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Why plant-based meats are having a moment

There’s never been a better time to cut meat out of your life or at least limit it significantly. There’s a plethora of meat substitutes on the market, some more affordable than others, but all with a lower environmental impact…

Did you know you have 5 different appetites?

When you’re hungry, what do you eat? Do you reach for fresh fruits and vegetables or grab chips or ice cream? There’s likely no consistent answer. After all, appetite is complicated. In studying how animals eat, researchers learned about the…

Aflac donates millions to aid coronavirus response

Company helps fund projects aimed at providing personal protective gear to medical frontline personnel. As an insurance company, Aflac has to be ready for just about anything. So when the world was struck with a global pandemic, the Georgia-based corporation…

What is lockdown eating and why am I doing it?

When the coronavirus crisis firmly took hold in the U.S. in early March, eating habits changed dramatically. For many, cooking meals every day was a whole new experience as they navigated recipes and their pantries. Others reveled in creating elaborate…

11 ways to use nutritional yeast (and why you should)

I’ve been eating nutritional yeast essentially my entire life and love it on so many dishes, but I realize not everyone knows what it is, even though it is slowly making its way into the mainstream. It even has a…

A lot of weird science goes into making bread

These days, everyone is slinging a bread recipe. And that should come as no surprise considering how long we’ve been living under the shadow of a pandemic. There are only so many “quarantinis” you can concoct for friends who can’t…

9 clever Little Free Pantries

The Little Free Pantry movement makes so much sense. It’s a “grassroots, crowd-sourced solution to immediate and local need,” as the group describes its mission. The pantries — which get their name from the popular Little Free Library concept —…

Have you heard about the Waffle House Index?

I’d never heard of the Waffle House Index until a few years ago. It’s a phrase coined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which uses the Waffle House chain as an informal indication of which areas have been hardest…

How long can you safely freeze food?

Frozen food lasts indefinitely, according to Foodsafety.gov. But does that mean the raw chicken you bought on sale and froze will taste as good a year from now as it will three weeks from now? No. You can cook up…

How long do fresh eggs last?

Fresh eggs last from two hours to a year, depending on where you buy them and how you store them. Eggs from the grocery store or the farmers market can last for weeks in the refrigerator. That’s often much longer…