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Co-ops: A Great Way to Spice Up Your Grocery Shopping Routine

The Honest Weight Food Co-Op in Albany. Photo Courtesy of Groupon
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What Several Area Food Co-ops Have to Offer Local Alternatives to Chain Supermarkets My dad is the only person I know that loves to grocery shop. No matter where he’s going, he takes his coupons and list, ready at all times for an impromptu stop at the store. Price Chopper, Hannaford, Shop Rite, Trader Joe’s—he [...]

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Meat Minus the Drug Cocktail: Chipotle’s Push for Better Pork

Pork. Photo Courtesy of Care2 Healthy Living
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An Argument for Antibiotic Resistance Chipotle’s Locally Grown Initiative The story about the food industry can start to sound the same after a while: under pressure from consumers, a chain with disproportionate market share and purchasing power makes a change that sends quick ripples through the industry. This can be both encouraging and scary. Encouraging that [...]

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Samantha’s Café Hosts “Soup’r Delicious” Recipe Contest to Benefit Local Charities

Samantha’s Café in Glens Falls. Photo by Dave Bower
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Samantha’s Café “Soup’r Delicious” Recipe Contest Get Cookin’ to Benefit Local Charities Do you have a special original recipe? Do you secretly wish you could get it published in a cookbook or have it featured in a local restaurant? Well here is your chance to be a published recipe author and have your recipe featured [...]

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Veg Out: How Local Colleges Stack Up in the Vegan Food Department

Vegan Black Bean Burgers. Photo Courtesy Four Green Steps
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How Capital Region Colleges Stack Up in the Vegan Food Department Vegetarian and Vegan Options for College Students Most of us have had our turn as college students, eating fast food and late night pizza delivery to survive cram sessions by night, and dashing through dining rooms grabbing whatever could tide us over while rushing [...]

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Sweet Veggies! Just in Time for the Fall, A Great Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash. Photo Courtesy of Good Housekeeping
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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup Recipe Great Fall Recipes: Butternut Squash and Apple Soup Oh yes, fall is here and the sweet veggies are everywhere. It’s one of my favorite times of the year for this reason! I love going to the farmer’s market and seeing all the squash, pumpkins, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets etc. [...]

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Rooted in Nature: An Independent, Natural Food Store in South Glens Falls

Rooted in Nature. Photo by Ben Lapham
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Rooted in Nature: An Independent, Natural Food Store in South Glens Falls New South Glens Falls Eatery Brings Fresh Food from Local Farms Rooted in Nature on Route 9 in South Glens Falls opened last Saturday, October 1, 2011. The store is owned and operated by Glens Falls residents Colleen Sommer and Cheri Lawson. Colleen [...]

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Kale vs. Cancer? How Cruciferous Vegetables can Save Your Life

Curly Kale. Photo by Rasbak
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Kale vs. Cancer? Cruciferous Vegetables and their Healing Properties I love kale and for good reason! Besides having plenty of fiber, folic acid, vitamins and minerals it has also been shown to reduce your risk of cancer. Yes, cancer! Well the same is true for all cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, collard greens [...]

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10 Healthy Summertime Snacks

Carrots & Hummus
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Healthy Snacks Summer is in full swing and with it many temptations! The cookouts, the parties, the ice cream carts, all just calling your name. So which snacks do we choose? Snacks should fill the hunger spot without over indulging or adding up to a lot of calories. Here’s a few ideas to keep you [...]

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Quinoa and More

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Quinoa: The Super Grain Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse with ancient origins. Though it’s been around in South America for thousands of years it’s only recently that we’ve rediscovered it in the US. And if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re definitely missing out! Not only is quinoa the most nutritious of all the grains, [...]

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Get Cooking with Jessica Nicosia: Episode 1, Italian-Style Meatballs

Cooking with Jessica Nicosia
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Get Cooking with Jessica Nicosia: A Video Guide to Making Italian-Style Meatballs The meatball has been around forever, with every culture having its own variation. For example, in Belgium, ballekes are traditionally made of beef, pork, breadcrumbs and sliced onions. Fried meatballs called keftédes, featuring mint leaves are extremely popular in Greece. In Poland, Pulpety [...]

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