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    It’s time for low-cal, high-flavor cooking | Food

    And now come the regrets. Did I really have to have that second piece of pecan pie? Couldn’t the mashed potatoes have had maybe a little less butter? Did I truly have to eat all of those mint chocolates that our friend brought from Chicago? Yes. Yes I did. Those things are great. But now I’m feeling it: every Christmas cookie, every potato pancake, every Frango mint. My belt is annoyed at me. My scale groans when it sees me approach. So in the spirit of resolutions made for the new year, I decided to make a bunch of dishes  

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    It’s time for low-cal, high-flavor cooking | Food and Cooking

    By Daniel Neman | St. Louis Post-Dispatch And now come the regrets. Did I really have to have that second piece of pecan pie? Couldn’t the mashed potatoes have had maybe a little less butter? Did I truly have to eat all of those mint chocolates that our friend brought from Chicago? Yes. Yes I did. Those things are great. But now I’m feeling it: every Christmas cookie, every potato pancake, every Frango mint. My belt is annoyed at me. My scale groans when it sees me approach. So in the spirit of resolutions made for the New Year, I  

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    How to Cook Eggplant Perfectly, Every Time

    “Japanese eggplants are pleasantly delicate, and they require little effort to turn the flesh custardy, plus the skin is never leathery or chewy,” says Morocco. “It wants to play ball.” “Honestly,” he admits, “Big, bruised, lopsided eggplants are just horrific and should never be cooked with.” (He means especially when they’re out of season and on grocery store shelves for too long.) He never cooks with eggplant larger than medium-sized, “unless I’m making eggplant parm, and even then, that speaks to the transformative process of making parm more than anything.” Noted. Consider the Crosshatch YuChen’s a big fan of scoring  

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    PACK THE PANTRIES: Tackling food insecurity one home delivery at a time

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and the Midwest Food Bank are growing their footprint and partnering with more pantries to give hungry Hoosiers access to food. Around one in five people in Central Indiana struggles with hunger or food hardship, an issue that makes it difficult to succeed in other aspects of life, including work and school. The pandemic has highlighted an even greater demand for food, but the problem of food insecurity in Indiana isn’t new. “For decades prior to the pandemic, the state of Indiana has struggled with what we call a meal gap,” said John  

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    Smith: Time to dispel five food myths | Food and Cooking

    The dietary guidelines represent the most current science-based advice on what and how to eat and drink for our best health.  Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune Jenna Smith Like in most subject areas, there will always be myths, particularly when it comes to food and health. Here are five nutrition myths I am happy to debunk. 1. Carbs are bad for you. Carbohydrates serve as your body’s preferred source of energy for daily tasks and they provide fuel for the brain. Healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and dairy provide carbohydrate. Choose these carbs more often than  

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    8 Vegan Meal Delivery Options for Plant-Based Eaters Short on Time

    The Best Vegan Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Click to expand UP NEXT Choosing a vegan meal delivery service If you have a lack of experience planning and preparing vegan cuisine, and little time to cook, it’s easy to get frustrated at meal times if you’re trying to eat more plant-based food. Fortunately, there are a few convenient ways to incorporate more vegan meals into your eating routine. (Here’s how to do vegetarian and vegan meal prep.) Some restaurant delivery apps now have a vegan search category which can help you scope out vegan restaurants in  

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    Almost 100 sick as Arby’s restaurant closes for second time

    An Arby’s restaurant has closed for the second time in less than a month because of an outbreak of foodborne illnesses among its customers. Health officials say the pathogen involved is norovirus, which is notoriously hard to eradicate.  More than 90 people have reported becoming ill after eating at the Springfield, IL, Arby’s location. The first illnesses were reported in mid-February, spurring the first temporary closure of the restaurant for cleaning. An employee of the Sangamon County Department of Public Health confirmed that the restaurant on Dirksen Parkway in Springfield has temporarily closed for a second time. The department recommended  

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    Alexa can help when it’s time to make dinner

    The days of cold water, cold lunches and long hours of meal prep soon may be behind us. Among the products to be showcased at this year’s virtual CES are a faucet that will run warm — or hot — water without anyone touching it, a lunch box that can warm up your meal and a food processor that cooks as well as slices and dices. “We have seen an explosion of smart-home conversions and an explosion of what I’m going to pejoratively call gizmos and gadgets,” said Shelly Palmer, an advertising, marketing and technology consultant and business adviser. “They  

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    Our Definition of Wellness Is Way Too Narrow. It’s Time to Change That.

    Pre-coronavirus pandemic, the wellness industry was booming, and showing no signs of slowing down. The global wellness economy hit $4.5 trillion in 2018, accounting for 5.3{c33c21346ff5e26ab8e0ae3d29ae4367143f0d27c235e34c392ea37decdb8bed} of total global economic output, according to a report from the Global Wellness Institute. You’ve no doubt seen the signs around you, from a heightened focus on self-care to the proliferation of juice shops and fitness studios in certain neighborhoods. Much of the boom has been a relatively good thing. It’s great and important that we have more ways than ever to care for our mental health, move and nourish our bodies, and  

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    Chipotle Adds Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice to Menus Nationwide for a Limited Time

    Courtesy Chipotle Chipotle califlower rice Chipotle is adding a new rice option to the menu! After testing cauliflower rice out at a select locations earlier this year, the chain is making the lower-carb alternative available at all U.S. and Canadian locations for a limited time. Similar to the chain’s original white rice, the cauliflower rice — which costs an additional $2 — is seasoned with freshly chopped cilantro, lime juice, and salt. And with 4 grams of carbs per serving, the new option is perfect for diners on keto, Whole30, paleo, vegan, and vegetarian diets. “Chipotle fans  

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