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Foodie Friday: Tasty Education at 3 New York City Foodie Destinations

Just recently, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the food capitals of the world: New York City. While there are endless world-class dining options worth visiting and writing about, I also enjoyed venturing out on some surprising excursions perfect for food enthusiasts. Here are 3 foodie destinations you should be sure to check out next time you’re in the Big Apple.

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Foodie Friday: 5 Ways to Be an Eco-Friendly Foodie for Earth Day

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April 22nd is Earth Day, and as usual, it’s another opportunity to hang our heads and feel guilty for wasting resources…er, wait—that’s not a celebratory attitude!

What if instead of another guilt trip, this year’s Earth Day serves as a fresh reminder to each do our part as healthy, caring, responsible Foodies? That’s exactly what today’s post is all about. Here are 5 easy ways to incorporate eco-friendliness into your foodie lifestyle—one delicious meal at a time!

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Foodie Friday: Why Clean Eating is Sweeping the Food Scene

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It seems that almost everyone’s interested in making healthy choices these days, but knowing how and what to eat in order to maximize your diet can be overwhelming. That’s why many of us are going back to basics: less processed, simple, and often traditionally prepared foods. The clean-label trend is gaining traction with individual supermarket shoppers and restaurant patrons as well as large-scale producers and restaurants of all kinds.

Today, we’ll take a closer look at clean eating and why it’s a food trend that’s brilliantly simple and simply delicious.

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Foodie Friday: Let’s Fly! 5 Elevated Airport Dining Experiences

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Happy Foodie Friday! Is today one of those “eat on the run” kinda days? If you’re a frequent flyer like I am, you spend many hours in airports, eating peanuts and watching flights come and go. Fortunately, the culinary scene in our U.S. airports has been dramatically elevated with innovative concepts, chef-driven menus, and elegant design. Today, we’ll take a look at 5 fantastic dining options for your next long layover.

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Foodie Friday: 4 Ways Hummus is Our Mediterranean Dream

It’s always exciting to see a formerly misunderstood food enjoy its moment in the spotlight. We’ve seen it happen with healthy staples like brussels sprouts and kale, ingredients formerly relegated-to-breakfast-only like bacon and yogurt, and less-familiar ethnic flavors like sriracha and curry. And this year, according to some influential voices in the food scene, is the year that a certain Mediterranean bean dip has gotten everyone humming. Today, we celebrate hummus, whether dip, spread, or sandwich-filling, in all its tangy, savory, garlicky glory.

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Foodie Friday: Apple A Day–20 Ways to Love America’s Favorite Fruit

It’s National Apple Week!

Whether it’s fresh-sliced apples, applewood-smoked meat, apple cider, or apple pie á la mode, we’re in love with this classic fruit. Today we explore a few of the delicious and fascinating reasons this deciduous delight is the apple of our eye.

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Foodie Friday: Crazy for Coconut–4 Reasons We’re Nuts for the ‘Nut

Once considered something you’d only find among ice cream sundae garnishes or scattered on top of a frosted cake, coconut has gained a tremendously enthusiastic fan-following lately. Whether we’re enjoying coconut milk, coconut water, coconut oil, or simply eating coconut itself, this versatile hybrid of fruit, seed, and nut is a delicious and nutritious source of rich flavor and healthy benefits. Today, we raise a coconut half to this beloved Southeastern-Asian treasure.  (more…)

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Foodie Friday–Local Summer: 4 Fresh & Friendly Farmers Markets

Summer’s here! For foodies all over the country, this means it’s the perfect time to visit the local Farmers Market and take home ripe, fresh, best-in-season food. Today, we look at 4 farmers markets that offer exceptional goods and make their city food scene proud. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Summertime is SHOWTIME for Foodies! Top 3 Tasty Events

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I LOVE May and June! This is the time of year when food purveyors, from organizations both large and small, take the stage to showcase their offerings. Did I mention that I love this season—which many of us call “show season”—the months of May, June and July? It’s the time when influential foodies stage at least a half-dozen major food expos. In this week’s Foodie Friday post, I’m focusing on 3 of the expos I consider “don’t-miss events” during this busy time of year. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Love at First Bite–Sweet, Snackable Baby Carrots

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Ever wonder about those delectable, bite-sized carrots you find in your supermarket’s produce section? Celebrities of school lunchboxes and perfect party trays the world over, these small wonders are an ingenious example of how creative marketing transformed the humble carrot—with a fresh new makeover—into America’s favorite veggie treat.   (more…)

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