You CAN thaw and refreeze meat: five food safety myths busted

Article provided by Cathy Moir, via Creative Commons Copyright. Ms. Moir is a Food Safety Specialist, Senior Food Microbiologist and Team Leader for Microbial and chemical sciences with the CSIRO Food and Nutrition, and is Vice President of the Food Safety Information Council, a not for profit organization. A more complete profile is included at the end of […]

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Garlic

Another fun, food holiday … It’s National Garlic Day. According to The Professional Chef, garlic is a small bulb, 2-3 inches in diameter with papery white or red-streaked skin, encasing 1/2 to 1 inch long cloves, also covered with papery skin. Garlic is part of the onion family. Along with shallots and onion, garlic shares […]

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Foods That Alter Your Mood

Not sure if you know but today is National Stress Awareness Day. April is also Stress Awareness Month but the Stress Awareness Day is held every April 16th in an effort to raise awareness and assist in helping to deal with stress in a healthful way. I belive it was strategically scheduled the day after […]

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Pecans

National Pecan Day is always celebrated on April 14th. Pecans are very healthy and pack a nutritional wallop compared to some other foods. A one ounce serving (about 19 pecan halves) has about 190 calories, 20g fat (the good kind), 4 carbs (minus three for helpful dietary fiber), and 3g protein. They are high in […]

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Food Facts – Coffee

Here is a photograph of my first cup of Coffee for the day in my favorite bodum, double-walled mug. Coffee is very important in my life, almost as important as oxygen . I prefer to drink my coffee black; however, because of my bariatric surgery I have been advised to always have something with it […]

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