Friday, October 14, 2016

People Are Buying Food Everywhere

People Are Buying Food Everywhere, Fall Vegetables 101, Beanfields Snacks Bean and Rice Chips Jalapeño Nacho is MY PICK OF THE WEEK!

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October 14, 2016
 
 
 

And why not? While traditional food retailers are griping, non-traditional outlets have long ago understood the value of selling food.

The average American buys food to consume at home 2.2 times a week – far greater shopping visits than for any other non-food items. So it makes sense for non-traditional outlets like the clothing discounter, T.J. MAXX, to sell foods. 

A recent column in Bon Appetit by Maggie Lange found garlic-stuffed olives with organic beetroot powder, Himalayan salt with luxury Tunisian olive oil, bacon-flavored spice and Sriracha ketchup at the store. The chain also has sold Honey Horseradish Dijon Mustard, tuna imported from the Bay of Biscay in Spain, extra bold peppercorns from Capetown, and Sri Lankan curry. More...

 
supermarketguru
Fall Vegetables 101
What’s the best way to shop, store and cook fall vegetables? Let this SupermarketGuru reference be your guide.

What are Fall Vegetables? Deep hued vegetables, heartier than summer vegetables and often sweeter because they’re harvested in cooler temperatures.

How to Buy: Look for smooth skins with no blemishes, woody texture, and firm to the touch. Endive should have crisp pale yellow or green leaves; buy radishes and beets with green fronds attached. Discard radish tops at home. Cook beet greens. Most fall vegetables do not have a fragrance, so if they smell intensely “sweet” - do not buy. More...

quick poll
Would you eat insects?
Insects have been hailed as the sustainable protein source of the future. Although they are common food sources in other places around the world, US food companies are just getting into the business. Ounce for ounce, insects are more nutritious than beef, with more protein, magnesium and even more iron. SupermarketGuru wants to know if you are ready for insects as an ingredient in your food.
Phil's food reviews
Beanfields Snacks Bean and Rice Chips Jalapeño Nacho is MY PICK OF THE WEEK!
I just love how beans have taken over the snack shelves. And Beanfields is one of the best! These are crisp, tasty and yes hot n' spicy. They are terrific tasting. Watch my full review.
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