Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess

Looking for an easy entertaining summer dessert that can completely be made ahead of time?  Boom… this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess is your answer.   First things first.  Before a few days ago, I had no clue what the heck an Eton Mess was. Didn’t even know it existed.  All I knew was, I... View Article >

Open Faced Burger Eggs Benedict

Prior to 2009, I had never had eggs Benedict. I have no idea how I let myself get to 27 years old without experiencing the deliciousness that is a perfectly poached egg on a crispy English muffin with creamy, buttery hollandaise sauce on top, but somehow it happened. In March of 2009 we found ourselves... View Article >

Eggs: Safe from Avian Flu?

Do news reports about outbreaks of avian flu or “bird flu” have you wondering? Recent news of avian flu findings in North America began appearing in December, 2014.  According to Agri-Pulse (April 23, 2015), “The H5N2 strain of avian influenza was first confirmed in January in the Pacific Northwest and has since spread to the... View Article >

SOUTHWEST BACON AND CARAMELIZED ONION QUICHE

There are many great reasons to love May.  The weather finally gets its act together here in NY.  The flowers and trees start remembering to act alive and wake the heck up.  And, of course, Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day. Boom. I get way too excited for Cinco de Mayo every year.  I’m pretty obsessed with... View Article >

What is pasteurized?

Many people hear the word pasteurized and wonder exactly what it involves. The term pasteurized refers to the all-natural technique of applying heat to food products for a precise period of time. The goal? To eliminate bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Some of the most commonly pasteurized foods are:

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess >

On 06.25.2015 by Chris Cockren

Looking for an easy entertaining summer dessert that can completely be made ahead of time?  Boom… this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess is your answer.  

First things first.  Before a few days ago, I had no clue what the heck an Eton Mess was. Didn’t even know it existed.  All I knew was, I was to make a dessert with meringue in it.  And strawberries.  And whipped cream.

Then Google happened.  Boom.  Eton Mess it is.  Who knew?

All I know is… I’m totally hooked on this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess.  It’s a perfect make-ahead easy entertaining dessert for all those summer parties I’ll be throwing in the next few months.

So here’s the

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Open Faced Burger Eggs Benedict >

On 05.27.2015 by Gina Matsoukas

Prior to 2009, I had never had eggs Benedict. I have no idea how I let myself get to 27 years old without experiencing the deliciousness that is a perfectly poached egg on a crispy English muffin with creamy, buttery hollandaise sauce on top, but somehow it happened.

In March of 2009 we found ourselves at a Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico on vacation and with enough points racked up from work travel, we got free breakfast every morning in the hotel restaurant. Usually hotel restaurants are nothing to get excited about but on the first morning when I saw 5 different types of eggs benedict options on the menu, I knew breakfast would easily become one of the best parts of the

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Eggs: Safe from Avian Flu? >

On 05.04.2015 by Chantel Arsenault

Do news reports about outbreaks of avian flu or “bird flu” have you wondering?

Recent news of avian flu findings in North America began appearing in December, 2014.  According to Agri-Pulse (April 23, 2015), “The H5N2 strain of avian influenza was first confirmed in January in the Pacific Northwest and has since spread to the Midwest, and recently to Iowa, the nation’s top egg-producing state.”

Avian flu was also confirmed to have spread to Nebraska. On May 14, Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts, declared a state of emergency due to the avian flu outbreak, joining Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa as states that have taken the same action so far.

As many as 47 million birds have been affected by the

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SOUTHWEST BACON AND CARAMELIZED ONION QUICHE >

On 04.28.2015 by Chris Cockren

There are many great reasons to love May.  The weather finally gets its act together here in NY.  The flowers and trees start remembering to act alive and wake the heck up.  And, of course, Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day. Boom.

I get way too excited for Cinco de Mayo every year.  I’m pretty obsessed with Mexican/Tex-Mex/Southwest flavors, and any excuse to shovel said food into my piehole at the speed of light is a huge win in my book.  I actually think my love of Mexican food began because of my mom, who is pretty famous within the vast circles of our immediate family for her chicken fajitas.  It used to be a weekly meal in our house growing up that we all looked forward

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What is pasteurized? >

On 04.22.2015 by Chantel Arsenault

Many people hear the word pasteurized and wonder exactly what it involves. The term pasteurized refers to the all-natural technique of applying heat to food products for a precise period of time. The goal? To eliminate bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Some of the most commonly pasteurized foods are:

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Farro and Fried Eggs >

On 04.20.2015 by Chef Louise Mellor

What is farro and why in the world would you serve it with bacon and eggs?  Farro is an ancient grain that Italians have been eating for hundreds of years.  More specifically, it is a wheat grain (sorry, not gluten free) and it can usually be found in your local grocery store or specialty market.  You can find farro, spelt, or barley (each can be used interchangeably) in the grain aisle or where you typically find specialty products like Bob’s Red Mill flour and grains.  If you have never tried farro before, I want to encourage you to give it a try.  The flavor is hearty and nutty … a bit like brown rice, but in my opinion much tastier.  It is loaded with

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Paleo-Curious? Eggs Are A Whole, Paleo-Friendly Food >

On 04.17.2015 by Katie Clay

When it comes to eating healthy, these days it can be tough to keep your head above water. The sea of diet terms, trends—and even “facts”—changes every day. Grain-free? Gluten-free? The Paleo Movement? If you’re curious about whether these options are right for you, I’m going to break down the Paleo Movement into easy-to-digest information.

You see, the grocery stores you and I walk through every week are very different from our grandparents’ grocery stores. Foods laden with refined sugar clog the aisles and package labels tout extraordinary health claims at every turn. Even health-conscious shoppers think they’re doing the right thing by filling their carts with instant oats, whole grain breads, and non-fat yogurts…but are they? Well, not according to the Paleo

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Paleo Crepes with Strawberry Jam >

On 03.19.2015 by Gina Matsoukas

Paleo. If you haven’t heard the word before you’ve likely been living under a rock (a pretty big one too) for the past five years or so as this diet has seeped out of the small fitness niche it lived in and pretty much taken over the world. Okay, slight exaggeration maybe but seriously, I hear it everywhere.

As someone that does CrossFit regularly, I’ve of course dabbled with it myself from full out Whole30 months (omg, give me the chocolate!) to where I’m at now which is eating paleo-ish a good chunk of the time. Here’s thing, I don’t believe peanuts and beans and are going to kill me, but I also believe we eat far too many carbohydrates. And then there’s the whole dairy

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Coloring Eggs – A Glimpse into Traditions >

On 03.18.2015 by Chantel Arsenault

Coloring eggs for spring celebrations is a time-honored tradition that crosses many cultures and faiths. According to Farmers’ Almanac, the ancient Egyptians gave each other colored eggs to celebrate spring’s arrival. So did the Persians before them.

The egg is often viewed as a symbol of rebirth. According to the Feasts of Feasts website, “It was customary in ancient times to go and gather different colored eggs from the nests of a variety of birds. Some suggest that may be what gave rise to egg hunts and dyeing of eggs, for people were imitating the tinted eggs of wild birds, and mimicking the colors of spring with its array of pastel flowers and blossoms in bloom.”

Farmers’ Almanac says the Pennsylvania Dutch carried the egg-coloring tradition to America in the

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Eggs: A Piece of the Fitness Puzzle for National Nutrition Month® >

On 03.02.2015 by Debbie Rayhab

This March, we again join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” which encourages everyone to adopt healthy nutrition choices and a routine of physical activity. This powerful combo can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent chronic disease, and feel great!

Fitness + nutrition can help you maintain muscle mass

Most people start losing some muscle after age 30. But you can tackle this trend. Says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Men and women should participate in muscle strengthening activities that work the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, chest, abdomen, shoulders and arms) at least two times each week. Examples of strength training include lifting

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