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Food Truck Festival returns Oct. 9 in Port Royal

From staff reports The Lowcountry Jaycees are hosting the 4th annual Beaufort Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. The festival is free and open to the public. Food trucks will be on site providing a variety of delicious dining options. There will be… Keep Reading


What is jasmine rice and how healthy is it?

Jasmine rice is a fragrant side dish in many Thai and Asian dishes, and people more commonly eat it in its refined, white form. However, consuming high carbohydrate foods, such as white rice, in excess has links with health conditions, including obesity and an increased risk of disease. Therefore, choosing whole grain varieties is more… Keep Reading


Why eat berries? Let us count the ways

By Mayo Clinic Staff  Even the pickiest eaters seldom need to be coerced into eating a bowl of strawberries or raspberries. After all, berries are nature’s candy.  Fortunately, berries are as healthy as they are delicious. Whether you’re adding a handful of blueberries to your breakfast cereal or tossing a few strawberries into your smoothie,… Keep Reading


Whole-Wheat Spinach Ricotta Calzones

Calzones provide a fun and tasty alternative to pizza and this version is a healthier one.  Recipe credit: from “Clean Eating for Busy Families” (Fair Winds) from author Michael Dudash, R.D.  Editor’s note: This recipe takes some time to prep and cook (about an hour, or a bit longer if you’re a lovingly slow home… Keep Reading


Tips for perfectly grilled vegetables

One of the highlights of the summer season is the incredible bounty of fresh produce, and grilling these vegetables gives them a smoky, delicious dimension. Here are some simple tips for flavor perfection:  When preparing vegetables, slice them to expose as much of the vegetable to the grill surface as you can.  Coat vegetables with… Keep Reading