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31
Jan

GoAvo®

GoAvo® is a delicious avocado based condiment and egg-less mayonnaise alternative that is creamy, tasty, environmental friendlier, and just plain avocado-ier.  So, if you love the flavor of avocados, this new spread is for you.

Made with minimal ingredients, GoAvo® contains 85% avocados blended with grapeseed oil, white wine vinegar, organic lemon juice, organic cane sugar, sunflower lecithin, sea salt and natural flavorings depending on the variety. Read more »

29
Jan

Executive Salaries at St. Jude’s

When people think of St. Jude’s, they often think of a children’s hospital but St. Jude’s is actually two organizations:

  • ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (ALSAC)
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (Hospital)

ALSAC stands for the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities and “exists for the sole purpose of raising funds and building awareness to support the current and future needs of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc.” However, ALSAC only gives 50 cents of every dollar raised to the Hospital (based on the IRS Form 990’s). The other 50 cents is spent on supporting the fundraising organization – (about 29 cents of every dollar) while the remainder (21 cents of every dollar) is placed in the ALSAC fund balance which totaled more than $3.4 billion (net), concentrated in cash and securities as of June 30, 2015. Read more »

27
Jan

Tagliatelle with Tomatoes and Tuscan Kale Pesto

When it comes to Italian food, there is one label that can always be trusted:  Seggiano. Imported from Italy, Seggiano products include olive oil, balsamic vinegar, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, crackers, pasta, flatbread, olives, panforte, sauces, and pesto – all of which are categorically referred to as “Real Food From Italy.”

Made with real ingredients (non-GMO) without artificial ingredients and preservatives, Seggiano food products set a standard for prepared food that is hard to match even in your own kitchen (they grow the olives used to make the olive oil) so don’t feel guilty about buying a prepared food because next to homemade, Seggiano is best. Read more

25
Jan

Zesty Z™

Zesty Z™ is a new Mediterranean spread AND condiment made with za’atar (dried, wild Mediterranean thyme), extra virgin olive oil, and a variety of herbs and spices. All natural, gluten-free, and vegan, Zesty Z™ is versatile and delicious. Drizzle on hummus, avocado toast, cornbread, or bruschetta, blend a small spoonful on grilled vegetables or your favorite side dish, or spread a teaspoon or two on a wrap, panini, or focaccia. Read more »

23
Jan

Is the NRA a Good Ol’ Boys Club?

The NRA (National Rifle Association of America) calls itself “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.” By most definitions, civil rights refer to a “class of rights to protect individuals’ freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals. They ensure one’s ability to participate in the civil and political life of the society and state without discrimination or repression.”* So, it only seems natural to look at the people – the officers, directors, and key employees – and the composition of the management of “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization” to see if this organization sets the standards for upholding civil rights in America. Read more »

21
Jan

Red Bean Jambalaya

Jambalaya is traditionally made with meat, seafood, vegetables and rice but the plant-based version relies on vegetables, rice, and legumes. A dish of Spanish and French influence, Jambalaya is a thick hearty soup that can be made in minutes with a packet of Frontier Soups Jambalaya Soup Mix – dry Calasparra Spanish rice seasoned with garlic, salt, onion, chili pepper, canola oil, turmeric, sugar, spices, paprika, and saffron along with carrots, red and green bell peppers, onions, and scallions. Read more »

19
Jan

The Day the Crayons Quit

The battle lines have been drawn.

Every office in the country should have a copy of The Day the Crayons Quit lying around. People may scoff, roll their eyes, and even think that someone left their kid’s book at the office or the waiting room by mistake, but don’t turn away. Pick up the book and read it. Maybe it’s been a few years since you’ve read a children’s book (if you’re not the proud parental unit of a child under the age of 10, then it’s probably been a while). This one’s worth it.  Read more »

17
Jan

Healthier Choices on the Road

Traveling across the United States on major highways can be difficult. Road conditions and traffic are often challenging and unpredictable while the dining options leave a lot to be desired, especially if healthier fare is the goal but times are a changin’.  Instead of McDonald’s, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin Donuts, or Taco Bell, consider the following options for a healthier alternative when a Clif Bar just isn’t going to suffice for another meal: Read more »

15
Jan

Rogue Chocolatier

Chocolate is universally loved by many but dark chocolate is the most under appreciated decadent indulgence in the world. As a die-hard confirmed milk chocolate lover for decades (yes, hard to admit but true), I didn’t know what I was missing. Friends would insist that acquiring a taste for dark chocolate was like acquiring a taste for good wine and that I should give dark chocolate a chance. So, I did and gradually I fell in love….truly, madly, deeply in love with dark chocolate. Read more »

13
Jan

Blackberries: They Finally Got The Memo

I love berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, anything with an “eerie” in it.  ~Jordin Sparks

Anyone who tastes a sun-kissed berry picked at the peak of ripeness doesn’t want to settle for that once a year fix (i.e. raspberries in July, blueberries in August, etc) so growers had to figure out a way to give consumers the most popular berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries – throughout the year.

In the early days, berries looked just like their summer counterparts but lacked flavor and sweetness so growers went back to the drawing board and figured out which varieties were not only hearty but flavorful so that berry lovers can enjoy a bowl of fresh berries every month of the year. Read more »