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How Taste the Local Difference is making a difference across Michigan

If you want to buy local food products wherever you might be in Michigan, grab a copy of the annual guide published by Taste the Local Difference, a Traverse City-based marketing and consulting firm …

Meatloaf motivation

I found myself in Williamston again last week for a preview of “Mrs. Harrison” at the Williamston Theatre. After a long day toiling in the salt mines — more accurately, my job at a …

Easy squeezy lemon cheesy

I’ve often wondered what, exactly, Little Miss Muffet was eating when she sat on her tuffet. Curds and whey are what milk becomes when you heat it to a boil and add acid. It’s the …

A rundown of Lansing-area Mexican food

There are more than a score of Mexican restaurants, food trucks and shops around Lansing. But who has what you’re craving? Luckily for you, we’ve analyzed the menus of more than a dozen different …

Spoiled for choice at Koala Bakery & Café

Koala Bakery & Cafe has two locations — one on Michigan State University’s campus and another across from Fresh International Market, an Asian grocery store close to the border of …

Pablo’s Eastside: Same popular food, now with liquor

Since 2005, Pablo’s Old Town has been a mainstay of Mexican cuisine in Lansing. Serving an array of dishes, from tacos, quesadillas, burritos and enchiladas to steak, seafood, soups and salads, …

Old Bag of Nails is just OK

Both reviewers agree if The Old Bag of Nails wants to gain traction in Lansing, it will need to step its game up. "My two visits — one takeout, one dine-in — left me with an overall dissatisfied …

Unapologetic veg

I’m confused by veggie burgers, vegan cheese, margarine and all other substitutes for animal products that seek to imitate the very thing the eater wishes to avoid consuming. 

Top 5 coney dogs in Greater Lansing as decided by City Pulse readers

Top 5 Coney Dogs in Greater Lansing based on your votes in City Pulse’s 2022 Top of the Town contest. Bon appétit!

California (roll) dreaming

My son Remy was supposed to bring cheese and crackers to the ski team potluck, but he wanted to bring California rolls instead. It was a lot more work but a good idea. Everyone loves California rolls. Here's how to make them …

Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere at EagleMonk

Winter is so long, isn’t it? It took until March this year, but I finally realized the importance of forcing myself out of the house in the evenings to seek out things that spark some light. …

Swap out potato chips with this healthy alternative

Many people believe no movie marathon is complete without a big bowl of popcorn. Movies and popcorn have been linked for decades, but popcorn is more than just a must-have on movie …

Don’t discard your bean water

When I hear the word aquafaba, the term for the leftover liquid in a can of beans, my mind reflexively thinks “fabulous water,” which is appropriate considering its many uses, including …

Hash it out over breakfast at Art’s Pub

The morning after last week’s ice storm, I had to leave the house anyway, so it seemed as good a time as any to try the relatively new breakfast options at Art’s Pub, where you can …


Hassle-Free Meals and Snacks Picked By a Dietitian

(BPT) - The spring season means busy weeknights, hectic mornings and activity-packed weekends — not to mention mealtime madness. Registered Dietitian Amy Goodson says it’s important to …

Top 4 food hacks for quick, convenient meals

(BPT) - Sponsored by Hormel Foods Sales, LLC.Whether you're a parent, college student or working adult, there's never enough time in the day to do everything you need and want to do. When you're …

Brighten Your Brunch Spread
(Family Features) Every great brunch spread complements its savory items with something sweet, something refreshing and a signature beverage with recipes like Citrus Watermelonade and Orange Oatmeal.
20 popular international snacks you should try if you can find them
Stacker tracked down some of the most delicious, must-try snacks from different countries.
3 Dietitian-Approved Ways to Add Nutrition to Your Diet for Sustained Energy
(Family Features) Nutrition plays a key role in overall health and can positively affect everything from mood to energy levels.
Plant-Forward Picnic Recipes Perfect for Spring
(Family Features) Whether your warm-weather adventures take you to a nearby park, a neighbor's patio or simply your own backyard, satisfying those spring cravings often starts with plant-forward dishes like Portobello Mozzarella Sandwiches and Apricot Brussels Sprouts Coleslaw.
Dishing Out the Facts on Good Fats
(Family Features) Make good fats a part of your next trip to the grocery store with this avocado-inspired Harvest Bowl Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. 

Better-for-You Brownies with a Sweet, Simple Swap

(Family Features) These Vegan Brownies are perfect for chocolate lovers looking for a sweet they can enjoy without ditching healthy eating habits.

Stress-Free Steps Toward Self-Care

(Family Features) Moms can prioritize self-care by whipping up an easy-to-make recipe, like these Margherita Pizza Pierogy Skewers, for themselves, a gathering of friends or an afternoon family snack.

Chilean Summer Stone Fruits are Fabulous

(NewsUSA) - Ready for a taste of summer?  Summer may not be here yet, but you can get a head start on the season with your favorite summer fruits. Peaches, nectarines, and plums are available in …

Make your Heart and Taste Buds Happy with Blueberries from Chile

(NewsUSA) - February is American Heart Month, and what better way to show yourself a little love than by enjoying some delicious and nutritious blueberries. Blueberries from Chile are in season now …

Celebrate Spring with Sweet New Recipes

(BPT) - Want to be the hit of your springtime gatherings this year? Check out these two delicious dessert recipes from PEEPS® and Duncan Hines® — every-bunny will think they came from a bakery!

Easy, tasty ways to make the most of Fish Fridays

(BPT) - If you’re going meatless on Fridays or you just want fun, convenient ways to add flavorful seafood to your meal plans, you’re in luck. You can create effortless, affordable …

50 most popular food and snack brands

Stacker analyzed data from research and analytics firm YouGov to see which of the 50 food and snack brands in the United States are most popular.

20 American foods that raise eyebrows outside of the US

Stacker compiled a list of 20 unusual and uniquely American foods that might raise eyebrows outside the U.S.

Every major fast-food chain, ranked by customer satisfaction

Stacker ranked 23 major fast-food brands, calculated by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

Make Your St. Patrick's Day Spread Green with Envy

( Layered with a smooth cream cheese and mozzarella mixture then topped with crisp cucumber and a stem of green bell pepper, these St. Patrick's Day Sandwiches are easy and cute.

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