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Floridians may qualify for food benefits after Irma
Food stamps.

12:35 am Saturday, September 23, 2017

Floridians struggling with the aftereffects of Hurricane Irma could be eligible for help buying food. >> Read more trending news  Officials say households that may not normally be eligible under SNAP rules may qualify for two months of benefits through USDA’s Disaster...
Keep your family nourished during a disaster
We never know when wea ll be faced with unexpected disasters. But one thing remains constant a our need for daily food and water. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross, our homes need a two-week store of non-perishable food and clean water for unplanned emergencies. (Dreamstime/TNS)

12:00 am Saturday, September 23, 2017

I still have vivid memories of helping friends who experienced heartbreaking floods in our community several years ago. One especially exhausting day of trying to salvage what we could from water-soaked lives was interrupted with the precious sight of Red Cross volunteers driving...
Is diet soda really bad for you? Maybe not
Diet soda might not be as bad for you as previously thought. (Dreamstime)

12:00 am Saturday, September 23, 2017

Just how bad is diet soda for you? It may be more complicated than you think. There may be hope for zero-calorie tipplers yet. A spate of recent studies has diet soda lovers fretting over their bubbly beverages. Studies have shown that sucking down diet pop means you may be avoiding...
After Irma, USDA grants free meals for Tampa area school districts
From left, Malachi Grobe, Cameron Ransom, Mason Owens and Legend Brown eat lunch on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Holman Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant school district. Ferguson-Florissant school districts is one of the few that provides universal free lunch to students. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

6:00 am Friday, September 22, 2017

Students across Florida returned to school Monday, still reeling from power outages and food shortages caused by Hurricane Irma. To help families still in a bind, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that students in 48 school districts across the state, including those...
Gatorade pays California $300K, settles anti-water complaint
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, bottles of Gatorade are on display at a grocery store in Palo Alto, Calif. Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain Bolt. The dispute between the sports-drink company and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was settled in less than a day after Becerra filed a complaint in Los Angeles County. The game is no longer available. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

2:53 am Friday, September 22, 2017

Just because drought-ravaged California has spent years urging residents to conserve water doesn't mean it wants people to actually stop drinking the stuff. When a Gatorade cellphone game suggested doing just that state Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a complaint accusing the...
California hits Gatorade in court for "anti-water" videogame
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, bottles of Gatorade are on display at a grocery store in Palo Alto, Calif. Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain Bolt. The dispute between the sports-drink company and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was settled in less than a day after Becerra filed a complaint in Los Angeles County. The game is no longer available. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

6:40 pm Thursday, September 21, 2017

Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain Bolt. The game, downloaded 30...
We couldn't stop eating this chicken salad
Chicken and Vegetable Salad With Asian Dressing. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post.

6:00 am Thursday, September 21, 2017

This salad of shredded chicken tossed with a colorful slaw of red bell pepper, green cabbage and carrot is designed to hold up well in the refrigerator, so it is an ideal make-ahead dinner, packed lunch or potluck party dish. The key is to store its aromatic and Asian-inspired dressing...
Here’s the cookbook for parents tackling back-to-school meal planning

6:00 am Thursday, September 21, 2017

As a working parent of a 4-year-old, some of the things I Google most are: “meal planning strategies,” “sandwich ideas” and “how to make overnight oats taste good.” During my work hours as a food editor I may produce stories about pairing wines...
Food safety first 

6:00 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017

So many families have been affected by Harvey and Irma, and unfortunately, the hurricane season isn't over yet. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and foodsafety.gov offer guidance on food safety issues after a hurricane or flooding, as detailed below. The first order of business...
The no-hassle, just-right meal for a midweek Jewish New Year celebration
Brisket With Leeks and Pomegranate Molasses. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post.

6:00 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017

When the Jewish New Year falls midweek, as it does this year at sundown Wednesday, the effort to make a fitting meal comes with extra challenges. The gracious invitation to a communal gathering might run up against homework, dog walks and work deadlines, so the family cook who wants...
How big business got Brazil hooked on junk food
Celene da Silva, one of thousands of door-to-door vendors for Nestlé, and her daughter Sabrina make deliveries in Fortaleza, Brazil, May 19, 2017. Of the 800 or so products Nestlé vends, da Silva says her customers are mostly interested in only about two dozen of them, virtually all sugar-sweetened items like Kit-Kats, sweetened yogurt and puddings. (William Daniels/The New York Times)

6:00 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Children’s squeals rang through the muggy morning air as a woman pushed a gleaming white cart along pitted, trash-strewn streets. She was making deliveries to some of the poorest households in this seaside city, bringing pudding, cookies and other packaged foods to the customers...
Palm Beach County Food Bank: Because no one should go hungry
Community volunteers at the Palm Beach County Food Bank work to distribute food to the more than 175 agencies it serves, which is then provided to those at-risk of going hungry. The food bank houses massive donations of fresh fruits and vegetables from local agricultural fields, and other nonperishable goods. CONTRIBUTED

12:00 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What Does the Food Bank do? The Palm County Food Bank annually provides more than 5 million pounds of food that is distributed to more than 100,000 individuals each month from Tequesta to Boca Raton and west to Belle Glade and Pahokee. How does your agency benefit the community?...
AP Interview: Phelps has 'no desire' to return to swimming
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2016, file photo United States swimmer Michael Phelps encourages his teammates in the final of the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Phelps says he has

3:13 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Nope. Phelps said Tuesday he has "no desire" to return to competitive swimming, but he is eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake. In an interview with The Associated Press while promoting a healthy pet food campaign, Phelps...
This may become your new favorite way to cook portobello mushrooms
Beer-Roasted Mushrooms. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post.

6:00 am Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I love a chef who takes as much care with vegetables as with meat and seafood. And I don't mean he or she can make a mean salad or stir-fry - dishes that, as delicious as they can be, often combine lots of produce into a single mélange. I'm thinking instead of recipes that...
Beginning cook? Start with brunch
In a variation on quiche Lorraine, ham and cheese flavor a simple custard of egg yolks and milk. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

6:00 am Friday, September 8, 2017

So you’re at that place in your life where you want to start cooking and entertaining at home. Awesome. We can definitely help you get there. But what to cook? Make brunch. It’s a good place to start your venture in preparing food and hosting friends and family. Brunch...
Grilling? Reach for the tuna steak
Tuna Pepper Steak With Smashed Green Onion Butter. (Lee Dean Svitak/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

6:00 am Monday, September 18, 2017

I’m a big fan of tuna and that’s as true on the grill in summer as under the broiler in midwinter. Usually I turn to tapenade (an olive/caper medley processed into a paste) as a topping, but I was ready for something different. I found that in “Gastro Grilling,&rdquo...
The 7 essential cocktails every drinker should know how to make
Seven essential cocktails, from left: Negroni, Martini, Daiquiri, Old-Fashioned, Manhattan, Margarita, and Gin and Tonic. They were made for The Washington Post by bartender Andrea Tateosian at Urbana in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post.

6:00 am Monday, September 18, 2017

Since the beginning of the craft cocktail renaissance, we've been gifted (and occasionally cursed) with a massive creative explosion of new drinks. Good drinks, bad drinks, a few great drinks. New classics that spread around the globe, and drinks doomed to be forgotten because they...
An inside look at how the Miami Hurricanes weathered Hurricane Irma

11:51 am Sunday, September 17, 2017

Running back Mark Walton runs toward the practice field on Sunday. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ UM returns to practice post-Irma with questions ] LAKE BUENA VISTA — Miami isn’t home, but at least, there’s green grass...
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