Food Industry

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Deli Turkey Reviews

Turkey breast can make a great sandwich. With so many out there, finding the right meat might be a hard choice. Here are some hints that I hope you will find helpful

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5 Whole Foods That Are Fresher Outside of the Fridge

Many foods stay fresher and taste better when stored outside of your refrigerator. Here are five whole foods that prefer being out of the fridge.

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World Market: Fabulous Global Foods and Culinary Gifts

World Market is a chain of specialty retail stores for imported goods. In addition to a wide range of international food products, they also sell furniture, décor, rugs, gifts, and apparel. Shopping here is like traveling around the world without stepping on an airplane!

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Review of Amazon Prime Grocery Delivery: What to Know

If you have never ordered groceries from Amazon Prime, you might do so after reading this review.

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8 More Foods That Are (Almost) Too Difficult to Eat

Slippery sushi, pesky pomegranates, cantankerous chicken on the bone—there are some foods that are almost impossible to eat. Here’s another look at how to win the battle of food and the fork.

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Pros and Cons of the Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery Service

Amazon Fresh is a very convenient way to order groceries online, including perishables. The service has several pros and cons. This is my review.

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A Guide to the Product Personalities in Your Kitchen

You have undoubtedly noticed that many products in your kitchen are given pseudo-human personalities. Have you ever wondered who those strangers in your kitchen are? Get to know some of them, and you might find out that they aren't so controversial after all.

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Review of Eat Your Coffee Caffeinated Snack Bars

Eat Your Coffee makes healthy, caffeinated snack bites without a crash. In this article, I review the Mocha Mint and Chocolate Espresso flavors. Overall, I think this is a well-designed snack for those who are looking for a sugar-free energy boost, though I did think they were a bit bland.

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Sustainable Eating in the 21st Century

What does sustainability mean in terms of the food we eat? Top scientists share their viewpoints about how we can eat a diet that is healthier for our bodies and the planet.

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Phoenicia Specialty Foods: Worldwide Grocery Plus Pita Bread Factory

Phoenicia Specialty Foods, located in Houston, Texas, carries food products from 50+ countries. At the Westheimer location, fresh pita bread rolls off of a conveyer belt in the store.

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Meal Planning for People Who Don’t Like to Plan

If meal planning seems too rigid for your lifestyle, this flexible method will help you save money, eat more healthful meals, and save time both at the grocery store and in the kitchen.

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Review of Gary's Quick Steak: Make-Your-Own Cheesesteak at Home

With Gary's you can make your own Philly cheesesteak sandwich at home. Quick, easy, and delicious, it cooks up nicely and gives you restaurant-quality flavor.

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How to Make Your Own Buttermilk and Other 5-Minute Baking Hacks

Baking hacks make recipes more affordable, help out in a pinch and speed things up!

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Food Safety: Expiration Dates, Recalls, and Romaine Lettuce in the 21st Century

Every year tons food items are recalled and 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is discarded. Is our food less safe than it was before, and if so, why? What’s going on?

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How to Hasselback (Almost) Everything

Hasselback is not a pro quarterback (that’s Hasselbeck). It’s a cooking technique—slicing almost all-the-way through foods, creating thin layers that are then stuffed and baked. Let’s learn how it started and fun ways to use this technique in your kitchen.

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A 21st Century Look at Foods of the Great Depression

Next week is the 90th anniversary of the start of the Great Depression of 1929-39, an economic crisis that began in the U.S. and then rapidly spread across the globe. This article looks at how households adapted to depleted food resources and how we can update those dishes for the 21st century.

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Review of Saffron Road Frozen Meals

I enjoy cooking at home, but sometimes I'm not in the mood to cook. In these situations, I often turn to Saffron Road frozen meals because they're healthy and delicious.

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Exploring Umami: The Fifth Taste Sensation

Sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, and umami—the fifth taste sensation. That meaty flavor occurs in many foods, even fruits and vegetables. Learn all about umami and how to use it in your cooking.

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An Honest Review of Misfits Market

This is my honest review of Misfits Market, an organic produce home-delivery service. I received their boxes every week for about six months.

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Country Archer Original Beef Jerky Review

Beef jerky is not only a delicious snack but it is healthy as well. Low in fat and sugars, it's a sure way to obtain your daily protein requirements. If your days are busy and you don't like to wash dishes, you may want to try this. It's convenient, and it tastes good, too.

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Review of Country Archer Beef Sticks

In this article, I review Country Archer Beef Sticks. I think they taste pretty good, and I like the fact that they're so convenient. They're friendly to keto and paleo diets, too.

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What You Should Know About the Bottled Water Industry

Some people are spending as much as $90 for a bottle of “premium” water—but even the cheaper stuff isn’t really cheap.

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How to Reduce Food Waste: 5 Tips

Learn a few simple techniques to avoid wasting food. Whether you'd like to save money, help the environment, or make your provisions last during a political or health crisis, these tips will be very helpful.

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8 Skills That Make a Great Restaurant Manager

A restaurant server dishes some truth from her insider point of view.

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3 Life Lessons I Learned as a Line Cook

No, it wasn't how to execute the proper sous-vide techniques or all the ways to dice an onion. Here are the three life lessons I learned from being a line cook.

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8 Foods That Are (Almost) Too Difficult to Eat

Obstinate oysters, contrary crustaceans, tenacious tacos—there are some foods that are almost impossible to eat. Here’s how to win the battle of food and the fork.

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The Best Way to Warm up Corn Tortillas

This easy method is hands down the best way to warm corn tortillas. Learn why it's way better than using a microwave, too.

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The Bad News About Bacon

The World Health Organization has placed its seal of high disapproval on one of the world's most delicious foods.

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HelloFresh Review: Is It for You?

HelloFresh is one of the bigger meal kit services on the market; they bring pre-portioned ingredients to you for you to make dinners. Read my review on the pricing and quality of HelloFresh to see if it's a good fit for you.

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Five Healthy Foods to Buy at Trader Joe’s

Do you want to make a healthy change to your diet? Look no further than Trader Joe’s, a grocery store chain that offers a variety of healthy treats for any occasion. In this article, I list five of the best products you can get from Trader Joe’s, all of which are cheap, easy, and fast to prepare.

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23 Foods You Can Eat After Their Expiration Dates

Many foods are thrown away when consumers notice they have reached their expiration dates. However, some foods can be eaten long after the date listed on the label.

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A Review of Beef Jerky Products

Beef jerky is a delicious and healthy snack that comes in many varieties. I've enjoyed sampling a few and would like to share my reviews here.

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A Review of Canned Chicken Soups

Considered to be comfort food, soup is often served as an appetizer although it can also be enjoyed on its own. Most of us don't have the time to cook soup from scratch, and that's where store-bought brands come in. Below I will review some of the more popular brands.

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A Review of Crazy Cuizine's Mandarin Orange Chicken Bowl

Are you looking for a meal that is not only delicious but also fast and easy on the budget? Crazy Cuizine's Mandarin Orange Chicken Bowl just might fit the bill.

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ShopRite From Home: My Experience as a Chronically Ill Person

Shopping from home has become much more common in the past few years. In this article, I will describe my personal experience with ShopRite's ShopRite From Home program.

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7 Fun Food Quizzes

How well do you know food? In these seven quizzes you'll find 20 food-related words with several possible definitions. Can you identify the correct one?

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Who Makes the Best Bacon? Pre-Cooked Bacon Reviews

For some people, bacon is a staple when it comes to the breakfast meal. However, there are many questions when it comes to preparing it. Do you fry it, bake it, or cook it in the microwave? Then there's the issues of its greasiness. However, fully cooked bacon can eliminate some of these problems.

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Why "Mise en Place" Is a Must in Your Kitchen and Your Life

Mise en place (everything in place) is more than a fancy French cooking term. It's a method of organization that can help you in (and outside of) the kitchen.

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Crazy Cuizine's General Tso's Chicken: Review & Instructions

This is another one of my Crazy Cuizine reviews. This time I'll review their General Tso's Chicken.

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Review of Orange Chicken by Crazy Cuizine

With cuisines that once were foreign becoming mainstream, orange chicken can be found everywhere. Restaurants are expensive, and frozen food is becoming a desirable option. Crazy Cuizine offers Asian-style foods that can be prepared at home for a fraction of the price you would pay dining out.

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The Five Ways Sweeteners May Be Making You Sick

Artificial and natural sweeteners are being used more and more frequently in food and drink to replace sugar, however, many people are unwittingly suffering health problems caused by sweeteners. Could you be one of the people being made sick by sweeteners?

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Review of Teriyaki Chicken by Crazy Cuizine

Crazy Cuizine offers a variety of products that promise restaurant-quality main dishes that you can prepare at home. How good are they really? Well, I will sample a few of their products: Teriyaki Chicken, Orange Chicken, and Pot Stickers.

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How Many of These Iconic 80s Foods Did You Love?

Food and music define a generation. These foods of the 80s helped define who we were. While some remain, some are gone forever. How many of these foods do you remember?

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Worst Restaurant Food Poisonings of the Past 40 Years

Food poisoning from food contaminated at a restaurant can be a nightmare for public health officials and result in the end of business for even a large restaurant chain. Here are some of the most noteworthy cases of restaurant food poisoning over the last 40 years.

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Is HelloFresh Worth Your Money?

There are several prepackaged meal programs out there, and HelloFresh is one of them. They claim to offer good meals that are quick and easy aimed at the busy people who want to cook at home and avoid take-out, but is it all it claims to be? Is it worth the price?

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Review of Johnsonville Flame Grilled Chicken Breast Patties

This product seems relatively new because I had not seen it before. It's possible that it's been on the market for awhile or available in other locations. I am reviewing the teriyaki flavor they have, but I did see a lemon pepper version in the store as well.

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My Food Review: Just Crack an Egg

Convenient and easy, this is my review of one of the quickest and easiest ways to make an omelet.

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Dates on Foods and What They Mean

Some people still don't understand what all those dates on foods mean even though they have been grocery shopping for many years. Here are simple explanations of what those dates mean.

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Baking Emergency: 5 Fixable Fails

Baking emergency? Don't panic. We got you. These five common baking mistakes are fixable. Here's how.

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What Is Sous Vide Cooking? (Beginner's Guide)

Learn the basics of cooking with a sous vide precision cooker including tips and tricks and how to use a sous vide to cook a perfect steak every time.