Category: Food Education

Pasta Can Be Healthy

DAY 6 of my 100 Days of Real Food Challenge and my #1 issue is PASTA!  I crave it constantly. Scientific research claims when we crave carbohydrates, it is usually due to the association of comfort and our mood. Besides the energy boost, carbohydrates provide solace during stressful times. Although I don’t feel it, subconsciously,

Quick Lunch Sauteed Bella Mushrooms

Baby Bellas are Cremini mushrooms that have been allowed to mature for up to seven days longer than commercial Creminis.  Available in most supermarkets year-round, baby Bellas have an intense, meat-like flavor when cooked.  They are at their peak in fall and winter.  A dark-brown, slightly firmer variation of the everyday cultivated white mushroom.  They

7 Ideas to Reduce Food Waste

As a food enthusiasts, it breaks my heart to know food goes to waste.  According to Feeding America, a non-profit organization aimed at ending hunger, an estimated 40% of food grown, processed and transported in the United States will never be consumed. More food reaches our landfills than plastic, paper or any other type of

Gourmet Goodies at Vom Fass Greenville

Ever wanted to sample a whiskey before you bought it?  Ever want to taste an aged balsamic vinegar before you invested in a bottle?  You can do both of these at Vom Fass, a 258-store franchise operation.  Originally from Georgia, I never enjoyed the Vom Fass experience; relocating to Greenville has yet another benefit.  Ms.

Marketing Food To Our Children – PART 4

A four part series examining the United States Government’s relationship with the agricultural industry and how that directly affects your family’s health There is little doubt governmental policies regarding subsidizing farmers to grow more corn, soybeans, wheat and others have not changed since the 1940’s. Originally meant to help our country out of a depression,