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Day: March 8, 2021

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On March 1, Hayek Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon became the first hospital in the world to serve only vegan meals. The menu change came after a transition period where Hayek offered patients a choice between animal-based and vegan meals, along with information about the health benefits of choosing plant-based foods versus the dangers of consuming animal products. The hospital announced the switch on Instagram with a poignant post. “Our patients will no longer wake up from surgery to be greeted with ham, cheese, milk, and eggs … the very food[s] that may have contributed to their health problems in the

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From a sampling of Girl Scout Cookies, Los Angeles Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson says that Samoas (also known as Caramel deLites) are the superior cookie.

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When Lucas Kwan Peterson set out to rank the beloved assortment of Girl Scout cookies, he knew he was dipping into controversy.

“People are very opinionated about these cookies,” Peterson, a Los Angeles Times food columnist, told NPR’s All Things Considered after publishing his “official Girl Scout cookie power rankings” last month.

“I think we all have that memory of getting a bunch of

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“Don’t let the fear of judgment limit your millet journey.” I often say this during my millet workshops. For the women reading my column today, I would like to share something valuable with you ahead of Women’s Day. This is not just about a recipe, but also how you feel when you talk about your food choices and preferences.

I belong to a Sindhi family, and I am married to a Himachali. I have seen diverse cultures. I have met all kinds of people: the worst and the best. As a woman, what kept me going was the freedom I

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OAKLEY — The young mother stood on the porch in the dark, devouring frozen burritos from a cooler that had been placed outside.

“She had not eaten in three days,” said Heather Ochoa, who had left the burritos on her porch for anyone who was hungry. The coronavirus pandemic was in its early stages back then and Ochoa already had noticed the need for food was growing.

So she began laying out food from her pantry and extra groceries to help feed hungry mouths.

“What would she do if I wasn’t there?” Ochoa said about the woman on the porch.

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photo by: Ashley Golledge

Just Food recently renovated its building at 1000 E. 11th St. The food pantry, now 65% larger and more like a grocery store, is pictured on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.