TIP OF THE DAY: Unconventional Valentine Treats

You don’t have to give chocolate or cupcakes on Valentine’s Day. In fact, some people may prefer a less conventional gift. Think outside the [chocolate] box. As a smaller gift to bring to pals at the office, we particularly like red berry jam. You can go for a pricey artisan brand, or look for an…
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PRODUCT: Plum Vida Fruit & Veggie Pouches

A delicious and better-for-you snack alternative for adults. Photo courtesy Plum Organics.   Squeeze tubes of fruits and veggies are not just for kids. While they started out targeted to the junior set, moms and other adults started to enjoy the benefits of the easily portable, wholesome fruit and vegetable snacks. So Plum Organics, which…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bone Broth

Suddenly, everyone is talking about bone broth. Rich in nutrition, nourishing for body and soul, bone broth has long been used by cultures throughout the world, to sip straight or as cooking stock. Yes, bone broth is an alternative to stock, a flavorful liquid made by slowly simmering chicken or turkey bones, cartilage and tendons…
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STOCKING STUFFER: Justin’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Get them while you can! Photo courtesy Justin’s.   Justin’s makes delicious organic peanut butter cups in dark, milk and white chocolate. The salty peanut butter is a tasty counterpoint to the creamy, quality white chocolate. We’re hooked! The white chocolate cups are available at Whole Foods Markets and other major retailers, as well as…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Genmaicha Tea

[1] Genmaicha, green tea mixed with toasted rice (photo courtesy Sugarbird Sweets). [2] Organic genmaicha tea is available from La Colombe.   Genmaicha, pronounced gen-my-cha with a hard “g,” is one of our favorite green teas. The flavor of the sencha green tea base is secondary to the nutty, toasty flavor of kernels of toasted…
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