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Tuesday Deals of the Day – Five at Five

 

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Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00 PM EST, we will showcase the best food / kitchen deals of the day. We hope you find them useful. We present to you today’s round up of deals from across the web – including specialty ice cube trays, sushi and a wine cooler.


 

Brazilian Coffee Gets More Recognition

 

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For the longest time Brazilian coffee was considered boring and plain. It was the kind of coffee that was used for instant coffee or for regular mass market blends that didn’t promise too much in the way of flavor or taste. “It was common knowledge that Brazilian coffee was just garbage,” said Danny O’Neill, a specialty wholesale coffee roaster in Kansas City, Mo.

No longer. Brazilian coffee is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Brazil is one of the largest exporters of coffee – they produce up to a third of the world’s coffee beans.


 

Chocolate Goodness From M&M Designs

 

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As we count down to Purim my Facebook and Twitter streams are all about Mishloach Manot themes. Some people go all out and some go the easy way. Whichever way you go, M&M Designs can customize their delicious goodies to your specific theme or send a stunning basket to whoever you wish to treat.


 

Monday Deals of the Day – Five at Five

 

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Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00 PM EST, we will showcase the best food / kitchen deals of the day. We hope you find them useful. We present to you today’s round up of deals from across the web – including a cookbook, wineglasses and cookware.

 


 

Healthier Food for our Troops

 

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Michelle Obama visited Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas last week, where she met with a top military health official.  They announced that there would be positive nutritional changes to the menus at all the military bases across the USA to try to counteract growing obesity in the military.

These changes will mean more choices of more fresh fruits and vegetables, more lean meats and whole grains for the soldiers and their families. These changes extend also to vending machines , snack bars and restaurants on posts throughout the nation. Additionally, this program aims to teach the military children about eating healthy and keeping fit – a continuation of Mrs Obama’s campaign to counter child obesity and educate children about healthy choices.


 

Slow Food

 

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What is slow food? It’s the healthy and ecologically friendly alternative to fast food. Slow food is food grown locally, it’s organic, and nutritionally sound.

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.


 

Best of the Web This Week

 

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This week was a busy one – we watched the Superbowl and celebrated Tu B’Shvat and brought you a lot of new recipes and content. Here are our favorite JoK posts from this week, and our top picks from around the web!


 

Thursday Deals of the Day – Five at Five

 

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Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00 PM EST, we will showcase the best food / kitchen deals of the day. We hope you find them useful. We present to you today’s round up of deals from across the web – including a fondue pot, indoor grill and slow cooker.

 


 

Mindful Eating

 

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When my mom joined Weight Watchers, I remember her flaunting the “new rule” she learned: to put your fork down between every bite. This way, you take more time between bites and will perhaps get fuller faster. Of course, I pounced on this nugget of wisdom. However, it didn’t even take two full meals before I began to neglect my new diet mantra.

Jeff Gordinier addresses this concept of stopping between bites in his article “Mindful Eating as Food for Thought,” in the New York Times this week. As its name implies, stopping between mouthfuls of food is more than just a diet trick, as my mother had taught me to believe; it is a form of meditation. The act of putting down your utensils to focus on the taste, texture, temperature (wow that’s a lot of t’s), and consistency of a food, and truly relishing each bite, will make you appreciate what you have on your plate so much more.


 

Wednesday Deals of the Day – Five at Five

 

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Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00 PM EST, we will showcase the best food / kitchen deals of the day. We hope you find them useful. We present to you today’s round up of deals from across the web – including cookware, a frying basket and a grill pan.


 

Walmart To Tag Foods As “Great for You”...

 

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Walmart is planning to tag its own house brand with an extra symbol – it will be green and white and read “Great for You”. This symbol will depict a person with outstretched arms. The wording echoes Walmart’s own house brand called “Great Value”.

With this latest step Wal-mart continues its campaign started in January 2011 to help promote healthier eating and fight childhood obesity. However this icon will impart no extra nutritional information – it is just there to help the consumer make informed choices. Walmart says this seal will be affixed only to products low in fat (less than 35% of the total calories), sugar (no more than 25% of total calories) and artificial additives. Only 20-25% of Walmart’s products will carry the symbol.


 

Tuesday Deals of the Day – Five at Five

 

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Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00 PM EST, we will showcase the best food / kitchen deals of the day. We hope you find them useful. We present to you today’s round up of deals from across the web – including a multi-cooker, flatware and a turkey roasting pan.


 

Unhealthy Snack Options At School

 

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A survey, part of a report published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, says that 50 percent of our school children have access to unhealthy snacks at school, via vending machines or snack bars.  This study began in 2006 – two years after the Child Nutrition and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Reauthorization Act went into effect. Part of this Act mandates that each school with a lunch program must promote healthy eating and physical exercise.

Interestingly, the study showed that there was higher access to salty and sweet snacks in southern regions that in the Midwest and western US. But these students also had access to healthy foods too – salads, vegetables and fruits.


 

Monday Deals of the Day – Five at Five

 

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Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00 PM EST, we will showcase the best food / kitchen deals of the day. We hope you find them useful. We present to you today’s round up of deals from across the web – including a coffee maker, ceramic knives and a Ninja Blender.

 


 

Eating Healthy in the White House

 

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When Michelle Obama decided to plant a garden on the South Lawn of the White House it was part of her campaign of getting children to eat healthier. Mrs. Obama is trying to get children to eat healthier and she is certainly showing the way by planting a huge vegetable garden in the White House. She’s called this campaign “Let’s Move”. This campaign pushes for healthier school lunches, easier access to healthy foods, and aims to get children more involved in physical activity.

Presidential Chef Cristeta Comerford uses the produce from the White House garden in her cooking, and gears her menus towards seasonal foods. The garden isn’t just a small little vegetable patch. There are several “hoop houses” – similar to greenhouses – that allow many vegetables to be grown year round, making use of the sun’s rays even in the deepest of winter.