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Thankful Thoughts

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect what we are all thankful for and lets be honest, eat some delicious comfort food. Here at KOR, we are thankful for each and every one of our stupendous team members and the wonderful memories we are making everyday! Just because Thanksgiving is one day of the year, doesn’t mean we only give thanks once a year. We are so thankful for all of our clients and new friends we have met this year and look forward to meeting more in the New Year! Make some delectable food, have some laughs and give thanks this Thursday and everyday.

We have put together an ideal menu for Thanksgiving just for our readers:

  • Char-roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Fennel Seed, Fresh Garlic and Aleppo pepper
  • Grana Padano & Toasted Pine Nut Corn pudding
  • Olive Oil Sautéed Green Beans with Lardon
  • Port Wine & Orange Zest Cranberry Sauce
  • Oven Roasted Hearty Squash Medley

The best for last, Turkey with our favorite brine this year: Brown sugar, Bourbon & Soy Sauce, for flavor and browning.

PLUS a Garlic & Sage whipped butter under the skin for crisping & browning.

Have a Happy & Scrumptious Thanksgiving!

 

The Perfect Steak… KOR Style

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The Perfect SteakConsidering the popularity of steak, it’s shocking to learn that many consumers prefer to eat at steakhouses instead of making their own steak at home.  In fact, consumers often complain of poor taste, flavor, and quality when attempting to cook steak themselves. Here at KOR, we want you to feel comfortable creating a restaurant-quality steak in your own home. Below is a list of steps you need to take in order to make a delicious, perfectly cooked steak using a pan and a few ingredients. Read More

The Benefits of Buckwheat

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Buckwheat grainTypically overshadowed by more popular super foods like açaí and kale, buckwheat is an underutilized health powerhouse. A distant relative to both rhubarb and sorrel, buckwheat is a grain-like fruit seed that is derived from a flowering plant. It’s not only nutrient rich, but is also gluten-free (which is great for those at KOR with wheat sensitivities). Below we’ve listed the top nutrients found in buckwheat along with a description of how each can benefit your overall health.

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A Year Without A Diet

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SuperfoodAlthough consumers tend to create health goals that focus on dieting and calorie counting, 2014 seems to be the year of the “no diet” movement.

Americans in particular are starting to look at the big picture and are changing their overall lifestyle instead of focusing solely on short-term goals. Whether this means going vegan, juicing, or simply cutting out processed foods altogether, Americans are no longer relying on a “fix all” diet. Based on our experience, we have put together a list of 5 ways Americans are changing their food choices this year.

1) Ignoring Low-Fat Call-outs: While in the past dieters may have gotten sucked into the “low-fat” marketing ploy, today they know better. Consumers are now buying wholesome foods to avoid processed alternatives that often lack real, nutritious ingredients. Their new go-to items include nut butters, seeds, and other foods that may not be low-fat, but are nutrient dense. 

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Behind Consumer Purchasing Decisions

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iStock_000023976063SmallAre you trying to sell a food-related product, but always seem to be beaten out by the competition? Perhaps you are not thinking of the end user. Here at KOR, we know how important it is to keep the consumer in mind when developing, marketing, and selling products for our clients. Below is a list of five factors that affect consumer purchasing behavior that you should consider when comparing your product’s performance to that of competitors. 

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The Sweet Truth About Chocolate

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iStock_000007783481MediumSince America is the largest consumer of chocolate in the world, we at KOR saw it fit to delve into the chocolate world. Below you will find a list of questions the typical chocolate consumer may have — answered KOR-style.

 Is chocolate really bad for you?

While eating tons of chocolate isn’t recommended, it goes with the rule that eating too much of anything isn’t truly good for you. Both milk chocolate and white chocolate are more heavily processed and contain extra ingredients including milk fat. However, a true dark chocolate is better for you since the higher the cacao percentage, the less processed the chocolate. Unfortunately America has no standard for dark chocolate, but here at KOR we recommend going for 60% cacao or higher.

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Sodium

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01_Salt_v1While most diners are concerned that their meal contains minimal fats, sugars, and cholesterol, very few actually worry about sodium content. Whether you’re going out to eat, or eating a pre-made frozen dinner at home, sodium is definitely something you should be on the lookout for. The average American eats five or more teaspoons of salt each day, which is about 20 times as much as the ¼ teaspoon (600 mg) your body truly needs.  While sodium is good at minimal levels, eating too much can raise blood pressure and cause fluid retention.  To play it safe, check out our list of 5 products that typically have high-sodium levels.

1) Bread: A standard serving size of bread is one slice, although the typical American may consume two to three pieces in one sitting. To put it into perspective, a slice of bread contains around 120 mg of sodium, so eating more than one slice can certainly add up. Try low-sodium alternatives like unsalted breads, bagels, and rolls as well as low-sodium flatbread and pitas.

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Snack on This

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snack fightWhile organic produce, like fruit and veggies, is a healthy choice, consumers often choose to buy boxed and processed foods instead. Unfortunately, although most consumers know the better food choice, various factors determine what items actually end up in the grocery cart. Recent studies have shown that product availability, marketing, taste, convenience, and price all impact consumer buying decisions.

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Eating With Your Eyes

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Did you ever wonder why when you look at a plate of cookies too long you are tempted to eat one?  At KOR we know first-hand that eating is a sensory experience that goes well beyond your taste buds. To share our knowledge, we decided to provide you with a brief introduction about how eating with your eyes affects your food choices.

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