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Stories & research on healthy food and stress-free living.

How to Make Vegetable Stock at Home

How to Make Vegetable Stock at Home

Hunker in at home with this simple but flavorful roasted vegetable broth. One of my favorites, it’s comfort food at its homiest, so you can enjoy a warm bowl of soup and bid the last remnants of winter weather farewell from inside the house. We love the simplicity of this recipe: all you really need are some leftover vegetables — the ones we listed are merely a suggestion, so feel free to take the liberty of throwing in whatever you have in your fridge at home. The real secret to this broth? Roasting the vegetables beforehand — it adds a depth and complexity that most veggie stocks tend to lack in comparison to meat and bone broths.

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What's Cookin'? <br/>Meet Christine, Mosaic's <br/>Head Chef.

What's Cookin'?
Meet Christine, Mosaic's
Head Chef.

Meet Christine Malanga, Mosaic’s head chef. Christine spends her days dreaming up tasty new meals for our ever-growing menu and making sure everything is cooked to perfection by the time it gets to your door.Get to know Christine in her own words, via a few of our burning questions.

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The Ultimate Guide to Freezing Vegetables At Home

The Ultimate Guide to Freezing Vegetables At Home

These days, frozen vegetables are flying off the shelves in grocery stores across the country. And with shoppers stockpiling their kitchens, empty freezer aisles are the new normal. Here at Mosaic, we're experts at freezing veggies (in fact, it's pretty much the only thing we do). Which is why we know that while pre-frozen vegetables are convenient, you can achieve much the same result by freezing fresh food yourself. Here are some tips on how to get started.

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Mosaic's Response to COVID-19

Mosaic's Response to COVID-19

Over the course of the past week, we've gotten many questions from our community about how we're handling the COVID-19 epidemic. So this morning, Mosaic co-founders Matt and Sam sent this note out to our customers to answer some of those questions. In short: the health and safety of our customers is, and will always be, our first priority.

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What is 'Processed Food'? Why This Ambiguous Term Leaves Consumers in the Dark

What is 'Processed Food'? Why This Ambiguous Term Leaves Consumers in the Dark

In recent years, “processed food” has become synonymous with “unhealthy food”, and processing has become an infamous black mark to health-conscious consumers. But despite widespread backlash against “processing”, most people still struggle to define the term. And knowing the difference between healthy and harmful processing will help you shop smart and make the most informed choices when it comes to the foods you eat.

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Better Than Fresh: Why Frozen Food is the Future

Better Than Fresh: Why Frozen Food is the Future

Here at Mosaic, we love frozen food. At first, that may sound crazy. So much of the frozen food that’s on the market today is unhealthy, unsatisfying, or filled with preservatives. And as a result, the entire frozen industry in the U.S. is stigmatized. Think about it: when was the last time you genuinely enjoyed — and felt good about — eating a frozen meal? But when we at Mosaic started researching the details, we realized things don’t have to be that way.

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Meet Mosaic: Making Healthy, Satisfying Food Accessible to Everyone

Meet Mosaic: Making Healthy, Satisfying Food Accessible to Everyone

Mosaic started back in 2018, when we (co-founders Matt and Sam) were searching for a better way to eat. As busy New York professionals, we were painfully aware of the trade-offs between health, convenience, price, and taste when it came to our food. No matter where we looked, we couldn’t seem to find all four of these elusive virtues in one package. The healthiest of our meals were the most time-consuming — and the most expensive. The tastiest were the worst for our health. And the most convenient were bland and repetitive. We knew there was a better way, and we decided to find it.

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