For Safe Picnic Food Don’t Forget Your Drive Time

The picnic food that’s sitting in your car might turn out to be a big problem.  Packaged food  — like crackers — usually do fine in high temperatures, but meat, dairy, cut-up fresh fruit, salads, and prepared foods are another story. Perishable food may contain bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses. Food that sits in […]

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What Do You Search For Through The Vending Machine Glass Window?

Sooner or later you will likely have your next sharing moment with a vending machine: you share your money and the machine shares its calories. Vending machines actually have a holy history. Around 215 BC the mathematician Hero invented a type of vending device that accepted bronze coins to dispense holy water. Vending eventually became […]

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What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?

They are both cold and delicious.  There are an astounding number of flavors of each with varying degrees of fat, calorie, sugar, and dairy content – along with fruit, candy, and cookie add-ins, depending on the flavor.  And the sad truth is that no matter how innovative food scientists and savvy marketers have become, a […]

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How Much Exercise You Need To Burn Off Calories From Wine

Remember that alcohol can dehydrate so drink plenty of water to keep your muscles hydrated and your organs functioning normally. Inforgraphic courtesy of  Fix.com Share the love…

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Low Calorie And Healthy Snacks That Pair Well With Wine

  At a wine bar, it‘s common to order a cheese plate that comes with a variety of cheese, nuts, and dried fruit.  That  means a lot of fat, calories, and sugar — clocking in at around 650 calories a serving in a normal cheese plate. It’s nice to pair delicious cheese with wine, but […]

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What To Do When Your Mouth Is On Fire From Red Hot Chili Peppers

I was in a restaurant that specializes in chili – hot, hotter, and hottest.  Four large thirty-something guys were sitting at the table next to mine. One guy ordered, “hottest,” with an “I can handle it, no problem” look on his face. Shortly after this big, burly guy dug into his chili he was sitting […]

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10 Ways To Tame A Way Too Spicy Dish

Have you ever gotten a little too overzealous with the chili powder – or with the amount of peppers you’ve added to that fantastic dish you’re cooking? Perhaps you very overly brave and ordered the five alarm chili at your local Tex-Mex place. It happens — but what do you do?  You can burn the […]

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Stadium Food: What Do You Eat?

It is the beginning of baseball season, but more importantly – at least in my family – it’s the beginning of hockey playoffs. To call us True Blue New York Rangers fans might be an understatement. So what do you eat when you go to a game? Many stadiums now offer “gourmet” and “specialty” food […]

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Can You Save Calories Eating A Ham And Cheese Sandwich Instead Of A Salad?

So many of us think a salad, instead of a sandwich, is the way to go if we’re trying to be calorie conscious. Somehow we’ve embraced the idea that salads are always a light and healthy choice. Sometimes they are – but all too often they’re not. Sometimes a sandwich is the clear winner in […]

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