Sliced Pears

It simply doesn't get any better than our selection of Rushing Rivers Pears from our friends at Stemilt World Famous Fruit in Washington State. These juicy, crisp and irresistible pears are delivered fresh from the orchards to your plate. Here are a few tips for selecting, storing and enjoying fresh pears: Ripening and Storage: Some varieties but...
Whole Cooked Fish

I'm a firm believer that cooking fish whole is a great way to create better tasting fish, with minimal extra effort. It's not to say that seafood fillets aren't great but cooking fish whole has some great advantages. For starters, the bones provide structure, especially on the grill, and they also help to retain moisture and flavor. In addition, the belly...
Sprouted Lentils

At a recent 5 Star Dinner Event, a group of eager healthy eaters sampled and learned about healthy foods from with the characters “So Sweet Potato” and “Go-Go Garbanzo” and learned grow their own personal garden. I told the group of enthusiastic gardeners that after just four days they would enjoy delicious produce fresh from their garden.  How...
Reasons to eat healthy

Eating healthy isn’t always easy, but committing to a healthy diet can be the smartest decision you ever make. Why? Not only can eating well make you look and feel better, it can also save you money. If you need some help getting motivated, here are my top reasons to include a few more nutrient-packed...
Maitake Mushrooms

No matter what mushroom is your favorite, all edible varieties are excellent low-calorie foods loaded with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrient antioxidants. These nutrient-dense, calorie-sparse delectable beauties are well-deserving of the classification of superfood. Of the thousands of mushroom species across the globe, approximately 20 are used for culinary purposes. Americans eat about 900 million...
Tips for Navigating the Holidays

As you learned in the first tip of our “Navigating the Holidays” series, a balanced eating attitude and visualization are two strategies to keep you on track this season. In addition, there are steps you can take both before and during your next holiday gathering to further your success at making healthier choices. Your “3-Step”...