Happy National Pecan Day!

On your way home today, stop and pick up a pecan pie. April 14th is National Pecan Day””a day to celebrate and enjoy one of the healthiest nuts around. Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America. Because they were so readily available ...

Why You Shouldn’t Eat French Fries

Like peanut butter without jelly, popcorn without butter, salt without pepper””what good are burgers without French fries? Greasy, salty and downright delicious, French fries are the ultimate all-American snack, first introduced to the U.S. in ...

Tofu: Not Just for Vegetarians

Why did the tofu cross the road? To prove he wasn’t chicken! While tofu has risen in popularity over the years, it’s still the brunt of many jokes. Meat eaters insult it, restaurant-goers shy away from it, and people in general just don&# ...

Celebrate Soy!

Here’s a fun fact you may not be aware of: April is National Soyfoods Month! In recent years, soy consumption has been on the rise, possibly due to a heightened interest in dairy and meat alternatives, as well as the introduction of new soy-bas ...

Popcorn: It’s Good for You!

News headlines scream warnings to consumers about the 60 grams of fat and 1,200 calories in a medium-sized movie theater bucket of popcorn. But, the truth is, as long as it’s not drenched in butter and doused with salt, popcorn is a great anyti ...

Parting with Peanuts

When I was in school, I ate a peanut butter sandwich for lunch nearly every day for 12 years. Recently, however, more and more schools and other places have been establishing “peanut free zones” and outright peanut bans, to protect peopl ...

Very Relaxing Valerian

The valerian plant is native to Europe and Asia and is easily recognized by its fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers. The role of the valerian plant as an herbal remedy dates back to ancient Greece, where it was used for a variety of purposes, from suppor ...