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It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts

Most of the time we say it's what is on the inside that counts, right? But when it comes to buying food, the packaging can make all the difference. As a chef and educator, usually I recommend to my…

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Is It Better to Buy Local or Organic?

Many of us often wonder: is better to support local farmers at the farmer’s market who are not certified organic, or is it better to buy certified organic products from the grocery store? If your loca…

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7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Eat Mindfully

The transition into healthier eating can seem difficult -- even impossible -- but there are plenty of small changes to make it more feasible. Just like Bill Murray in “What About Bob," do it in little…

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Start Preventing Food Waste in Your Home Today

In 2010, around one-third of the food produced in the United States was not consumed, and ended up being wasted. That is a troubling statistic, and represents a food waste crisis that if left ignored …

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15 Ingenious Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Next to your mortgage, if you have one, you probably spend more money on food and groceries than any other item in your budget. You can cut expenses way down by following some of these ingenious ideas…

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7 Foods You Should Splurge On

1. Coffee Grocery shopping is a tough balancing act. On one hand, you want to buy the freshest and highest quality food, but on the other, you’ve got to keep the grocery bill to a minimum. There ar…

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Extra Large Grocery Bill? You’re Not Alone

Grocery expenses are an unavoidable part of life. We all have to eat, and for the most part, that means we all have to buy groceries. If you've noticed over the last few years that your bill is gettin…

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The Importance of Real Food

A few days ago, I had lunch with a friend of mine at Good Earth, an organic grocery story in Fairfax, California. It has an amazing prepared foods section that is more like a cafe than a supermarket d…

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Americans Spend Less on Groceries But Weigh More Than Ever

By Dana Shultz | Image via Lam Thuy Vo for NPR American waistlines are expanding as overall grocery bills are shrinking. And "why," you might ask? We're spending our grocery money on junk. Accor…

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Local Food Thrives Amidst Japanese Radiation Fears

For Japanese shoppers, food safety was taken for granted until the Fukushima crisis. Now many have lost faith in government guarantees and fear that radiation could have contaminated their diet. …

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