The First Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time-honored tradition in America, where every year we give thanks for a bountiful harvest (food), for family, friends, health, our country. We have all been taught that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 when the first (still) British settlers known as Pilgrims celebrated a good harvest and invited the Indian tribe, the Wampanoag’s, to sit and […]

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Bica e Vinho-Not the Typical Buffalo Restaurant

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As Buffalo, NY continues to make a name in the culinary world, it will continue to see chefs and restaurant owners expand consumers palates by pushing the boundaries of what is possible, what is unfamiliar, and what is creative. Bica e Vinho in East Aurora, NY is one such restaurant that pushes these boundaries, introducing restaurant goers to different styles […]

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Start Thanksgiving off right with a recipe from Chef Oliver

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It takes an enormous amount of energy and passion to run six restaurants. At Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino In Niagara Falls, NY there is one large team paving the way in the culinary industry. And their goals are lofty. At the helm is German born and classically French trained, Executive Chef Oliver Wolf. Wolf leads a culinary team of […]

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National Eating Healthy Day–Your Body Will Thank You

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Today is National Eating Healthy Day. In conjunction with the American Heart Association, Americans across the nation are encouraged to commit to healthier eating. The American Heart Association says that it’s an important first step to heart health. Why is National Healthy Day important? According to the American Heart Association, more than two-thirds of American adults and one in three […]

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Welcome to SM Traphagen!

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There is history, thought, and great stories woven into every food recipe, every plate served, and every new restaurant opened that gives us a glimpse into someone else’s life and culture. We are all connected on this tiny hamlet of a planet—and many times it’s food that connects us. I offer you a chance to explore great healthy recipes and […]

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Author

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Shannon Traphagen is the Associate Publisher at Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, a freelance writer for many national and international publications, and a public speaker. Having written a fiction novel and many published articles, this site offers readers the chance to explore the world of story, food, healthy living and eating, and exploration to many great cultures and cities.

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English Pork Pie Company–Owners of The British Chippy, Becomes Parker’s

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So this may be confusing but what was the British Chippy, owned by the English Pork Pie Company, has become Parker’s British Institution! I’ve reviewed the British Chippy (click here for that review). But seeing as they have evolved quite a bit, they deserve a refresh. I’ve recently spent time in England–a good two weeks, both for work and vacation. […]

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Locally owned grocery store, eatery, community store–East Aurora Co-op Market

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What is a co-op market? A co-op is a business that is owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit. People organize cooperatives to achieve together what they can’t do alone, and food co-ops are a great place to shop for fresh, delicious, locally sourced food. But they’re much more than that–co-ops are a democratic approach where everyone […]

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