Slow Cooker BBQ Jackfruit Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Let’s chat about jackfruit. Are you a fan? Not quite sure what in the world jackfruit is? Well, jackfruit makes a wonderful vegan ‘meat like’ replacement. The jackfruit has a texture that is similar to pulled pork when it is cooked. It shreds just like pork would. I will admit that the first time that I...
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What is Jackfruit and How Can You Use It?

Ever tried jackfruit?! This ingredient is starting to gain traction in the U.S. as a vegetarian substitute for pulled pork or pulled chicken. Here’s everything we know about what it is and what to do with it! Jackfruit is turning up in more grocery aisles and restaurant menus these days. Although I am occasionally skeptical...
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Lemongrass and Its Many Uses in Food and Drinks

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a shrub-like herb with a distinct lemon aroma and flavor. It is native to the tropical regions of Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It’s also relatively easy to grow in a home herb garden and is a nice plant for containers. Dried or fresh lemongrass is commonly used to make herbal teas and other drinks. When cooking...
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10 Spicy & Traditional Liberian Foods That Will Make Your Mouth Water

1. Palava – Chunks of Smoked Meat or Fish in Spicy-hot Soup 196flavors.com What is it: Also known as Palaver sauce, Palava sauce, Plasas, Kontonmire, Kentumere, Nkontommire and pla’sas, this dish is basically a stew widely consumed throughout the country. It can be made with any kind of meat including chicken, beef, pork, chevon, mutton, or even fish,...
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Vietnam fruits, vegetables struggle to enter overseas market

Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exporters are struggling with many countries increasing quality standards for them. Dragon fruit, which accounts for 40 percent of Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports in value, is facing the biggest challenge as China, which used to buy 80-90 percent of Vietnam’s dragon fruit mainly through border gates, has tightened the import...
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FDA sends warnings to 3 seafood processors for violating federal law

Three seafood companies that export seafood to the United States on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, in addition to several other U.S. food safety laws. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in Latvia, Portugal, and Taiwan in April, May, and July. The...
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Will the foodservice industry ever knock down it’s brick wall of denial?

Day after day, I watch the list of foodborne illness casualties accumulate. As a food safety expert, I receive a ridiculous number of recall alerts and foodborne illness outbreak notices daily. And I watch in amazement as the food service industry continues to be in denial about our country’s serious, ongoing food safety problem. Things...
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