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Do This to Stay Healthy All Summer Long!

POSTED: June 19, 2018
Summer is officially here! Well, it will be official this Thursday, June 21st! Here in the Midwest, the scorching temperatures and thick humidity have made it feel like summer for several weeks ...

The Original Non-Stick Skillet

POSTED: June 12, 2018
Do you own a cast iron skillet? If so, do you use it all the time or is it sitting lonely in one of your cabinets? Cast iron skillets can be extremely useful in the kitchen, but can also raise a ...

Your Worries Will Disappear with This No Fuss Breakfast

POSTED: June 5, 2018
Hakuna Frittata!   Frittata.  Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?   If you have no idea what a frittata is, you are not alone.  For many years, we thought it was a complicated, fancy and ...

June Superfood of the Month: Avocados

POSTED: May 29, 2018
What fruit has more potassium than a banana and is sometimes called an "alligator pear?"   Believe it or not, it's the avocado!   And, yes, you read is a fruit...actually, ...

Your Guide to What’s In Season Right Now

POSTED: May 22, 2018
A HUGE part of eating REAL is eating in-season – it’s such a great way to savor foods that are at their peak of freshness and flavor!  We are frequently asked, "how do you know what is truly ...

Does Color Matter?

POSTED: May 15, 2018
We have all heard the advice:   "Eat the Rainbow"   Of course, we are NOT talking about the rainbow found in a bag of Skittles or a box of "magically delicious" Lucky Charms!  And, ...

Choosing Seafood 101

POSTED: May 8, 2018
Let's be honest, for those of us who don't live on the coast, it can be challenging to find high-quality, fresh seafood... ...many of us aren't exactly surrounded by fresh-water oceans, bays and ...

May Superfood of the Month: Mushrooms

POSTED: May 1, 2018
What comes to mind when you hear the word “fungi?” Does it make you want to run the other way?  There was a time when we wouldn’t eat anything that contained this food, or we would at least ...

How much education do doctors receive on the #1 cause of death?

POSTED: April 24, 2018
Picture it... are sitting in your doctor's office, worrying about why you have just been diagnosed with heart disease (or a stroke, or diabetes, or cancer). Your mind is racing with ...

Eating Out Shouldn’t Shorten Your Life

POSTED: April 17, 2018
As Michael Pollan says... “The most important thing you can do, and it's challenging for many people, is cook for your family." Unfortunately, cooking at home with REAL ingredients is becoming ...