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We tried eating the recommended serving of fruit and vegetables for a week, and it was harder than we thought

We tried eating the recommended serving of fruit and vegetables for a week, and it was harder than we thought

I sat at my desk eating chunked pineapple straight out of the can, reading about how much fruit and vegetables we should all be eating every day: 1 1/2 to two cups of fruit, 2 1/2 to three cups of vegetables, at a minimum, per the United States Depar...
Published: 01/17/18
From the food editor: Recipe for warm, cozy Pita Ribollita soup

From the food editor: Recipe for warm, cozy Pita Ribollita soup

When I first made this soup, Florida was in the grips of a cold weather snap, the likes of which rarely happens in this part of the state. We’re talking a whole week of lows in the 30s. The 30s! It was everything I ever wanted and more — the rare win...
Published: 01/16/18
Will you be drinking mushroom coffee in 2018? Here are some predicted food trends

Will you be drinking mushroom coffee in 2018? Here are some predicted food trends

By Drew JacksonBleeding veggie burgers, edible flowers and tree-based sparkling waters could be the most popular foods of the year.Whole Foods, the organics pioneer and Jeff Bezos-backed supermarket, peered into its crystal milk jug and unveiled what...
Updated one month ago
Tampa’s JoAnne Tucker takes a win in Pillsbury Bake-Off

Tampa’s JoAnne Tucker takes a win in Pillsbury Bake-Off

The Pillsbury Bake-Off is serious business and big bucks. Since 1949, the country’s most competitive home cooks put their thinking caps on: How can I use one of the designated Pillsbury products in a new, original — and here’s the tricky part — outra...
Published: 01/09/18
From the food editor: Turkey meatloaf and potatoes cook together in this one-pan recipe

From the food editor: Turkey meatloaf and potatoes cook together in this one-pan recipe

January brings a weird dichotomy. I’m often exhausted from December, a month packed with lots of travel and merriment and comfort food. But I also feel energized for the new year, fresh planner in hand and lots of lofty goals ready to be set.It’s the...
Updated one month ago
‘Fit Foodie’ Mareya Ibrahim talks health, fitness trends for 2018

‘Fit Foodie’ Mareya Ibrahim talks health, fitness trends for 2018

She didn’t have time to shower, fresh from the gym and tucking into an egg white omelet crowded with veggies in the dining room of the Hollander Hotel in St. Petersburg. But still, Mareya Ibrahim, known as "the Fit Foodie," was a vivacious dynamo, gi...
Published: 01/08/18
Updated: 01/19/18
How one St. Petersburg woman crafts honey from the hives of local bees

How one St. Petersburg woman crafts honey from the hives of local bees

BRADENTONThe first thing I notice about the house on Manatee Avenue, aside from Muffin, the fluffy yellow Labrador mix that comes down to the curb to greet me, are the bees. They’re everywhere. I’m here to meet Danielle "Danie" La Casse, 33, part-tim...
Updated one month ago
For Día de los Reyes, or Three King’s Day, make these classic Mexican dishes

For Día de los Reyes, or Three King’s Day, make these classic Mexican dishes

It’s easy to start the new year with the postholiday blues. Thankfully, Día de los Reyes, or Three Kings’ Day, which is celebrated around the world on Saturday, heralds a host of traditions and flavors that can keep the celebration going for days to ...
Updated one month ago
Five Champagne cocktail recipes to drink on New Year’s Eve

Five Champagne cocktail recipes to drink on New Year’s Eve

Anything that sparkles. That is what your beverage of choice should be for New Year’s Eve, a night when the drinks should glitter as much as that giant ball in Times Square.To toast to 2018, we’ve assembled five cocktail recipes using sparkling wine....
Updated one month ago
12 easy rollups for your next party

12 easy rollups for your next party

My latest super easy desk lunch has been the rollup. A collection of whatever is in the fridge, these simple pinwheels are all over Pinterest. They also make great party appetizers, perfect for your New Year’s Eve festivities. (Also, the Super Bowl.)...
Updated one month ago