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Simple watermelon salsa is sweet, mildly spicy

Who would have thought watermelon and jalapeño would be such a delicious pair? What’s better, is that this quick condiment only requires six ingredients. I’ve been experimenting with a lot of watermelon lately, so get ready for quite a few juicy recipes coming up.. This one was one of my favorites, since it’s a perfect match-up of sweet and spicy, combined with saltiness from the chips. I’ve only tried it as a salsa so far, but I could see this going great with grilled chicken or fish, or atop a grilled vegetable dinner. Watermelon Salsa Serves 6-8: Prep time 10 min Ingredients 4 cups watermelon (seedless, or seeds removed and chopped) 1 cup cucumber, chopped 1 cup red onion (about 1/2 large onion, chopped) 2 medium jalapeños (remove seeds for less heat, chopped) 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lime, cut in half salt (to taste) Directions Add watermelon, cucumber, onion,…

Chick-fil-A rolling out gluten-free bun, but there’s a catch

Chick-fil-A has gone gluten free! Not entirely, but the nationwide chicken sandwich chain is poised to capitalize on its consumers’ dietary needs with a new menu offering. Chick-fil-A announced on Monday that it will offer gluten-free buns at restaurants nationwide, after reportedly receiving positive feedback from test marketed areas in 2016. The gluten-free bun is made with ancient grains quinoa and amaranth and sweetened with molasses and raisins. “We know our customers are looking for more gluten-sensitive alternatives. They asked, and we listened,” said Leslie Neslage, senior consultant of menu development at Chick-fil-A in a release on the company’s Chicken Wire. “Our hope is that the Gluten-Free Bun addition opens up options for gluten-sensitive customers to enjoy more of our menu.” The new bun can be ordered with any of the restaurant’s sandwiches. But there is one catch. Customers who order the gluten-free buns will have to assemble their sandwiches themselves. According to…

10 Copycat Chick-fil-a recipes because you crave it all the time

Because you’d eat Chick-fil-a every night if you could, here are 10 copycat recipes to help get you though until next time. Copycat Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich COPYCAT CHICK-FIL-A LEMONADE Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets Copycat Chick-fil-A Slaw Copycat Chick-Fil-a Chicken Tortilla Soup Copycat Chick-Fil-A Superfood Salad Chick-fil-A Copycat Frosted Lemonade Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce COPYCAT CHICK-FIL-A SANDWICH

Mother’s Day is busiest day at KFC

Mom has a secret love she’s never shared all of these years. Mother’s Day is a big day for dining out. More than half of Americans celebrating Mother’s Day plan a special brunch or dinner. According to the National Retail Federation, 55.9 percent of mothers celebrating will get taken out for a special meal. But when we can assume Mom has her pick of places, where does she choose to dine? KFC. According to YUM Brands, KFC sees its best day of business all year on Mother’s Day. And it’s not even close. Single stores report sales jumps of 50 percent on the annual holiday. KFC says it serves about 370,000 families each Mother’s Day. That translates to 6.5 million pieces — or 1.5 million pounds — of chicken and 815,000 servings of mashed potatoes and gravy. So celebrate your favorite matriarch this Sunday with a box of chocolates and a bucket of…

Memphis Meats Makes Real Meat Without Killing

What if I told you that no birds were harmed to bring you the delicious looking piece of real Southern style, deep fried chicken above? Would you believe me? Would you eat it? If all goes well for one American company, you’ll, at least, have the choice in just a few years. Cultured meat producer Memphis Meats announced yesterday that it has successfully created the world’s first lineup of “clean poultry”, which included pieces of duck and chicken — and not one animal death was required. “It’s thrilling to introduce the first chicken and duck that didn’t require raising animals. This is a historic moment for the clean meat movement,” said Uma Valeti, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Memphis Meats. Memphis Meats and a few other cultured meat producers around the world, are trying to reinvent modern animal agriculture. Valeti said the cultured meat system uses just 10 percent of the land and…

Wings are King on Super Bowl Sunday

Supermarkets will be the big winners of this year’s big game. And the losers? Definitely the chickens. The National Chicken Council’s 2017 Wing report estimates Americans will eat 1.33 billion wings on Super Bowl Sunday. That’s up 2 percent from last year and up more than 6.5 percent from 2015, revealing a steady climb of America’s unofficial favorite football party food. About 25 percent of those will be purchased at local supermarkets. Originally reported by Supermarket News, Philip Tracey, spokesman for the New England division of Stop & Shop said, “In the two weeks leading up to Sunday’s game, Stop & Shop will sell more than one million chicken wings.” Visualize just how many wings that is. — If you laid 1.33 billion wings end to end (think how much delicious sauce you’d have to lick from your fingers in this process!), they would stretch from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough,…

Street Food Fights No More

Can’t we all just be foodie friends? Restauranteur Pat Joyce and food truck owner Ben Dougherty think so. From the time the food truck trend took to the streets—now nearly a decade ago—there has been animosity with brick and mortars about how and where mobile food is sold. Restaurants tried to hit the breaks by pressuring cities to enact laws that would restrict where food trucks could park and serve customers and for how long. Food truck owners argued their innovative services shouldn’t be punished by these restrictions since many restaurants across the country already successfully operate in the same vicinity as other restaurants. In many cities, this struggle continues. But this week a brand new model was born much to the delight of Pittsburgh food fans. South Side BBQ Company owner, Pat Joyce thinks business is best for everyone when both sides work together. “Ben’s got great stuff. I asked…