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    Free lunches available for Decatur students | Food and Cooking

    Guy and Rose Scovill built this beautiful Chinese-inspired in the 1920s and 1930s. It was deeded to the Decatur Park District in the 1940s.  Clay Jackson DECATUR — Free Summer Food Service Program meals will be distributed at park and school locations across Decatur this summer. The program is offered through the Decatur Park District and Illinois State Board of Education. The park district and the Children’s Museum of Illinois will also provide free mobile STEAM programs following lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. STEAM stands   Read More

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    5 Best New Fast-Food Items for Your Waistline

    The pandemic proved that the age-old concept of the drive-thru is not only convenient, but sometimes necessary. However… unless you want a stacked-high beef burger or crispy chicken sandwich with a side of something deep-fried (like McDonald’s fries), the idea of grabbing fast food might still make you think twice. Happily (finally!), as of this week, at least five major chains are making major strides to introduce menu items that won’t fill you with fat, calories, and regret. Some of the world’s major fast-food chains are introducing exciting alternatives to their traditional burger menus. Since cutting red meat significantly   Read More

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    Smith: Foil, iron skillet expand campfire cooking options | Food and Cooking

    Jenna Smith I recently took my family on a weekend camping trip, where we experienced the great outdoors. We enjoyed the beautiful nature, the company of family and of course, the food. While we had the typical hot dog and hamburger meals, with two young children, I still got the request of “pizza.” No oven? No problem! There are a lot of meals that can be made over a campfire or grill. Foil packs are an easy no-mess solution to cooking over a campfire or on a grill. Use aluminum foil to wrap individual servings of nachos by topping tortilla   Read More

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    Mike McRoberts on going vegan and following his daughter to the protest front lines

    Newshub had to do some tactful filming of the School Strike 4 Climate protests in 2019 when one of their anchors abruptly – and against work policy – hopped into the front line with his then-teenage daughter, who was one of the co-organisers. It was around this time in his journalism career that Mike McRoberts​ reckons climate change really popped onto the concern radar of the general New Zealand public. “The sight of thousands of kids passionately demonstrating made a lot of us sit up and think, it certainly grabbed my attention,” he says, “I actually felt quite ashamed of   Read More

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    What are the healthiest foods to eat?

    There is plenty of confusion about what is healthy to eat. A long list of those foods have fallen in and out of favor — including milk and eggs and fat and nuts. There is plenty of confusion about what is healthy to eat. A long list of those foods have fallen in and out of favor — including milk and eggs and fat and nuts. Sally Squires, who writes the Lean Plate Club Blog, told WTOP that a group of scientists are out with new findings about the healthiest foods. “Some of them are going to be familiar,   Read More

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    21 Easy Summer Dinners You’ll Cook (or Throw Together) on Repeat

    When temperatures soar above 80 degrees, it’s OK to use the word “cook” loosely. This time of year, dinners are often made on the fly anyway, tossed together after a day at a park or by a pool. The New York Times Cooking recipes below stick to those unwritten rules of summer cooking: They must be bright and quick, with absolutely no oven required. This Seville-style gazpacho from Julia Moskin makes the perfect lunch or dinner on days when turning on the stove sounds sacrilegious. This chilled, creamy (but creamless!) soup takes a cool 20 minutes to blend, season and   Read More

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    Eat the Rainbow with these 15 Healthy and Colorful Plant-Based Recipes!

    These colorful vegan recipes are perfect for parties, Instagram, or anytime you want your meal to be a little more fun! They are also super healthy! Without any artificial dyes, you can have vibrant and aesthetic food. It’s the beauty of fruits and vegetables! These colorful vegan recipes are also great for getting picky eaters to eat more vegetables. The rainbow colors could attract anyone! Eat the rainbow! Try out one of these 15 colorful vegan recipes from our Food Monster App! They’re absolutely amazing! 1. Colorful Roasted Root Veggies Source: Colorful Roasted Root Veggies These Colorful Roasted Root Veggies   Read More

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    North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage

    SEOUL — North Korea is bracing itself for a possible food crisis in the coming months. Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, issued a rare warning about a “tense” food situation brought about by extensive flooding, the coronavirus pandemic and international sanctions, the state news media reported on Wednesday. Mr. Kim convened the Central Committee of his ruling Workers’ Party on Tuesday to assess the state of affairs in his isolated country, and said resolving the food shortage was “a top priority,” according to the official Korean Central News Agency. “In particular, the people’s food situation is now getting tense   Read More

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    Cooking for Kids: Chefs’ Go-To Recipes That Keep It Simple and Please the Picky

    I BEGAN WRITING about my son and his tricky eating habits six years ago. At the time, Achilles was only four and I was a cookbook author and restaurant critic for the New York Observer newspaper. The first book inspired by our dinner dynamic—my passion for food, his distaste for it—was a children’s book called “Can I Eat That?” It was an imaginary dialogue meant to foster a love of xiao long bao, tournedos and tostadas in young readers. I wanted to get away from the finger-wagging, carrot-and-stick routine Achilles and I had developed à table. Six children’s books later,   Read More

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    How It Works and Meal Plan

    A vegan diet is a way of eating that’s free of all animal products. Lots of people have moved toward a more plant-centric way of eating in order to lower their impact on the environment and to feel better. But can cutting out meat (and eggs, and Jell-O) also help you cut weight? Here’s what we know about using a vegan diet for weight loss. OK, it’s time to see some proof that a vegan diet can help you lose weight. Here’s what the science shows. Yes, vegan diets are linked to weight loss There’s research (we’re talking randomized, controlled   Read More

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