Going Nuts with Potatoes

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Their skyrocketing popularity took them across the ocean to feed a nation…but then they fell prey to a blight and triggered the near-collapse of that nation. In other parts of the world, they’ve been feeding people nonstop for 10,000 years. They were once a mainstay in the U.S., too, but then they were lumped into […]

Unrefined And Loving It

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Unrefined oils are a deliciously wonderful thing. They can also be difficult to find even when you know what you want. Fortunately, though, extra-virgin olive oil is in just about every grocery store aisle nowadays, and many non-chain stores and health-oriented stores – read: not Wal-Mart, Costco, Meijer or Kroger’s – also stock unrefined peanut […]

When It Comes to Oils, Be Unrefined!

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Ying and yang, night and day, refined oils and unrefined oils. They’re all polar opposites. But while ying and yang are equal halves of a whole and night is just as beautiful as day, refined oils are nowhere near the equivalent of their unrefined counterparts, neither in terms of flavor nor nutritive value. Refined oils […]