Virtual vegetarian festival prompts Worcester to declare last week of July ‘Vegan Week’ in city

The final week of July will be known as “Vegan Week” in Worcester as it plans to celebrate the 11th annual New England VegFest.

The virtual vegetarian festival scheduled from July 25 through Aug. 1 will include activities, including some in person, speakers from around the country and will coincide with Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty referring to the celebration as “Vegan Week,” the festival’s promoters said.

New England VegFest is one of the largest and longest-running vegetarian festivals in the country, attracting up to 10,000 attendees and a variety of veg-friendly vendors. Last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19,

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Coffee and veggies may protect against COVID-19

Sip a Venti dark roast and eat a salad. A new Northwestern Medicine study shows coffee consumption and eating lots of vegetables may offer some protection against COVID-19.

The authors believe this is the first study using population data to examine the role of specific dietary intake in prevention of COVID-19.

“A person’s nutrition impacts immunity,” said senior author Marilyn Cornelis, associate professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “And the immune system plays a key role in an individual’s susceptibility and response to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.”

Being breastfed may also offer protection as

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Best Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

apple coffee cake

Makinze Gore

Apples work wonders in this easy coffee cake. They add extra sweetness as well as making the cake extra moist and tender. We love it with granny smith and honeycrisp apples, but your favortie baking apple will do the trick!  The streusel topping adds that crunchy texture and makes this cake extremely addicting. It’s only made better by serving it with a hot cup of coffee and a good friend.

Have you made this yet? Let us know how it went in the comments below!

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Yields:

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Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for tomato and turmeric kitchari | Vegan food and drink

Kitchari is a mixture of rice and lentils, cooked with usually only a few spices. It is the height of comfort for most Indians, and what most women in my family make when everyone’s tastebuds need a rest. It’s a vote for a simpler meal, the equivalent of a pleasant cycle ride down a winding country lane. In our family (the youngest being just one), it is one of only a few meals we can put in the centre of the table and eat together – as a cook, that is the ultimate comfort.

Tomato and turmeric kitchari

Often

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Best 5 Spots For Healthy Food Near You In Plano

While hot chicken and taco restaurants have seemingly popped up everywhere over the past year, many of us are still only wanting to indulge in these types of treats more sparingly and find more healthy food nearby.

Fortunately, several health conscious spots have opened in Collin County as well. While the list of all the healthful options in the county could go on and on, we’ve decided to break them up for you city-by-city. Here are five of our favorites near you in Plano!

Salad and Go

1400 Coit Road, Plano | saladandgo.com

Salad and Go’s buffalo chicken salad is
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