Corporate Philanthropy: Whole Foods Market

Apples From Durst Organic Farm
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Heirloom Tomatoes From Durst Organic Farm (Photo credit:

Having been enamored with Whole Foods Market since I discovered it many years ago I was thrilled to do more research on the company. I knew from personal experience about their dedication to the communities that are home to their stores but I learned [...]

Summer Couscous With Zucchini And Mint

Summer couscous with zucchini and mint

This is a great dish that celebrates all that is fresh from the garden from springtime through the summer. Later in the summer I add cherry tomatoes; earlier in the spring I use asparagus instead of zucchini without changing anything else. It’s a wonderful dish for entertaining since it can be made ahead of [...]

Penne With Kale And Onion Recipe

Summer Recipe: Penne With Kale And Onion

I personally love kale, but surprisingly few of my friends and family feel the same way. The dark color and leafy texture scream vitamins and other nutrients but may also be the characteristics that doom the vegetable to hatred.

When chopped and added to a batch of pasta, however, the taste of the kale [...]

Cookbook Review: Maneet Chauhan’s Flavors Of My World

Review Of Maneet Chauhan's Flavors Of My World

With a warm introduction from Ted Allen, Host of Food Network’s ‘Chopped,’ Maneet Chauhan takes the reader on an exciting adventure around the world in her book, Flavors of the World. It’s rare that a chef can take a well-known dish from a country and transform it into something magical. With her extensive [...]

Health Benefits Of The Coconut

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It occurred to me today, as I was cooking with a couple of different coconut products, that I probably use some part of this marvelous nut each day. It’s no wonder.

Not only does coconut taste good, but it’s credited with numerous nutritional benefits, among them anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. [...]

Harry And David Supports Our Troops With Moose Munch Bars

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Harry and David will kick off the semi-annual “Support Our Troops with Moose Munch(R) Bars” program on Thursday, May 23, 2013, which allows families, friends and supporters of soldiers in the U.S. armed forces to purchase the popular Harry & David® Moose Munch® treat and send them domestically to military families as well as [...]

Grilled Corn, Avocado And Tomato Salad With Honey Lime Dressing

Memorial Day Salad: Grilled Corn, Avocado And Tomato salad With Honey Lime Dressing

With Memorial Day fast approaching, it is time to consider the selection of food to be served at your picnic, barbeque, potluck, etc. A staple for gatherings is definitely the always simple and quick-to-make salad that nutritionally balances out the unlimited quantities of burgers and hot dogs served on Memorial Day. That doesn’t mean [...]

Strawberry and Blueberry Patriotic Cake For Memorial Day, July 4th And Beyond

Patriotic Party Cake

Patriotic Party Cake (Photo Credit: Sandy Axelrod)

Every year on the last Monday of May people all over the United States celebrate Memorial Day. This is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in our Armed Forces. The holiday originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the [...]

Strawberries and Ricotta Cheese Appetizer

Strawberries and Ricotta Cheese with goat cheese appetizer, honey drizzle

By the time I make the dessert, and prepare the meal for a party, the appetizer often falls through the cracks of my planning. It’s so easy to include some interesting cheeses, crackers, and olives on my shopping list, why bother?

Here’s why. It introduces the meal, as the prelude for a symphony. It [...]

Sir Kensington’s Condiments Bring Healthy Alternatives To Summer Cookouts

Sir Kensington's Condiments Bring Healthy Alternatives To Summer Cookouts

The weather is getting hotter, the nights longer, and the fireflies and cookouts have come back; it’s almost summer! Of course, with those summer cookouts comes the tempting smells and tastes of everything cooking on the grill and all the sides that come with those burgers and hot dogs, but what’s the harm right? [...]

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