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Blood Orange Grenata

April 27, 2016, 9:34 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: 5 minutes + Holding Time of 4-6 hoursCooking Time: 15 minutesServing Size: ½ cup1 Slice on The Slice PlanIngredients1 cup water1 cup sugar1.5 cups blood orange soda (you can also use any juice as a variety)DirectionsHeat water and sugar together; bring to boil. Allow to reduce by half (3/4 cup).Remove from heat; mix in blood orange soda. Pour into a shallow dish. Freeze for 3 hours, stir; continue freezing an additional 1-3 hours, stir...

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Composting for the Urban Dweller

April 22, 2016, 2:01 pm ARTICLES

The benefits of recycling are numerous; it really is no wonder that many places now require that residents use those special bins for their plastic, paper, and aluminum products. But what about food products? Did you know that yard trimmings and food scraps make up a littler over a quarter of total U.S. waste? Yes, even those organic apple cores that went into the garbage can produce environmentally harmful methane gas. So you live in an urban environment where the only outdoor space is your fir...

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Diabetes and The Brain

April 19, 2016, 6:47 pm ARTICLES

As of 2014, approximately 9.3% of the population (29.1 million people) have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in the United States (1). With the growing epidemic of diabetes and the increase in the number of people that live to old age, it is essential to determine the long-term effects of how diabetes impacts physiological structure and function. It has long been understood that diabetes can cause damage to the eyes, kidneys, and heart. Less often talked about is the effect of diabetes on the br...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Ramps

April 15, 2016, 6:28 pm ARTICLES

Every year, many people search farmers markets, grocery stores, hip restaurants, and produce stands around their areas for the opportunity to taste one en vogue little vegetable that is only around for a few weeks each year during Springtime. Yes, we are talking about the onion-garlic-scallion-shallot Godzilla of the aromatic world, the Ramp.
What's the big deal? Truthfully, it is unclear. What we at The Sage do know, is that these little guys are super popular likely related to their...

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Ramp Buttermilk Biscuits

April 15, 2016, 3:56 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time:  10 minutesCooking Time:  approximately 20 minutesServing Size: 1 biscuit1 Slice on The Slice PlanIngredients3/4 cup buttermilk3/4 cup ramps, trimmed and sliced bulbs, stems, and green tops1.5 cups all purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder3/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper3/4 stick chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces1 large egg, beaten to blend 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds, crackedDirectionsPreheat oven to 425°F. Mix buttermilk and ramps in small ...

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Mr. Cook-It in Member Spotlight of PA Academy of Nutrition Newsletter!

December 14, 2015, 4:41 pm PRESS

"Zach’s passion for food can be traced back to his first kitchen memory of helping his mother make mashed potatoes when he was two. From baiting trout lines for catching live crabs in Bowley's Quarters, Maryland to becoming a chef, Zach states he’s ventured into nearly every position within the foodservice industry, 'And I've got all the burn marks and scars to prove it!'"...
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