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Hummus has quickly become one of the most popular dips in the United States. As a recent article from the health organization LiveStrong suggests, it’s not just the delicious flavors of roasted garlic hummus dip and other favorite varieties driving this Middle Eastern food into more and more American kitchens, but it’s health benefits, too. One tablespoon of hummus has only 25 calories, but it packs over a gram of protein, tons of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and two grams of carbohydrates. It’s a veritable powerhouse of nutrition.
If you’re looking to add more classic tahini hummus dip to your diet, you should know that you don’t have to settle for the tried and true vegetable (more…)
If you find yourself looking for somewhere new to eat, it can be hard to find restaurants that seem adequate. In fact, you’re probably regretting even looking for someplace new at all. You’ve begun cursing the friend who convinced — no, forced — you to go outside of your comfort zone of food.
“But I have such a good list of the best restaurants in Leamington Spa!” your friend argues. Well, you think to yourself, we had a perfectly good (more…)
Did you know that, according to BusinessWeek, the American snack food landscape has dramatically shifted over the last few years? Annual sales across salsa brands in the United States show that Americans spend $1.1 billion on the chunky tomato perfection annually — that puts salsa sales well ahead of that all American condiment ketchup.
The key to salsa’s success, not to mention its cousin, hummus, is Americans’ increasing desire to make healthier choices, both with their snack food and their main meals. That’s why the sales of hummus dip are growing by 14% each year.
Now that football season is here, Americans from around the country are buffing up their supply of salsa, chips, and other game day goodies. The problem? People often buy too much salsa. (more…)
If you’re looking for the perfect accent to spice up a meal but you keep coming up dry, it might be time to consider microgreens.
What Are Microgreens?
Microgreens consist of tiny vegetable greens around 1-3 inches tall that are used to add both taste and decoration to a fine dining spread. They’ve been used in high-end restaurants for years to enhance the appearance, texture and taste of special dishes.
Microgreen leaves come in a variety of flavors that range from sweet to spicy and also differ widely in texture and color. These variances often depend on what vegetable, herb or other plant the microgreen was originally harvested from.
The average microgreen crop time from seeding to harvest is 10-14 days, and some microgreens are sold rooted in soil while they (more…)
Top Green Tea Diet
Your daughter has definitely entered an entirely different part of the country. Her phone calls home are about crawfish boils, creole dishes, and other kinds of cajun specialties. Her first three years at college have been south in the state of Louisiana and after she completes her Bachelors Degree this year she may be staying [...]
While we typically think of flowers as something just to be seen, humans have always known that certain flower petals can also be eaten. Today, the crystallized rose petal and other edible blossoms are used in many different ways to enhance our eating experience. Here’s what you need to know about the crystallized rose petal [...]
Few industries are growing as fast as craft brewing. In 2015, the number of operating craft breweries in the U.S. grew 15% to more than than 4,200, which was the most in the history of the country. Craft beer now makes up about 12% of the overall beer market in the U.S., and the craft [...]
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