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What are the nutritional and culinary differences between butter and margarine?

July 11, 2017, 9:41 pm DISCUSSIONS

Thanks for your question! Of course, this can be really confusing for a lot of people, and there is a good reason why.

In the past, butter came under a great deal of scrutiny when its high levels of saturated fat were associated with increased heart disease risk. Because butter is made by churning cream to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk. This is why buttermilk is naturally low in fat. The butterfat is collected and is what we know as butter.

And so it goes, marga...

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Ramp Pesto

April 23, 2017, 1:44 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time:  approximately 15 minutes Serving Size: 2 TB, Makes about 3 cups 0 Slice on The Slice Plan Ingredients 2 TB olive oil 2 cups ramps, leaves and bulbs, washed (about 2 dozen) 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest ¼ cup grated pecorino Romano 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Directions Heat olive oil in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté ramps until leaves are wilted but st...

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Coconut Curry Sauce

January 8, 2017, 10:57 am RECIPES

Preparation Time:  5 minutes Cooking Time:  approximately 1 hour Serving Size: ¼ cup; Makes approximately 3 cups 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 1 TB olive oil 2 TB garlic, chopped ½ cup yellow onion, minced 4 tsp curry powder 1 tsp cumin ½ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp salt 2- 13.5/14 oz cans unsweetened coconut milk 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock Directions Heat oil in sauté pan. Add garlic and spices...

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Superfood Flackery

November 30, 2016, 4:33 pm ARTICLES

Nutrition in the media is painted with fads and buzzwords.  Terms such as all natural, organic, heart healthy, and antioxidants are overwhelmingly used by manufacturers on front of package food labels on our supermarket shelves.  These practices make it difficult for the consumer to decipher real scientific evidence from hip food trends. In recent years, the ubiquitous term “superfood” has been placed under scrutiny, so we at The Sage decided to take a deeper look.  A UK Na...

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I wanted to know your thoughts about MSG? Thanks!

November 21, 2016, 11:32 am DISCUSSIONS

Thanks for your question!
MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a food additive used to enhance the flavors of foods, usually umami or the "meaty" flavor of a food. Most people identify the use of MSG in Asian foods, but it is actually still commonly used in a lot of processed foods like macaroni and cheese, potato chips, canned soup, just to name a few. Many people think MSG is harmful to them, but the answers are not so clear cut on whether or not this is true.
Some people b...

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Eating Healthier this Holiday Season

November 21, 2016, 10:37 am PRESS

Courtesy of Happy Eating!

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