Winter Rejuvenation: Cold Weather Salads


In the colder months, salads are often pushed aside in favor of steaming soup. However, with a few modifications, salad can be expanded as a deliciously rich and savory meal for the winter, with bright fresh flavor combinations to celebrate the season! With the bitter cold of winter weather, choosing food with warming qualities as … Continue reading Winter Rejuvenation: Cold Weather Salads

Shop Farmer's Markets!


The number of farmers’ markets nationally is growing, fueled by an increasing interest among consumers in buying local food and supporting more sustainable food sources. According to the US Department of Agriculture, there has been a 67% increase in the number of farmers’ markets since 2008, with more than 7,800 listed in the USDA’s National … Continue reading Shop Farmer's Markets!

Phytochemicals: What are they and How do We get Them?


Phytochemicals are a non-nutritive part of a plant that provides benefits to our bodies. They are considered non-nutritive because they aren’t vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, fat or fiber. Researchers have found that these phytochemicals, or otherwise known as phytonutrients, are beneficial for our bodies. It is even more interesting that when researchers extracted the phytochemical … Continue reading Phytochemicals: What are they and How do We get Them?

Salad Dressing – Buy it or make your own?


I was listening to the radio the other day and the morning show commentators were talking about salad dressing…whether they prefer to buy a bottle of salad dressing at the grocery store or whether they make their own at home. Despite the fact that my local grocery store chain devotes nearly an entire aisle to … Continue reading Salad Dressing – Buy it or make your own?

Fennel, Grapefruit, and Apple Salad


The grapefruit was bred in the 18th century as a cross between a pomelo and an orange. They were given the name grapefruit because of the way they grew in clusters similar to grapes. Beyond being absolutely delicious and refreshing, grapefruits are low in calories, and full of nutrients. According to the USDA National Nutrient … Continue reading Fennel, Grapefruit, and Apple Salad