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  • SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

    Spokane Valley church serving free lunch to kids, adults this month

    The Spokane Valley Community of Christ Church started a free lunch program Tuesday – and word seems to be spreading. When lay minister Sandy VanDerWalker arrived at the church that …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

    Cultivating crop of young gardeners in Peaceful Valley

    The Earth Turners Community Garden sits on a small plot of park land near the heart of Peaceful Valley. Above it, cars rumble by on the Maple Street Bridge, and …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2012

    Farmers markets

    Idaho Tuesdays


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2012

    Health district takes safety online

    People prefer to learn about food safety in their pajamas – or at least from their home computers. Earlier this year, the Spokane County Regional Health District’s food safety program …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012, 2:30 P.M.

    Is your problem gluten? Or faddish eating?

    It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.


  • TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

    Cook with healthy oils, but use sparingly

    I often go to the farmers market in the summer, look at all of the beautiful vegetables, and wonder “How will I cook that?” I want to share with you …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012, 10:59 A.M.

    Washington issues advisories for toxins in fish

    Specific types of fish from the Upper Columbia and Pend Oreille rivers contain toxic chemicals according to analysis of two recent studies that’s prompted a new fish consumption advisory this …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

    USDA gets roasted over ‘Meatless Monday’

    WASHINGTON – Imagine the Department of Education pushing an idea called “Teacherless Tuesday,” or the Department of Homeland Security suggesting “Fenceless Friday.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture, promoter of all …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

    Companies search for healthy pop mix

    NEW YORK – Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste. The world’s top soft drink companies …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

    Farmers market calendar

    Idaho Tuesdays


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

    Flavor, not fat

    If you want to add great flavor to foods without using the usual tricks – fat and salt – just head to the grill. The high and dry heat created …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

    Public market open Sundays

    The Spokane Public Market now has Sunday hours. The market, 24 W. Second Ave., is now open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, in addition to 10 a.m. to …


  • MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

    School districts move to from-scratch cooking

    The aromas of herbed baked chicken and cheesy macaroni wafted through the air. While a few cooks clad in white coats busily stocked a salad bar and set up a …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012

    In brief: House of Charity cutting back services

    The House of Charity will begin shutting down its daytime services two days a week beginning this Sunday. That includes its meal program and day room. The closures will be …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012

    Sloppy Joes get kid-friendly, healthy makeover

    Steering your kids away from unhealthy foods can be tricky. “Eat This, Not That! For Kids” can help parents lure their children away from the most calorie- and fat-laden foods …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012

    Alternative energy

    “Ultrarunners take off at sunrise and continue through sunset, moonrise, and another sunrise, sunset, and moonrise. Sometimes we stumble from exhaustion and double over with pain, while other times we …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012

    Delivering relief from the heat

    The Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is helping seniors stay cool. Though temperatures failed to reach searing forecasts Monday, the heat is still making things tough for some of …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012

    Find a wealth of protein in plant world

    When you cut meat, eggs and dairy from your diet, you’re cutting easy sources of complete protein. But there’s plenty of protein to be found in the plant world, said …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012

    Demand in northeast has filled garden plots – again

    The Northeast Community Garden opened in 1997 on a vacant lot next to the Northeast Community Center. It quickly became so popular it ran out of space and had to …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012

    Farmers markets

    IDAHO Tuesdays


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

    East Central Community Garden entering fourth season

    There’s a bright purple bunch of blooming chives in the middle of East Central Community Garden. Raspberries climb the chain-link fence and on this Friday volunteers are putting woodchips down …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

    Community gardens grow in number, variety

    Over the past five years, community gardens have really taken off in Spokane County. Today there are more than 20, and more are being added every year. There is no …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

    Congress targets food stamp spending

    WASHINGTON – With one in seven Americans now receiving food stamps, Republicans in Congress are leading efforts to cut back the social safety net program that has swelled to one …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

    In brief: E. coli detected in campground water supply

    E. coli bacteria has been discovered in the drinking water supply at the U.S. Forest Service’s Bell Bay Campground, which is four miles north of Harrison on Lake Coeur d’Alene. …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

    Eating habits can lead to some fatigue

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in good health and I’ve been sleeping well. But I’m tired all the time. Could my food choices be causing this lethargy? DEAR READER: Most of …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012, 2:27 P.M.

    NYC ban on big sodas could face legal test

    If New York City bans big sodas, what’s next on the list? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak?


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2011

    Scary good: Celebrate Halloween with festive treats and healthy snacks

    I f just the thought of all the treats coming home with your little goblins on Halloween frightens you, relax. We’ve compiled some tricks to enjoying the spirit of the …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

    Healthy appetites

    Whether you are trying to lose weight, protect your heart, slash sodium or prolong your life by making healthier food choices, eating out can feel like a certain way to …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

    Pan frying can deliver tacos’ crunch without the fat

    Fish tacos certainly sound like a healthful meal. After all, experts encourage us to eat fish at least twice a week. And when you add a fresh tomato or fruit …


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