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Day: March 21, 2021

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Protein smoothies have been popular for years, and they certainly aren’t going away anytime soon. You can make your own protein smoothie at home, or for those of us who are always on the run, can buy pre-bottled varieties. What’s behind their popularity? It’s simple: the pairing of satiating, muscle-supporting protein combined with the benefits of fiber- and antioxidant-rich fruit makes for an unbeatable combination.

“Protein is essential to a person’s health for a multitude of reasons including growth and development in children. It is key for healthy cartilage, skin, and bones, helps with muscle repair after exercise, increases satiety

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The Chocolate Haupia Pie is topped with coconut haupia custard, whipped cream, and coconut chips.




Say “aloha” to tasty treats featuring tropical flavors such as coconut, guava, passion fruit, mochi, and macadamia nuts. These—and much more—can be found at Berkeley’s Ono Bakehouse, the first Hawaiian bakery in the East Bay.

“I’m really just making what I grew up eating,” says chef-owner Desiree Valencia, who was born and raised on Maui. Her sweet and savory creations use a combination of traditional Hawaiian flavors and seasonal Californian ingredients. The Queen Emma—a six-layer cake with guava, lilikoi, coconut chiffon, and mousse—is

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SALT LAKE CITY — Statewide need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is seen in statistics showing an ever-growing number of Utah families struggling to put food on the table.

And the Utah Food Bank is hoping it’s a family affair when those who are not in want put together packages for those in need.

“We like to invite folks to shop in their own pantry at home. Have the kids in the household join them in the pantry,” Ginette Bott, president and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, said Friday. “Let the kids select the items that they would like

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The sign is tongue-in-cheek, but the husband and wife team did it in the name of keeping their customers and employees safe.

“Our new surcharge,” the sign reads.

“$75 – If I have to hear why you disagree…”

Wayne LaCombe told CNN that he got the idea after seeing a similar sign online.

“I thought, ‘Oh, that’s funny. I’m gonna put that up because it does send a message,'” he said. “And not five minutes after I put it up customers coming in were laughing and taking pictures of it.”

To drive the message home, one of their servers, an

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“It’s fair to say as US consumers, we drank a bit less of our overall non-alcoholic categories in 2020”​ and “spent a lot less in terms of value per liter”​ on non-alcoholic beverages due in large part to safety restrictions that shuttered or drastically limited the reach of many food service venues and away-from home drinking occasions, Telford said during FoodNavigator-USA’s recent webinar, Functional Beverages, from Adaptogen & Nootropic Infused Water to Prebiotic Soda​.

He explained away-from-home soft drink volume consumption in the US fell 35.1% last year and while it was offset slightly by a 6% increase

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“Steve encouraged him to think outside the box and to look at the moment as one of an opportunity for innovation and progressive thinking and not as a defeat,” Eli Steltenpohl said. “That certainly gave my dad some necessary fire to pull through.”

Odwalla never fully recovered. With the company on the verge of bankruptcy, its founders were forced to sell a controlling interest to private equity firms.

The Coca-Cola Company acquired Odwalla in 2001 for $181 million, then shut it down last year. In doing so, Coke cited a need for corporate efficiencies and a consumer preference for

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