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Valentine’s Day Essentials: Fair Trade Chocolates

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, January 29, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Your chocolate choices matter! When you buy fair trade chocolates, you’re helping to create economic opportunity in the developing world, support community projects and make a difference in the lives of farmers and producers. How? Because fair trade certification:

  • Ensures fair wages for farmers, workers and producers
  • Provides resources for social, economic and community development projects
  • Is third-party verified...
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Make the Most of Seasonal Citrus

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, January 28, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Just when the gray days seem to outnumber the bright ones, Mother Nature brings sunshine back in the form of citrus. Tangerines, grapefruits, mandarins, limes and Meyer lemons are just the start, and delicious recipe options are nearly endless. So take advantage of these peak season picks!

5 Uses for Seasonal Citrus

  1. Zest it. Add zing to baked goods, stir-fries or stews. Or make...
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Bring On The Beans

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, January 27, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Cooking beans at home is a simple way to save money and provide the base for many healthy meals — plus it requires little effort!

Beans are easy to keep on hand in the fridge or freezer, so you can quickly put together everything from basic beans and rice (seasoned differently in different cultures) to soups, salads, dips and spreads.

Beans deliver flavor, fiber and protein. Plus, they're satisfying and super affordable. If...

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Cheese-y Game Day Grub

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, January 27, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

I was unfamiliar with queso when I moved to Austin, Texas, and upon first glance, I mistook this Tex-Mex favorite for simply a bowl of melted cheese. But this thick, rich, delightfully gooey cheese dip (or sauce) with chilis is so much more. Add-ins like diced tomatoes, green onions, pico de gallo, black beans, chorizo, ground beef, caramelized onions and guacamole or avocado means you can personalize it — easily!

New...

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Slow Food USA Tells Stadiums to Up Their Game

By Richard McCarthy, January 26, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Richard McCarthy

Richard McCarthy embodies the phrase “think globally; act locally.” He joined Slow Food USA as Executive Director in January 2013, having previously served as Executive Director of Market Umbrella, an internationally recognized non-profit mentor organization for farmers markets, community building and sustainable economic development. 

As it turns out, foodies aren’t the only eaters who check out menus online before deciding on their weekend...

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