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From New Zealand With Love During their honeymoon in New Zealand, Brady and Hannah Barnstable fell in love with muesli. The newlyweds were camping and hiking across New Zealand to celebrate their marriage and ended up discovering something that would change their lives forever. They ate muesli every morning because it offered their active bodies quick and easy nourishment. The cold breakfast cereal is a combination of oats, grains, dried fruits and nuts that are soaked in milk (or other liquid) overnight. Pronounced 'mew-slee', the breakfast blend was first created in Switzerland in the early 20th century and quickly spread across Europe and to the European colonies. A Craving-Fix That Couldn't Be Purchased After returning to New York after their honeymoon, they were unsuccessful in finding the same muesli they began their mornings with in New Zealand. Nothing they found in stores was quite

  According to the U.S. News and World Report, the Mediterranean diet is a smarter, healthier, dietary lifestyle. In fact, it was even named the healthiest dietary lifestyle overall - characterized by consuming plenty of produce, fish, olive oil, and bread. The problem? Many Americans misunderstand carbs, and more specifically, gluten. With the rise of the ketogenic diet and its focus on high-fat foods combined with almost no carbohydrates, breads have been unfairly added to many "Off Limits" food lists. Paired with the rise of the 'wellness' movement that features less-science-backed studies, carbs have been pushed to the back of cupboards or removed from shopping lists altogether. But all carbs aren't bad -- or created equal! And that's exactly the mindset of the husband and wife team behind Angelic Bakehouse have worked to share with the masses. 'Great nutritional benefits' and 'great tasting' shouldn't be

Mushrooms are one of the most polarizing foods on the planet. You either love 'em or you refuse to eat them. We've all seen someone pick mushrooms out of a dish and create a small pile of the superfood fungus. Better yet, we've all seen that same person scoop a second helping onto their plate and rave about the flavor without realizing it contains finely chopped mushrooms! If even you're not a major mushroom fan, the nutritional value of these vitamin-loaded fungi is enough reason to give them another shot. Small Beginnings, Big Growth After living in Shanghai, China for three years and visiting 12 countries to learn what other areas of the world had to offer, Nick Robinson returned to the United States in 2015 with a need to give back to his community in a local and meaningful way. Having worked

We've all had chocolate syrup on our ice cream, but have you ever tried maple syrup atop a few scoops of vanilla ice cream? What about swapping in maple syrup for the brown sugar in baked beans? Maple syrup can be used for so much more than just on pancakes, waffles, or French toast! Forget Vermont's maple syrup! Minnesota's own Wild Country Maple Syrup is the perfect way to change up your go-to recipes and ingredients! Michael and Carrie Baker were loyal supporters of Wild Country Maple Syrup for years before it became their livelihood. During each trip to the North Shore, they would make a point to stop at Wild Country before returning to their Twin Cities home. But it was a trip to the Wild Country in 2015 that changed their lives forever. While having coffee together one foggy, October morning, they began imaging

September is sweet for so many reasons. The leaves begin to change. The air cools and becomes crisp. Pumpkins pop up in and around our homes and hop back into our lattes.  The biggest reason September is so sweet? It's National Honey Month! Initiated by the National Honey Board in 1989, National Honey Month is big for honey producers and beekeepers throughout the United States since September typically marks the end of honey collection season as the bees begin to prepare their hives for winter. A few sweet facts about honey -  There are nearly 20,000 know species of bees throughout the world - 4,000 of which are native to the U.S. (source) A single worker honeybee produces about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime, meaning 27,000 bees are needed to fill a single jar!  (source) A honey bee can travel up