Summer Hydration Tips

StayHydrated

It is summertime and though it is always important to stay hydrated, the need to stay hydrated it even greater now than it is during other seasons.  Water makes up more than half of your body weight and is crucial for the functioning of your tissue and organs. In the summer, getting sufficient water is essential because the body uses water to regulate its temperature, you lose water through perspiration, it is therefore important that you increase you intake of water during the warm months.  Below are a few helpful hydration tips for the hot and sunny days ahead! Drink more … [Read more...]

Sustainability & Salsa

GFSustainability

Sustainability Defined The EPA summarizes the importance of sustainability, when stating that "everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations."   We hear a lot about the importance of this concept, so what does it really mean? Basically, a practice that is sustainable, can be maintained without … [Read more...]

The Art of Photographing Food

Beautiful food

Food Styling101 Photography is about more than simply capturing an image. Good photography tells a story and inspires an emotional reaction. It engages more than just one's visual faculties, inspiring feelings and setting off the senses in all kinds of unexpected ways. Good photography evokes myriad sensations. In some ways, this rings even more true in the case of food photography. Good food photography will give a sense of texture, temperature, and if you are lucky, even fragrance and flavor. Food photography, properly executed, will make you crave the subject matter … [Read more...]

Ten Great Reasons to Add More (Garden Fresh) Hummus to Your Diet

Garden FreshHummus

Want to learn 10 reasons to include Hummus in your healthy lifestyle? We are happy to oblige! In case you have not yet tried this delicious food, hummus is a simple dip of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) that comes in so many delectable flavors you won't believe it! Weight Control The first reason to note is that the fiber & protein in hummus can help with weight control. Protein and slow digesting fiber help you to fight cravings and feel less hungry. Lower Cholesterol The next reason to incorporate Garden Fresh Hummus into your lifestyle? Chickpeas can help lower your … [Read more...]

There IS a Word for it!

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Are You a Supertaster?

Is someone in your life a picky eater? It may be that this person is actually a supertaster! What is a Supertaster? Each of the tastebuds on a tongue is designed to pick up a single flavor: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, or umami. Taken together, all the flavors encountered by the tastebuds become the overall experience of tasting food. Supertasters experience food with a greater intensity than the rest of the population as a result of having a larger number of tastebuds (the opposite of non-tasters who experience many foods as bland because they have relatively fewer tastebuds). … [Read more...]