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 By Scott Taylor    Community    June 9, 2018

​Sassy Spiced Mixed Nuts

Summer season is here. That means family get-togethers and parties with friends. Try out this recipe for our healthy Sassy Spiced Mixed Nuts. Your guests are sure to love them. As a bonus, they can...

 
 By Scott Taylor    Community    May 12, 2018

Pepper

America didn't publish its first cookbook until 1796, but we do have earlier manuscripts. One of those collections of papers belongs to Martha Washington. If you read over those recipes, one spice...

 

Are probiotics the answer?

Discussions about your gut microbiome, essentially your gut ecosystem, are all the rage today. The trillions of organisms in your gut ecosystem make up that biotic community. Probiotics are the live...

 

Moroccan spiced roasted cauliflower salad

Described by Arab botanists and known to the Romans, the cauliflower originally came from Cyprus, and was introduced to France from Italy in the middle of the 16th century. Today, food writers everywh...

 

New diet study reveals...nothing

A recent health study conducted by Stanford University has been in the news. The study (DIETFITS) pitted low fat and low carbohydrate diets against one another. The study also covered genetic factors...

 

The Fiber First Diet

Only about three percent of Americans get the recommended amount of fiber each day. Consuming fiber is the easiest way to maintain weight and avoid disease. So, today I've created the world's easiest...

 

Wild rice

Wild rice is actually the grain of a species of grass. The plants grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams. Often only the flowering head of wild rice rises above the water. The r...

 

Soul food

I've been on a Southern food kick lately. There's something comforting in the cuisine. Maybe that's why it's called "soul food". This recipe couldn't be any more Southern if it tried. Take a humble...

 

What do we want? Chocolate! When do we want it? Now!

Here's a quick, easy, no bake chocolate bark recipe that's sure to thrill. It's so simple you might try this one with the kids or grandkids. This recipe comes courtesy of our friends at Mill Street...

 

One dish at a time

"I've got to start eating healthier," she said. "But how do I do that?" One dish at a time. It's the only reasonable answer. Make one small change this week and one small change next week; and so on,...

 

It's just dried leaves and water

"Relax. It's just dried leaves and water. You're going to be fine," I say. This is the most disarming thing I can think to say to the customer who has come into my shop and is staring at row after...

 

Quick and easy sauce

A quick and easy sauce that can be used as-is or quickly converted to a salad dressing. It is also 100% "guilt free" as it contains no oil and no salt. I use this sauce in enchiladas where the...

 

A simple Autumn soup

Thanksgiving and all of its amazing, elaborate cooking has passed. Let's turn our attention to a delicious, nutritious, easy-to-make meal. One that is reminiscent of Autumn, but still in fashion...

 

Bold flavors of Autumn

As Autumn comes on, my tastes turn to more bold flavors. This simple lentil salad is a bold punch of flavor. Deep, rich, earthy lentils. Peppery arugula. Sweet sun dried tomatoes. And a tannic sherry...

 

Lebanese 7-Spice blend

When one customer asks for an item it's an anomaly. But when two customers ask, it's a sign. Such was the day that two customers asked for Lebanese 7-Spice blend. I researched and cataloged many...

 

Eating healthy on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget is easier than you think. In fact, the healthiest foods are among the cheapes. The highest nutrient-rich food per dollar are sweet potatoes. A single cup of sweet potato is...

 

Whole grains for the win

Whole grains reduce our incidence of stroke, heart attack, diabetes, and lower cholesterol. But what are whole grains? All grains start off life as whole grains. In their natural state growing in the...

 

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