The Meantime Coffee Co. celebrates five years

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The Meantime Coffee Co., a student-run nonprofit coffee shop located in the Campus Y, celebrated its five-year anniversary on Sept. 12 with a special birthday week menu.

“It feels really great to have made it to five years because that’s a huge thing,” said senior Alaina Plauche, chief executive officer of The Meantime. “It’s really hard for small businesses to compete, and to be a small business that is entirely run by students also feels sort of badass.”

The Meantime was opened in 2016 by three UNC students — Lauren Eaves, Keegan McBride and Scott Diekema — and is dedicated

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Central Wis. working to bridge healthy food disparities

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(WSAW) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its findings of the hurdles people who participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program face when trying to maintain a healthy diet. It found nearly nine in 10 people have some kind of barrier.

The cost of healthy foods is one, with 61% of people saying that was an issue, and the research found that those individuals are twice as likely to experience food insecurity. Nearly a third said they do not have time to prepare meals from scratch. Transportation was another common hurdle with 19% of people noting that challenge.

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The Surprising Heart-Healthy Food

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What does your heart-healthy diet look like? Is it filled with leafy greens, tomatoes, and other low-fat foods?

If it is, that’s great. Well, except for the low-fat part. Fats can contribute to heart health, provided you’re getting the right ones.

Healthy fats found in nuts, fish, avocado, olive oil, and other natural sources are all linked to improved heart health and a lower risk for heart disease.

Meat, however, can get a bit of a bad rep. But if it’s unprocessed meat, the rep is underserved.

Meat has saturated fat, but that doesn’t mean it has to harm the

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Vanilla Latte Coffee Granita Recipe (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

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Perk up with this vanilla latte coffee granita. It’s a simple recipe that was submitted by J J Parchman as a Sweet entry in our Snackable Recipe Contest several years ago. J J said, “This granita is so very light and fresh! It is delightful in summer but, once you taste it you will make it all year round. It’s the perfect end to a heavy meal or light snack. The coconut milk adds a depth of flavor and texture that makes this dessert so satisfying.”

Vanilla Latte Coffee Granita Recipe - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Fee, Allergy-Friendly, and so refreshing!

This Coffee Granita is a Like a Frozen Vegan Vanilla Latte

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13 Vegetarian Recipes That Give Pasta and Beans a Break

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Dried pasta and canned beans are vegetarian pantry staples for a reason: They are often the backbone of quick, tasty and satisfying meatless cooking. But if the sight of another box of rigatoni makes your eye twitch, or the thought of strolling down an aisle of cannellini beans triggers your fight-or-flight response, maybe it’s time to mix things up. Below are a baker’s dozen of vegetarian recipes that are light and filling all at once, featuring plenty of vegetables as well as the occasional tofu and whole grain — and they’re all worthy of a spot in your rotation. And

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