What is a Food Swap?

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If you live in a major metropolitan area, you probably have at least one food swap group near you. It can be a great opportunity to meet foodies, swap recipes, and try some new flavor combinations. How a Food Swap Works Here are the general guidelines for a food swap. You find a local event… 

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Food Trends 2015: The green movement is catching on

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From crappy fast food to America’s most elite dining establishments, adoption of farm-to-table trends is big.  A recent survey from restaurant.org talks about food trends for 2015.  You’ll be surprised at how much is changing on our plates. Top 20 Food Trends 2015 Locally sourced meats and seafood Locally grown produce Environment sustainability Healthful kids’… 

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Granita Recipe: A touch of honey

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Want to impress dinner guests with a boozy dessert you’ll have to shoo the kids away from?  Try this great granita recipe with a touch of honey. Granitas originated in Sicily and are found all over Italy, a kissing cousin to sorbets.  They contain water, sugar and some kind of flavoring.  The coarseness of the… 

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Water and Food: Droughts, water supplies and what we can do

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Americans don’t usually think about their water consumption. Blithely taking daily showers, slurping coffee, eating, shirking on jeans and T-shirts, all require water consumption. Daily water consumption estimates fluctuate from 100 gallons a day from the EPA to 176 gallons per day from consumer watchdog groups. That doesn’t include water estimates for food, clothing and… 

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Meat Free Week in the U.S.

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Remember that week back in college when you were broke and lived off ramen noodles? Little did you know you were making a political statement; Meat Free Week is now a thing, and you can join in March 23rd to the 29th. Politics of the plate often extend to food consumption and what type of… 

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