Gov. Cuomo to ease virus restrictions but won't allow NYC indoor dining ‘at this point’
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York will lift some COVID-19 restrictions this week as a post-holiday spike in cases begins to wane — but the Big Apple’s ban on indoor dining will remain in place, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The governor, visiting the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, announced that New York will “start making adjustments” to restrictions such as allowing elective surgeries in upstate Erie County as health experts project the state’s infection rate will continue to decline. “I think we’re at a new place now, and we can start to adjust that valve, and start to open up more econom...
New York Daily News
Boiled dinner sounds so much sexier in French: Pot au feu. Either way, it’s the warm comfort you need now.
In January, I dream of warmth. Sunning on the beach in Tulum, Mexico, a stroll through the Rosedal garden in Buenos Aires, sitting by the waterfront in Key West. This year, I’ll make my own heat by lighting the fireplace, wrapping myself in soft wool and simmering something rich on the stove. Working at home yields time to tinker over a simmering vessel. I’m thinking of the classic French pot au feu — a boiled dinner of beef, chicken, sausage and vegetables. The time investment yields a super-rich, meaty broth and tender proteins. All boiled dinners, such as, along with pot au feu, corned beef...
Burger King’s Stacker 4 Whopper is a mouthwatering mouthful
This cheeseburger is a mouthwatering mouthful. When a double — and even a triple — Whopper won’t do, there’s so much more than where that comes from. According to HypeBeast, the South Korean division of Burger King has launched three new menu options centered around the beloved signature hamburger. As part of a program called the Real Whopper Challenge, the brand’s fast food staple s now available with two, three, four and even five flame-broiled 4-ounce beef patties. The sandwiches are called Stacker 2 Whopper, Stacker 3 Whopper, Stacker 4 Whopper and Stacker 5 Whopper (which is only availabl...
New York Daily News
Recipe: Frozen peas, canned tomatoes create healthy, penny-pinching dish
Nutritious eating on a dime is the premise of Melanie Lionello's recently published cookbook, "Frugal Mediterranean Cooking: Easy, Affordable Recipes for Lifelong Health" (Page Street Publishing Co., $21.99). Saving money while still serving a wholesome meal to the family is certainly on the minds of Americans who are looking to stay healthy during the pandemic yet need to pinch pennies due to the economic crisis. Lionello's recipe for piselli, peas braised in an aromatic tomato sauce, fits the bill. Passed down to her by her Italian grandmother, the dish calls for a modicum of ingredients, al...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Diabetes Quick Fix: Mexican Pork and Bean Chili
This pork and bean chili can be made in 20 minutes. The great thing I find about chili is that some like it hot, some like it mild, but almost everyone likes it. The degree of heat is up to you. Add more chili powder or fresh chili peppers to suit your taste. Serve the chili with bowls of sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro as garnishes along with rice. Helpful Hints: — Diced or chopped onion and green bell pepper found in the produce section of the market can be used instead of the frozen versions. Countdown: — Prepare ingredients. — Make the dish. Shopping List: To buy :3/4 pound pork tend...
Tribune News Service
Maple syrup: It's not just for pancakes
You may as well admit it. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. You do it. We all do it. When you cook with maple syrup, and some of the syrup clings tenaciously to the measuring spoon or cup, you wipe it out with your finger and then lick the syrup off the finger. Don’t you? Of course you do. That’s the treat for the cook, a little something extra you deserve for doing the work. A present to yourself. And it is a well-known scientific fact that maple syrup licked off a finger has no calories. It is an inexplicable scientific phenomenon that is equally true of syrup licked off of spatulas. Whenever w...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Four chicken soup recipes to soothe the soul this winter
Chicken soup won't cure COVID-19, but it might ease your sniffles. After so many months of pandemic life, we're getting better at making ourselves feel as good as we can, even with the coronavirus knocking at the door. (Or maybe even coming right in the house.) January is usually a time when we're brimming with excitement for the year ahead, but with COVID-19 hitting its predicted peaks just as we experience our annual cedar fever season, many of us are digging deep for extra comfort and nourishment. Thanks to the vaccine — and countless "Chicken Soup for the Soul"-worthy stories of kindness t...
Kit Kat Thins have arrived, a slimmer version of the classic candy bar
New year, new Kit Kat. The classic candy bar is showing off a svelte new figure for 2021, as Kit Kat Thins have made their way onto store shelves nationwide. Score the skinny new sweets in 3.4 and 7.2-ounce bags, for $2.39 and $3.89, respectively. The trim treat is thanks to the Thins having just two crispy chocolate-covered wafers instead of the usual three in standard bars. Kit Kat Thins are a permanent addition to the fam as opposed to recent fleeting sweets. Hershey, which runs the Kit Kat brand here in the U.S., has gotten more adventurous in the past year, rolling out limited-time flavor...
New York Daily News
'Do you need help?' Courageous waitress saves child from extreme abuse, cops say
As server Flavaine Carvalho waited on a family of four, she saw signs that something possibly wasn't quite right with the young boy. And she decided to ask a question that police said potentially saved his life: "Do you need help?" On New Year's Day, Timothy Wilson II, Kristen Swann, an unknown family member and their 11-year-old boy went to Mrs. Potato Restaurant in Orlando for a meal, an Orlando police release read. Carvalho, their waitress, thought that something was off when the boy didn't order anything. Carvalho also thought that the child had bruises on his face and arms, and she was de...
Will jars of salad sell at a doughnut shop? Farmer’s Fridge is trying that at Dunkin’
Farmer’s Fridge, best known for selling jars of fresh salads out of vending machines, is now hawking its healthy fare through an unlikely partner: doughnut titan Dunkin’. Chicago-based Farmer’s Fridge this week launched a pilot with three local Dunkin’ restaurants, which for the next three months will carry a selection of its salads, grain bowls and desserts on their menus. The partnership is Farmer’s Fridge’s first with a fast-casual restaurant and furthers its mission to “make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar,” said founder and CEO Luke Saunders. He hopes for a wider rollout....