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5 simple (but smart) kitchen upgrades to save you time this summer

(BPT) - Summer is here! The warm weather is the perfect excuse to spend time outdoors doing what you enjoy with the people you love. To maximize your time for relaxation and enjoyment, it’s a …
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Milkweed owner Brenda Ingersoll serves Ronnie Hartman coffee and a donut as part of the Too Good To Go program that pairs customers with surplus unsold food at restaurants for lower prices.
Get cheaper food to go
Had a tough day at work and don’t feel like cooking, but don’t want to pay the price for the family to eat out? Too Good to Go (TGTG) may solve your problem, and enlist your help in …
(Left to right) Mahmoud Rahman, Jack Thoresen, Aurora Quinn, Asmat Ali, and Hafsa Islam of Curry in a Hurry.
Stepping Up
It has been over three years since Gandhi Mahal, a well-known and popular restaurant at 3009 27th Ave. S. in Minneapolis, was burned down during the social uprising following the death of George …
Patricia Neal works with children to tend their neighborhood sponsored garden.
Local model for an urban CSA
“Four years ago, I realized we needed a model for an urban CSA,” says Craig Neal, founder and chief gardener of the Neighborhood Sponsored Garden (NSG) located in a backyard on Beard Ave. …
Some 40 years after Belai Mergia (left) escaped from war-torn Ethiopia, he, the dreamer, and Rahel, the culinary artist who dreamt with him, offer sumptuous meals in a restaurant where patrons are invited to dine in or take out. And enjoy.
Grit, resolve and a restaurant
When 18-year-old Belai Mergia walked through the jungle from Ethiopia to Sudan in 1984, he didn’t picture a restaurant named Selam in his future. Belai had hired two guides yet feared that they …
Sheila and Reid Nelson own Vegan East, which recently opened at 5501 34th Ave. S. Sheila handles the baking and Reid the business side. (Photo submitted)
All of the delicious with none of the guilt
I want to announce that I am writing this article with one hand. Why? Because I am eating a cookie dough cupcake with the other one. I wanted to put the cupcake down, but I can’t. So… …
How to savor summer with these deliciously sweet treats
(BPT) - Summer is all about having fun experiences and enjoying special moments with friends and family, so why not sweeten those memories with some extra tasty treats? Indulge in chocolate taste …
Registered Dietitian Shares Her Tips For a Cool Summer
(BPT) - Summer means longer days and warmer nights. It also means time for road tripping, summer gatherings, and fun in the sun. But coming up with different yet fun travel ideas, flavorful yet …
4 Ways to Blend Style and Functionality Through Invisible Kitchens
(BPT) - Recent shifts in interior design trends have made way for a kitchen style that marries elevated elegance with function: the invisible kitchen. Also known as the no-kitchen kitchen, this …
Everyday Ways to Nurture Your Skin This Summer: 4 simple habits to support healthy skin
(Family Features) Keeping your skin healthy and glowing begins with protecting it from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and eating and drinking healthy foods and beverages.
Bring Loved Ones Together at Mealtime with Protein-Packed Peanuts
(Family Features) Building meals around recipes like Broccoli and Edamame Salad or Chicken with Peanut Sauce in Lettuce Wraps, which are packed with plant-based protein, can help your family come together to refuel.
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Quick, Delicious Breakfasts to Start Your Day with a Bang

(Family Features) If you're looking for a little motivation to take on a busy day or fueling up for an adventurous weekend with the family, there's no better way to start the morning than with a filling breakfast.

Give Your Grilling Game a Flavor Boost: 3 tips to make summer meals deliciously memorable

(Family Features) Make sure your grill game is on fire this summer. The right prepping, seasoning and grilling techniques can help you serve your favorite foods.

Ready to elevate your summer snacks and recipes? This tasty kiwi variety will surprise you

(BPT) - Just when you thought you knew all the fruits in the produce section, you're in for a delightful treat. One kiwi variety may have slipped under your radar, but it’s about to become your …

3 winning ways of sweet Northwest cherries

(BPT) - Summer brings an abundance of fresh fruits to local markets, and competition can be fierce for a place in a shopper’s cart. When it comes to choosing a nourishing snack, bringing home …

Make A Splash This Summer: Top Tips for the Ultimate Pool Party

(BPT) - Everyone loves a pool party — the warm sun, refreshing water, plus all the fun and games happening in and around the pool that make it the coolest way to spend time with friends and …

2024's best cities for grilling meat

Lawn Love ranked U.S. cities based on local interest in grilling, access to butchers and the average cost of meat.

Grape Summer Gatherings: Easy recipes to enjoy at warm-weather celebrations

(Family Features) These recipes show the myriad ways grapes can bring out the best in warm-weather fare: a tasty frozen treat, a chic cocktail and a flavorful Southwestern-inspired salad that each add a special touch to any gathering.

Celebrate Salad Season Outside the Bowl

(Family Features) From putting a family meal on the table after activities to hosting a large crowd at your next get-together, a seasonal favorite like Caesar salad can serve as the perfect canvas for creating quick, easy-to-prepare meals like Creamy Truffle Caesar Pork Sandwiches and Chicken Caesar Tacos.

It’s a No-Brainer: Reach for Olive Oil and Your Cognitive Health May Get a Boost
(BPT) - National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month presents an opportunity not only to shine a spotlight on cognitive issues but also to check on progress toward wellness goals. Simple …
Celebrate the Fourth of July with this ultimate food and wine pairing guide
(BPT) - Whether it be a day spent by the pool, a barbecue or a highly anticipated firework show, the Fourth of July is all about celebrating the peak of summer. For those hosting their family and …
5 Expert-Approved Wellness Tips to Help Make the Most of Longer Summer Days
(BPT) - Whether you love “hot girl walks,” hiking mountain tops, or playing doubles in pickleball, summer is the perfect time to prioritize your fitness and wellness routines — …
Love cookouts? 3 recipes perfect for family get-togethers this summer
(BPT) - Summer is a wonderful time for hosting barbecues and picnics, and just enjoying time with friends and family as you share a meal together. Whether you're putting together a festive weekend …
Regular cleaning can help protect your home from dust, dander, pollen, mold and other allergen.
Clean Your Air: Six Ways To Manage Allergens
(NAPSI)—As the warmer seasons unfold, a host of allergens and irritants become more prevalent, potentially disrupting your daily life and health—especially if you have asthma and allergies. …
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(Culinary.net) A family debate over what's for dinner often ends with one word: pizza. Next time you land on pizza night, take it to the next level with options like Genoa Salame and Pepperoni Three-Cheese White Pizza. When the weekend rolls around and it's time for a savory snack or in-home entertaining, put premium dry sausage at centerstage with this Tour of Italy Charcuterie Board.
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