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School Food Advocacy 101

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School Food Advocacy 101
Our kids spend most of their waking life at school, so the food they encounter there can have a real impact on their health.  If you're feeling concerned about some aspect of your child's school food environment - take...

#FoodFri Tweetchat: What’s In Your Fruit Snacks?

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#FoodFri Tweetchat: What’s In Your Fruit Snacks?
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Looking for a healthy treat? Don't be deceived by claims of "fruit" in your snacks!

Fruit snacks are everywhere: supermarkets, convenience stores, lunch boxes, cafeterias, vending machines... But the truth is these...

Champagne Bar

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Champagne Bar

Valentine’s Day isn’t necessarily a favorite holiday of mine. I don’t loath the celebration of love or anything, I just don’t like being forced into it. Crowded restaurants, over priced food and drinks, feeling rushed because they want to give your table to the next reservation (yea I’m talking to you).

Instead of dealing with all that...

Stealing Ingredients

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Stealing Ingredients

Here is Daphne Dishes, without the production value. No lighting, no make up and clothes.. I have a cold.   I did this a while ago, but thought it would really fit with my Food Network show running. One of … Continue reading →

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Cooking up a Storm

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Cooking up a Storm

Snowpocalypse Juno threatened to completely shut down the entire eastern corridor of the US. Actually, she succeeded. NJ declared a state of emergency. New York City shut down all its services and enacted a curfew. Schools were cancelled. Airports shut down. Everyone ran out to the grocery store and...

DIY: Flavored Sugar Valentines

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DIY: Flavored Sugar Valentines

By Gabrielle. Photos & styling by Amy Christie.

Hey Sugar! Here’s something to sweeten your day. As you know, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I’m trying to share a...

Travelling with a Vegan Family

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Travelling with a Vegan Family

There are two critical things to keep in mind when traveling with kids and food restrictions. Ditch the guilt and focus on the fun you are having. The snacks you bring with won’t differ greatly from the healthy snacks most families bring, the traps are in the desire to compensate for...

Who Makes Our Food?

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Who Makes Our Food?

More than 100 years ago, after Upton Sinclair worked undercover in Chicago meatpacking plants, he revealed the abuse and exploitation of immigrant workers in the industry—including the tragic story of a worker who fell into a rendering tank. Public...

Recipe: Almond Feta Dip That You Will Want to Eat With Everything

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Recipe: Almond Feta Dip That You Will Want to Eat With Everything

By Gabrielle. Photos and styling by Lindsey Johnson for Design Mom. // This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds

We’ve been making a wholesome walnut feta dip from The Moosewood Cookbook for almost two...

Pecan Blondies Recipe – Delicious Brownie Twist

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Pecan Blondies Recipe – Delicious Brownie Twist

There are times when you want a brownie, but then there are other times when it's counterpart, the Blondie will most certainly do. Blondies are great treats to make especially if someone you know is allergic to chocolate. You can substitute chocolate chips for nuts or even dried fruit. (Try this oatmeal cookie dough blondie recipe for...

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