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CPR Tips to Keep Food Fresh Longer

for fresh11 Tricks – (Culinary Preservative and Resuscitation) to Keep Food Fresh Longer

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Secrets About Eating Out

Menu-cover-design-51. Menu design. Our eyes have a natural tendency to look at the right side of the menu first, so restaurants usually listtheir most expensive dishes in that area. Some restaurants put their most expensive items at the top of the menu, so other items will look more reasonably priced. Shaded boxes and borders around menu items also attract hungry patrons and can increase sales.

2. Seating. When you’re seated, you may find yourself in the Continue reading

Homemade Energy Drink


Are you feeling a little sluggish from the time change? Try a healthful, homemade energy drink. Add one tablespoon of Continue reading

The Dark Side of Coupons

Clipping coupons can be an effective way to save money — or a trap that costs us money, time and even our health. Among the ways these ostensible money savers actually work against us…

Coupons can convince us to buy overpriced or unneeded products. Most coupons are for pricey brand-name goods, not cheaper generic or store-label items. Coupons for brand-name goods are legitimate money savers only, if they reduce the price enough that these items are cheaper than their generic alternatives or if the brand-name products truly are better than the generic ones. Often neither is the case. Frequently coupons steer us toward obscure or recently unveiled products that we wouldn’t have considered at all without a coupon. It’s perfectly reasonable to try new foods and household products that seem interesting. Just don’t be fooled into thinking you are saving money. Unless you cross something more expensive off your shopping list each time you use a coupon for an item that you would not otherwise have purchased, you could be coming out behind.

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Buying Cheaper Groceries

New ways to get groceries cheaper spreading across country

The supermarket industry is going through the greatest change since right after WWII when suburbanization birthed the idea of today’s supermarkets. In each major market, we had three to four viable chains in an area. But that’s changing so dramatically now.

The traditional supermarket chains are under assault and the prices you pay for groceries are getting cheaper and cheaper.

Ground zero in this battle ground is the state of California. Continue reading

Eat Organic at a Reasonable Price

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Organic food can cost 50% to 100% more than similar nonorganic items. Here’s how to eat organic at a reasonable price…

Shop around. Prices vary from store to store and from week to week. Don’t assume that fancy stores that carry a lot of organic foods, such as the national chain Whole Foods, always will be more expensive than traditional supermarkets. They often have weekly specials that are as cheap as or cheaper than mainstream supermarkets.

Smaller specialty markets, such as the chains Trader Joe’s and Sprouts Farmers Market, also have reasonable prices on organic foods.

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Thrifty Guide to Buying Organic

Thrifty Consumer’s Guide to Buying Organic Foods
Advocates of organic foods contend that the pesticide residue on produce and the hormones given to animals destined for the butcher’s shop render non­organic foods very dangerous to eat. Skeptics say there’s no proof linking conventionally farmed foods to the many diseases they are blamed for.

If your convictions lie somewhere in the middle, you may be struggling with another aspect of this controversy — the cost. Do the health benefits of organic foods really justify paying significantly more for them than for nonorganic foods? There is no easy answer, because there is no hard-and-fast evidence.

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