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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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Better-For-You Snacks From Ceres, Fairlife & MaraNatha

This week’s picks are better-for-you snacks that have become part of our snacking repertoire. All will be welcomed by adults and kids alike.     1. CERES: SMOOTHIES TO GO Ceres fruit juices are among the best you can buy. So when they offered us samples of their new Smoothie To Go line, we jumped.…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Zucchi Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Look for Zucchi olive oil in your supermarket (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi). [2] An event for journalists, in the art of blending (photo by Eitan Schapsis | THE NIBBLE). [3] Three different blends offer different flavor profiles (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi).   We’ve tasted a lot of extra virgin olive oil, both at industry…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Domenica Fiore Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Beautifully packaged in stainless steel bottles, Domenica Fiore olive oils (all photos courtesy Domenica Fiore). [2] To retain the best properties, the olives are pressed and bottled in just four hours. [3] Just a drizzle adds silky, peppery flavor to anything on your table.   A business titan from Vancouver and an olive grower…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Superseedz Organic Flavored Pumpkin Seeds & More Good-For -You

1. SUPERSEEDZ ORGANIC, SHELL-LESS PUMPKIN SEEDS We have long been a fan of Superseedz, the best pumpkin seeds we’ve ever had. Now, the line has added organic varieties (photo #1). Editor’s Note: Those seeds growing inside a thick-skinned squash are safe from surface pesticides, but consumers want what consumers want: the word “organic” on the…
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