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  • Meals on Wheels benefit drive under way

    During July, Downtown Spokane Grocery Outlet, 1617 W. Third Ave., is conducting an Independence from Hunger food drive to benefit Meals on Wheels Spokane. Grocery Outlet visitors are encouraged to …


  • Red, white and divine holiday treats

    Don’t let the middle-of-the-week holiday stop you from pulling together a quick, patriotic dessert for your Fourth of July festivities. Here are four festive recipes that can be made today …


  • Do Your Part: Is your appetite ready for change?

    I have to say, it was a delightful dinner. A close friend of mine and I recently went to a true farm-to-fork restaurant in Uptown Charlotte, N.C. We enjoyed the …


  • Refugees glean to give back

    Refugees from Asia and Africa will gather thousands of pounds of fresh produce to redistribute throughout Spokane this summer. The Refugees’ Harvest Project includes nearly 40 Hmong, Nepali, Tanzanian, Karen …


  • Spokane Community College culinary school opens kitchens to public cooking classes

    Ever wanted to take a culinary school class without actually going to culinary school? Here’s your chance: The Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College is launching a new …


  • Summer meal program

    The Spokane Public Schools District’s free summer meal program, which offers free breakfast and lunch, will begin Monday. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, through Aug. 23, unless otherwise …


  • Free summer meals available for children

    With the end of school, many low-income children may not have an opportunity for a hot lunch or breakfast. School districts in the area will offer breakfast and lunch at …


  • Celebrate dads and grads with delicious backyard barbecue

    With Father’s Day just around the corner and graduation season in full swing, a backyard barbecue is an easy and festive way to entertain. Instead of grilling just the usual …


  • Do Your Part: This summer, grill healthier meats, seafood

    Summer is in full swing. School is winding down, and the barbecue grills are firing up. Before you put that burger, chicken, or seafood over the flame, ask yourself what …


  • Learn cupcake skills at Charm school

    Cupcake lovers who want to learn how to make those delectable, frosting-stacked treats for themselves are in luck. North Idaho College has an upcoming event that will have you wielding …


  • Super bowl of fundraisers held at Center Pointe

    Buy lunch in a bowl from the ceramics shop at Center Pointe for the nonprofit group’s annual Bountiful Bowls fundraiser on Saturday. Center Pointe provides social and recreational activities for …


  • Curious case of Glutton

    So Paula Deen, Southern cooking maven, has diabetes. America’s self-righteous “foodie” world is sadly clucking its tongue and shaking its head. All of that grease. All of those calories. All …


  • Boys & Girls Clubs provides balanced dinners for youngsters

    Since 2001, Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County have offered a safe place for children ages 6 to 18 to spend their after-school hours. And since last January, the …


  • Subway’s Jared gives the skinny on good health

    Jared Fogle, the man who famously lost weight with exercise and Subway sandwiches, spends about 100 days per year traveling to elementary schools around the country to deliver his message …


  • Christmas Bureau donations a blessing for those in need

    For Christmas Bureau recipient Shirley Cameron, 78, kids are everything. That includes her own two children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. It also includes other people’s kids – she volunteered …


  • At food bank, holidays come with high demand

    Protein is a rare thing in Rod Wieber’s world. And the chief resource officer for Second Harvest Food Bank is especially aware of the protein shortage during the one-two punch …


  • Do Your Part: Five chemicals to avoid in foods

    Food manufacturers aren’t going to advertise the fact that controversial chemicals are actually in their food. If you want to be informed and eat better, here are five chemicals to …


  • Annual Pig Out has it all: music, food, ambience

    Is it possible to describe Pig Out in the Park in three words or less? Music: Free. Musselwhite. Leon.


  • WIC aids in families’ nutrition

    Saturday was the last day this summer that WIC food vouchers were available at local farmers markets under an initiative to encourage low-income families to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. …


  • Study: Healthy eating means spending more at store

    A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published today that says the government should do …


  • Hearty collards and kale provide a burst of flavor after winter survival

    If you are serious about vegetable gardening, don’t be lulled into thinking your harvests are limited to spring, summer and fall. There are several hardy vegetables that if grown properly …


  • Easy leg of lamb is worth the time

    Easter dinner isn’t meant to be a rushed affair. And neither should the meat you serve at it. Which doesn’t mean you have to work particularly hard at it. This …


  • Offer polenta as a side dish

    This simple, slowly cooked polenta is perfect for the Easter table. It is gently seasoned with fresh herbs. And if our choices of herbs don’t suit the rest of your …


  • Easter ‘chocolate salami’ breaks out of bunny rut

    Chocolate bunnies for Easter are so predictable. You gnaw off their ears, then quickly work your way down to their toes. Where’s the excitement in that? Consider something a bit …


  • Use greens to brighten your table for Easter

    In this salad, bright green vegetables work to enhance the spring feel of your Easter table. The Mediterranean flavors of citrus, artichoke, olive oil and feta cheese pair wonderfully with …


  • Biscuits ready on your schedule

    With all the other things that need to get on the table, sometimes worrying about a yeasted dinner roll is just too much. So these biscuits come together fairly quickly …


  • The Big Table

    As a restaurant reviewer for several local publications, Kevin Finch thought he’d found a recipe that combined his greatest passions. “I love food and I love to write. I also …


  • Consumers in area struggle as food prices rise

    Donna Sampson was up in the middle of the night earlier this month checking online to see if her Social Security payment had been deposited in her bank account. Without …


  • Winner’s original recipe differs slightly

    Spokane cooking teacher Paula Mannino loved competing in the LG Electronics “Taste of Something Better” contest, but she was concerned about a few changes the company made to her recipe …


  • Taste of cook-off victory has Spokane woman hooked

    Paula Mannino is hooked. The Spokane woman, who teaches Italian cooking classes at her home, says she’s thinking of becoming a cooking-contest junkie after a recent win in the second …

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