FDA Ban on Trans Fat

Trans fat in chips

Last week, it was announced that the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of trans fats in the food industry. The FDA condemned the artificial fat as a ‘threat to public health.’ This announcement has brought up a lot of questions regarding the ban such as: What are trans fats and why are they …

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November–National Diabetes Month

Finger test

November officially marks the beginning of National Diabetes Month. The importance of this month revolves around spreading awareness, funds and support for those who are dealing with the daily burdens that come with this disease. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages in the …

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Control Costs & Quality

Portion control for quality and cost controls.

Almost every chain restaurant has procedures in place regarding portion control in order to make sure ingredients are being measured and the correct amount of product is going out every time. Without having clear and concise expectations, restaurants are bound to lose a great deal of money. For example, say an employee at a chain …

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Escali Halloween 2013

Happy Halloween to all you creatures of the night. We get into Halloween ‘just a little bit’ here at Escali, as you can see!

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Halloween Recipes Galore

Pinterest Halloween Recipes

Check out the ‘Holiday Recipes’ Pinterest board for cute, creepy, ghoulish & mouthwatering recipes guaranteed to make your Halloween party a scream.  

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Eat This, Not That: A Diabetics’ Guide to Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy

This Halloween, treat yourself,  instead of tricking your waistline and blood sugar levels. Don’t let trick-or-treating with the kids become a ghoulish afterthought come November 1. Thanks to Diabetic Living, here is a guide to the most popular Halloween candy that won’t spike your blood sugar into nightmarish values. So the question is–‘is that candy …

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Why You Should Use a Digital Scale to Brew Your Coffee–Everytime

Coffee Grounds

One piping hot cup of coffee…. Thousands, no, millions of people start off their day with a cup of the good stuff. Coffee has not only become that morning pick-me-up, but it’s become a tradition, a comfort and to some, a true love. With  that daily cup, the expectation is that it should not only …

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The Giveaway You Should Be Terrified to Miss!

The best way to comfort yourself from things that go bump in the night is by winning FREE products, right?! Don’t forget about our Escali SmartConnect™ Kitchen scale giveaway! We’re currently at 455 Facebook ‘likes’. To choose a winner, we need to reach up to 500! So…what are you waiting for?! –‘Like’ the Escali Scales …

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How Smart Phones Have Revolutionized Weight Loss: What’s Next?

With the advent of smartphones and the bevvy of apps allowing one to have a personal coach and cheerleader, all in the palm of your hand, losing weight has never been ‘easier.’ With the ability to log the food you eat, track the calories you’ve burned and the distance you’ve gone, users can track almost …

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Brown Sugar and White Sugar: What’s the Difference?

Brown sugar and white sugar in wooden spoons.

Have you ever encountered a recipe that calls for both brown sugar and white sugar? You may wonder why it requires two different types of sugar. Can you simply use one or the other and get the same result? Can you substitute one for the other? What’s the difference? While they are both a form …

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