5 Reasons You Should Add Acai To Your Smoothie

5 Reasons You Should Add Acai To Your Smoothie
Acai is more than a buzzword.
Here are  5 reasons why you should be getting on board with this hip fruit.

You’ve probably seen it on your Instagram feed – deep purple smoothie bowls covered in technicolor tropical fruits and juices touting “superfood” benefits. That deep purple is the luscious color of Acai. Adding this powerhouse from the Amazon to your daily smoothie is healthful too.…

Food Myths: Fact Or Fiction?

(PCM) Growing up we are nearly certain that at one time or another you have probably come across quite a few interesting food myths over the years. Many of which hold a bit of truth, while others are simply off the wall. We are here to help set the record straight about some of the most common food myths once and for all!

Did you ever hear the myth that eating a bunch of carrots …

What Ever Happened To The Original ‘Dunkin’ Donut’ ?

(PCM) Over the years there has certainly been some drastic changes in Dunkin’ Donut stores all over the country. The most notable change, and one that stirred up the most controversy, was when the news was revealed that Dunkin’ Donuts was planning on removing the word “Donuts” from it’s name.

We know that they offer much more variety with their menu than they did in days past, when just about the only thing you could …

Official Avengers Recipes Just In Time For ‘Infinity War’ Release

(PCM) Powerful news for families fighting the good fight of nutrition in the home: Super Hero help is here.

Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow and other Avengers have teamed-up to help moms, dads and all citizens win more of their daily battles to adopt a healthier lifestyle including a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. The program continues through May 11 in celebration of the epic release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War on …

Popcornopolis Organic Nearly Naked Popcorn Is Our New Favorite Snack!

(PCM) What could be better than discovering a fantastic snack that is not only delicious but actually healthy as well! We hit the jackpot when we sampled Popcornopolis’s new Organic Nearly Naked Popcorn! We seriously couldn’t keep our hands out the bag!

The taste was incredibly reminiscent of those old school home popcorn makers that your mom or grandma used to have in the kitchen. You remember, the ones were you would pour the popcorn …

Happy Maple Syrup Day (December 17th)

maple syrup in glass bottle on wooden table

(PCM) Happy Maple Syrup Day! Did you most of the bottled brown breakfast syrup that you find on grocery store shelves is NOT maple syrup? Imitation syrup (usually labeled “table-syrup” or “maple-flavored syrup”, etc.) is made from high-fructose corn syrup or other artificial flavors and additives.

True maple syrup comes from the concentrated sap of the sugar maple tree (a North American native). It is graded by color, which can range from light amber (like …

Happy Chocolate-Covered Anything Day! (December 16)

Melted Chocolate Background

(PCM) The winter season is supposed to be about joy and reflection, but all too often it’s a time of stress. Are you behind on your holiday shopping? Are you juggling family drama or work worries? By December 16th the countdown towards Christmas and years’ end is well underway, and many of us feel like we’re racing against the clock. But now you can relax, because the calendar people and the candy people have come …

Gingerbread Decorating Day 2nd Saturday in December

(PCM) Gingerbread!  The very thought of it brings to mind the scents of cinnamon, cloves, allspice and let’s not forget ginger.  Gingerbread is part of our culture.  We, of course use it as food, but it plays a part in stories such as The Ginger Bread Man and Hansel and Gretel.  We see it in art first as illustration for the stories mentioned above but also in art as part of Christmas Cards or paintings …

Cookie Exchange Tips

HOW TO COME OUT ON TOP WITH YOUR COOKIE SWAP

Snowflake shaped Gingerbread cookies stacked and tied with a red ribbon.

(PCM) Whoever invented the holiday cookie exchange was either a sadist or a genius – maybe both.

On the one hand, participating in a cookie exchange means you’ve got to stop and bake something (something pretty enough to share, no less) right in the middle of gift-shopping, house decorating, holiday concerting, family visiting, nervous breakdown-ing, and whatever else you’ve got on your chaotic December schedule.…

Why It’s Perfectly Safe To Sometimes Ignore That Sell-By Date

Sell-by-food

(PCM) Each and every year American’s will throw away an estimated $160 billion dollars worth of perfectly good food when they believe it is expired based upon the sell-by date printed on the container. There is a big difference between the sell-by date and/or expiration date printed on the packages and the actual time frame in which the food will go bad.

Many people often confuse the sell-by date to be the actual expiration date …

What Does 80/20 Ground Beef Really Mean?

beef photoDo you know what you’re really getting when it comes to your ground beef? Many people make the mistake of thinking 80/20 ground beef means that only 20 percent of the calories come from fat. However, that’s not the case. There’s actually way more fat in that burger than you thought!

The 80/20 percentage refers to the proportion of fat and protein in the grind – not the proportion of calories. According to CookingLight, 20% …

The Truth About Why Turkey Makes You Tired

(PCM) One of the top complaints from people after a big Thanksgiving celebration is how tired they feel after consuming such a large and hearty meal. Most people blame the sleepiness on everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving food choice… the turkey.

People believed that the amino acid tryptophan found in turkey was attributed to a tired or drowsy feeling. It was thought that the tryptophan which is converted to serotonin and then further broke down into melotonin …