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Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu recently as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
BOSTON — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
LOS ANGELES — Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog's mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn't kick until after her pet died.
BEST SPECIALTY SHOP
Gluten Free Country Store
3345 S. Val Vista Drive, Suite 101
(480) 889-9932 or GFcountrystore.com
Opened at the tail end of 2009 with the intention of creating a safe, friendly place for the community to sample, learn about and purchase gluten-free foods, Gluten Free Country Store carries brands like Glutino, Vegenaise, Erewhon, Glutenfreeda, Conte’s, Kinnikinnick, Udi’s, WOW, Frontier Soups, Dr. Schar, Earth Balance and Ener-g. A haven for the Celiac community and those with food allergies, the shop also lays out the welcome mat for anyone curious as to what going gluten-free is all about.
835 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 111
(480) 892-1315 or GlobalBikes.info
Cadence Running Company
3107 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 110
(480) 786-8835 or CadenceRunningCompany.com
Pei Wei Asian Diner
1084 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 106
(480) 926-9749 or PeiWei.com
Options are key at Pei Wei Asian Diner, where diners can indulge their desire for spicy entrees and heavier fare or for something a little lighter, like lettuce wraps, soups and salads. Pei Wei also tailors its menu to serve customers with gluten sensitivity and outlines potential allergy issues that could arise in every plate.
Chen’s Chinese Bistro
2743 S. Market St., Suite 111
(480) 812-4883 or Chens-az.com
3641 E. Baseline Road, Suite 102
(480) 219-8330 or ThaiChili.us
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Honeybee pollination is responsible for successful crop production and annually generates $7 billion for Arizona agriculture, according to a University of Arizona study. One-third of America’s diet is the result of bee pollination and honey and one crop, California almonds, relies on honeybees for pollination, reports the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Books are doorways to adventure, trusted guides, and intimate friends — and there’s no better time to enjoy them than the blazing days of summer, especially if you’re an East Valley kid in need of air-conditioned entertainment.
I’m writing about Linda Turley-Hansen’s not-so-thoughtful column: “Just like booze and porn, pot changes the brain” (April 27).
A free seminar devoted to gluten and celiac disease is scheduled for April 29 in Chandler.
Easter is this coming Sunday, April 20, and there are tons of Easter egg hunts happening all over the East Valley all weekend. These five hunts have free admission, but some do have parking or additional activity fees.
Calling it an issue of “economic freedom,” a House panel voted Tuesday to force cities to allow residents to have poultry, a move one foe said means the state will “shove it down the throats” of nearby residents who don't want them.
Dobson Ranch Library will host a series of free workshops by Dr. Harvey Abrams on Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m.
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — It can be a recipe for disaster: renting a vacation house with friends without talking about meal planning.
This photo provided by Ikea shows a holiday tree for apartment dwellers and those with tree allergies. Christmas can be amply represented with a clever fold out tree, complete with ornaments. Following the general trend in home decor, holiday trim and accessories this year are a mix of eclectic and traditional colors and styles. (AP Photo/Ikea, Per Wahlstrom)
LOS ANGELES — Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its puppy face.
LOS ANGELES — While some say school safety hinges on guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, Mark Gomer and Kristi Schiller think specially trained dogs should take point in preventing violence in schools.
Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season.
This April 22, 2013 photo shows Maple trees which release a lot of wind-borne pollen while mold is produced by leaves littering the ground, In Langley, Wash. Allergies are caused by pollen from plants, trees, grasses, weeds and mold spores. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
This April 23, 2006 photo shows tulips in New Market, Va. Allergy sufferers will have fewer pollen concerns by choosing plants for their garden that produce little or no airborne pollen. Smart plant choices can help allergy sufferers avoid pollen triggers as they garden. Other less allergy prone plants include azalea, cacti, pansies and petunias, dogwood trees, hibiscus and boxwood shrubs. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
To use a somewhat trite but effective metaphor, if the East Valley-founded Intel MAPS program is a tree, than the acorn it sprouted from is the collection of mouse droppings its founder volunteered to clean up.
HAVANA — Each summer, microscopic dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Atlantic to arrive in the Caribbean, limiting airplane pilots' visibility to just a few miles and contributing to the suffering of asthmatics trying to draw breath.
Looking for a new pet but no time for daily walks? Have allergies to fur or feathers? How about a desert tortoise?
LOS ANGELES — The luckiest day of Niblett's life had to be when he was returned to the animal shelter in Virginia where he had been adopted.
This is Sam — or Silly Sam, as volunteers at Friends for Life call him.