Believe It Or Not, These 6 Foods Aren’t Vegan or Vegetarian

Meat, cheese, eggs, milk: these are four, very-obvious foods that aren’t vegan or vegetarian. But there are plenty of foods that look like they should be plant-based that, in actuality, are not. Take Jell-O, for example. The fruity dessert doesn’t contain meat, cheese, or any dairy product. Look closer at the nutrition label, though, and you’ll find gelatin, an animal byproduct made of bones and ligaments that’s used to give Jell-O its pliable appearance. Yikes…

The truth is, there are many animal-derived ingredients that show up in foods you may consider A-okay for non-carnivores. The list is quite long,

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In Lafayette, Louisiana, Good Coffee Comes From FathersDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Fathers Founder Doug LeBlanc. Photo by Brennon Fain, courtesy of Fathers.

Coffee in the LeBlanc family of Lafayette, Louisiana, was for many years a matter of “Father knows best.”

Patriarch and former high school science teacher Doug LeBlanc adamantly loved espresso over all other methods — so much so that he started roasting his own beans for espresso more than 20 years ago.

Over the past three years of growing that passion into a commercial coffee business called Fathers (formerly Fathers Espresso), LeBlanc no longer sees his craft as a means of satisfying only his own particular ideas about coffee

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Iced Biscoff Latte Recipe: How to Make the New Dalgona Coffee

Just because we’re starting to reenter society doesn’t mean we have to leave everything we’ve learned in quarantine behind. That includes how to make a delicious drink at home. In 2020, Dalgona coffee was the iced coffee drink that took TikTok by storm. Now, in 2021, we’ve got the Lotus Iced Biscoff Latte.

For those of you who aren’t in the know about Biscoff, it’s a cookie spread that’s often used as a frankly delicious alternative to peanut butter and other nut butters. Now it turns out that it can be used to upgrade your refreshing morning caffeine kick. 


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Schools’ Food Service Chief Finds A Recipe For Success

June 15, 2021

Mansfield School System/Regional School District 19 Food Service Director Stephanie Deason is not just someone in charge of serving lunch.

She’s a leader in the local food movement as she and her staff serve nutritious, locally-grown food at the schools.

And, one of the recipes they use recently received national attention.

Deason’s recipe for kale-zucchini bread was one of four published in School Nutrition Magazine in March as part of the “Better For You Baked Goods” story.

“It was a surprise when I heard about it,” Deason said.

Bethany Bell from the American Egg Board informed the

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Trending Headlines: Fake leather, inflation & food shortages

A new week is upon us, and it’s time to look at what’s happening in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Inflation continues to increase the cost of everyday products like food, fuel, clothing and vehicles.
  • Coronavirus-related shortages are putting a pinch of suppliers, retailers and businesses.
  • And fake meat companies are looking to create imitation leather using 3D printers, silk and apple waste.

That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines. Browse this roundup of news articles and let me know what you think!

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