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Slaw shines as a hot, fresh approach to summer salad
(BPT) - Nothing beats a refreshing salad in the summer, but even the most delicious fruits and fresh, seasonal vegetables can get dull if you eat them enough. These slaw recipes, however, can be a refreshing way to incorporate the season’s best veggies – and a surprising pop of heat &nda ...
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(BPT) - Celiac Disease Awareness Month is in May to raise awareness of the genetic autoimmune disease which interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food and can cause intestinal damage. Currently, the only way to manage the disease is through diet by eliminating all gluten-containing foods. ...
Find your fiesta this Cinco de Mayo [Infographic]
(BPT) - Over half of the U.S. population - whether of Mexican heritage or not - celebrates Cinco de Mayo. And this year, Cinco de Mayo happens to fall on Taco Tuesday, pretty much the ultimate Mexican mash-up. From parades to Chihuahua races or even just a simple party at home, there are plenty of o ...
What's your favorite ice cream flavor? Geography may say a bit about your frozen go-to treat
(BPT) - Ice cream is the summer staple treat that is enjoyed from coast to coast. American’s agree that Vanilla is by far their favorite ice cream flavor. However, other favorite ice cream flavors are quite different depending on where you live. Those in the Northeast prefer Rum Raisin ice cre ...
Fun ideas to make your summer entertaining a hit
(BPT) - The sweet days of summer signal a long awaited transition for outdoor living. Combine food, family and friends with fresh ideas, and the possibilities for summer entertaining are endless.“There is something so magical about taking a meal outside in the warm weather,” says designe ...
Your how-to guide to outdoor entertaining
(BPT) - The end of cold weather signals the change of seasons, a move from indoor to outdoor activities and the perfect time to throw a great party. But before eagerly sending out those first invites, take a few moments to prepare for your upcoming event by following these three easy steps to hostin ...
Nuts give a fresh twist to classic spring recipes
(BPT) - With spring in full bloom, do you find yourself looking for ways to creatively add flavor to lighter, fresher fare? The season’s fresh produce makes a fine foundation for a variety of classic dishes, but what can you do to add a fresh twist to your recipes?While recipe nuts like almond ...
Chocolate makes you melt
(BPT) - Women have known it for years, but as the research in this infographic proves, chocolate really does make them happier. Chocolate is so central to women’s lives that many agree they can never have too much chocolate. In fact, women love chocolate so much that more than half would go ba ...
5 tips for stress-free traveling on a gluten-free diet
(BPT) - Gluten-free diets are on the rise, especially with an estimated one in 133 Americans affected by Celiac disease, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. When a member of the family has a restricted diet, travel can be challenging, but with advance preparation you can ...
Foods to fire up your metabolism
(BPT) - When it comes to a fast metabolism, some people seem to have hit the genetic jackpot. Luckily, your metabolism doesn’t solely depend on factors out of your control such as genetics, age, or gender. Modifying your exercise habits and making wiser food choices are two ways anyone can ach ...
Breeze into summer with cool grape recipes
(BPT) - There’s something about summer that just makes everything feel brighter and lighter, more relaxed and less hurried. That’s how dinner should be, as well – minimal prep time and maximum quality time to sit and enjoy the company of those gathered around the table.Main dish sa ...
For Father's Day: 5 pieces of advice on how to seize the day
(BPT) - For more than three generations, the Louis M. Martini Winery and the secrets to making a perfect Cabernet have been passed down from father to son. Part of the winery’s success has always been a “seize the day” mentality where hard work and bold risk-taking create world-cla ...
5 trendy wedding registry gift ideas for casual lifestyles
(BPT) - While your wedding should be the happiest day of your life, it can also be the happiest day for your kitchen. With a well-planned registry, you’ll be enjoying the fun, creativity and bonding of cooking together at home for years to come — from leisurely weekend breakfasts to roma ...
Unique tips for sensational summer entertaining
(BPT) - The weather is warm and that means entertaining season has arrived. This year, elevate your gatherings with some unique twists. From serving fresh fare to creating cozy corners in outdoor spaces, you’ll transform your parties from average to amazing in a snap.Delightful decor Mother Na ...
Breeze through summer with this quick and easy snack idea
(BPT) - The sun is out and kids are enjoying a much-deserved breather from their daily grind. Parents, on the other hand, must balance children’s summer activities, sports leagues, family summer trips and household errands. As mom faces her busiest time of year head-on, quick meal and sn ...
7 must-haves to summer like a pro
(BPT) - It’s summer, it’s hot and you’re in the mood to dress light, eat light and tote light. So, we found seven must-haves for a day at work, the beach or just chilling out reading the latest best seller. Grab the following basics when you’re heading out for a day on the go ...
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5 sure-fire, stress-free ways to make your summer gathering awesome
(BPT) - Summer is party season, and most people prefer outdoor entertaining during warm months. In fact, a 2014 survey by entertaining website TheSalonniere found that 50 percent of people prefer barbecues in summer, 19 percent like al fresco dinner parties and 12 percent favor a pool party. Many pa ...
What has the restaurant industry talking tech?
(BPT) - The restaurant industry is constantly evolving; new taste sensations are created, new restaurants open, and established businesses franchise. And while these shifts highlight the industry’s progress, they tell only part of the story. Like the rest of business world, the restaurant indu ...
Seven ways to say 'Hello' ... with chocolate
(BPT) - Saying hello. It can be easy and comforting if it’s to an old friend, but exciting and even a little scary if it’s to someone new. It can also make for a super sweet connection, especially if you say it with chocolate. Here are seven fun ways to do just that!1. A sweet welcome fo ...
4 simple ways to help your family eat well on a budget
(BPT) - How people approach a wholesome diet has changed dramatically over the decades. Today, many Americans see home cooking as an investment in health, but that leaves hurdles for many families who struggle with busy schedules and tight budgets. A few simple tips using frozen foods can help put a ...
Fire up your grilling game with expert tips and specialty cheese
(BPT) - Every grilling season presents a new opportunity to add recipes and tricks to your routine. This year, kick up your cooking skills with advice from the ultimate grill master, Chef Michael Symon, co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,” and author of three best-selling cookbooks and own ...
Live longer, live better: Why the Mediterranean diet just may be the most delicious meal plan yet
(BPT) - Olives and olive oil, fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, nuts, legumes, fresh fish and seafood, lean meats, cheese and yogurt and red wine. This may sound like the grocery list for a delicious dinner party (and you wouldn’t be wrong), but these foods are also the staple componen ...
The top food trends to focus on in 2015
(BPT) - No two days are ever the same in the restaurant industry. Every hour new restaurants open, expand or franchise to meet the needs of their customers. Meanwhile, visionary restauranteurs are constantly creating new processes or taste sensations that create and respond to demand. To keep up in ...
5 cooking tricks that add bold flavor to healthy foods
(BPT) - Warm weather and fresh fare go hand in hand. While healthy foods dominate the summer months, too often people fall into meal ruts where all they eat are simple salads and grilled chicken. Nutritious foods don’t have to be boring foods, though, because it’s easy to add pizzazz wit ...
Summertime tips and tricks to breathe new life into your healthy habits
(BPT) - Summer’s the perfect time to re-energize the health and fitness goals you started at the beginning of this year. Nearly 70 percent of Americans set a goal to stay healthy this year and 43 percent had the desire to lose weight by making healthier food choices, according to Nielsen data. ...
4 ways to bring order to another school year
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again; time for class projects and quizzes, field trips and friends, recesses and recitals. Yes it’s time for another school year and for parents, that can mean a little bit more stress as well. If the last school year left you feeling more like a survivor ...
Superfood, not supersize your snacking
(BPT) - America is a nation of snackers, consuming an ever-increasing array of larger-sized food. You’ve probably heard of the trend “supersizing.” The challenge is that as our snacks have increased in size, so too have the number of empty calories we consume. Instead of supersizin ...
How to snack better: Combat hunger between meals
(BPT) - Americans are changing the way they eat. Snacking is part of our daily lifestyles, making up half of all eating occasions, according to a 2014 report from The Hartman Group. With snacking on the rise, healthy eating is often a challenge. However, when done in moderation with nutritious optio ...
Sweeten family togetherness with #SundaeSundays
Did you know that families spend four times more time together on the weekends than the weekdays? In the past year, 53 percent of families spent time together by having a party at home and 51 percent went for ice cream. However you’re spending time with your family this summer, bring everyone ...
The 'secret sauce' for memorable backyard BBQs
(BPT) - Tips from entertaining expert Libbie SummersMay is National Barbecue Month and signals the start of outdoor entertaining and fun. But how do busy parents find time to throw a memorable, good old-fashioned BBQ when there’s so much to get done?Food inspirationalist and entertaining exper ...
7 top tips for discovering fun restaurants this summer
(BPT) - Summer is finally here which means warmer weather and a reason to get out. Everyone loves to find fun new favorite restaurants that are delicious, unique and reasonably priced. Chase Freedom shares seven tips for discovering and enjoying fun restaurants in your neighborhood!1. Consider your ...
Ready, set, grill [Infographic]
Nutritional secrets of Tour de France can fuel everyday athletes
(BPT) - Nutritional bars and packets of energy gel are what you might think of when you imagine a champion cyclist’s diet. But for the 198 men set to embark July 4 for the 102nd Tour de France, a balanced diet based in whole foods — and a lot of them — is critical.The 2015 edition ...
Perfect portions make for a perfect party [Infographic]
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