Three Myths About Chocolate Debunked

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Look: everybody loves chocolate, especially women. And that’s not a stereotype! Let’s be honest, ladies — we really love chocolate. Of course, even if girls have a bit of an edge, everyone does love chocolate, with 91% of women and 87% of men eating the sweet. While America consumes a great amount — 20% — of the world’s chocolate, people all over the world are susceptible to a love of chocolate, with Europe account for 50% of its total sales in retail. In fact, we love chocolate so much that some of us feel “chocolate guilt”. It’s true that some major brands of chocolate aren’t good for you; but that’s because this kind of chocolate is being packed with unnatural ingredients. Chocolate at its most natural — particularly organic dark chocolate — has many benefits. There are so many myths surrounding (more…)

05 May 2016

How Water is Treated Even in America

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The drinking water supply here in the United States is one of the safest kinds of water in the entire world. Having said that, even in the States, some of the sources that provide drinking water can be contaminated which causes sickness and even disease. Drinking water sources are very prone to contamination and have to have the right treatment in order to remove waterborne germs and agents that can cause disease. There are various different methods of treatment that are used to in order to make drinking water safe. The most common types are:

  1. Coagulation and Flocculation – This the the first step in water treatment. Usually chemical drum pumps will be used to add chemicals to the water that contain a positive charge. This neutralizes any negative charges that are in dirt and other (more…)

02 May 2016

How to Keep an Ice Cream Shop Afloat

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Of the many iconic cinematic dessert moments, nothing quite tops the scene where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks grab dessert in the 1998 film You’ve Got Mail. But sadly, if you were hankering for a sundae from the famed eating destination, your chances might be dwindling. According to DNA Info, Cafe Lalo might be closing soon if business doesn’t turn around soon.
Despite requests for comment, the owner has not made any further statements on the fate of the cafe. However, an online NY paper reported that the business’ financial performance has not been up to snuff. According to the article, the business’ late-night hours and European-style windows have resulted in a litany of sound complains from loud music and customers.
While this is sad, potential business owners can learn a lot from the follies of C (more…)

04 Apr 2016

Micorgreens 101 What Are They and How Do I Use Them

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Microgreens — if you haven’t heard of them, probably the word brings to mind eco-friendly health fads, raw vegan diets, and claims of superfood status. The truth is, these little guys have been making a serious come back for a while now, and are used in the kitchen of high end restaurants in order to deliver big flavor in little packages. Although these little guys have been around for 20-30 years, many people are unfamiliar with the term. Check out this introduction so you can learn the truth about these amazing little greens.

What Are Micogreens/
Typically, petite micro greens are lettuces, herbs and greens that a (more…)

17 Mar 2016

How Many Ways Can You Eat Frozen Treats?

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According to research by NPD Group, about 40% of Americans will eat ice cream in any given two-week period. Even in the winter, the cold, creamy joys of any frozen treat, whether it be ice cream, gelato, or frozen yogurt is a true delight. During the summer, it is almost necessary medicine for hot days and nights, and accordingly, June is the month when the most ice cream is produced.

There are seemingly endless options for consuming your favorite icy snacks — pouring espresso over vanilla ice cream, loading up your fro-yo with endless topping, or even right out of the box and freezer in the most desperate situations.

Here are a couple of suggestions for how to eat some delicious treats, and utilize your dessert supplies, specifically ice cream:

1. On… Anything
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04 Mar 2016

The Difference Between Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Gelato

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It’s hard to decided which is more enjoyable — the light sweetness and variety of toppings available for your frozen yogurt, the classical creaminess of traditional ice cream, or the deep, rich flavors of sophisticated gelato. But when it comes down to it, what even are the differences between these three deliciously cold treats? Find out some surprising facts about your favorite frozen desserts.
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If you’re like 40% of Americans, in the next two weeks you will eat ice cream. In fact, the average American will consume ice cream 28.5 times a year! In the U.S., there is actually a standardized definition for ice cream — it’s a frozen dessert with no less than 1 (more…)

29 Jan 2016

How Cold Pressed Juice Fits

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How long is the juice aisle at your local grocery store? There are all different kinds of fruit to turn into juice of course, but now we are offered cold pressed juices, organic juices, low calorie juices, and numerous other combinations so as to appeal to every shopper’s needs. It can be confusing to decide on the one that is best for your body, especially if you have specific health concerns.

Have you ever thought of doing a juice cleanse?

A juice cleanse is when a person decides to consume only juice for one day, or a few if they are very determined. This type of crash diet should not be attempted without first consulting your doctor on its merits and safety (more…)

22 Jan 2016

6 Tips to a Great Juicing Cleanse

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Americans do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. In fact, a whopping 91% do not consume enough vegetables and nearly 87% do not get enough fruit. There are consequences to eating too few fruits and vegetables. People who consume less than four half cup servings of vegetables have an increased risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. While many people eat on the go these days, it is easy to get the recommended amount of both. Many people jump start health regimens with a juicing cleanse.

Tips for Doing Well on a Juicing Cleanse

Pick the right cleanse. There are a lot of juicing cleans plans out there so you should do some research and find one that works best for you. In terms of timing, you can select a 5, 3 or (more…)

19 Jan 2016

Unique Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

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The Digital Age has introduced an interesting dichotomy among business owners and consumers alike. Marketing and advertising has never been more important (or easier) than it is right now. However, setting yourself apart from competition is the most integral aspect of any successful marketing and advertising campaign. Here’s a few ways to do so:

Custom Materials: It’s not ALL about your online presence, contrary to what some think. If you maintain a brick and mortar store, physical marketing materials are incredibly important. By creating a fun dynamic among customers and employees alike, business owners are setting themselves up for success.

Take ice cream for example: there are more than 2,500 frozen yogurt shoppes and 9% of milk produced in dairy farms is used to make ice cream. (more…)

07 Jan 2016

Forget Molecular Gastronomy, Organic Micro Greens Are the New Culinary Trend

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It’s a good time to be a foodie, and not because it’s easier than ever to post a picture of your meal on Instagram. No, it’s a good time to be a foodie because the culinary world is going through a remarkable renaissance in the 21st century.
Many of the most popular food dishes in the world have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years, ever since the first trade routes opened up and spices, seeds, and herbs started crossing borders, leading to an incredible culinary cross pollination around the world. While the best chefs can create exciting new dishes that quickly become popular staples (chicken tikka masala, anyone?), it’s much rarer for chefs to find new ingredients.
That’s what makes the latest trend in the culinary world so exciting. Micro greens are a new addition to the m (more…)

31 Dec 2015