams, make grand plans and […]

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This Study is Brought to You By…

January 21, 2014
Andy Bellatti, MS, RD

In past columns, I’ve reviewed how food politics influence federal nutrition guidelines and programs like “Let’s Move!” and “Drink Up!”. Alas, politics reaches far and wide, even throughout academia and research. The food industry is well aware of increased scrutiny from nutrition and public health advocates, and it’s cooked up one ingenious way to minimize […]

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Mexican Chicken Soup

January 15, 2014
Mexican Chicken Soup #glutenfree

On March 6, 2010 my friend Mary emailed me a recipe for Mexican Chicken Soup. She sent it to a bunch of our friends from college who had been asking her for recipe ideas because we were, well, awful in the kitchen.  While most of us were still learning how to make boxed mac and […]

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Why I’m ok with naturally gluten-free foods being labeled “gluten-free”

January 14, 2014
Why I'm ok with naturally gluten-free foods being labeled "gluten-free"

Lately I’ve heard quite a bit of scoffing when it comes to gluten-free labeling.  This usually takes place around foods that are inherently gluten-free like dried beans, nuts and coffee. Usually the comment is something like, “Why is there a gluten-free label on here?  Coffee has always been gluten-free!  They’re just trying to cash in […]

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Olive & Garbanzo Bean Tapenade with Endive

January 12, 2014
Olive & Garbanzo Bean Tapenade with Endive

It’s almost Superbowl time, and you know what that means: Snacks and Commercials! I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping for more ingenuity and a lot less shock value this year.  (I’m looking at you, GoDaddy). If you’re short on time, but still want to impress your friends with a stunning appetizer, this tapenade […]

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