Entertaining for People With Food Restrictions

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It’s approaching that time of the year again, where friends and family gather¬†to eat, drink, and tell embarrassing stories about eachother ūüėĄ These days it seems like more and more people have dietary restrictions, whether they’re in the form of food allergies, intolerances or just strong preferences. As a host or hostess, if you’re inviting a big group over, chances are you’ll have at least one person with some sort of dietary restriction. So here are some tips to manage such a varied group¬†stress-free! Continue reading

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Raw Witches Fingers (GF, V)

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Let’s face it – the season to indulge really starts on Halloween, am I right? With all the chocolate, candy and baked goods popping up on what seems like every desk, plate and table, it can be hard to resist the temptation of pure sugar at this time of year. One way to help stave off¬†indulging in all those sugar cravings is to keep your taste buds and tummy satisfied with delicious food and treats. Keep the good stuff nearby and just as accessible as the candy (The Tasteful Pantry can help with our Treat Box), and you can even schedule¬†a fun family project to make a yummy but not refined-sugar-laden treat together!¬† Continue reading

Fall Harvest Recipes (Pumpkin and more!)

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There’s only one thing better than crisp air, vibrant foliage and comfortable sweaters, and that’s hearty fall veggies! The colder weather allows us to reap the benefits of this colorful season, and enjoy pumpkins, apples, squash, and so much more. And the best part is that they’re all healthy too! They are high in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Especially pumpkin, as it’s one of the best sources of beta-carotene which promotes healthy vision and cell growth!

As the earth begins to grow colder, it also releases its hearty bounty for us to enjoy ‚Äď and you can bet we enjoy it! Below are 10 of our most loved recipes to enjoy this season: Continue reading

The Truth about Starchy Vegetables

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Starchy vegetables have made it onto many dieters’ blacklists lately.¬†Let’s have a look at why and whether this is justified.

All vegetables have at least a small amount of carbohydrates. So-called ‚Äústarchy‚ÄĚ vegetables typically contain about 3 times the amount of non-starchy vegetables and therefore about 3 times the number of calories. Some examples of common starchy vegetables include beans, corn, green peas, parsnips, plantains, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, squash and pumpkin. Continue reading