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Foodie Facts

All the little bites of foodie info you have ever wanted (or never wanted!) to know.

Gold at the end of this Rainbow

A few of us foodies here at IN are lucky to be involved with a great networking group here in the Twin Cities known as the MN Food Bloggers. As the name implies, the group is comprised of Minnesotans who blog…about food – some professionally, others for hobby, but all are extremely knowledgeable and passionate. […]

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“Yes!” to L.U.N.C.H.

For most of us, summer means blissful warm weather, weekends up north, bbq’s and s’mores by the fire. For the nearly 300,000 Minnesota kids that depend on the free or reduced-cost meals provided during the school year, it means unhealthy meals – or worse, no meals at all. In order to combat child hunger this summer, […]

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Oats to Breakfast

Breakfast really is the best way to start your day. Whether you are making up for a late night and little sleep, jump starting a busy day or relishing a relaxing morning and day ahead – the options and benefits of eating breakfast are endless. In the past few years, one breakfast item in particular […]

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It’s CSA Time!

Now that spring has officially arrived and my tulips have started to emerge from their cold slumber, I’ve been thinking about my favorite fruits & veggies and anticipating the first rhubarb and asparagus crops of the year. There’s nothing better than getting these crops directly from the farm for flavor and nutrition. After watching some […]

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Oenophile’s Dime Delight

Minnesota Monthly’s Wine Week has finally arrived, which means Twin Cities wine lovers can enjoy premier wines at some of the best restaurants in town. Your first glass is full price, but your second will only set you back one dime. Check out participating restaurants and their specials. Now that the temps are warming up […]

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Would you like carrots with that?

Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. recently announced they will be the first fast food restaurants to add turkey burgers to their menus. This announcement came as a bit of a shock since both chains are usually front runners in the race to clog arteries (e.g. Hardee’s 1,500 calorie Monster Thickburger or Carl’s Jr.’s Footlong Burger). However, […]

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Make breakfast fun, and put down the coffee

We were all told by our moms that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of us really treat it as such? If you are anything like me, you just don’t have the time or the effort on most mornings to eat. Instead you stop at a Starbucks on the […]

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Crudo is the new sushi!

When you think of raw fish what is the first word that comes to mind? If you answered sushi we don’t blame you. Most people are aware of sushi, or sashimi, (which is raw fish without the rice) but how about crudo? This is the Italian take on raw fish and is creating quite a […]

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Mobile Marketing – Finding The Sweet Spot

Let’s face it. We love our phones. We talk, text, surf, tweet, post, check-in, schedule, update and play on them every single day. (And possibly in the middle of the night when insomnia strikes.) And let’s also face the fact that we love to eat. The extra pounds we put on over the holidays are […]

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Mamma mia! It’s National Spaghetti Day!

Fun fact: Spaghetti was first invented by the Chinese, but brought to popularity in Italy after Marco Polo brought the recipe back to Europe from one of his expeditions during the 13th century.

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