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Day: April 14, 2021

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I have a problem with milk. Well, multiple problems. Let me elaborate. (Are you excited?) Cow’s milk is, of course, bad news for the planet: three times worse in greenhouse emission terms than any plant milk. I have known for ages, but pretended not to, because tea is horrible with oat milk.

I do, however, seek out the least bad dairy. I get my milk from cows fed on seaweed, which reduces bovine belching: research has recently found this can cut methane emissions by up to 82%. So, great? Well. First, it comes in a plastic bottle, not a glass

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Researchers analyzed the diets of over 21,000 children and 40,000 adults between 2003 and 2018 and found that the percentage of “poor nutritional quality food consumed from schools” declined from 55% to 24% over the 15-year period, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Network Open.

The decrease mainly occurred after 2010, which is when the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed, said study author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and professor of medicine at Tufts School of Medicine.

Nutrition quality was measured using multiple scales including the United States Department
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Forget M&M’s – would you like some mayo with your popcorn?

Social media commenters are playing food critic with a resurfaced recipe for a snap pea salad with popcorn, both savoring and slamming the divisive dish.

Cookbook author Molly Yeh hosts “Girl Meets Farm” on Food Network, and got Twitter talking this week for her crunchy snap pea popcorn salad recipe. The official instructions advise home chefs to mix white cheddar popcorn with a fresh salad of snap peas, carrots and chopped celery, topped with a dressing of mayo, sour cream, cider vinegar, sugar, Dijon mustard and shallot.

Garnished with

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John Reynolds and Steve DeRaffele are opening Pinky’s, a Mediterranean restaurant. (Mike Platania photos)

One of the more prominent restaurant spaces in Scott’s Addition left vacant due to the pandemic has been snapped up by a pair of local industry veterans.

John Reynolds and Steve DeRaffele are preparing to open Pinky’s, a full-service Mediterranean restaurant in the former Urban Farmhouse space at 3031 Norfolk St.

Pinky’s menu will take influences from the entire Mediterranean region, while the restaurant’s name is a nod to DeRaffele’s late mother whose nickname was Pinky.

“I learned how to cook from her and

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The Boston-headquartered point-of-sale (POS) and restaurant management platform Toast is launching a suite of contactless tools to help eateries boost revenue, the company said in a press release on Tuesday (April 13).

The guest-facing solutions are designed to help restaurant owners revamp operations with the goal of slashing overhead. The recent upgrades to Toast Order & Pay include options for pre-authorization and group orders.

The company’s move is in response to a demand for contactless solutions, aiming to give guests a variety of alternatives and streamline the ordering and payment process. A recent

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Dunkin’ DD Perks® members can score a free donut with the purchase of any beverage every Wednesday from March 24 through April 21!

The company is rolling out the Free Donut Wednesdays promotion “to help DD Perks® members sprinkle some sweetness into the middle of their week with a free donut,” according to their press release.

The offer is valid for one free classic donut with the purchase of any beverage at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide. The donut must be added to your order when ordering in-store or in the mobile app.

If you aren’t a DD Perks member already,

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