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Dinner and a Show: How You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

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A night at the movies used to be the end all be all of good times in my household. We’d pile into the car, drive to the huge AMC 30 and prepare for at least sixty minutes of good, and most importantly to my exhausted parents, easy, family fun. This was an especially good deal in the summer when Texas-sized thunderstorms would often knock out our power for full…

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Foodem Guest Blogger: How To Make Your Own Doughnuts This Summer

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Doughnuts are one of the most popular confectionaries in the world, and prepared in a variety of forms they’re also one of the most diverse desert selections! Whether you…

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Nourishing Mondays: Gluten-Free Bean Burger

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Tired of store-bought bean burgers? Make your own! They are healthier, cheaper, and you know the exact ingredients. What could be better than that? Check out this recipe…

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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: The Leftover Dilemma: Otherwise Known As the Clean Your Plate Complex

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Clean Your Plate!



If you don’t finish all of your dinner you can’t have any dessert!



There are people starving in Africa!



These were all common affirmations in my home. My brother and I both knew that if we didn’t finish the food on our plates we wouldn’t get the good stuff, dessert. And we really…

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Added by Foodem on July 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Foodem Guest Blogger: Capitol Hunger Garden Continues To Flourish And Nourish

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In our relatively negative political climate, one may expect a legislative hub to be hiding secrets and skeletons. But, tucked around the side of Harrisburg’s Capitol Building is the exact opposite. There lies the small but mighty Capitol Hunger Garden, primed for its fourth year of fighting the prevalent hunger problem in Pennsylvania.



It is both a symbolic and…

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Added by Foodem on July 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Nourishing Mondays: Soba Noodle Salad w/Spring Vegetables

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Check out this week’s Nourishing Mondays recipe for a Soba Noodle Salad with Spring Vegetables. This Asian-inspired dish is not only on the healthy side, it also takes less than 30 minutes to prepare it.



Ingredients:



2 14.5-ounce cans chicken or vegetable broth

2 tablespoons ginger root, finely chopped

2 tablespoons…

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Added by Foodem on July 15, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Summer Selections: How Restaurants are Cooling Down the July Heat Wave

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Wintertime is an excuse to eat crazy-good fattening foods. Everybody wants something hot and full of fat, in fact it’s what you’re body craves when you’re…

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Added by Foodem on July 12, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: FYI: Fresh, Local, and Deliciously Sustainable Produce

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I love a good farmer’s market. Sustainable produce, locally grown and sold is always better tasting; and as an added bonus it’s a lot more fun to shop for. There’s an…

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The New American Food Culture

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Is unhealthy food ruining our future? This may seem like a bit of a dramatic overstatement, but with obesity in America running rampant in over half the population (higher…

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Added by Foodem on July 3, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Nourishing Mondays: Spaghetti with Morel Shallot Pesto

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Mushroom lovers know this, but others may not; morels are in season. Take advantage of their short-lived season by experimenting with their nutty, earthy flavors in this spaghetti dish. While…

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Restaurants: Capitalize On Foreign Dollars

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If you’re unaware, foreign tourism has spiked in recent years due to relaxed travel restrictions and the desire to experience the Western culture. This drives millions to the U.S. each year, eager to spend their disposable dollars shopping, dining, and visiting our major…

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Added by Foodem on June 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Old Spices Are Still Valuable

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Not too long ago, we wrote a post on using food scraps to grow your own food, which addressed the issue of  household food waste and a form of recycling. It’s a no-brainer, sustainable, low-cost solution that saves you money…

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Added by Foodem on June 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Nourishing Mondays: Gluten-Free Chewy Goji Berry Bars

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Early mornings can be chaotic. Alarms going off, packing lunches, choosing outfits…who has time for breakfast? At most, you may be able to grab a piece of toast or a piece of fruit. Or, you may go the unhealthy route and make a pit stop at your favorite fast food joint for a…

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Added by Foodem on June 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Turn Your Thumbs Green With These Online Ag-Related Programs

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Growing parallel to the numbers of consumers and restaurants seeking out locally produced specialty food items are the number of educational programs for those who are seeking in-depth knowledge of sustainability in agriculture, gardening, and even culinary arts. The number…

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Added by Foodem on June 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Foodem Guest Blogger: Ways Restaurants Can Capitalize On the Sustainable Food Trend

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Even in tough economic times, people love to eat out. Whether they are dating, gathering with the family, meeting up with friends or celebrating a special occasion, restaurant dining…

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Added by Foodem on June 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Nourishing Mondays: Grilled Chipotle-Corn Salad

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Summertime is rapidly approaching. It's time to pull out the grill, invite a few friends and family over, and show off your grilling skills.

If you’ve ever noticed, most of the time there are plenty of meats and meat alternatives to choose from, but often…

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Added by Foodem on June 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Food Photography: Can You Beat Them or Should You Join Them?

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The food photography, also known as food porn, craze is far from over. Taking pictures of entrées and sharing them on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is now a mainstream activity.

Currently…

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Added by Foodem on June 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Save A Little Piece of Spring and Summer For Later

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The sun is out, the birds are singing, and your favorite farmer's market is lined with an abundance of colorful, sun-kissed fruits and vegetables. If you’re like me, you love summer produce and you’d like nothing better than to grab every fruit or…

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Added by Foodem on June 12, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Nourishing Mondays: Tandoori-Style Chicken Burgers

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When you think of summer BBQs, grilled burgers (beef burgers that is), among other things typically come to mind. Who says you have to have beef? Switch things up; “throw a wrench” into the mix for your next cookout. Try Tandoori-Style Chicken Burgers, a beef…

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Added by Foodem on June 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Those Mysterious Food Dates

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We’ve published a handful of posts about food waste in the past; "Sustainable Saturdays: Food Scraps Aren't Waste," "Americans and Our Disastrous, Wasteful Habits," and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Restaurants, Get With The Program"  just to name a few. Why, because it’s a…

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Added by Foodem on June 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

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National News

Domino's Pizza Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) announced results for the second quarter of 2014, comprised of strong growth in both same store sales and global store counts, which resulted in 17.5% EPS growth, or 67 cents per share.

McDonald's Reports Second Quarter 2014 Global Comparable Sales Flat

Global comparable sales were relatively flat, reflecting higher average check and negative guest traffic in all major segments - Consolidated revenues increase of 1% (1% in constant currencies), benefiting from expansion

Huddle House Diner Franchise Expands Into New Jersey

Huddle House recently announced its 10-unit deal in Long Island and has now signed an agreement with an experienced multi-unit investor to build six restaurants across the bridge in Northern New Jersey. Huddle House previously extended only as far as West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Second Quarter 2014 Revenues Up 28.6%

Comparable restaurant sales increased 17.3% - Restaurant level operating margin was 27.3%, a decrease of 30 basis points

Tava Indian Kitchen Appoints Jeremy Morgan As New Chief Executive Officer, Announces Expansion Plans

Tava Indian Kitchen, the Bay Area's rapidly expanding fast casual Indian restaurant concept, announced that Jeremy Morgan, formerly SVP of Marketing and Consumer Insights for Smashburger, has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

CROWD FUNDING

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TED TALKS VIDEO

TED: Ze Frank: Are you human? - Ze Frank (2014)

Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. Let's begin …

TED: Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime - Heather Barnett (2014)

Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.

TED: Shih Chieh Huang: Sculptures that’d be at home in the deep sea - Shih Chieh Huang (2014)

When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.

TED: Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery - Nikolai Begg (2013)

Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.

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