PRODUCT CHOICE: Tomato Sauces For National Sauce Month

March is National Sauce Month. The sauce most used in American homes is tomato sauce—for pasta, pizza, eggs, meatloaf, soup base, dipping and so much more. However, tomato sauce/pasta sauce is one of the biggest sources of hidden added sugar in prepared foods. Look at the labels of the foods you buy: both the grams…
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Top Pick Of The Week: Sovany Sparkling Fruit Waters

[1] Sovány is the only organic sparkling fruit-flavored water (all photos © Sovány Beverage Company). [2] Whether straight from the fridge or chilled on ice, the flavors are most refreshing—and very low in calories. [3] Add fresh fruit and/or herbs for a fizzy mocktail. [4] In addition to individual cans, you can buy Sovány in…
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Over the last few years there’s been a huge move to non-dairy substitutes. As part of the move to veganism and/or sustainability, plus diets that are kosher or lactose-free, more consumers seek animal-free dairy products. You can now find delicious milks, yogurts, ice creams and cheeses made from non-dairy plant products. Some examples in the…
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RECIPE: Vegetarian Kung Pao ‘Chicken’ For World Vegetarian Day

[1] (photos #1, #2 and #4 © Melissa’s). [2] The ingredients for Kung Pao Vegetables. Don’t be deterred by the number. [3] Chinese eggplant is not bitter like Italian eggplant, and tends to have a mild, sweet flavor (photo © Good Eggs). [4] Chinese long beans. You can substitute regular green beans (photo © Burpee).…
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PRODUCT: Violife Vegan Cheese

October is National American Cheese Month. How about some vegan cheese? It’s amazing how vegan cheeses have improved from the original soy-based products, thanks to more people demanding non-dairy foods. Vegan products are not just for vegans, but people who are: Avoiding cholesterol Kosher Lactose-intolerant (or have other milk allergies) Sustainable living advocates   We’d…
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