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Flash in the Pan: Advanced tabbouleh

Thousands of years of culinary evolution is no match for a farmer with a blender, and the creativity to put it to use.

Omi Sushi’s Tiger Roll

The Tiger Roll is one of my all-time favorite sushi roll creations.
The first female battalion chief at the Lansing Fire Department has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a superior and subjected to unchecked homophobic and sexist harassment among her colleagues, which pushed her into an early retirement in 2019.
With any luck, Detroit Rising Development CEO Jon Hartzell hopes to bring some of that success to Lansing’s downtown riverfront by transforming the old City Market building into the Lansing Shuffleboard & Social Club, a $3.2 million renovation inspired by his work in Detroit.
The first female battalion chief at the Lansing Fire Department has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a superior and subjected to unchecked homophobic and sexist harassment among her colleagues, which pushed her into an early retirement in 2019.
A Motor City cannabis brand is making inroads in the Capital City this summer with plans to open its fifth pot shop on S. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between I96 and Miller Road.
Former Police Chief Daryl Green regrets becoming a cop. If he could do it all over, he said he would have never joined the Lansing Police Department at all — especially after watching political tensions boil over locally last summer after George Floyd’s murder. The job is just too different.

Flash in the Pan: Tandy’s coleslaw

When I ask a chef for a recipe to print in this column, I know it is a big request. It is the core blueprint of their business. A storehouse of value and trade secret all in one.
New in Town

MexiTreats opens second location just in time for summer

Looking for the perfect place to cool down after a long day at the beach?

Flash in the Pan: The morels have stories

At the farmers markets of the West, it is common to find morel mushrooms for sale in little baskets.

New farm-to-table breakfast spot coming to Mason

Farm-to-table is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in the restaurant industry. Some restaurants may guarantee farm fresh food but fail to follow through on that promise. Risen Breakfast and Bakery, opening in downtown Mason this fall, will source all of its ingredients from local farms in the area.

Flash in the Pan: Lettuce salad

The summer solstice is in the rearview mirror. Even though the hottest days are before us, the longest days are past. If you haven’t planted your tomatoes or melons yet, you might not bother. The plants will grow like steroid abusers, but there isn’t time for the fruit to ripen. Or maybe you’ll get one small melon. Trust me, I’ve been there.
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This Heart Month, Pledge to Help Your Heart with These 3 Fitness Tips

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A Surprising Assistant

(NAPSI)—Here’s a hot tip: Most baking enthusiasts may not realize it, but turning out great baked goods can be easier with a quality kitchen appliance that’s NOT the stove. It’s the sink. …

Easy Fish Friday options for kids and adults

(BPT) - Fish Friday is an important part of Lent, and if you honor this tradition, you’re probably looking to add something different to the menu. At the same time, you’re probably not …

Better-for-You Family Breakfasts

Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites.

A Fresh Twist on Fajitas to Support Family Nutrition

Gather fresh onions and bell peppers to mix with earthy, wholesome mushrooms as the heart of this plant-forward dish.

The Busy Family’s Holiday Hacks: Stress-Busting Tips to Help You Get Through the Season

(BPT) - The holidays are right around the corner which means more to-do’s and less time to do them in. With all the planning and stressing, don't let mealtime inspiration suffer and cooking fatigue set in! This holiday season, whether you have a houseful or a handful, Lauren Barth shares tips to make meal-planning less stressful, more joyous and downright hassle-free.

A Protein Twist for Tasty Family Meals

Add excitement to the weekly menu with a recipe like these Crunchy Buffalo Baked Veal Cutlet Sandwiches, which offers the classic combination of Buffalo sauce and blue cheese in a dish that requires less than an hour in the kitchen.

Why eggs are an important first food for children

(BPT) - Trying to decide what first foods to feed your baby? Second-generation egg farmer Ross Dean knew that eggs would be one of his son's first foods once he was old enough to start eating solid foods.
(Family Features) Joining loved ones at the family table is an important moment for many, both as a filling way to enjoy a meal and an emotionally satisfying way to catch up on all the day's events.
(Culinary.net) Next time you're in a pinch for something sweet, try these Sopapilla Bars. They have a sugary, crunchy exterior, but on the inside, they are creamy and delicious.
(Family Features) Few moments make summers quite as special as family meals, whether you're soaking up the sun's rays on the patio or beating the heat at the dining room table. You can make evenings the highlight of the day with loved ones by centering dinner around the flavors of the season.
(Family Features) To satisfy that sweet tooth without sacrificing nutrition, consider an option like Crunchmaster Protein Brownie Thins with this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Cookie Dip recipe.
(Culinary.net) This Croissant Chicken Salad Sandwich with Sprouts is served on a fluffy, light, mouthwatering croissant and features a hearty mixture of chicken, bacon and veggies to give you that boost you have been craving.
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(BPT) - After months of social distancing, many people are eagerly gathering with friends and family again. Whether it’s for a barbecue, cookout or tailgating party, start planning a …
(BPT) - Road trips with your family, beach days with friends and solo hikes to ease your mind and enjoy the scenery — summer is one of the most exciting times to explore the outdoors. No matter …
(BPT) - Pet adoption rates skyrocketed in 2020, with nearly 1 in 2 Gen Zers adopting a pet during the pandemic. For pets, the past year at home has meant more walks, constant belly rubs and endless …
(BPT) - Most Americans know firsthand how delicious beef can taste in salads, appetizers, and entrees. But many are less aware of how a diet rich in the savory red meat promotes strength and overall …
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(NAPSI)—Springtime in California brings a plethora of vibrant, local ingredients, including fresh California avocados, for home and professional chefs alike to elevate their seasonal dishes. This …

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