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(BPT) - Want to give your family a jump-start on good nutrition? By introducing your children to a nourishing, whole-food diet at a very young age, you can teach them to prefer the taste of real foods over more processed ones. This lays the foundation for healthy eating habits later in life.
(Family Features) An ancient grain with roots that trace back as far as 8000 B.C., sorghum is seeing a resurgence as demand for non-GMO and gluten-free food grows.
(StatePoint) There’s more to Parmigiano Reggiano cheese than you may have considered. While delicious grated over pasta, it also can be served on its own or paired with other flavors to help liven up the table at a party.
(BPT) - It’s February again, and that means it’s American Heart Month. With all of the health information out there, it can be hard to figure out how to work heart healthy choices into your daily routine. Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN says that by keeping a few simple tips in mind for foods, beverages and overall health, you can make small changes this month that will benefit your heart all year round.
It was about 8:30 in the morning as Ben Brochu began his ascent up the still-shaded Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains with a pack containing camera equipment, scopes, binoculars, tripods and more.
(BPT) - Whether you’re smitten after dating for only a month or your relationship has a soothing rhythm after many years of marriage, your affections deserve to be celebrated this Valentine’s Day. Finding the perfect way to say you care, however, is often easier said than done. Stop stressing and consider these top trends and unique gift ideas, all custom-fitted to the length of your relationship.
(Family Features) When the mercury drops, it’s more important than ever to stay properly hydrated. During the winter, people may not seem to sweat as much as in the summer, but that doesn’t lessen one’s risk of dehydration.
(NewsUSA) - Congratulations, guys, on being so in love that you can save yourself at least one big headache this holiday season.
I distinctly remember going for a walk with my husband one crisp morning after Christmas last year. There was much to be done. We had a Christmas tree to dismantle—ornaments to gently wrap and store. There was the aftermath of unwrapped gifts, the discarded wrapping paper to deal with and boxes to break down and recycle (not to mention finding a place for all the new stuff). So, too, did we have a kitchen overflowing with excess food. In short, we were full. Our bellies and most every room in our house showed proof that our holiday had been abundant in every sense of the word.
(Family Features) The holiday season is upon us, so celebrate by serving unique dishes and drinks bursting with flavor.
(Family Features) ‘Tis the season for excess: too much spending, too much stress and, if you’re like most people, too much munching. Make no mistake, it’s called a holiday “feast” for a reason. The average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 230 grams of fat while enjoying a traditional holiday dinner with turkey and all the trimmings.
(NAPSI)—It’s peak pear season, and with it comes an endless variety of ways to enjoy this versatile fruit, like sliced into salads, layered in sandwiches or simply enjoyed, fresh and ripe, with a napkin in hand. Multiple varieties of USA-grown pears are available in markets from coast to coast nearly year-round. Reach for everyday favorites like Bartlett, Bosc and Anjou, and experiment with the delicate flavors of Starkrimson, Forelle and Comice.
Pick poached pears for a delicious dessert that’s easy to make and elegant to serve. (NAPS)
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(BPT) - Winter holidays conjure up cravings for our favorite comfort foods - from the aroma of fresh-baked apple pie to the taste of tender roast turkey. This year, give holiday recipes a delectable new twist by incorporating the flavors of imported gourmet cheeses.
Enjoy a holiday buffet at the AAA Four Diamond resort nestled at the base of the Santa Catalinas. Served on Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 6 p.m., offerings include a selection of fresh seasonal salads, domestic and regional cheese and sausage boards, artisan breads, and fresh fruits. From the oven features include pepita-crusted corvina, quinoa tamales, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a variety of savory vegetable sides. Carving stations will feature roasted beef steam ship, traditional roasted turkey, and garlic and peppercorn crusted pork. For dessert, an assortment of pies and cakes served with coffee and tea.
(NewsUSA) - Up until the mid-1940s, tooth decay plagued the nation. Case in point: in 1942, almost 10 percent of the 2 million men examined by the Army were rejected for service because they didn't have 12 solid teeth out of 32.
(BPT) - Thanksgiving is all about abundance. It’s a time when Americans pull out the stops to celebrate everything they have to be thankful for with a big, delicious meal that will leave everyone at the table saying “Wow!”
(Family Features) Just as our wardrobe adjusts to the cooler weather, so, too, do our appetites as we enjoy warm, comforting dishes to stave off the chill in the air.
Mike Groshans and his wife thinned out several prickly pear cacti, with the hopes of driving away two pack rats. The pair didn’t go far, as they ended up across the street.
(BPT) - Family and friends make Thanksgiving special, but it’s the food that’s always the center of attention. From juicy turkey and creamy potatoes to zesty cranberries and buttery rolls, nobody leaves the table hungry. This year, delight guests by making the classic foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds dancing.
Celebrate the peak of the apple season with tree-ripened Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty apples at Apple Annie's Orchard.
(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids aren’t getting nearly enough fruits and veggies in their daily diets, but you can help yours get the nutrients they need—and like it.
Heirloom Farmers Markets celebrates Heritage Foods Festival with their First Annual Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner, RIPE: Regionally Inspired Plates for the Evening. This inaugural Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner is presented in conjunction with Edible Baja Arizona and Zona 78, and will be held Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening at Zona 78 on River Road.