Salmon and Omega 3's

Salmon is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which, can help reduce inflammation, improve brain function, and maintain healthy skin and hair!

Tips for Finer Foods

Non-GMO Product

Non-GMO Product

We are proud to say that select Reese products have been Non-GMO project verified. The Non-GMO project is the only independent verification for all products in North America that are GMO free. 

Wild Rice has More Protein

Wild Rice has More Protein

If you’re looking to eat more protein, try adding wild rice to your diet. It has more protein than its brown and white rice cousins.

Berry Good Grains

Berry Good Grains

Wheat berries are whole, unprocessed wheat kernels and like all whole grains they are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. They also have more protein than a processed grain.

Vinegar is a Superfood

Vinegar is a Superfood

Vinegar has been recently called a “superfood”, and for very good reason! Studies show that vinegar can help prevent blood sugar spikes and keep you feeling full after eating a meal.

Tomato or Not Tomato

Tomato or Not Tomato

Eating tomatoes with a little bit of fat, such as olive oil, helps the body to absorb lycopene, an antioxidant that has been shown to help fight cancer cells.

Can Do!

Can Do!

If you’re looking to add more lycopene, a cancer fighting antioxidant to your diet - eat more canned tomatoes! The cooking process actually works to release more of this important antioxidant.

C Yourself to Better Health

C Yourself to Better Health

One cup of sun-dried tomatoes provides over 20% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system.

Strawberry = Vitamin C

Strawberry = Vitamin C

One cup of strawberries provides over 100% of the recommended requirements for vitamin C, essential for a healthy immune system.

Lean Protein

Lean Protein

Shrimp are an excellent source of lean protein. At only 200 calories, a 6-ounce portion provides 40 grams of protein!

Copper in Sesame Seeds

Copper in Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper, which has been shown to help with the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. They are also high in fiber and a good source of protein!

Salmon and Omega 3's

Salmon and Omega 3's

Salmon is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which, can help reduce inflammation, improve brain function, and maintain healthy skin and hair!

Spicy Antioxidants

Spicy Antioxidants

Saffron, a spice commonly found in Spanish dishes, contains an antioxidant that has been shown to improve vision.

Quinoa: The Complete Protein

Quinoa: The Complete Protein

Quinoa is the only grain that serves as a complete protein; meaning it has all 9 essential amino acids. Surprisingly, quinoa has the same amount of protein as a glass of milk. 

Potatoes Have Potassium

Potatoes Have Potassium

Potatoes are an excellent source of potassium. In fact, one potato contains more potassium than a banana!

Oysters: Complete Protein

Oysters: Complete Protein

A 6-ounce portion of oysters contains as much protein as a 3 oz. piece of beef, with less than half the fat!

Olive Oil Rich in Vitamin E

Olive Oil Rich in Vitamin E

Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E, which is not found in many food sources. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, required for maintaining healthy skin by protecting it from harmful free radicals.

Mussels Packed with B12

Mussels Packed with B12

Mussels might be small but boy do they pack in a ton of nutrients! These little guys contain over 300% of the recommended amounts of Vitamin B12, essential for a healthy nervous system.

Build Strong Bones

Build Strong Bones

Mushrooms contain both phosphorus and copper, important for increasing bone density and strength

What's So Great About Lentils?

What's So Great About Lentils?

Lentils are an excellent source of folate, fiber, protein, iron, and potassium. They are also one of the only dry beans that do not require overnight soaking.

Low Calorie Peppers

Low Calorie Peppers

Hot peppers such as jalapeños are low in calories and contain Vitamins A, C and K.

What Gives Peppers Their Kick?

What Gives Peppers Their Kick?

Ever wonder why some peppers are so spicy? Hot peppers contain an antioxidant called capsaicin, which is what gives them their kick!

Wow!

Wow!

Hearts of Palm are a low calorie food with the ability to amp up the immune system.  One cup contains almost 20% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C, important to maintain our body’s defenses and essential in the absorption of iron.

Sour Cream Replacement

Sour Cream Replacement

Make a swap! Try substituting Greek yogurt in recipes that call for sour cream or cream cheese. Greek yogurt has 3 times the protein of sour cream and contains probiotics that can help keep the digestive system healthy.

Benefits of Garlic

Benefits of Garlic

Eat up! Research has shown that garlic can help to lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure.

Eggcellent Choice

Eggcellent Choice

Not only are eggs one of the most nutritious foods that you can eat, they are also an inexpensive source of amino acids, antioxidants, and high quality protein!

Benefits of Curry

Benefits of Curry

Curry is a mixture of different spices that have been shown to have positive effects on digestion, skin/hair health, anemia, and inflammation

Benefits of Crab

Benefits of Crab

Crab is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, B-vitamins, and magnesium, all of which promote heart health.

Milk your Metabolism

Milk your Metabolism

Coconut milk contains a certain type of healthy fat that can stimulate metabolism, and help with weight loss.

Clams: Protein Packed!

Clams: Protein Packed!

Clams are an excellent source of protein. 20 small clams is just 281 calories and a whopping 49g of protein!

Cherries Have Melatonin

Cherries Have Melatonin

Sleep tight! Cherries are one of the only dietary sources of melatonin, a compound that helps you fall and stay asleep

Brussels Sprouts Benefits

Brussels Sprouts Benefits

Brussels sprouts are a low calorie, high fiber food and an abundant source of many essential vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and folate. 

Fiber Without Fat

Fiber Without Fat

Bamboo shoots add bulk, fiber, and texture to a recipe without adding calories, fat or carbs!

The "Good" Fat

The "Good" Fat

Avocados are high in healthy, "good" fat that has been shown to help lower bad cholesterol.

Make Perfect Quinoa

Make Perfect Quinoa

How to make the perfect quinoa: rinse, lightly toast, add water, bring to a boil, let simmer for 12-15 minutes (don't lift the lid), take off heat and fluff!

Pick the Right Wine Glass

Pick the Right Wine Glass

Dining Etiquette 101: Red wine and white wine are served in different glasses! Red wine glasses are more round with a bigger mouth to allow the wine to breathe. White wine glasses are typically smaller.

101 Quite A Pair

101 Quite A Pair

Dining Etiquette 101: When at a dinner party - salt & pepper shakers should always be passed together.

101 Mapping Utensils

101 Mapping Utensils

Dining Etiquette 101: Forks go to the left of the plate, knives and spoons go to the right.

Squeaky Clean Leeks

Squeaky Clean Leeks

Leeks have dirt in between - even if you can't see it. Before using, soak in water or wash in between the layers.

Clean up Quick

Clean up Quick

For baking in the oven - look for non stick foil. The clean up is super easy!

Rinsing Reduces Sodium

Rinsing Reduces Sodium

To reduce the amount of sodium - rinse off canned products before cooking with them.

Keep Herbs Longer

Keep Herbs Longer

To keep herbs longer, remove the ends and wash off with a teaspoon of sugar and washing detergent. Let them soak in water, place a plastic bag over the bowl and let sit in the refrigerator. 

Don't Boil Over!

Don't Boil Over!

Place a wooden spoon over top of boiling water to keep it from boiling over!

What Are Water Chestnuts?

What Are Water Chestnuts?

Oh nuts! Water Chestnuts aren't nuts at all.They're actually an aquatic vegetable found in marshes in China!

What are Hearts of Palm?

What are Hearts of Palm?

Hearts of palm are harvested from the core of certain palm tree species. 

Get to the Root

Get to the Root

Horseradish is grown as a root, similar to ginger.

Horseradish Relatives

Horseradish Relatives

Horseradish is actually in the same family as mustard, brocolli, wasabi & cabbage. 

Where Capers Come From

Where Capers Come From

Capers are perennial plants which are native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia and South Africa.

What are Capers?

What are Capers?

Capers are the unripe flower buds of Capparis spinosa. They are also called Flinders rose.

The Plentiful Plant

The Plentiful Plant

One artichoke plant can produce up to 20 artichokes a year.

Artichoke Queen

Artichoke Queen

In 1948 Marilyn Monroe was named Castroville's first Artichoke Queen.

Artichoke History

Artichoke History

Artichokes were first introduced to the US in the 17th century by Spanish and French immigrants.

The Forbidden Thistle

The Forbidden Thistle

Until the 16th century many countries forbid women from eating artichokes.

Artichoke AD

Artichoke AD

The first mention of an artichoke was back in 40-70 AD in Greek literature.

Get More Juice

Get More Juice

Microwave lemons for 10 seconds before squeezing for more juice!

Not-So-Heavy Cream

Not-So-Heavy Cream

For creamy pasta without all the heavy cream try tossing a room temperature beaten egg with hot pasta and a little of the boiling water.

Add More Flavor

Add More Flavor

Try sautéing vegetables in broth instead of oil or butter for more flavor!

Speed up the Sauté

Speed up the Sauté

Add a pinch of baking soda to onions when you're sautéing them to speed up the process.

Better Tasting Greens

Better Tasting Greens

Don't be bitter! Try soaking greens like kale and arugula in ice water to reduce bitterness.

Clean Break for Eggs

Clean Break for Eggs

Don't walk on egg shells! Try cracking eggs on a flat surface instead of a rounded edge to reduce the amount of shells

Herb Pairing: Mint

Herb Pairing: Mint

Mint pairs well with: pork, potatoes, lamb, chocolate and coconut oil!

Herb Pairing: Dill

Herb Pairing: Dill

Dill pairs well with: salmon, cucumber, yogurt and safflower oil!

Herb Pairing: Basil

Herb Pairing: Basil

Basil pairs well with: berries, chicken, pork, tomatoes, and olive oil!

Freeze Your Tomato Paste

Freeze Your Tomato Paste

If you only need a little tomato paste at a time, try freezing the can and slicing off what you need! No more waste. 

Cook Pasta in Salt Water

Cook Pasta in Salt Water

Pasta water should be as salty as the sea! Adding salt to your pasta water will give it more flavor. 

Perfectly Cooked Pasta

Perfectly Cooked Pasta

For pasta like your Grandmother made it; try cooking in the largest pot you can find! The bigger the pot, the less the pasta will lower the water temperature. 

Longer Lasting Lemons

Longer Lasting Lemons

Keep lemons fresh for a whole month by placing them in a resealable bag in the refrigerator. 

Baking Bacon

Baking Bacon

For crispier bacon, try baking in the oven!

Ice Your Herbs

Ice Your Herbs

For fresh herbs any time; fill an ice tray with your favorites like rosemary or basil. Cover with olive oil and freeze! Throw into a pan the next time you need to cook with herbs.