[1] Top on the list of pesticide-laden produce: strawberries (photo courtesy In Harvest). [2] Popeye beware: Spinach is #2 (photo Stephen Ausmus | USDA Agricultural Research Service). [3] In addition to nutrition, kale is laden with pesticides (photo courtesy National Kale Day).   Your fresh produce may not be as innocently good for you as […]

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There have been edible utensils before, and edible dishes too (think of the tortilla salad bowl or the rice noodle cups in Asian restaurants). But the category may be on the verge of a breakthrough: The Best In Show Winner at this year’s International Restaurant Show was Planeteer, for their edible utensils in different flavors. […]

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[1] The newest green cheese: Vermatcha, colored with powdered matcha tea (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [2] Basiron is a Dutch cheese, made in the style of Gouda in eight different flavors! The green variety is mixed with powdered basil [3] With Sage Derby, a cheddar-like cheese, the curds are pressed with powdered sage to create […]

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March 9th is National Meatball Day. Meatballs are be made of different kinds of meat or blends, depending on local preferences. These days, there even vegan meatballs made from from grains, tofu and vegetables. What’s your favorite use for meatballs? The most popular meatball dishes in the U.S. include: Spaghetti and meatballs Meatball subs Meatball […]

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While National Pie Day is January 23rd, March 14th, 3.14, is National Pi Day. The date format 3.14 is the same as the first three digits of pi. The first 10 digits are 3.1415926535. There are many more: Pi has been calculated to more than one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. Some people are […]

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[1] For lunch, top hummus with a Greek salad (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [2] Another way to plate. You can create variety with chopping techniques: dicing, julienning, shaving, spiralizing, etc. (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [3] A “rainbow salad” topped with flavored hummus (photo courtesy Bush’s Beans).   Most Americans enjoy hummus as a dip. That’s […]

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