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August 3, 2013
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The Essential Good Food GuideYou know how there’s that one friend or co-worker who always knows everyth

December 6, 2012
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When you think about the word “conscious,” what words come to mind? Aware? Mindful? Awake? What about “capitalism?” Selfish? Greedy? Unethical? Unfortunately there are plenty of people out there who don’t have a very positive perception of business in general. But what happens when you combine the concept of consciousness with capitalism?

October 30, 2012
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Crazy Sexy KitchenChad Sarno is R&D Chef and Culinary Educator for Whole Foods Market®’s Health Starts Here program.

July 15, 2012
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Hot list: Five books that are firing our imaginations this summer.
December 8, 2011
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Here are some fresh ideas for those non-fiction book lovers on your list. From food issues to animal compassion, here are the books we would most like to receive (or gift) this holiday.
December 1, 2011
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Stumped for gift ideas for your favorite cook or foodie? Here are the cookbooks we would most like to unwrap this holiday season.
March 27, 2009
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The New York Times has spent quite a bit of ink lately on how the new administration may affect the way we eat in the U.S. Personally, I find this all very interesting and I wonder what others are thinking about it. With Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman on staff, it seems the NY Times is covering this issue more than others, but I'd love links to other articles that you are seeing out there. Here's what I've read recently:
January 23, 2009
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When I wake up on cold mornings in the middle of winter, it's hard to force myself to get out from underneath the warm blankets. Having a hot breakfast helps make the morning bearable. Did you know that skipping breakfast can contribute to weight gain because you end up snacking and eating larger meals later in the day? Without breakfast, you also may not be at the top of your game. A respected European study showed better performance and cognitive ability in people who ate carbohydrates with protein for breakfast.
January 9, 2009
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So we're nine days into the new year - how are you doing with your resolutions? Still going strong? Excellent.
December 19, 2008
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Whoa, is it already December 19th?!  The holidays have crept up faster this year than ever before and I haven't even started making all the wonderful homemade gifts I'd been planning on.  My lofty goals of handknit scarves with matching hats and little oil paintings for all my loved ones are seeming more and more out of reach each day.  But I'm still all for homemade and filled with love - so what's a girl to do?  Thankfully, some of my favorite blogs are filled with inspiration for making excellent, creative gifts.
December 12, 2008
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I don't know about you - but the words "potluck" and "cookie swap" incite my usually suppressed sense of competition and I suddenly become compelled to bring not only an amazing dish or dessert, but the most amazing dish or dessert. Our office cookie swap is coming early next week and I am panicked as how to make the most impressive, delicious, praise-winning cookies ever made by man, woman or Martha Stewart.
December 5, 2008
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The holidays can be a stressful time on many levels - picking out the perfect presents, cooking large elaborate meals with the family and all the travel to get to your loved ones.  This week, we're featuring some sites that provide some great advice on how to keep things safe and stress-free.
November 14, 2008
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This week, we've got a spring in our step and a silly grin on our face - could it be love? Perhaps, perhaps... but seriously, folks - we're just elated with the positive feedback we've gotten this week! You like us, you really like us!
November 7, 2008
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Food and its obvious necessity to sustaining life has been a particularly hot issue this year with increased concerns about rising costs, safety and quality.  This week, we'd like to share with you two interesting projects that unveil aspects of the current state of food in the United States.  Let us know what you think!

Food Fight! Documentary

October 31, 2008
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As a child, Halloween was my favorite holiday - an excuse to wear an outrageous outfit and walk around my neighborhood getting free candy - what was there not to love?  Sadly, I'm a few years past my trick-or-treating prime (though I still enjoy those crazy costumes!), but thankfully there are many bakers out there making sophisticated Halloween treats right in their own kitchens!  Check 'em out.

At Home with Kim Vallee

October 24, 2008
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The distinct chill of fall is in the air and I've started engaging in the usual rituals of preparation for cold weather — unearthing my pullovers and sweaters and hypoallergenic comforter.  I'm cancelling items on my social calendar in favor of curling up at home with a pair of knitting needles and a few skeins of yarn.  And with all this newfound time at home, I'm dreaming of roasting butternut squash with sage, baking a silky cinnamon spiked
October 17, 2008
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With the presidential debates drawing to a close this week and Election Day coming up, we're finding that everyone's got politics on their mind - and for good reason.  This week's featured read is from Michael Pollan who wrote a thorough and detailed open letter to our next 'Farmer-in-Chief' in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine's Food Fights! issue.  He encourages the US's next leader to bring the important issue of food quality and safety into the disc
October 10, 2008
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Okay, we're cheating a little this week and perhaps this post would be better named "What We're Watching..." 'cause that's been the preferred method of media consumption this week. A friend of mine reminded me of some excellent TED | Talks that I'd encouraged him to listen to a few months back.
October 3, 2008
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I think it's pretty safe to say that in these difficult economic times, we're all looking for ways to save a bit of money.  Thankfully, this doesn't mean completely changing your lifestyle.  Some of our favorite 'green' blogs offer up some very do-able, unique solutions for conserving cash.  Check out some of our favorite creative solutions:

Frugal Green Living: Save $1000 Using These 6 Tips

September 19, 2008
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We recently challenged some of the best food bloggers out there to a recipe contest. Make a weeknight meal for 4 for less than $4 per serving. Entries came in from chefs of all kinds - cookbook authors, vegans, college students, stay-at-home moms, engineers and we had to narrow a large pool down to our favorite six. But even our runner up recipes were pretty awesome and we thought we'd share with you some of our favorites that didn't make the cut... Apron Adventures: Asian Ginger Steak
September 12, 2008
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About three months ago, I purchased my first home - a modest one bedroom, less than a fifteen minute bike ride to work, in a safe but diverse neighborhood and with a gorgeous, gorgeous brand new kitchen.  I remember when I first moved in how my enthusiasm (and lack of funds - man, closing costs add up!) drove me to cook meals for myself from scratch almost every night.  I've since fallen out of this habit - choosing to go out with friends or just 'grabbing something quick' instead of enjoying my own home cooking.
September 5, 2008
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I've been traveling this week - nothing too spectacular- just a flight to upstate NY for a family reunion, followed by a road trip back down to NJ to spend a week with the family and on Sunday - the NYC Century.  During a particularly long layover on my way to NY, as I circled the terminal for the tenth time, I realized just how few options exist in airport dining for anyone seeking healthy, natural or organic - let alone anyone with a dietary restriction.  Same goes for a road trip and its commonly frequented fast food joints and gas stations.  So how do
August 29, 2008
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I wish my childhood lunches had been filled with more delightful and evocative images, so I could recount to you complete sensory detail, my memories of elementary school at noon. But alas, I had a lot of bologna on white bread, American cheese on white bread and peanut butter and jelly... on white bread. Not that my mom wasn't awesome, but she lacked the time and the... culinary creativity to spin brown bagged meals into flavorful memories. But, what I lack in personal experience in my youth, I've more than made up for in living vicariously through other people's lunches.
August 22, 2008
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Is it just me or are you feeling a bit like this lately? It's mid-August and all of the maps of daytime temperatures across the US show firey shades of red, orange and yellow. It's undeniably hot outside and it seems like everyone's talking about it. The blogosphere and the news are abuzz with chatter about the heat and ways to combat it and we thought we'd share with you some of the best ways to beat (or enjoy) the heat that we've found this week...