31 March 2012

Bottom Line - Whole Foods eliminates 'red' rated fish from its seafood department

Bravo, let's get more supermarkets onto this: "One fish, two fish — but there's no "red fish" anymore, at least not at Whole Foods. Organic and natural-foods chain Whole Foods Market announced it would stop selling wild-caught fish species labeled "red," or threatened by overfishing, by the Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium. "
Image: Rick Bowmer / AP
Bottom Line - Whole Foods eliminates 'red' rated fish from its seafood department

28 March 2012

Green coffee beans show potential for losing weight - latimes.com

A very limited trial I would say, but interesting: "In a limited trial, 16 overweight young adults taking various doses of green coffee bean extract lost an average of 17.5 pounds and 16% in body fat in 22 weeks. But questions remain, experts say."


Image:  Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Green coffee beans show potential for losing weight - latimes.com

23 March 2012

Wal-Mart And Grocers To Offer Beef Without 'Pink Slime' : The Salt : NPR

Two recent articles (and More) of grocers and school districts doing the right thing by dropping "pink slime" from meat..

Why was it allowed at all? And why did it take so long? At lease this is a small step in the right direction.

"Gerald Zirnstein, a former USDA scientist, told ABC News that 70 percent of ground beef sold at supermarkets contains filler called "pink slime," a phrase that he coined while working at USDA, reports Supermarket News.
Consisting of salvage trimmings of beef that are sprayed with ammonia to kill bacteria (to make it safe), the filler is simmered at low heat and then spun in a centrifuge to separate out excess fat.
The beef industry describes the result as "lean finely textured beef" or "boneless lean beef trimmings," and the USDA does not require its listing as an ingredient on ground beef labels. However, consumer attention to the additive is growing. Bowing to consumer pressure, McDonald's announced in January that it would discontinue the use of the additive ." FoodProcessing.com
Image: Courtesy MSNBC.com

Wal-Mart And Grocers To Offer Beef Without 'Pink Slime' : The Salt : NPR

No. 1 grocer Kroger relents, ends 'pink slime' use - Business - Retail - Food Inc. - msnbc.com

16 March 2012

Corned Beef and Cabbage | WholeFoodsMarket.com

Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods:
Corned beef doesn't get its name from the grain corn, but instead from its being preserved in brine. The brine was made using "grains", or corns, of salt, thus corned beef. And it wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without corned beef and cabbage! 

Corned Beef and Cabbage | WholeFoodsMarket.com

11 March 2012

American Sandwich Recipes - Best Regional Sandwiches in America - Delish.com

Everyone loves a good sandwich:


"The ever-popular sandwich has been enriched by our country's regional and cultural culinary heritage. By combining local ingredients with Old World cooking traditions, we continue to elevate and celebrate the custom and convenience of these savory, handheld meals. With a respectful nod, Country Living gathered this sampling of unique sandwiches from all regions of the United States. From the Pacific Northwest, the historic Deep South, America's Heartland, and the rocky New England coast, these signature sandwiches characterize our land's abundance as well as local culinary legacies."


American Sandwich Recipes - Best Regional Sandwiches in America - Delish.com