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About: Chantel Arsenault

Chantel Arsenault

Chantel has been with Safest Choice for two years and manages social media, digital communications and is the editor of this blog. Previous professional experience includes marketing and public relations. Chantel received a BS in Public Relations from Ball State University in 2007. She enjoys cooking, travel, being outdoors, and trying new restaurants in Chicago.

Recent Posts by Chantel Arsenault

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 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.

Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs – Free of Avian Flu

Avian flu

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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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Coloring Eggs – A Glimpse into Traditions

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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Five Hot Breakfast Recipes for Cold Mornings

February is hot breakfast month but with the record breaking cold temperatures across the country I doubt anyone needs a national food month to want to start their day with something warm and hearty. It’s getting closer to the end of winter (hopefully!), so if you’re like me you might need some new hot breakfast ideas for inspiration. Below, I’ve rounded up of five hot and delicious breakfasts from the Safest Choice Eggs’ recipe center. It’s been cold here in Chicago for awhile now so I’ve been making these recipes a lot lately.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Pancakes have always been a favorite of mine. Especially on a lazy weekend morning when it’s cold outside and I all I want to do is stay home in my

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Good fats: Avocados

Ever wonder why monounsaturated fats are considered good fats? Discover the health benefits.

Good fats in a healthy diet

How can you incorporate more good fats in your diet? Try our avocado smoothie recipe. Good fats + protein = nutritious pick-me-up. So drink to your health!

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