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Vegetarian versus Vegan

October 1, 2014

Hosting a Vegetarian- or Vegan-Friendly Gathering

Vegetarian vs. Vegan

There are many, many factors to account for when hosting a party, event or gathering – especially when it comes to food. Obviously, you want the food you’re serving to be acceptable for all, but what if you have a vegetarian or a vegan at your party? What are the general food guidelines for each?

According to a study by the Vegetarian Times, 7.3 million people in the U.S. follow a vegetarian-based diet, and approximately one million of those are vegans. Beyond that, 10 percent of U.S. adults, or 22.8 million people, claim to follow a vegetarian-inclined diet. But what does this all mean? Obviously neither vegetarians nor vegans will eat your (fantastic) steak kabobs, but will your deviled eggs be a hit or left to rot?

In honor of October 1st being World Vegetarian Day, here is a simple guide listing the do’s, don’ts and differences among vegetarians and vegans. Read more…

Easy Eats: Braised Pork Medallions with Apples

September 29, 2014

Easy Fall Flavored Pork Tenderloin Dinner

Braised Pork Medallions with ApplesPork tenderloin seasoned with pepper and pumpkin pie spice, then simmered in apple cider.

PREP TIME: 5 Minutes
COOK TIME: 15 Minutes Read more…

Beyond the Sandwich – Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas

September 25, 2014

Flavor Packed Lunches without Gluten

Lunch – one of the best parts of every day. The time when you get to take a break from everything, sit Gluten Free Shopping Now Easier than Everdown, relax and enjoy a delicious meal. It’s sort of like a little mini vacation for just you and your food. To help make the most of this time, whether you’re gluten-free or not, these recipes will help you enjoy your day-break even more. Here are three of my favorite gluten-free lunch options. Read more…

Stocking the Office Break Room

September 24, 2014

Improving the Office Atmosphere with Food

OfficeSupplies_BreakRoomThe average person spends a lot of time working. And by a lot of time, we mean roughly 90,000 hours of their lifetime. Although this may not be a person’s favorite way to spend 43 years worth of weekly hours, office life can improve and workdays can become better with a few simple work place additions.

Having a break room with key essentials is an important part in every office. A refrigerator, a microwave, possibly a sink, and of course a coffee maker are primary break room appliances, and always having utensils, napkins, paper plates and cups available are must-have items as well. But to really enhance the break room and improve office morale, adding a couple extra items can do wonders. Read more…

Easy Eats: Grandma’s Creamy Tomato Bow Tie Fumé

September 21, 2014

The Pasta for EveryoneGrandma's Creamy Tomato Bowtie Fumé

Bow tie pasta intermingled with bacon, tomato, parmesan cheese and basil. This one’s got something for everyone. Read more…

Tailgating with a Pinch of Fall Flavor

September 19, 2014

Fall Foods for Your Next Tailgate Party
Football food ideas.

For some, fall is defined by pumpkin pie and apple picking, sweater weather and toasty fires. But for others, fall represents something, well, a little less cute and cozy. Fall means football – tailgates and touchdowns.

At most traditional tailgates, you’ll find a variety of lawn games, alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages, and food – lots and lots of food. Burgers, hot dogs and brats are commonly grilled up right in the lot, while many also bring cold dishes like coleslaw and potato salad.

But what if you want a combo? A blend of pregame, parking lot food, plus the flavors of comfy fall classics? Read more…

Easy Eats: Smoky Potato Skillet

September 15, 2014

Simple Potato Skillet with a Tasty Twist

Coborn's Blog: Smoky Potato SkilletThis dish is convenient because it uses packaged au gratin potatoes. You can always change it up by substituting a different mix, such as scalloped potatoes with sour cream & chives. A quick meal you can prepare and serve in 30 minutes. Read more…


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