Year: 2021

Fresh Juice Bar and Smoothies brings healthy, cultural food and beverages to Tyler | Business

After being laid off from their pipeline full-time jobs, Maria Guillen and Salvador Saplu partnered up to open Fresh Juice Bar and Smoothies in Tyler. 

“We were panicking. I told him, ‘I know how to cook and I know how to create all my Latin snacks. We can combine all our food trucks that I’ve had before and also open a storefront,’ I told him to give it a try so we put our money together and here we are,” Guillen said. 

Guillen has loved cooking since she was a young girl and had to teach herself how to cook

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How to move away from a junk food diet for plants and ourselves

Elevated carbon in the atmosphere is the nightmare that keeps on giving as we head into a summer of fire and fury. This column and its predecessor outlined the changes we can make to try to stop carbon emissions. Choose renewable energy for your home. Change your diet. Consume less stuff. And maybe face the fact that a keep cup in your brand new diesel SUV is a misread of the situation.

Hopefully we will transition out of fossil fuel dependence. But we will be living with elevated carbon for the foreseeable future. One of the lesser known consequences is

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Pandemic-era food price increases, shortages persist

Taco Bell is among the latest companies to say it might not be able to complete customers’ orders due to ongoing transit and supply chain problems. 


What You Need To Know

  • Consumers are likely to see continued price spikes at grocery stores and ingredient shortages at restaurants due to global supply chain issues 
  • Prices for consumer goods in June rose 0.9% from May and 5.4% over the past year — the sharpest 12-month inflation spike since August 2008
  • Taco Bell is among the latest companies to say it might not be able to complete customers’ orders due to ongoing transit
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Slice of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake going on sale | Entertainment

A slice of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake is being sold at auction.

The royal couple tied the knot 40 years ago and a piece of their five-tiered cake is expected to sell for £500 when a collector sells it next month with auctioneer Dominic Winter.

Chris Albury – the auctioneer’s royal memorabilia expert – said: “It’s a curious and unique keepsake.

“I still wouldn’t recommend eating it but after 40 years it’s clearly destined to last.”

The slice – which measures 8 inch by 7 inches – is decorated with a red, blue and gold royal coat

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Students in Richardson intern program collecting healthy food for kids in need

The Richardson mayor’s summer internship program is collecting donations for kid-friendly snacks for the “Healthy Kids Snack Drive” now through Aug. 5.

Healthy snacks items needed for donation include fruit cups, cereal cups, oatmeal cups, apple sauce, juice boxes, macaroni and cheese cups and soup cups.

The snack drive is organized by high school interns in the program and will benefit families in need. The items will be distributed at the Richardson ISD “Backpack Bash” on Aug. 7 at Richardson High School. Any leftover items will be distributed to area children served by the Network of Community Ministries.

Donations may

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Most Oregon children will receive up to $1,100 apiece to help buy food

This week, Oregon children will begin receiving the first of three monthly payments of up to $408 per child to buy groceries.

The payments are intended to make up for the free or reduced-cost meals that more than 400,000 preschoolers and public school students missed out on last year when most schools and child care centers were closed.

That means many Oregonians age 18 and younger will get the money, which can be spent on any of the foods and beverages that people are allowed to purchase with food stamps. That includes fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy products, bread, cereal,

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America’s Test Kitchen’s Frozen Lemonade Cake

To make this modern icebox cake, the whizzes at America’s Test Kitchen mixed lemonade concentrate into vanilla ice cream for a refreshing summer dessert beyond compare. Those contrasting (and zingy) layers are made with a combination of lemon curd and Cool Whip. And the crust? Not-too-sweet animal crackers, of course.

That abstract swoosh of color on top is done by dipping a paintbrush in yellow food coloring and brushing it wherever the mood takes you.

You’ll find this and other clever no-bake frozen dessert recipes in “The Complete Summer Cookbook: Beat the Heat with 500 Recipes that Make the Most

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Amber Energy Drink Empowerment Programme targets 2,000 Nigerians

Amber Drinks Limited has announced the continuation of its empowerment programme designed to empower unemployed Nigerians, retailers, startups and students.

Since its formal launch in 2020, its purpose has been to make life easier for Nigerians on their journey to being their own boss, and this time they are set to empower even more. The empowerment training programme created to help the beneficiaries which kicked off last year has empowered over a thousand beneficiaries in the ‘Start-up loan’ program.

Speaking on the purpose of the continuation of the Amber Drinks Empowerment Program, the General Manager, Amber Drinks Limited,

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CWU Teaches Future Docs To Try – More Healthy Food

What role does food play in your life, you know besides the obvious “no food-no life” equation?   Some of us have our few favorites and we regularily eat just what we know.  Others see food as part of life’s great adventure and are always willing to look and cook fry and try new things all the time.  Some eat to fuel specific activities and some eat to avoid dealing with feelings.   In other words, food is complex and can play an important role in better health.

Culinary Medicine

Food even has a place in medicine and not just for jokes

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