Through our Feeding Minds blog, we provide engaging content weekly that connects our audience to all things food; from picking fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets, healthy eating tips, cooking advice, must-try restaurants, food festivals, and kid-friendly activities.

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June 1, 2017

By PilotLight

Thoughtful Thursday: linger a little longer

By Brenna O’Dea By now we have spent our Mindful Mondays mulling over mornings at the farmer’s market, adventures-en-mise-en-place, and beautiful bread baking. This week we bring you a Thoughtful Thursday post, and we hope you all had a delightful and delicious Memorial Day. This week we bring you the grand finale…the moment you’ve all been waiting […]

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May 24, 2017

By PilotLight

Summer 2017: tasty trends

By Brenna O’Dea Summer 2017 is starting and we could not be happier…or hungrier. With the new season come new trendy tasty treats. We aren’t always all about food trends. Sometimes they are just plain silly. Anyone remember purple and green ketchup? Yeah, let’s leave that part of the past behind us. But sometimes, funky […]

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May 22, 2017

By PilotLight

Mindful Monday: baking bread for a clear head

By Brenna O’Dea Summer is heating up fast, so here is your weekly reminder to SLOW DOWN. We all know that feeling. June will be here before we know it…July 4th rolls around and we cannot believe how quickly it is all flying by…and soon enough we will be unpacking those vacation bags and packing up […]

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May 10, 2017

By PilotLight

Spotlight on Pilot Light: Food Advocacy Projects

By Brenna O’Dea Food Education. What exactly does it mean? You hear us talk about it all the time, but sometimes the definition can still be a bit hazy. Is it the same as nutrition education? Is it all about eating food or is it about cooking food too? Well, kind of yes and kind […]

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May 8, 2017

By PilotLight

Mindful Monday: adventures en mise en place

By Brenna O’Dea Ah, that lovely feeling. It puts your mind and heart at ease. All of your stresses and worries melt away like butter on toast. The feeling you get when finally, “everything is in it’s place,” or “mise en place” as they say. The carrots are peeled, the garlic is pressed, the onions are […]

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May 3, 2017

By PilotLight

Pink & Purple Produce: what’s in season & what to do with it

By Brenna O’Dea The farmer’s market can be a lil’ funky this time of year. Some of your summer staples are not yet in season…you play the waiting game…grabbing an underripe tomato here…a loaf of bread there…oo is that a donut stand in the distance? Before you know it your basket is filled with more […]

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May 1, 2017

By PilotLight

Mindful Monday: farmer’s market fun

By Brenna O’Dea May has finally arrived! The month made of fresh air and fresh flowers. This May, we will be devoting a bit more time to mindfulness, starting with Mindful Mondays. Today, we want to chat about one fun way you create meaningful and mindful food memories and practices for the whole family. It is […]

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April 24, 2017

By PilotLight

There’s a popsicle party and you’re invited

By Brenna O’Dea Sweet summertime is upon us!!! Okay, I might be getting bit ahead of myself here, but I am more eager than ever for some sunshine and for that cool breeze to turn into a warm one. And with warm weather comes the need for cool treats. That ice cream truck tune can […]

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April 22, 2017

By PilotLight

Earth Day Eats

By Brenna O’Dea She tells you when to wake up in the morning and when it is time to settle down at night. She lets you know if you need a sweater cause it’s a lil’ breezy outside or if you should lather on that sun block. She does her best to remind you to […]

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April 18, 2017

By PilotLight

April Showers Bring May Flours

By Brenna O’Dea Baking is the best. Christmas cookies, birthday cake, or just somethin’ sweet on a regular old day because you feel like it. I like baking because it feels even more relaxing to me than cooking. Even though I have to pay closer attention to measurements and the timing of everything, I feel […]

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