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What Grows In Vegas Stays In Vegas

NPR’s The Salt reports on a new Las Vegas enterprise that doesn’t have glimmering lights, showgirls or gambling – all it has is food.

It’s called Urban Seed and it is a farm – a modern day farm which is made up of high-tech greenhouses, the goal is to have six 6,500 sq foot greenhouses, located on a small plot of land smack in the center of Las Vegas. They…

February 24, 2017 Watch Video


5 Reasons to Choose Lard as Your Cooking Oil

Today lard is seen as a dangerous fat… but is it? Find out the facts here.

Used in kitchens for centuries, lard (rendered from pork fat) has a unique mix of different types of fats. In the past, it was what cooks used when they needed to make pastries; when dinner needed cooking; and even as a quick breakfast… eaten spread on a piece of bread! Today lard is seen…

February 24, 2017 Read More

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What Crop Best Reflects Your Country?

Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin had exactly that in mind when they created their “food map” series.

The Food Maps are a collection of country and continent maps that are made using ingredients to show those areas staple crops as reported in the National Geographic magazine. 

The United States is made of corn, Italy tomatoes, India rendered in spices, New Zealand in kiwifruit, South America…

February 23, 2017 Watch Video


Can Oats Boost Heart Health?

This month in honor of American Heart Month, we’re calling out the top foods for your heart! Today it’s oats!

Oats, oat bran, and oatmeal contain a special type of fiber known as beta-glucan. Study after study has demonstrated the beneficial effects of beta-glucan on cholesterol levels. According to WHfoods, studies show that individuals with high cholesterol, consuming just three grams of soluble…

February 23, 2017 Read More

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Innovation Labs Are Not New, But Marriott's Could Be Great

Their Pop-Up Innovation Lab, launching here in Los Angeles, is showcasing Communal Living Rooms which may remind you of your college days.

Element Hotels will soon be piloting communal rooms located at the center of four guest rooms. Guests will sleep in their own rooms but will share a kitchen, dining room, and lounge area so they can stay connected. Which we have already seen very effective in workplace settings – and may also be the…

February 22, 2017 Watch Video


5 Protein Rich Breakfasts To Satisfy Your Shoppers All Week

What should your shoppers be eating for breakfast to stay satisfied throughout the day, and maybe even drop a few pounds?

The benefits of breakfast are hard to dispute; study after study show that breakfast really might be the most important meal of the day.

Heither Leidy, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, School of Medicine at the University…

February 22, 2017 Read More

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