Unite for LOVE

Each day you hear us share how full of joy our hearts are at Unite for HER, serving and loving our community in need, but today I am writing to you with a heavy heart, one that is broken and heavy over the senseless loss of another innocent, beautiful black life in America.

I write this from a place of humility, empathy and love, for I, a white middle-aged woman, cannot pretend to understand the bias and prejudice that those of color live with each and every day.

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Roasted Beet and Apple Salad with Caramelized Fennel and Citrus-Ginger Vinaigrette by the Classic Diner

At the Classic Diner Chef Erik crafts memorable dishes with the freshest seasonal ingredients. This roasted beet and apple salad with caramelized fennel and citrus-ginger vinaigrette, accompanied by mini quiches, is sure to wow your family at your next brunch.

Cook with Erik live this Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 1:00 pm on Facebook in a new episode of Unite for HER at Home: Summer Chef Edition

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Plant-Based Sources of Iron

Plant-Based Sources of Iron

Iron is an essential nutrient in our diet. Nearly 70% of iron is used to produce hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle cells, both of which transport oxygen and nutrients to cells. A small amount of iron also becomes part of proteins essential for aspiration and energy metabolism. As you can see – it’s a very important mineral!

Certain populations of people are at higher risk of developing iron deficiency,

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Healthy Beauty Basics: Safe Sunscreen

Today’s most natural sunscreens contain the active ingredients Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide or a combination of both. They usually come in an opaque lotion and use heavy carrier oils to resist being washed off. While they may not be the most convenient or the most glamorous – they’re usually the safest. Keep in mind, there’s no sun protection on earth that compares to the shade of a palm tree, a sassy, wide-brimmed sun hat, big UV sunglasses or tightly-woven clothing.

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May 4, 2020 – A Note from Founder and CEO Sue Weldon

When asked about my anniversary date, I find myself so unbelievably grateful for the time I have received along with the ability to reflect on all that came from my cancer diagnosis. Looking back at what cancer presented in my life, I certainly feel immense gratitude to God for another healthy and happy year with my beautiful family, marking the many milestones of our now grown children as they go out into the world experiencing all life has in store for them.

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Do Pantry Food Expiration Dates Matter?

How many times have you stared at the date stamped on your can of beans or package of rice and wondered, “What does ‘best by’ mean and do my beans know it’s 29 days past this date?!”   Well, this happens to me often and I end up tossing food that is actually safe to eat.  Turns out, these dates are not as scary as they seem!

We typically see three types of dates stamped on our food products:

  1. Best By
  2. Use By
  3. Sell By

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Brunch at Home

If you hadn’t already heard – our Bloom Fashion Show is going virtual. With Bloom at Home coming to you live on Sunday, April 26, what better way to celebrate than with delicious food?! To get us all in the mood to support and celebrate our community, I put together a Bloom at Home Brunch.

The menu includes both sweet and savory dishes, that are delicious, versatile and call for pantry and kitchen staple ingredients.

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Zinc and Your Immune System

Immunity and fighting illness is on the top of everyone’s mind right now. While we listen each day for health updates and follow COVID-19 prevention recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), let’s not forget about the simple, common-sense things we can all do at home to support our own immune system.

Food as Medicine

A healthy gut contributes to a healthy immune system.

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