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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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How to Make Great Guacamole

By Alana Sugar, January 26, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Superfast Guac

My nephew Sam learned how to make great guacamole from a friend’s mother from Mexico. She taught Sam to use a large mortar and pestle. He combines diced jalapenos and onions, kosher salt, lime juice and cilantro in the mortar. Using the pestle, he lightly crushes and mixes the ingredients,...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, January 25, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

With all that you have going on in your life, cooking dinner shouldn’t be difficult. To help you get a good meal on the table, we’ve done all the work of meal planning for you. Try one or all of these dishes this week.


Grilled Cheese and Greens...

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Surprisingly Healthy Party Food

By Megan Myers, January 24, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Even though the packed holiday schedule has passed, the parties aren’t ending any time soon! Between celebrations for football, Mardi Gras, and everything in between, it seems like there’s always an excuse to get together with friends and nosh.

Of course, with the new year you might be like me and rethinking what snacking means. The good news is, there’s plenty of yummy options to party on while still following your clean eating plan.

Our Health Starts Here recipes are made with plant-strong whole foods and contain no processed fats or extracted oils, making them a great choice for any meal.

Are you ready to rethink party food and still get in some serious snacking? Check out these recipes.

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VIP Snacks for the Big Game

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, January 23, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

I heard that the Sunday of the big game is the second largest day for food consumption behind Thanksgiving. So why don’t we put as much thought into what we eat during the big game as we do on Thanksgiving?

Depending on where I watch the game, sometimes the entrée changes — tri-tip in California, chili in Ohio and King Casserole in Texas — but some things like snacks remain the same. Those chips, dips and bowls of cereal snack mixes aren’t usually great, but...

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