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From Seeds to Superfoods at the Natural Products Expo West

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By Amy Reiley
From Seeds to Superfoods at the Natural Products Expo West

I’ve written before about my love for the annual Natural Products Expo. It’s the perfect place to see what’s on the horizon for the food industry as a whole. It was at the convention that I first saw the coconut craze, which now pervades everything from the cooking oil shelf to teas. (In fact,... »

I had a Suite Surprise at the Hotel Wilshire

Monday, February 10, 2014
By Amy Reiley
I had a Suite Surprise at the Hotel Wilshire

The average amount a couple spends on Valentine’s Day is $261.94, according to a CNN report in 2013. Most of that money is spent on three things: roses; candy and dinners in restaurants. Unfortunately, these are probably three of the worst ways to spend... »

What Not to Serve on Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 6, 2014
By Amy Reiley
What Not to Serve on Valentine’s Day

This is the time of year every publication, (and frankly, just about anyone with a computer and a WordPress site), loves to talk about the foods to serve for a romantic Valentine’s Day. But just as there are ingredients with a sultry texture, aroma... »


My New Favorite Foods

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Amy Reiley
My New Favorite Foods

A Report from the 2014 Fancy Food Show I feel vaguely awkward writing this post, considering my last post focused on my distaste for trends. But, there’s just no... »

5 Food Trends 2014 Should Make Disappear

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
By Amy Reiley
5 Food Trends 2014 Should Make Disappear

I was raised to buck trends. My parents wouldn’t buy me a pair of Reeboks when all the other kids had them. Why? Because all the other kids lived... »

AmazonFresh, the grocery delivery experience

Thursday, December 5, 2013
By Amy Reiley
AmazonFresh, the grocery delivery experience

Three weeks ago I received a notice from Amazon that AmazonFresh is now available in my area. There was, of course, an offer for a free trial (30 days).... »