Growing Health

Arkansas may be the top producer of rice and poultry, but food isn’t always widely available to its residents. The state is ranked No. 1 in the country for senior hunger, says Jerry Mitchell, executive director of the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas. Some 13 percent of residents ages 60 and older live … Continue reading Growing Health

Dinner for Two

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 at Plymouth Plantation, and according to Mayflower passenger Edward Winslow, 53 pilgrims and about 90 Wampanoag Indians took part in the event. The feast lasted three days and was a time of thanksgiving and prayer. And those who attended had a lot to appreciate. The pilgrims landed in … Continue reading Dinner for Two

That’s Just Nuts

Sometimes you feel like a nut. And right now, you should. Today is National Nut Day. No, it's not a celebration of coworkers or far-away family members but rather a celebration of the nutty goodness that makes up our favorite spreads and butters and childhood sandwiches. But they're not just tasty. Nuts, like peanuts, almonds … Continue reading That’s Just Nuts

Squirrel Food

A group of squirrels is called a dray or scurry, but in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, it'll be called "dinner." The National Championship Squirrel Cookoff is Saturday in Bentonville, and according to Joe Wilson, it’s going to be a feast for the senses. "I've had some pretty amazing success with the Squirrel Cookoff," says the … Continue reading Squirrel Food

Beyond Hummus

Hummus is amazing. Soft, smooth, nutty and a bit salty, this is a wonder-spread high in protein and fiber, low in fat and excellent paired with veggies, crackers, on a bagel or on a burger. According to Livestrong, a website devoted to promoting healthy living, the Middle Eastern dish helps dieters stay full due to … Continue reading Beyond Hummus

On the Move

Food trucks are all the rage in Northwest Arkansas. Whether they are parked at Shulertown in Fayetteville, on the side of U.S. 71 in Springdale or off Walnut in Rogers, these large, independently mobile vehicles can jet from one side of town to another, selling their unique entrees morning, noon and night. Food trucks, however, … Continue reading On the Move

Truffle Trouble

June is National Candy Month, and according to the National Confectioners' Association, that's a pretty sweet deal. Although the association claims candy accounts for only 2 percent of the calories in the American diet, snackers are no less obsessed with these sweet, chewy, hard, spicy and sour treats. We each eat an average of 22 … Continue reading Truffle Trouble