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    5 of the most popular businesses that came to Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this year

    CrossFit Texas moved to a new location at 641 W. Front Street, Hutto in November. (Courtesy CrossFit Texas) In the last 6 months, numerous businesses have come the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area. From eateries to gyms to coffee shops and more, the area continues to attract establishments at a rapid pace. Based on readership, some of the most popular include: 1) Taco Palenque is now open drive-thru only in Round Rock. The “Fresh Mex” restaurant opened Oct. 15 at 130 Louis Henna Blvd., Round Rock. The first Taco Palenque restaurant opened in 1987 in Laredo. It was founded   Read More

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    Obesity is a social problem. Addressing it requires access to healthy food, not restrictions

    The path to a nanny state is paved with good intentions. According to local reports, the council in “the most obese area in Lancashire” is planning to place restrictions on takeaway food to control the health menace. While this isn’t a standalone measure — there is also talk of encouraging exercise and addressing mental health issues — it is of a piece with the notion that health and well-being stem primarily from the decisions individuals take — smokers get cancer, obese people diabetes and heart disease. Even sitting down — in sedentary jobs, people don’t have a choice — is   Read More

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  • Food & Cooking

    Zoom Cooking, DIY Pizza, Riverhead Farmers Market

    The East End Food Institute has announced the grand reopening of the Riverhead Farmers Market at the former Homeside Florist and Garden Center, specifically 139 Main Road in Riverhead. To celebrate local farms and producers, they’ll launch on Small Business Saturday, November 27, and the market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekly through April 30, 2022. For the first time, the market will accept SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) and will also partner with Field & Fork Network, a Buffalo-based nonprofit that has expanded the Double Up Food Bucks program across New York. If you’re   Read More

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    Plant-based diets: Putting veggies at the center of our plates

    Correspondent Ben Tracy asked actress Tabitha Brown, “Did you ever think you’d be making jackfruit tacos for your lunch?” “Honey, absolutely not. Four years ago, I didn’t think I would been vegan. Who knew? Ain’t that something how life can change?” If you were looking for someone to spread the gospel of plant-based eating, Tabitha Brown would have been an unlikely messenger, considering the food on which she grew up: “Honey, I grew up on everything. I’m from North Carolina, child; I done ate a little bit of things I should not have eaten – a lot of fried food,   Read More

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  • Food News

    What you shouldn’t donate to your local food bank

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — In a Facebook post now shared more than 200,000 times, a Cuyahoga Falls native compiled a list of food bank must-haves and those items you might want to hold off donating. “I love people are talking about the needs of the hungry this holiday season,” said Kristin Warzocha, Greater Cleveland Food Bank CEO. The trending topic on social media is appreciated at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, where demand is the highest it has ever been in its 40-plus-year history. First up on that list: mac and cheese. It may be a popular staple, but some claim   Read More

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    Longitudinal associations between objective and perceived healthy food environment and diet: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

    This article was originally published here Soc Sci Med. 2021 Nov 6:114542. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114542. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Research examining the influence of neighborhood healthy food environment on diet has been mostly cross-sectional and has lacked robust characterization of the food environment. We examined longitudinal associations between features of the local food environment and healthy diet, and whether associations were modified by race/ethnicity. METHODS: Data on 3634 adults aged 45-84 followed for 10 years were obtained from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Diet quality was assessed using the Alternative Healthy Eating Index at Exam 1 (2000-2002) and Exam   Read More

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    Rooted In Foods | Comforting casseroles | Food & Cooking

    Borrowed from French cuisine, cooking “en casserole” started to gain popularity in the U.S. shortly after the turn of the 19th century. A 1907 San Francisco Call newspaper article called this cooking method “simple” and “economical,” which may be why the casserole has remained a favorite over many generations. Traditionally, the term casserole referred to the porous earthenware dish in which food was cooked. Early U.S. casseroles dishes were rough on the outside and glazed on the inside which often resulted in a reddish interior. A stubby handle was part of the casserole, allowing for easier transport to a dining   Read More

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    Is ‘climatarian’ diet the eco-friendly answer to food wastage? Here’s what experts say

    We cannot talk about healthy eating and keeping ourselves fit without considering the environment. ‘Health’ is not an isolated concept, but one with a holistic standpoint that takes into account many factors. Around the world, people have come to understand that every action has repercussions that ultimately affect the planet. As such, there has been a conscious shift in diet for many people, who have started choosing plant-based foods over those that are animal-derived. Mostly, the word that comes to mind is ‘veganism’, or even ‘vegetarianism’. While the latter factors out meat and poultry, the former excludes all forms of   Read More

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  • food recipes

    17 perfect potpie recipes to make with Thanksgiving leftovers

    Potpie just might be the quintessential cold-weather comfort food — and perhaps the all-time best use of leftover turkey. These all-in-one delights not only cover the need for a rich, creamy texture, but also satisfy with a buttery, flaky, carb-y finish. While the classic filling is a savory chicken mixture, potpies can be made with anything from veggies to meat, from seafood to even fruit. The toppings are also interchangeable and can be created from crispy potatoes, pie dough, puff pastry or biscuits. It’s a perfect palette for customizing and any combination is sure to be delicious. These potpies   Read More

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  • Food News

    7 restaurants selling Dallas’ most expensive food

    Insane: That’s the word Dallas chef Samir Dhurandhar uses to describe the money some people are willing to spend on dinner in Dallas right now. A meal for two at some of Dallas’ most expensive places, like Monarch, Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse and Shoyo, could cost $300 to $1,000 for two people. Or more. While Dallas has always had a reputation for being flashy, the city has more ultra-expensive restaurants than ever before. And prices at some of the most exclusive spots are at an all-time high: Food prices are inflated, restaurant workers are demanding higher wages and rent isn’t   Read More

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