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Should You Join a CSA?


If you shop at farmers markets, you’ve probably seen the signs for CSAs. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it’s a good way to help support your local farms while making your weekly fruit and vegetable shopping a lot easier.
With a CSA, you (typically) prepay for a weekly delivery, either to your home or […]

How to Shop at a Farmers’ Market


It’s summertime which means it’s farmers’ market time. Because where else will you find velvety soft golden apricots? Or succulent vine-ripened berries? Or tomatoes that actually burst with flavor?
Whether you’re a farmers’ market newbie or an old pro, here are some tips to help you get the most of your next trip to the farmers’ […]

Chi-chi-chi-chia SEEDS, Not Pets


You remember the commercial, don’t you? That snappy little jingle that was followed by the TV announcer telling you all you had to do was spread the magic chia seeds on the animal shaped pot, water and poof you had a nice little Chia Pet…? I never had a Chia Pet, but I did give the […]

Ode to a Good Sandwich Wrap


There are few things in life as good as a fresh sandwich wrap. Truly, how much better does it get than to find some lovely fresh flat bread, a few crunchie veggies and some thinly sliced deli meats all rolled together and garnished with the best whole grain mustard you can find?
During the summertime, my […]

Healthy Snacks that Can Take the Heat


Just in case I wasn’t sure if summer had yet arrived, our thermometer hit triple digits this past weekend to provide a solid confirmation. The warm (or should I say scorching) weather is here, meaning more time outside enjoying the sun. Since this is a food focused blog, I feel no need to […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Wearing Suncscreen


It’s summer time, which for most people, means going to the beach. Before you go, just think about this:

Melanoma (a potentially fatal skin cancer) is the most common cancer in 25-29-year- olds.
Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer in adolescents and young adults ages 15-29.
Melanomas are increasing faster in 15-29-year-old females than in […]

Exercise Safely During Summer


Two years ago, I participated in one of those charity walks that spans two days and 39 miles. While I only managed to finish the first 28 miles, I learned quite a bit about exercising in hot weather.
You see, we were experiencing record high temperatures for May and June while I trained for this […]

Staying Healthy While Traveling


I’m all the way across the country from my home, my family, my kitchen, and my gym. I’ll be here all week. I’m at a conference, so most of my food is provided, and I’m working long hours, so I can’t even guarantee that I’ll get meals on a regular basis. But so far, I’ve […]

Recipe: Tasty Barbecue for Pork


When I asked for help from experts on topics related to pork, Chef Scott Uehlein of the Canyon Ranch Health Resorts and Spa Clubs, responded with this recipe . . . it will be making its debut on my table this weekend for Father’s Day.
Photo and recipe courtesy of Canyon Ranch/Scott Uehlein.
Quick Orange BBQ Sauce
Makes […]

How to Cook Pork: What’s the Right Temperature?


As a mother, some things worry me. Among them, making sure that meat is properly cooked. I have a handle on chicken and beef, but pork — that’s an enigma. So this week, Fit Fare is talking all about pork.
Let’s talk temp:
The USDA says that pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of […]