flickr/pearsongraphicsIf you remember that adorable little girl in the Welch's grape juice ad telling you that "purple is the color of things that are very special," then you'll be happy to learn that now there's scientific proof behind her statement.
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Among the growing amount of research that promotes the presence of Concord grapes and grape juice in healthy lifestyles, two recently published scientific papers report that Concord grapes, the purple and red grapes used to make Welch's grape juice, can have positive effects on cardiovascular and cognitive health.
Further research, published by the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, also outlines the positive benefits that grape juice can have on cognitive health. The paper reports on a study conducted by Robert Krikorian, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University of Cincinnati that found Concord grape juice helps to stop mild memory loss. The paper concludes that a daily intake of grape juice will
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sat, Sep 7, 2013 12:37 PM EDT
flickr/pearsongraphicsIf you remember that adorable little girl in the Welch's grape juice ad telling you that "purple is the color of things that are very special," then you'll be happy to learn that now there's scientific proof behind her statement.Read More »from Grapes: They're Good for Your Heart (and Your Head)
China's The largest beer market is held by Asia, more specifically China, and has been for the past five years. Naale Soutbeer, Naale White Beer, and Snow are some of the most popular beers in China. They all identify as having the same taste: mellow and fruity. A new beer in China also has the same taste, but this time, marketed with an unusual cartoon character: it's the Hello Kitty Beer.Read More »from Brand New: China's Hello Kitty Beer
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The overly friendly aluminum can comes in various colors of green and raspberry, with a Hello Kitty logo splashed on the front. With a low alcohol content of 3.2 percent, the beer tastes "more like fruit juice than beer," says the website Kotoku.
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The only beer in America that comes close to this new cartoon brew is the Beck's Hello Kitty Beer, which was released in 2009. The green glass bottle is covered in pink stickers; there's even a gender symbol aggressively set in the center of the bottle. However, the taste of
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sat, Sep 7, 2013 12:05 PM EDT
Now you can get your soups in K-cup form.In a new effort to please millennials who, god, don't even have time to boil a cup of water, Campbell's soups has come out and created soup for Keurig brewers.Read More »from Making Soup Gets Even Easier: Campbell's Now Available in K-Cup Form
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According to a press release, Campbell's partnered with Keurig to create "Campbell's Fresh-Brewed Soup K-Cups," basically bringing Campbell's soups down to Top Ramen form. The cups, which provide the "fresh-brewed" broths, come with a separate "noodle and vegetable packet mix." We imagine the directions include brew the broth, dump vegetables and noodles in, cover, and wait for three minutes. We would probably run the K-cup machine one time through to get rid of any coffee residue.
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Of course, the K-Cup market is pretty big; The Huffington Post notes that a recent report found that 46 percent of the money spend on coffee or espresso makers went to single-serving machines. Still, this doesn't make it any better; if snackers really wanted some soup, they can heat up a can
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sat, Sep 7, 2013 11:40 AM EDT
Who wants to see what bar we wish we could really hang out at? Raise your hand!Any barfly will tell you that their favorite hangout spot is where all of the action really is. They pull up a stool at their favorite pub and swap stories with the other regulars, who keep coming back for the atmosphere, the food, and of course the beer. But one thing that every barfly knows is that at their local pub, any average Friday night has the potential to grow into an epic one.Read More »from Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Best Bars on TV Shows
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Sitcom and TV series writers don't hesitate to capitalize on this. Often, most of their characters knock back a few drinks at a regular spot episode after episode. Aside from an easy set change, this really does make a character feel like a relatable person. We enjoy watching them go on dates, meet with friends, or plot something scandalous at their local bar - after all, drama is always more interesting with a drink involved!
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Do I Really Have To Do That? questions in the comments and they shall be answered, saving us all a lot of needless trouble.There are certain labor-intensive recipe phrases that can make the most diligent cook roll her eyes. "Do I really have to do that?" we wonder. Leave your
Making soup isn't always simple. There's the seasoning, the simmering, the straining, and – if you're really dedicated – the stock-making. Then, of course, there's that long list of ingredients, beginning with the basics like carrots, onions, and celery, and snowballing from there.
So with all of the time, energy, and components that go into soup, can one little leaf make a difference? Yep, we're talking about that soup staple, the bay leaf. The one that's called for in so many recipes. But can your soup survive without it? Probably.
"Bay leaves have a really wonderful fragrance, and that fragrance is going to be imparted into any soup that you're going to make," Brendan Walsh, dean of culinary education at TheRead More »from Using a Bay Leaf: Do I Really Have to Do That?
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 4:29 PM EDT
The ultimate party snack!Football is a big deal in my house. When fall rolls around you can find my family and friends huddled together in my den eating and screaming at the TV. Sometimes my team wins and sometimes they lose (ok, most of the time they lose) but it doesn't matter because I just spent the last few hours with good food and great company. These buffalo chicken tortilla bites never last long and it's always the most requested recipe for game day. Simple to make and beyond delicious, these pop-in-your-mouth bites of awesomeness are a must for your next game day gathering!Read More »from How to Make Chicken Tortilla Bites (With a Buffalo Kick)
1/3 cup hot sauce
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
6 flour tortillas
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
pinch salt and pepper
1 celery stalk, sliced
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 4:04 PM EDT
Slow cooker perfection!Your slow cooker has a sweet side! Make a nice, warm and decadent dessert and have it ready by the time you come from work. Serve this moist and delicious delight with a side of creamy vanilla ice cream and fresh berries. Weekday dinners will never be the same with this easy and time-saving way to prepare dessert.
1 package chocolate boxed cake mix
8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
1 package instant chocolate pudding
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
Vanilla ice cream
raspberries and mint leaves for garnish
1. Lightly grease slow cooker with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Transfer mixture to prepared slow cooker.
3. Cook 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and fresh berries.
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Flickr/Care_SMCAs moms across America will tell you, planning your home menu for the week can often be a daunting challenge. After you've taken everyone's requests and hang-ups into account, you're down to two types of meat and some plain dinner staples. The solution? A salad sprinkled with dandelions should do the trick, or a fresh scoop of creepy crawlies could add some extra crunch.Read More »from 6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Eat
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Yes, you read that right. As general consumers of brand-name products and media, we have a pretty specific idea of what is acceptable as food and what isn't. But the truth is, there are plenty of things either growing in your backyard or commonly discarded that are often overlooked as a part of dinner. Weeds and bugs are only the beginning. For those of you with an adventurous appetite and a hankering for curious dishes, there are plenty of items your brave taste buds can try that you might not have known were edible.
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Most Americans undoubtedly have a special relationship with a great pizza.A well-done pizza rarely goes unnoticed. America is a country that seems to survive on three main food groups (pizza, hot dogs, and burgers), and each American undoubtedly has a special relationship with a great pizza. With the unlimited combination of toppings, cheeses, and styles available, pizza-making is a veritable art form here. Now, envision the combination of Americans' love for pizza and the love for all things super-sized. Across the country, from the West to the East Coast, pizzerias have been besting their competitors not just with new flavors or outrageous toppings, but also with larger and larger sizes.Read More »from Super Pies: America's Largest Pizzas
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The Guinness World Record for the largest pizza in the world goes to a pie that was created in South Africa in 1990. Weighing in at 26,883 pounds, this gargantuan pizza used almost 10,000 pounds of flour and measured 122.6 feet. And while there isn't another pizza of that monstrosity lurking out there, some pizza chefs are
- Disney Baby | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
Yum!As a new mom, it's hard to sit down and eat a decent meal.Read More »from Great Balls of Energy! Mom's Perfect On-the-Go Snack
Most of the time we are too busy taking care of the baby, the kids, and other details to make time for a nice, hearty breakfast. These no-bake energy balls have become my GO-TO snack, as they are super easy to make and perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle. Here's how you make them…
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1 cup oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup local honey
1/2 cup milled flax seed
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Refrigerate mixture for an hour until cool and firm. Then, roll them into 1-inch balls! Store them in the fridge and grab a few every time you need a pick-me-up!
*Feel free to use dried berries instead of chocolate chips or coconut. You can get really creative with the ingredients!
**Do not give these to children under 1 year of age, as they contain honey.
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