Blog Topic: FAQ

Variety is the Spice of Life!

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They say variety is the spice of life, but it is also the source of life. Well, more like the source of nutrients. 

We all need nutrients to survive and help us stay healthy, and an easy way to make sure we get a lot is to eat as many colors of fruits and vegetables as possible. The colors are important, because they each have ...


What is Soy Sauce?

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We know soy sauce comes from soy beans, but ever wonder what else is in there too? Fermenting soy beans, grains, salt, water, and a few other ingredients  creates a paste, which when pressed produces soy sauce.

There are several different types of soy sauces, but there really are only minor differences between them.

One of the differences being if it is brewed or blended ...


Fresh Veggies are Always Best, Right?

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A question I hear often is are frozen fruits and vegetables as nutritious as fresh? The simple answer is yes, and sometimes even more so. 

When in season, fresh is the best choice for local produce. A side note that my sister wanted me to point out, some of the local produce stands may shine their produce with oil so they look prettier.

Whether it ...


Calories from Fat vs. Total Fat - What’s the Difference

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I get asked about fat content in food often, about the difference between fat from calories and total fat. It is so important to understand food labels and how not to be fooled by them (such as paying attention to what the serving size is and keeping that in consideration before looking at the numbers).

First, there are total calories (all the calories that come ...


How to Create a Budget - Part 2

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Earlier today I posted about what types of things should be in a budget, and how to determine if they are a necessity or a want giving my personal budget as an example.  This is helpful, because if you want to save money or need to cut back, you'll know where the 'wants' are and can reduce or eliminate those first.

Now, let's ...