TIP OF THE DAY: How To Store Coffee

Advice circulates that coffee beans should be kept in the freezer to maintain freshness. False! Freezing the coffee coagulates the natural oils contained in the beans. These oils need to emulsify to produce the body and mouthfeel of the coffee. Coffee is best right after it is freshly-roasted. Beans can be stored in the refrigerator…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Switch Your Starches For Healthy Eating

Alas, our beloved Corn Flakes are not whole grain. We’ve switched to Cheerios and oatmeal. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE. These painless, easy switches to whole grains and other foods can give you more nutrition, more whole grain fiber and a new perspective on broadening your culinary repertoire. Why do you need to…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Rancho Gordo Gourmet Beans

Beautiful cranberry beans from Rancho Gordo. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE. Beans were nutritious fare for our ancestors. Yet today, many people think of beans as inexpensive food consumed by people who can’t afford better. They haven’t had Rancho Gordo heirloom beans! There’s no better way to learn to appreciate beans than to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: No-Gas Beans

Some people avoid beans because of the gas they can create. Yet beans are not just tasty; they’re an important and inexpensive source of protein that has been cultivated by man for more than 7,000 years. Oxygen magazine’s new book, Pick It Kick It, offers this tip: Soak beans for several hours or overnight in…
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