Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Southwest Semi-Finalists Announced In The 2016 Eggland's Best "America's Best Recipe" Contest

Eggland's Best Turns to Fans to Help Select "Best in Region" Southwest Winner
CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspiring home cooks
 from all over the country are competing with their state-inspired recipes for a
 chance to be named the top recipe in America in the Eggland's Best "
America's Best Recipe Contest." Today, Eggland's Best has announced
 the Southwest semi-finalist recipes that will compete for the title of "Best in Region."
Eggland's Best "America's Best Recipe" Contest
From now through September 19, consumers will help EB determine which
 Southwestern recipe will be named "Best in Region," and have the chance to
 win the $10,000 Grand Prize. The impressive Southwest dishes include such
recipes as the Cluckin' Bacon Twisted Cristo, Cheesy Pulled Pork Corn Fritters
 with Barbecue Sauce, and several other nutritious and appetizing dishes.
"The Southwest semi-finalists incorporated their favorite state ingredient into
 their dishes in creative ways," said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO
of Eggland's Best. "We hope these delicious dishes inspire people to create
 their own recipes to enjoy while getting the health benefits of EB eggs.
With 25 percent less saturated fat and 5 times more vitamin D than ordinary
eggs, Eggland's Best eggs are an easy way to elevate the nutrition of any recipe." 
The Southwestern recipes highlight ingredients such as Texas beef, Ancho
 Peppers from Arizona, and Missouri Provel Cheese. The "Best in Region"
Southwest semi-finalists include:
  • Arizona – Johnna J. – Arizona Poblano and Cilantro Baked Eggs
  • Arkansas – Brandy C. – Blueberry Corn Skillet Cake with Bacon Streusel
  • Colorado – Suzanne P. – Goat Cheese Pancakes with Palisade Peach Compote
  • Louisiana – Ella H. – Crawfish and Conecuh Sausage Quiche
  • Missouri – Kathy F. – Cluckin' Bacon Twisted Cristo
  • New Mexico – Judy J. – Pecan Cherry Carrot Cake
  • Oklahoma – Leah L. – Cheesy Pulled Pork Corn Fritters with Barbecue Sauce
  • Texas – Jennifer F. – Texas Egg & Steak Hash with Warm Chipotle Street Corn Relish
  • Utah – Shauna H. – Salted Honey Raspberry Bread Puddings
Once all of the "Best in Region" recipes from across the U.S. are selected
 and announced, fans will once again be tasked with voting for the
 dish they believe should be named the Grand Prize winner and earn
the title of "America's Best Recipe." The Grand Prize winner will be
 awarded $10,000 and a year's supply of Eggland's Best eggs,
 "Best in Region" winners will receive $1,000 each, and State
winners will receive prizes from Eggland's Best.
"I am so grateful to have been named the winner of the 2014
Eggland's Best "Your Best Recipe" Contest, and with such a
delicious lineup of competitors, can't wait to see who will win this
 year's contest," says Lidia Haddadian of California who entered
and won with her Chorizo Tostada Bites in 2014. "As a long-time
 loyal fan, I know that Eggland's Best eggs are simply superior in
 nutrition, freshness and taste, and I hope that people will be a
s excited as I am to try these extraordinary regional recipes."
Compared to regular eggs, Eggland's Best eggs contain 25 percent
less saturated fat, five times more vitamin D, more than double the
Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E and three times more vitamin B12. 
Eggland's Best's superior nutritional profile is due to its proprietary
 all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a
 wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E.
 In addition, a recent independent study showed that Eggland's Best eggs
 stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
For official contest rules and to vote for your favorite recipe, visit
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an
 excellent source of Vitamins D, B12, and E, and a good source of
Vitamin B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have five times more Vitamin D,
 more than double the Omega-3, 10 times more Vitamin E and 25 percent
 less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service
 customers that the eggs meet the highest production and safety standards.
 Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American
 shoppers in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards,
"America's Most Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the 2016 Women's Choice
Awards, and has received numerous awards from Prevention Magazine,
Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Women's Health, and many others. 
In 2014, Eggland's Best was also awarded "Product of the Year" in the egg
 category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly
 controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a
 better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB eggs are a
vailable in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, cage
 free hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified Kosher.
For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.

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CONTACT:  Kimberly Stover, 973-588-2000, kstover@coynepr.com

Monday, August 29, 2016

Whole Note® Baking Mixes Declared 2016 U.S.A. Taste Champions

Chefs in America awards nine Superior Taste G old Medals to Whole Note Food Company.

KATY, Texas, Aug, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Note Food Company and
Chefs in America are pleased to announce that Whole Note's unique baking mixes
 have been awarded Gold Medals for Superior Taste in the American Masters of 
Taste 2016 U.S.A. Taste Championships.  These seven-whole-grain, gluten-free
 mixes are currently sold in southwest region Whole Foods Markets and other
 select natural and specialty food stores, as well as to food service customers.
 All nine products submitted won the awards, including:
  • Original Crepe Mix
  • Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • Non-Dairy Pancake Mix
  • Original Waffle Mix
  • Non-Dairy Waffle Mix
  • Lemon Ginger Muffin Mix
  • Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
  • Create-A-Muffin Mix
  • Cappuccino & Dark Chocolate Muffin Mix

The Gold Medal for Superior Taste is the top award granted by American Masters of Taste,
the nation's oldest third party culinary endorsement program. Chefs in America operates
the program, following "triple blind" judging protocols to ensure accurate and fair results.
Paul Morris, CEO of Whole Note, said, "We are honored to have our mixes awarded
 the Gold Medal Seal for Superior Taste. We always strive to provide food products 
that truly excel in terms of taste and nutrition, while also being gluten-free. 
It is very gratifying for us to receive this recognition for our efforts."
The judging panel—Masters of Taste chefs, specially trained in sensory evaluation —agreed that,
"Whole Note Food Company has developed a consistent product line of baking
mixes that gave distinct impressions of quality ingredients and careful recipe
 formulation. They are well suited to the American palate, whether one is seeking
 a conventional or gluten-free mix. All of their products presented exceptionally well."

About Whole Note Food Company:Based in Katy, Texas, Whole Note Food Company
is a fast-growing, innovative, family-owned company. In addition to being delicious,
Whole Note® baking mixes are nutritious, made from A Healthy Medley of 7 Whole Grains;
 quick and easy to make; and certified gluten-free. For more information, including where
 to find Whole Note® products, please visit www.wholenotegf.com,
or email info@wholenotegf.com.
About Chefs in America:"American Masters of Taste" and "Chefs In America"
are registered trademarks in the United States. More information on the organization
 and their 30-year history of judging and endorsing food, beverage and culinary
products may be found at www.chefsinamerica.org.
Media Contact: Paul Morris

Friday, August 26, 2016

70,000 Canadian teens are getting fit this summer

GoodLife Fitness’ free Teen Fitness Program offers teens a chance to get a healthy head start for school year

[London, ON]— Over 68,000 Canadian teens have currently registered for GoodLife Fitness’ Free Teen Fitness Program – a free summer-long Program that encourages teens to get active at GoodLife clubs across the country. In its seventh year, the Teen Fitness Program is seeing extremely successful registration rates, up from an average 65,000, as more teens are using the opportunity to take control of their health.

According to ParticipACTION, 68 per cent of Canadian youth, between ages 12 to 17 are sedentary for 50 per cent of their waking hours. Additionally, only 53 per cent of grade nine students reported that their parents are very supportive of them being physically active. With statistics like these in mind, GoodLife created the Teen Fitness Program to allow teens the option to pursue their own healthy lifestyle with access to cardio and strength training equipment as well as a variety of fitness classes, for free.  

“We started the Teen Fitness Program to help instill healthy habits within our Teens,” said Founder and CEO, David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans. “The Program has surpassed all of our expectations and we are thrilled with the results. We see Teens in clubs not only taking advantage of the program but setting an example for their families. We often see families come in to do a work out together, it’s truly inspiring to see.”

The GoodLife Fitness Teen Fitness Program takes place each summer from the beginning of July to the end of August. For more information on the program visit www.teenfitness.ca or www.goodlifefitness.com 

About GoodLife Fitness
Proudly Canadian since 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness club chain in Canada and the fourth largest overall in the world. With over 365 clubs from coast-to-coast, including GoodLife Fitness, Énergie Cardio, Fit4Less by GoodLife and ÉconoFitness Clubs, approximately 14,400 employees and more than 1.25 million Members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 28 Canadians every day.

Purpose: To give every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Popcorn, Indiana® Introduces Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn

 Popcorn, Indiana, maker of America's #1 Kettlecorn, is excited to introduce
its Himalayan Pink Salt flavor to the marketplace. Inspired by the small town
that bears its name, these delicious little bursts of joy that come out of the
 big red bags are enhanced with Himalayan Pink Salt, offering rich popcorn
flavor with a subtle, pleasing salt taste.
Popcorn, Indiana Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn
The Himalayan Pink Salt flavor is Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free,
 and Certified Kosher. With no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and Zero
 Trans Fat, this ready-to eat snack contains just 37 calories per cup, making it
the perfect choice for school lunches, a midday work snack or a pre-exercise pick-me-up.
Himalayan Pink Salt joins the already popular portfolio of Popcorn, Indiana
 flavor offerings that include ready-to-eat popcorn and a portfolio of decadent
 Drizzlecorn® flavors. Himalayan Pink Salt is available at national, regional and
 local retailers across the U.S. and Canada in 4.4 oz bags.

 For more information, visit www.popcornindiana.com, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

About Popcorn, IndianaPopcorn, Indiana is a real place. It's a small town, in the
 heart of corn country. Population 42. And yet, somehow it's more than just a
 town. It's a time, a philosophy, a way of life. Honest, just like the popcorn that
 bears its name. Popcorn, Indiana – tender pieces of joy made for you and your family.
The maker of America's #1 Kettlecorn offers a broad range of adventurous
 flavors for any palate.  In addition to Popcorn, Indiana sweet & salty
 Kettlecorn, the brand offers Sea Salt, Aged White Cheddar, Movie Theater,
 Chicago Style Caramel & Cheese and Smoky Queso.  For those
 looking for a bit of indulgence, Popcorn, Indiana has a range of decadent
Drizzlecorn® flavors including Black & White and Dark Fudge Sea Salt
Caramel.  All Popcorn, Indiana products are made from non-GMO corn and
contain whole grains. Popcorn, Indiana snacks are available at national, regional
and local retailers across the U.S. and Canada. We Live for Popcorn™.

 For more information, visit www.popcornindiana.com.

CONTACT: Stephanie Fray, CONUNDRUM, stephanie@conundrummarketing.com,

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Leader in Hot Sauces Ashley Foods Brings the Heat with Mark of the Beast Pepper Extract

SUDBURY, Mass., Aug., 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- You might think you're ready to experience
 the Mark of the Beast, but before you try it out, you should take a step back and prepare
yourself. Are you ready to sweat out every bit of liquid in your pores? Are you prepared to feel the burn?

After years of experimentation, hot-sauce master David Ashley has finally outdone himself.
With a heat level that comes close Plutonium #9 and some of Mad Dog's other hot sauces,
Mark of the Beast offers both maddening fire and a delicious, peppery flavor.
This high-quality HPLC-certified pepper extract offers a Scoville heat score of six million
units per drop. If you're not familiar with the Scoville heat scale, let us break it down for you.
Walking through a burning hell fire would seem like a cool shower compared to this stuff.
It's not for the faint of heart, but if you can't get enough spice in your life, you'll quickly
 realize you've met your match with Mark of the Beast. Like our other hot sauces and
extracts, we make Mark of the Beast in small, carefully monitored batches using the
 finest natural ingredients. Live life to the hottest with Mark of the Beast hot pepper extract.

Although Ashley Foods wasn't officially founded until 1991, David Ashley's passion for
hot sauce started much earlier. What began as an experiment in Ashley's home kitchen
in Brighton, Massachusetts, quickly grew into an empire of spicy prosperity. From
 winning national hot sauce awards to collaborating with famous musicians like the
Dead's Bob Weir or Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Ashley's Mad Dog 357 hot sauce brand
 has more than earned its strong reputation for taste and fire. The Ashley Food
Company prides itself on using carefully selected hot peppers from all around the
world as well as other high-quality, natural ingredients. Ashley Foods is a proud
American company, and we manufacture all of our products in the United States.

 Visit www.ashleyfoods.com.
For more information about Mark of the Beast Pepper Extract and our other spicy foods,
 please contact David Ashley at 1-800-61-SAUCE or Email.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Oceania Summer Sales Event, Seabourn Wants New Cruisers, Cunard, Windstar, Crystal, and more

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

20 Unbelievable Reasons To Start Your Day With Water and Lemon

Article source: Living Traditionally
Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which we absolutely need. Lemon with water can be considered the best natural energy booster. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in need of water to push out toxins and rejuvenate the cells. In other words, this homemade “lemonade” helps eliminate internal toxins, regulating proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as smoothly as possible.

  1. Water with lemon provides the body with electrolytes which hydrate your body. As lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
  2. Water with lemon is good for the joints, reducing pain in the joints and muscles.
  3. Warm water with lemon helps digestion as lemon contains citric acid. It interacts with other enzymes and acids which easily stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and digestion.
  4. The liver produces more enzymes from water with lemon than from any other food.
  5. Water with lemon cleanses the liver. Lemon juice stimulates the liver to release toxins.
  6. Water with Lemon helps fight infections of the respiratory tract, sore throats and inflammation of the tonsils. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon.
  7. Warm water with lemon helps regulate natural bowel movement.
  8. Water with lemon is indispensable for the normal work of metabolism. Since lemon is a powerful antioxidant, it protects the body from free radicals and strengthens the immune system.
  9. Water with lemon aids in proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon  has a high content of potassium). Depression and anxiety are often the result of low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.
  10. Water with lemon cleanses blood, blood vessels and arteries.
  11. Water with lemon can help lower blood pressure.  A daily intake of one lemon can reduce high blood pressure by 10%.
  12. Water with lemon creates an alkalizing effect in the body. Even if you drink it immediately before a meal,  it can help your body maintain a higher level of pH. The higher the pH, the more your body is able to fight diseases.
  13. Water with lemon is good for the skin. Vitamin C in lemon, improves our skin by rejuvenating the body.  Drinking water with lemon regularly (every morning) will improve the condition of your skin.
  14. Water with lemon  helps to dilute uric acid, the built up of which leads to pain in the joints and gout.
  15. Water with lemon is beneficial for pregnant women. Since lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, it acts as an adaptogen helping the body cope with viruses such as colds.  Furthermore, vitamin C helps the formation of bone tissue of the unborn baby. At the same time, due to the high content of potassium, a mixture of water with lemon helps forming cells of the brain and nervous system of the baby.
  16. Water with lemon relieves heartburn. For this, mix a teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water.
  17. Water with lemon helps dissolve gallstones,  kidney stones, pancreatic stones, and calcium deposits.
  18. Water with lemon helps with weight loss.  Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven  people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster.
  19. Water with lemon helps with tooth pain and gingivitis.
  20. Water with lemon prevents cancer. This is due to the fact that lemons are a highly alkaline food. Multiple studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.

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