Posts Tagged 'vegan'

Foodie Friday: It’s National Hamburger Month!

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With Memorial Day Weekend quickly approaching, we’re getting fired up to grill out. And what’s better for the holiday weekend than the American classic, the hamburger? Today’s Foodie Friday celebrates National Hamburger Month with some fun facts and inspired ideas for your best burger ever.

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Foodie Friday: Waste Not–Reducing and Recycling Excess Food

It’s almost officially springtime, and with traditional spring cleaning often comes an awareness that we have a whole lot of junk lying around. When you’re feeling ready to purge the excess from your life, consider how the conscientious mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” can apply not only to those old ill-fitting clothes and unused sports equipment, but also to food waste. Today, we’ll take a look at the ways foodies are combating food waste and promoting sustainability while still enjoying great food!

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Foodie Friday: Why Poke is What It’s All About

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Move over, Pokemon Go. There’s another “Poke” trend sweeping the nation, and it’s downright delicious. Lovers of fresh fish, savory umami flavors, and Hawaiian specialties rejoice: Poke Bowls are showing up on menus in major cities on both coasts, and it won’t be long till middle America joins the obsession.

Today, we look at this sushi-like delight—that’s been popular for ages with native Hawaiians—and share some recipes to get a taste of the islands at home!

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Foodie Friday: 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Snacking

As summer winds down, we’re getting back into the swing of busy work and school schedules, and that means grabbing whatever is available in a pinch to satisfy hunger and cravings till mealtime. The problem? Sometimes the easiest choicest are the unhealthiest. Today’s Foodie Friday offers some quick, healthy, gourmet options to upgrade our smallest—yet some of our most important—meals of the day. (more…)

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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: Fast and Foreign–3 Ways Fast-Casual is Going Global

Quick question: In an age where people are increasingly more choosy about what they eat, how much they eat, and the even story behind their food, how do you revitalize the image of tried-and-true American fast food?

These days, the answer seems to be written on the golden arches: Make it less American. We’ve highlighted the popularity of ethnic foods in previous blogs, but today’s Foodie Friday focuses more closely on the realm of fast-casual dining—and 3 smart ways savvy retailers have chosen to follow the ethnic food trend to spice up their menus, inspire their customers, and reinvent our notion of fast food beyond burgers and fries. (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: Spotlight on Annie Parsons of LARABAR

Annie_Parsons2Venturing out and about this autumn—whether it’s to a friendly pumpkin patch, a picturesque trail, or a high school football game—reminds us of how important healthy choices are to seizing each day’s opportunities. This week, properly inspired by the season, we spotlight a member of an organization dedicated to making the most of our snacking.

Annie Parsons, the Community Engagement Specialist at the Denver-based company LÄRABAR, gives us the inside story on how a handful of tasty ingredients, platforms like Instagram and Facebook,
and the message of simplicity are changing the way we eat and live.

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Foodie Friday—Meaty Veggies: Bringing the Flavor with Plant-Based Food

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A growing interest in healthy eating paired with studies about what actually goes into a good-for-you diet has lead many to increase their consumption of minimally processed, plant-based foods—namely: leafy greens, vegetables, and grains—over and above meat and dairy products. It’s a fantastic idea. After all, veggies, fruits, grains, nuts and seeds are naturally full of vital nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. What’s not to love about that?

Yet, as just about anyone who has tried a fast, a “cleanse,” or a strict New Year’s resolution to eat more kale-and-beet salad can quickly attest, plant-based diets can be challenging to maintain. Case in point: Despite limitless resources and the pressure of paparazzi documentation, even Beyonce and Jay-Z seem to have gone back to their carnivorous diet after a 22-day experiment in veganism. What’s more, many people associate meat- and dairy-free eating with bland, unsatisfying meals. It’s difficult to not get discouraged and overwhelmed by the task of improving our diets and overall health while still enjoying delicious food.  (more…)

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