Food spoils--and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. The Natural Resourc... Read more
Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to... Read more
Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
Ever notice how the grocery shopping experience seems specifically designed to entice us to buy more? With all of the family-size packaging, buy-one-get-one sales and better deals for bigger quantities, food shopping can be particularly challenging f... Read more
Having spent a week on a road trip, I learned one thing along the way: Fast food is unavoidable, given time and budget constraints. You can’t beat a drive-thru for convenience and speed of service. But the bellyache you get afterward can quickl... Read more
Brown rice, beans, eggs, meat in the sale section. Fresh veggies and fruit are fairly cheap if you research what's in season. Buy frozen in bulk if you can only shop once a month, just stay away from the fried stuff and veggies with sauce.... Read more
I know they are not the healthiest option, but sometimes I just want a good hamburger. I've read many times to just wrap the patty in a lettuce leaf instead of using a bun, but I thought it sounded terrible.
But a couple of days ago I tried it.... Read more
Stay away from anything breaded in the frozen section, and go with grilled. You can make quick quesadillas with pre-grilled chicken strips, cheese, beans, and spinach in a whole-wheat tortilla. Takes maybe 10 minutes to cook.... Read more
basically, that's the question. I froze some bean soup a few weeks ago and want to thaw it out, but am not sure if putting the bag in a pot of room temp water would be the best way to go, or maybe it is.
Can anybody clarify if this is the best i... Read more
A Sparkteam for STRICT Vegetarians and Vegans. Vegetarians can be people that eat eggs/dairy. Vegans eat no animal products at all. Come to chat about life or get advice/support from other veg heads!... Read more
Have you seen the USDA's report on the National School Lunch Program? Marion Nestle's What to Eat blog tipped me off to the report and its findings. According to the report, which referenced several studies about the school lunch program, the U.S. ha... Read more
Over thirty years ago, advances in technology created the first test tube baby. Twenty years later continued advancements introduced the world to Dolly the first cloned mammal. A decade later, the FDA declared that genetically enginee... Read more
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