Fresh Eats

Farm to Family Food Truck - Delivering fresh food to those most in need

  • 1 September 2016
  • Content Editor

Written and Photographed by Allie Olsen

The Farm to Family food truck is a tale of resourceful ingenuity, pie-in-the-sky ideals and the American Dream.

It’s also a tale of overcoming economic mountains to provide for families in need. Farm to Family is changing the way the First Coast views food, and is giving the term “food truck” a whole new meaning.


The Food Truck

End of Summer Cookout - Hamburger Can be delicious and nutritious

  • 1 September 2016
  • Content Editor

Calorie Counts is a new section focused on providing information about the foods we eat, to act as a guide for healthier diet choices.

Butter Toasted Bun

Loose the bread:

A butter toasted bun is 220 calories and packed with carbs.

Healthier choice:

Sandwich your burger between two pieces of iceberg lettuce. It adds a great crunch and is virtually calorie free.

Extra Meat

Don’t Pile on the Meat:

Gourmet Pops Are Hot

  • 26 July 2016
  • Content Editor

A look at local ice pop peddlers

By Allie Olsen, Photography by Allie Olsen and courtesy of The Hyppo

It’s hot in Florida. It was back when we were kids, too. Back when Mom sent us outside to play every afternoon unless it was storming. On really hot days, my mom would pass out ice pops ... a red one if you were first in line, green if you were last.

Pan Seared Salmon with Chickpea Puree and Mediterranean Salad with Cucumber-Dill Yogurt Sauce

  • 26 July 2016
  • Content Editor

Pan Seared Salmon Ingredients:

4 6 oz pieces of salmon 


Lightly season with salt and pepper and pan sear or grill.

Mediterranean Salad Ingredients:

1/2 cucumber small dice

1 red bell pepper small dice

1/2 red onion small dice

1 Roma tomato small dice

1/8 cup red wine vinegar

juice of one lemon

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup chopped parsley

salt and pepper to taste


Back to School Lunchables

  • 26 July 2016
  • Content Editor

Prepackaged lunches may be easy but are not the best

Calorie Counts is a new section focused on providing information about the foods we eat, to act as a guide for healthier diet choices.

Nachos Cheese Dip & Salsa

Why this is a not so good choice: Corn chips are very high in sodium, and work fine as a small salty snack, but not as a main course, while cheese dip is traditionally higher in fat than cheese.

Feed the Burn: Food as fuel for your workout

  • 31 May 2016
  • Jaxcher

High intensity workouts and ultra-endurance competitions have grown in popularity in recent years. Participants enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes from finishing such demanding endeavors. The side effects of maximizing calorie expenditure while improving fitness are an added bonus. However, fueling extreme activities requires a careful understanding of the body’s metabolism and learning what happens when the fuel in your tank runs out too soon.