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Ohio’s Own: Kale Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Kale Chips

Trendy for two years, it looks like kale is here to stay. There’s a good reason for that: it’s a super-healthy food, in the way that leafy greens are all pretty healthy. At some point, kale-eaters discovered that the green leafy thing could be thrown into the oven and crisped like a chip. After that, […]

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Ohio’s Own: Swainway Microgreens

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Swainway Microgreens

There’s another edible vegetable that’s local and available farm fresh in the winter months: Swainway Urban Farm’s Microgreens. True to its name, Swainway operates right out of the center of Columbus, or at least, the center of Clintonville. That makes it hyper-local. You can find its microgreens at farmers’ markets, Bexley Co-op, and Weiland’s. The […]

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Power Smoothies to Energize Your New Year

Sarah Morford Sarah Morford Power Smoothies to Energize Your New Year

It’s 5:30 am, and your alarm is going off. You made the resolution to fit exercise into your schedule this year, but between work, studying, volunteering, and your active social life, it looks like the early morning is the only consistent time available to achieve this feat. One problem: you are not a morning person. […]

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Who Grew Your Food?

Benji Ballmer Benji Ballmer Who Grew Your Food?

Most of the earth’s usable energy comes from the sun. The very act of reading this article is requiring you as a human organism to expend energy that came from the sun. That energy was most likely brought into your body through a process known as eating which most of us do without giving it […]


Staying Fit From Nine to Five

Nijya Saffo Nijya Saffo Staying Fit From Nine to Five

Working adults are one of the largest demographic segments that consume fast food, are overweight, and are less active than normal. All these things can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, and more. As a corporate fitness instructor, I have seen firsthand how bringing health and wellness to the job brings increased productivity and happier days […]

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Ohio’s Own: Sunsprout Farms

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Sunsprout Farms

As winter slowly takes over Central Ohio, it’s slim pickings in the world of locally grown produce. Kale can make it out there for a little bit, but it’s game over for the tomatoes, zucchini and peppers. There’s always sprouts, though. Sunsprout Farms is based locally in Columbus. It’s a family-run business that grows sprouts […]

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Restaurant Review: Little Eater

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Little Eater

Although bowls of veggie combos take center stage at its North Market counter, Little Eater is much more than a bunch of well-crafted salads. The newest eatery offers a fully developed menu for market visitors. Little Eater’s paper menu is attached to a clipboard that sits at one end of the counter. There, you can […]


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