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July 17, 2014

 

A frozen TV dinner made from cheap ingredients

Americans Spend Less On Food Than Most Countries

Americans spend less on groceries, and tend to have poorer diets.

July 15, 2014

 

swiss chard au gratin

The Mother Of All Gratins, Featuring Swiss Chard

It's cheesy. It's hearty. And it's a great way to use up greens!

July 11, 2014

 

A can of soda displayed next to a pile of sugar to demonstrate how much is in each can.

“Added Sugar” Labels Make Candyman Nervous

The FDA's proposal to include “added sugar” to the Nutrition Facts label has sparked cheers from health advocates and fierce opposition from food companies.

July 10, 2014

 

prison

Mounting Complaints About Food In Midwest Prisons

Maggots were found in two Ohio prisons on June 30, and this wasn't the first complaint against Aramark Correctional Services.

July 9, 2014

 

chicken cutlets on a grill

Foster Farms Chicken Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak

An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella has been linked to Foster Farms chicken in a recent recall, but the magnitude of the outbreak may not yet be felt.

July 8, 2014

 

spike carlsen The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Build It Yourself: Flowerpot Smoker With Spike Carlsen

Spike Carlsen says building is a lot like cooking. His Flowerpot Smoker combines the two into one ingenious outdoor gadget.

July 3, 2014

 

panzanella salad

Panzanella Salad For Your Forgotten Bread

This recipe features some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers along with an ingredient that is past its prime -- stale bread.

July 2, 2014

 

collard greens with oranges and oyster sauce

Collard Greens With Asian Flare

You may be seeing a lot of recipes for cooked greens on Earth Eats these days, but that’s just because in the summer, there are a lot of greens to use up!

June 30, 2014

 

McDonald's french fries, showing salt coating

Stealth Health: Companies Hiding Cuts In Salt, Sugar And Fat

Some food companies are changing recipes behind the scenes to comply with health recommendations, but they're doing it quietly for fear of losing business.

June 27, 2014

 

samuel sveen on his url zing tricycle

Uel Zing Cold-Brew For Your Late-Night Coffee Needs

Samuel Sveen of Uel Zing sells only one thing -- cold-brew coffee -- but he's getting creative with how he gets his product to customers.

June 27, 2014

 

a close look at the cap of a Big Gulp

New York Court Rejects Ban On Supersized Sodas

New York's highest court decided on Thursday that the city's health department could not impose a cap on the size of sugary drinks.

June 26, 2014

 

teresa birtles with sheep

On-Demand Farming At Heartland Family Farm

Farmer Teresa Birtles reads Food & Wine and Gourmet magazines to keep an eye on which "it" ingredients to grow for her local chef customers.

June 25, 2014

 

sesame roasted kale

Sesame Roasted Kale

Asian flavors enhance all the kale your garden is producing these days. No kale? Use collards or Swiss chard instead!

June 25, 2014

 

sesame-scented baby bok choy

Sesame-Scented Baby Bok Choy

Boy choy may be a pain to clean, but the end result is delicious!

June 24, 2014

 

compost

Composting For Education And The Environment

Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.

June 24, 2014

 

Food truck

Food Trucks Vs. Restaurants: Which Are Cleaner?

A new study found that food trucks in seven American cities scored as well or better on food safety inspections than restaurants.

June 24, 2014

 

panama-canal-ship

Nearly A Century Old, Panama Canal Still Vital To Midwest Economy

A massive expansion of the Panama Canal to meet the demand of the 21st Century is set to open as soon as early 2015.

June 23, 2014

 

Cases of Cherry 7up soda, with 'antioxidant' on label

Why We Fall For ‘Healthy’ Buzzwords

A new study shows that foods seem more healthy when words like “all-natural” appear on packaging, even when we know better.

June 20, 2014

 

http://mhcfoodpantry.org/what-we-do/hub-tool-share/

Have Tools, Will Cook

Folks can pick up a bag of apples at Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. Through the Hub's tool share program, they can also borrow a dehydrator to make apple snacks.

June 20, 2014

 

romeo and juliet (manchego and guava paste)

Eat Like A Brazilian For The World Cup

We combine local ingredients with global flavors in these recipes. To impress your friends, learn to pronounce the Portuguese names for these dishes!

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