Chipotle Launches Lifestyle Bowls

Paleo, Keto, Whole30® and Double Protein-approved options are now available for delivery exclusively through Chipotle’s mobile app and website.

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced the launch of a new collection of Lifestyle Bowls, just in time for New Year’s Resolutions. The new line includes a Paleo Salad Bowl, Keto Salad Bowl, Whole30® Salad Bowl and Double Protein Bowl, all exclusively available through the mobile app and on the Chipotle website for in-restaurant pickup or delivery. These first-to-category, diet-driven menu offerings are helping those who have committed to living a healthier lifestyle by making it easy to order delicious bowls that only contain the real ingredients permitted by certain diet regimens.

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Early Icewine Harvest Builds Anticipation for 24th Annual Niagara Icewine Festival

In its 24th year, Niagara’s Icewine Festival is one of Ontario’s largest wine celebrations where wine lovers, cocktail fans, and foodies are sure to create sweet memories to last a lifetime. Ontarians and visitors are invited to discover an extraordinary collection of wine and culinary experiences while tasting Icewine, one of Canada’s most treasured products. Experiences also offer the opportunity for consumers to discover Ontario’s internationally-acclaimed VQA sparkling, red and white wines.

The Icewine celebrations kick off on Friday, January 11th with the Niagara Icewine Festival Northern Lights Gala at the Fallsview Casino Resort. Guests of this uniquely Canadian affair will enjoy VQA Icewine and table wines from 35 Niagara Peninsula wineries, and delicious food pairings crafted by the top chefs of Fallsview Casino Resort and live entertainment.

The Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass also begins on January 11th and runs Friday – Sunday until January 27th. This program gives consumers the opportunity to choose eight wine and culinary pairings from a list of over 40 incredible VQA wineries along Wine Country Ontario’s Wine Route.

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A New Year, A New You: Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Share Their Top Health Tips

Many people view the start of a new year as an opportunity to accomplish big goals: losing 20 pounds, running a marathon or hitting the gym every day at dawn. Such lofty goals, especially without a game plan on how to accomplish them, often fade from memory by spring.

National Spokespeople for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourage their clients to keep three ideas in mind when creating New Year’s resolutions for 2019: “Create an action plan. Pace yourself. Stay positive.”

Create an action plan
“Create personal goals based on what actionable steps you can take to meet them,” says Debbie Petitpain, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Charleston, S.C. “Set an actionable goal of exercising three times a week and eating a piece of fruit after dinner instead of a piece of cake. Decide ahead of time of what success looks like to you. Otherwise, how will you know when you’ve achieved it?”   Continue reading

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Finally: Organic Wine Done Right

 

Good Company Wines, Inc. (GCW), regarded for its expertly curated, global wine selections, today announced its strategic partnership with San Francisco-based subscription meal delivery service, Sun Basket. Having successfully launched the program in the initial markets, GCW will now further expand this new dimension of the organic meal subscription experience to a National audience.

Highly differentiated, the Sun Basket subscription is focused on “cleaner glass” wine selections. Biodynamic, organic and sustainably farmed wines, the program is built on GCW’s’ expansive global wine network and Sonoma-based operations which have proven to be highly effective in delivering the great tasting, high value wines Sun Basket expects for its members.

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Last-Minute Food Hacks and Tips for Holiday Entertaining

Lose the Stress and “Chill” Using Frozen and Refrigerated Foods

Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year…but sometimes the challenges of food shopping and holiday cooking can turn festive times into stressful times.

Chill! The frozen and dairy aisles of your local grocery stores are full of shortcuts and holiday helpers to make preparations easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable for holiday events, family gatherings and even unexpected guests.

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) recommends you shop early, keep your fridge and freezer stocked full, and check out the many easy to make holiday appetizers, entrees and desserts like these Mediterranean Stuffed Phyllo Crisps at EasyHomeMeals.com.

Top Holiday Hacks and Tips:

  • Cheat a Little. Supplement your holiday cooking with quality foods from the cool aisles of the store…you don’t have to make everything from scratch…just add a few homemade touches.
  • Stock-Up. Eliminate those last minute frantic runs to the grocery store. The beauty of frozen and refrigerated foods – they are always ready when you are.
  • Appetizer ideas. Have plenty of cheeses on hand – they make great appetizers for impromptu get-togethers. In your freezer, keep handy pre-cooked shrimp, meatballs, quiche, wings, eggrolls and more – they take only minutes to prepare and can be served in festive holiday dishes.

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ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda Announces New Chance for Product Fans to be Featured in the Brand’s Iconic Logo

Brand is Celebrating their Consumers in 2019 Advertising Campaign

For more than 170 years, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda has remained a household staple. As a safe and natural cleaning option, DIY essential and cooking ingredient must-have, product fans have been unlocking the endless possibilities of our product for generations. To celebrate and recognize the ingenious, creative and clever uses Americans have devised for ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda over the years, the brand is asking men and women across the nation to show us how they use the product in their everyday lives for a chance to be featured in a 2019 advertising campaign.

Fans are invited to submit a picture of themselves replicating the iconic ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda logo arm flex, along with their clever baking soda use story on ArmandHammer.com/MorePowerToYou. Consumers can also “show us your flex” by publicly sharing a photo on their Instagram using @armandhammer #MorePowerToYou #Contest. Consumer entries will be accepted between December 15, 2018 through March 15, 2019 for a chance to have their flexed arm image featured in ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda online and print advertising throughout 2019.

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2019 Visitation Guidelines for the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Starting in January 2019, the museum will launch a new set of visitation guidelines with the introduction of peak and off-peak seasons. From March through August, the museum will require timed entry passes for the peak season when visitation is highest. During off-peak season, September–February, when visitation is lowest, visitors can enter the museum without passes. Passes are required every weekend throughout the year.

Following are guidelines for visiting the museum:

  • During peak season (March–August), visitors will need a timed entry pass to enter the museum before 1 p.m.
  • During off-peak season (September–February), walk-up entry is available every Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Advance timed entry passes are required every Saturday and Sunday, regardless of the season.
  • Walk-up entry is available every Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. until close, regardless of the season.
  • Same-day online passes are available on weekdays during peak season (March–August) and weekends year-round.
  • The museum’s hours of operation are 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 364 days a year. The museum is closed Dec. 25. The museum will have extended hours, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 29.
  • When planning a trip to the museum, visitors are encouraged to check si.edu/visitto determine whether they will need to obtain timed entry passes.
  • Groups of 10 or more people must reserve group passes every day of the year, during peak and off-peak seasons.

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Amtrak Launches Social Media Residency Program

Residents will ride Amtrak’s signature long-distance trains and share their experience on social; casting call now open

Amtrak has created #AmtrakTakeMeThere, a new social media residency program that showcases the diversity of Amtrak passengers and their unique train travel experiences. Instead of experiencing these stories on social media from the viewpoint of a professional travel blogger or influencer, Amtrak will highlight riders to tell their individual stories. Amtrak has launched an open casting call to find these unique riders, where users can share their stories and show how they use social media to engage their niche online community.

“Some of the best travel stories occur on our long-distance trains, and we are looking for travelers to share their real experiences,” said Amtrak Chief Marketing Officer Tim Griffin. “Adding the social media component allows our audience to connect and relate to each other.”

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