PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Raw Chocolate, Spicy Sea Salt & Compostable Drinking Straws

[1] Sea salt with chile spice from A. Vogel. [2] Fine & Raw Chocolate Bars are portioned for daily enjoyment. [3] Say good-by to environmentally harmful straws with these look-alike alternatives from Repurpose Compostables.   Our favorite products of the week, in alphabetical order: 1. A. VOGEL SPICY SEA SALT A. Vogel makes a popular herbed sea salt. Joining it […]

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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: A & H Glatt Kosher Hot Dogs

[1] Hot dog with Mexican-style garnishes: black beans, salsa and yellow bell pepper (photo courtesy A & H). [2] Hot dogs on the grill (photo courtesy OU Kosher). [3] Hot dog production (photo courtesy A & H).   A & H, Abeles & Heymann, is an old-world-style producer of top-quality kosher processed meats—corned beef, hot dogs, pastrami and salami. The […]

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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Granola, Sparkling Diet Cranberry & Great Snacks

[1] Rustic chic granola from Banner Road Bakery (photo courtesy Banner Road Baking Co.). [2] Yummy yogurt bars—refrigerated, not frozen—from Clio Snacks. The halved bars show the consistency of the yogurt (photos courtesy Clio Snacks). [3] Sparkling Diet Cranberry from Ocean Spray: just 10 calories a can (photo courtesy Ocean Spray).   We’re fortunate that we’re able to try many […]

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Weight Loss Wonder Food – Nettles

Stinging nettles, much like its equally misunderstood friend the dandelion, is a wonder herb hiding behind a prickly reputation. Found throughout the country, mostly in shady or wet spots, nettles are often only remembered for the irritation of their thousands of tiny hairs. These spring plants have a reputation, going back hundreds of years, as a potent tonic and nutritious […]

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PRODUCTS FOR CAMPERS: This Week’s Favorites

[1] Fairytale’s Magic Morsels are “bites,” one-quarter the size of a standard brownie (photo courtesy Fairytale Brownies). [2] Tasty healthfulness: delicious by themselves, with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee (photo courtesy Kristin Hostetter | SNewsnet). [3] Are low-sugar gummy bears guilt-free? Pretty much (photo courtesy Smart Sweets).   When we were away at summer camp, we […]

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Planning Family Meals

A balanced diet should consist of carbohydrate, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals in the right amounts and should limit salt, fat and sugar intake. Here’s how to plan such a meal quickly. – choose a high fibre carbohydrate food such as potatoes or bread. – select a variety of vegetables or salads that will go well with the carbohydrate food […]

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