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  • Apps to help you save money

    A few months ago, I wrote about how money can easily be saved on food by using free mobile apps. That column got a great response and I’m happy ...

  • Two types of food to try in 2015

    Fermented foods worth consuming include dairy based yogurt and kefir, the fermented tea kombucha, tempeh and it’s base of natto (fermented ...

  • Top 15 healthy eating habits for 2015

    : Have a fruit or vegetable at every meal and snack, every day. In other words, every time you eat. We all know the benefits of eating more ...

  • A splash of seasonal spice

    Many are full of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant found in plants, which provide some of the main health benefits associated with spices. With ...

  • Eating mindfully during the holidays

    More columns from Amanda Holiday eating, and eating year round for that matter, should be about eating mindfully. In other words, eating with ...

  • Gift guide part 2: gift cards

    This holiday season, give a certificate that is practical, different, unexpected and warmly welcomed. Consider giving a card to one of the local ...

  • A local holiday gifting guide

    A beverage from Rodrigues Winery & Distillery. Their products are created using minimal processing with no added sulphites (a preservative ...

  • Weighing weight-loss diets

    The choice of commercial weight-loss programs is vast. Most of us have contemplated or even attempted to drop pounds at some point in our lives. ...

  • The bare bones of vitamin K2

    You might be surprised to learn that bone is a living tissue. Calcium is continually cycled in and out of bone with the help of specialized ...

  • Subtracting the added sugar

    Added sugars are frequently found in packaged and processed foods, which makes sense that they’re often in foods with extra fat and calories. But ...