Why I Sent Myself to Vegetarian Boot Camp


In October 2017, my mother-in-law was hospitalized for a week. When she was sent home, I started cooking dinner every night for her, my father-in-law, and my wife, a routine I’ve kept up ever since. After more than three and a half years of doing this, I recently ran into a familiar problem: I got bored with the food I was cranking out. I was in a rut and needed inspiration.

I hit a wall partly because these three can be a little picky, which restricts what I can make. My wife, Susan, is a vegetarian who’s trying to

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Jot Ultra Coffee Makes the Most Concentrated Liquid Coffee

Picture this: You’re on an hours-long road trip somewhere in the United States. Your playlist is set and ready. Your co-captain has all your bags (and snacks) packed. Your GPS is pre-programed and set to avoid tolls. There’s just one thing missing: Coffee.

While you can most definitely bring along your favorite coffee grounds to make with the coffee maker at your hotel or Airbnb, making coffee while literally on the road is highly unfeasible, and stopping frequently at off-ramp drive-thrus can easily topple your tight schedule.

Thankfully, Jot Coffee is the travel-friendly alternative for dedicated coffee drinkers on a

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Gluten-free food costs rise could force makers to change recipes | Food & drink industry

The premium paid by shoppers for gluten-free versions of staple foods could increase in the coming months as the soaring cost of ingredients such as rice flour casts a shadow over the “free from” aisle in supermarkets.

These specialist foods already cost a lot more than mainstream products, making any price rise a source of concern, particularly for people who follow a gluten-free diet out of medical necessity. The scale of the problem means some firms could opt to rewrite recipes with cheaper ingredients.

Jason Bull, of the West Yorkshire-based ingredients firm Eurostar Commodities, said the wholesale price of rice

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Third of Shoppers Cite Cost as Biggest Barrier to Healthy Eating

According to “COVID-19 Has Elevated the Health & Wellness Trends of Recent Years,” a report from Acosta, a global integrated sales and marketing services provider in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, 33% of today’s shoppers said that cost was the greatest obstacle to healthy eating. The report discusses the pandemic’s considerable effect on shopper priorities and advises how the industry can best meet consumer demands amid this new normal.

“COVID-19 has sharpened the focus on recent health-and-wellness trends, with nearly two-thirds of consumers taking a proactive approach to healthy living,” observed Colin Stewart, EVP, business intelligence at Jacksonville, Fla.-based

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Florida to pay $17.5 for improper reporting on food stamp benefits

Florida has agreed to pay $17.5 million to resolve allegations that go back a decade regarding improper claims involving the state’s administration of food stamps.

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced the Florida Department of Children and Families agreed to the settlement over allegations that, starting in 2010, the state agency “injected bias” into its reporting about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which reduce its error rate.

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