Articles 2017-06-19T12:28:02+00:00

Pros and Cons of Juicing

Pros and Cons of Juicing YOUR MAIN SQUEEZE What Juicing Can (and can't) Do for Your Health Yep, we've all been told it's important to eat our veggies. But what about drinking them? Move over, munching, juicing is here. Juicing is great to get your daily allotment of veggies. And, of course, it's healthy. It's made from veggies, after all. But it's no magical weight-loss solution and it's not for everyone. Juicing for Health Cooking veggies ensures some loss of nutrients. Juicing them raw with whole fruits keeps all that vitamin-mineral-phytonutrient goodness intact in a form that's easy [...]

October 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Types of American BBQ

Types of American BBQ BBQ, AMERICAN STYLE Are you a juicy pork shoulder kind of eater or do you go for the savory dry rub ribs? Do you slather your meat in a thick, red barbecue sauce or are you a purist? Whatever your fancy, know where to go for that drool-worthy barbecue. North Carolina – This is a state divided, but we get to reap and eat the benefits. First, we have the Lexington-style barbecue known for pork shoulder. It gets cooked, pulled, chopped and served with a tomato and vinegar dippin' sauce. Second, we have [...]

September 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Gluten Free Facts

Gluten Free Facts THE GLUTEN-FREE FRENZY Behind the food trend that has everyone talking It's all the rage. Everywhere you go, you see "gluten-free" options, and you probably know at least a handful of people that have gone gluten free. But what's all the stink about? Get the dish behind the craze and learn what you should know before you sign up — or opt out. What is gluten? A protein composite found in wheat, rye and barley. Foods that commonly contain gluten include pasta, bread, crackers, baked goods, soy sauce, cereals and granola. Pretty much everything [...]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Container Gardening

Container Gardening BIG HARVEST, SMALL FLOOR PLAN Gardening on your bucket list? If so, there's a good chance it's the only item you can actually fulfill with a bucket. Your green-thumbed aspirations will be limited only by how much space you've got and the number of vessels you can scrape up—a single end-table radish is just as noble an endeavor as a whole army of lettuce. It's all up to you. There's a bit of an initial investment, but it'll provide a great long-term return once you put a little time and effort into keeping those veggies [...]

July 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Unusual Foods to Grill

YOUR GRILL WAS MADE FOR MORE Obviously, grills are the best way to help meats achieve their sizzling, succulent potential. But, your grill can do more. Oh, yes, much more. Like grilling a salad. Sound strange? It is. And grilling shredded carrots might not be the best idea. But experimenting is. So fire up that grill and push the boundaries of your typical backyard barbecue. Romaine lettuce. This is where the salad thing comes in. Only it's salad with a delectable smoky char. Split a head of romaine lettuce in half lengthwise, rub with olive oil and grill [...]

June 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Healthy Fast Food

TRIM THE FAST FOOD FAT Do you go through the drive-through because you're afraid someone will see you? Do you leave your car windows open after chowing down so the lingering smell doesn't give you away? If so, it's okay. We understand. It's a fast world and you need food, fast! But, consider these ways to make fast food cater to your taste buds, wallet and health! Take away toppings. That salad or baked potato seems healthy, but when it's fully loaded? Go burger or go home. Top the salad with a little lite dressing and trade bad fat [...]

June 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Gluten-Free Baked Berry French Toast

Courtesy - WHOLE FOODS MARKET GLUTEN-FREE BAKED BERRY FRENCH TOAST Recipe Serves 6 Ingredients Canola spray oil 6 slices GlutenFree Bakehouse Light White Sandwich Bread, toasted 2 cups mixed berries, such as [...]

Greens, Mushroom and White Bean Ragout

Courtesy - WHOLE FOODS MARKET GREENS, MUSHROOM AND WHITE BEAN RAGOUT Recipe Serves 6 Ingredients 2 1⁄2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth, divided 1 large white onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped [...]

Herb Marinated Chicken

Courtesy - DETROIT FREE PRESS HERB-MARINATED CHICKEN THIGHS WITH TOMATO SALSA Recipe Serves 4 Ingredients 8 bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat, leave skin on MARINADE 1⁄2 cup olive oil 1⁄4 [...]

Lobster Cakes

Courtesy - DETROIT FREE PRESS LOBSTER CAKES WITH SWEET AND SPICY CILANTRO MAYO Ingredients 3 lobster tails 1 large egg 1⁄4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon 2 [...]

Chicken Chive and Spinach Burgers

Courtesy - DETROIT FREE PRESS CHICKEN CHIVE AND SPINACH BURGERS Serves 4 Ingredients 2 cups packed baby spinach leaves 16 ounces ground chicken breast 2 to 3 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard 1 small [...]

Strawberries and Ice Cream

Courtesy - Whole Foods Market STRAWBERRIES AND ICE CREAM WITH BALSAMIC VINEGAR REDUCTION Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 cup aged balsamic vinegar 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed [...]