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Jeremiah Goat and Dairy Farm

A few weeks ago, I drove to Johns Island to pay a visit to the Jeremiah Goat and Dairy Farm. If you live in Charleston and are obsessed with goats like me, you've got to visit this place. You can walk right into their pens and pet them all you want. The farm is run by...

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Unscrambling Egg Labels: How to Choose the Best Eggs

Vegetarian Fed, Free Range, Cage Free, Certified Humane. Egg labels got you confused? Rightfully so - like many other products in the grocery store, egg cartons are now also obnoxiously decorated with label claims. And while some labels are well regulated, some labels...

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I Tried Blue Apron and Here’s What I Thought

This post was originally written for and shared on Medium. Who am I and why should you care about my review? My name is Ashley and I am — you got it — a Registered Dietitian. While I love to cook mostly plant based nutritious fare, I am definitely not opposed to...

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Antibiotics in Your Food & Why it Matters

Hello from Nashville! I’m here for the gigantic, annual Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) to get my learn on about all the new happenings in Nutrition Science, and share the relevant material with YOU.  First up is antibiotic use in food animals and it’s...

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Be Mindful About the Non-Dairy Milk You Choose

Like the isle full of eggs, the milk isle is just as daunting. I mean really, how many milks are there!? soy, almond, hemp, coconut, rice, oat Don't get me wrong, I love me some soy milk and and I absolutely adore a homemade nut milk every now and then. But when the...

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This Week’s CSA Box + What To Do With It All?!

Last week, David and I signed up for out first CSA (community supported agriculture) subscription since moving to Charleston and I couldn't be more excited. I didn't realize how many CSA programs existed in Charleston and I didn't really know how to go about choosing...

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What is Carrageenan and Why Should You Avoid It?

Have you ever heard of or seen the ingredient carrageenan? I've noticed it on the ingredient label of some foods for years now. When I first looked it up (circa 2008), I learned that it was a substance extracted from seaweed and that it was considered natural.  ...

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A Satisfying Morning at the Charleston Farmer’s Market

Aren't these carrots just a bunch of gems? Their diverse colors just scream antioxidants. Although I'm a huge fan of the taste of carrots, sometimes I buy foods just because they look pretty. Did you know carrots were more commonly purple until about 400 years ago...

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My First Pig Pickin’! And A Little History of The Pig

And what an event. It's kind of a thing in my boyfriends family. He's from South Carolina, and in the South, you invite a bunch of family and friends over, and have a Pig Pickin.  The extravaganza took place on his grandmas farm in North Carolina and this little...

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Doctors Are Prescribing Fruits & Veggies

A bit overdue, I think. But great, nonetheless. Initiated by the non-profit Wholesome Wave, The Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program was launched this past Tuesday in NYC in an effort to expose overweight and obese families to more locally grown fruits and...

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