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Food Photo Finish: The art of capturing beautiful food


Food styling elevates food to an art form with a lot of patience and an army of tiny tweezers to tweak individual ingredients for the perfect camera shot. We reached out to foodie blogger and photographer, Heidi of Foodie Crush, to find out what it takes to create a perfectly styled foodie photo finish.

Supercharge Meals with Nutrient-Dense Foods


Choose nutrient-dense foods to get the most nutrition for the calories. Try lean meats, fruits, veggies beans and nuts.

Meet Katie Olthoff from On the Banks of Squaw Creek


Turkey farmer, mom, Katie Olthoff might make you re-think how you’d categorize a typical farmer. This dynamo is an active participant in the agriculture community who regularly offers her day-to-day experiences as a mom and farmer with her readers.

Is Wood Pulp Being Added to Your Food?


Technically, the answer is “yes.” It’s called cellulose and it is the basic building block of the cell walls of all plants and is considered a complex carbohydrate. But "cellulose is cellulose” whether it comes from wood pulp or celery. So should you be concerned?

June is Dairy Month


Dairy's many nutrients can be a great addition to overall health for those who aren't lactose intolerant. Among them are calcium, potassium, vitamins A & D and protein.

The Science of Caramelization


It’s amazing what a chemical reaction can do. In the caramelization process, when heat from the water turns into steam, the sugar breaks down, creating a browning reaction of burnished brown color and a nutty flavor profile.

Color Enhanced: The Why of Food Dye


Natural and artificial food dyes can enhance the way our food tastes, smells and looks – but are they contributing to allergies, asthma issues and hyperactivity?

Meet Adriana Martin from Adriana’s Best Recipes


Come explore the delicious dishes inspired by Latina blogger Adriana Martin’s Mexican homeland.

Eating Better: Beautiful Beets


Choose this purple powerhouse for its nutritional qualities and infusion of globetrotting flavor.

The Tools of Canning


By simply pushing down on the top of a canning lid post-hot water bath, it’s easy to determine if a container is hermetically sealed, meaning nothing can pass the barrier of the seal.

Allergic, Sensitive, or Intolerant?


Food sensitivities can take the form of food allergies or food intolerances. A food allergy is potentially life-threatening, while a food intolerance is unpleasant and inconvenient.

Meet Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE


Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE, of the blog Sound Bites provides, " sound science, smart nutrition and good food" advice.

Eating Better: Spicing it Up with Turmeric


Turmeric, a root of the Curcuma longa plant and favorite spice in Indian and Thai recipes is prized for its health-boosting anti-inflammatory qualities and high antioxidant content.

Farmed vs. Wild Salmon? Which is Better?


Do you eat salmon? Is it safe to eat farmed salmon or should you only eat the wild-caught variety? Which is best for polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6? We reached out to Charles R. Santerre, PhD, Professor at Purdue University, to answer a few questions about salmon.

New Study: Diet Beverages Can Help People Lose Weight


Drinking diet beverages can help people lose weight. That’s one of the conclusions in a study appearing in the June issue of the Journal of The Obesity Society.

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