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    Taste | Kebabs: Quick, versatile and easy to prepare | Food & Cooking

    Niki Davis FOR THE SOUTHERN Kebabs are a quick and versatile dinner that can be prepared on an outdoor grill or open fire as well as under your broiler indoors. The combination of flavors is seemingly endless with various ingredients, marinades and spices. They can be prepared on a budget – a little meat will go a long way – or you can splurge on more expensive ingredients.  Although most commonly known as kebabs or shish kebabs in the United States, skewered   Read More

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    Downtown Portland food truck owners ‘don’t feel safe anymore’

    by: Lindsay Nadrich, KOIN 6 News Staff Posted: Jul 6, 2021 / 04:20 PM PDT / Updated: Jul 6, 2021 / 06:22 PM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The owners of a downtown Portland food truck are closing their SW 2nd Avenue location over safety concerns. The owners of Veggie Bowl say vandalism, an upswing in Asian hate and changes to the environment have made it unsafe for them to operate downtown. Several food cart owners on SW 2nd Avenue told KOIN 6 News they also don’t feel safe at night and are frustrated with the state of downtown Portland.   Read More

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    3 easy meal prep recipes for healthy summer cooking

    Not to brag, but I was really good at meal prepping when my kids were little. Every week, I had a plan for what we were going to eat. I made a list and bought all the groceries I needed, I remembered to defrost the chicken breasts the day before I was going to cook them, and I would rip up and wash a whole head of lettuce so it would be easy to make salads all week. Somewhere along the way, I let this good habit slide. Now most days, I don’t have a plan. I forage in the   Read More

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    A beginner’s guide to camp kitchen essentials

    What do you need to excel at cooking while camping? Whether you’re headed to a national park with a group of friends for a vacation in the great outdoors, or spending a night under the stars with the family, one of the joys of camping out is being able to make good food.  Cooking is challenging enough, but it’s even harder if you don’t have the right equipment. So, before your next outing, make sure you stock up on the essentials.  How to prepare to cook at the campsite Start with the basics After you have your tent, sleeping   Read More

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    What Is the Flexitarian Diet?

    Whether it’s Keto, Whole30 or the Paleo diet, 17.1 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and over were on a special diet, according to a CDC study. Diets are always evolving, and various dieting lifestyles continue to enter the fray.  The flexitarian diet is one of the more recent trendy diets to pick up interest, largely in part due to a movement toward plant-based foods compared to the traditional meat options. We share information on how this diet works, why you can benefit from it and some recipes to try at   Read More

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    Washington Post writer says calling food ‘exotic’ ‘reinforces xenophobia and racism’

    Media top headlines July 7 Washington Post finally calling for a serious investigation into COVID origins, Rachel Nichols getting replaced as a sideline reporter for the NBA finals, and CNN’s April Ryan saying voting rights in the US have ‘collapsed’ round out today’s top media headlines The Washington Post published a piece arguing that food should no longer be described as “exotic.” G. Daniela Galarza, a staff writer for the Post’s food section, began her piece by knocking a 1993 restaurant review printed by the Post itself that referred to Afghan food served at Bethesda’s Sunrise Kebab as “exotic,” insisting   Read More

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    10 Healthy BBQ Foods | U.S. News

    Fire up the grill. This summer, your taste buds will flip over these healthy BBQ alternatives. Yes, it’s possible to make vegetables taste good, which will help you adhere to eating more healthy foods. BBQ season can be a flavorful and healthy celebration with just a few simple changes. Grilled vegetable skewers can be a healthy BBB alternative to burgers and hot dogs.(Getty Images) Summer BBQs and grilling are typically associated with hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages and other animal proteins. It’s okay to have some of these foods, but it’s better to focus on vegetables, listening to your body’s   Read More

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