That’s Bananas! 🍌

Bananas are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. These all contribute to the proper functioning of the body and help support brain, heart, and skin health.  Additionally, bananas can aide in digestion and combat other gastrointestinal issues by providing necessary fiber. In fact, for several decades starting in the 1920s,  bananas were believed to … Continue reading That’s Bananas! 🍌

A Pretty Grape Invention

With an aim to optimize taste and selection, horticulturalist Dr. David Cain crossed the seedless Vitis vinifera, commonly known as the European wine grape or common grape, and the flavorful Concord Grape, to create the newfound Cotton Candy Grape hybrid.  Without genetic engineering or artificial flavoring, Cain and his team at International Fruit Genetics discovered this cotton-candy flavor after creating over 100,000 test tube plants.  … Continue reading A Pretty Grape Invention

Wegmans: The Hot Commodity

The bigger the better, right?  In this case, yes! Double the size of most supermarkets, the up-and-coming Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business known for their enormous stores and commitment to providing healthy, wholesome options in every aisle.  Unlike the average trip to the grocery store, a trip to Wegmans is a vacation.  Originating in 1916 in Rochester, NY, the company … Continue reading Wegmans: The Hot Commodity

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Fun with Food

Repeated meal prepping, cooking, and healthy eating can quickly become predictable and mundane.   With a lack of variety and excitement in the kitchen, it can be hard to follow through with special diets and good eating habits.  Take the time to spice up the appearance of your food, rather than just its taste.  Allow your creative juices to flow and have fun transforming your foods … Continue reading Fun with Food

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Nourished Food Festival

Last weekend, Derek and I were lucky enough to attend the Nourished Food Festival in our area.  The Nourished Festival takes place in ten different cities around the U.S. and is the largest gluten free, allergy, and special diet consumer event.  The expos cater to those with food allergies, sensitivities, and auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and allow communities to sample and purchase new products, meet brand ambassadors, … Continue reading Nourished Food Festival

Homegrown Goods

Whether you grow your own, or buy from local farms, it is undeniable that fresh produce is exceptionally rich in flavor, nutrients, and quality.  Planting crops each year is a tradition at our house.  By growing our own food, we save money, improve our health, and even get a little exercise and Vitamin D when we plant, maintain, and harvest our goods!  Cultivating one’s own … Continue reading Homegrown Goods