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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Sept 27-Oct 1. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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With fall right around the corner, we have been trained to think of it as pumpkin spice season. Although that is delightful, let’s not forget about the many possibilities of apples, which are also thought of during the harvest season.

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Today is the first day of fall. With heat indices hovering in the 105-degree to 109-degree range, it does not feel much like fall. It must be fall though, the calendar tells us so, and there are football games and talk of MLB playoffs with the World Series to follow. It is definitely fall, a…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Sept 20-24. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Everyone has a food weakness — a food that you love so much and crave so completely that your desire for your perfect weight is sabotaged. Some have a weakness for sweets. Some have a weakness for breads. Others’ downfalls might be salty snacks or fast foods. My weakness is pasta. I have nev…

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Dietitians have a wide scope of practice. Some of us are clinical like those in hospitals and dialysis clinics; some of us work in food service in schools, universities and institutions like prisons, hospitals and group homes; some are community-based such as educators or those working mainl…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Sept 13-17. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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As I wrote this continuation of my recent trip to New Orleans, Hurricane Ida made landfall. By the time you read this, the true scope of the disaster will be laid bare, and I ask you to take a moment and say an extra prayer for all those affected by this unimaginable tragedy.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Sept 6-10. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 30-Sept 3. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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I have racked my brain for justification to recommend encasing vegetables, fruit or seafood in either a sweet or savory dough, and then deep frying them to crispy perfection.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 23-27 Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The concept of “Cook It or Book It” came at the beginning of the pandemic when restaurants were closed and we were left to our own devices for finding exciting ways to create meals at home.

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Louise is not a huge fan of pickles. In fact, I have never seen her eat a pickle, and I have never seen her fail to ask that pickles be held on any sandwich that you might expect pickles to be on. The same holds true for olives. For her palate, it seems that vinegar used in the pickling proc…

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Soda, also known as soda pop, or soft drink, is any beverage made with carbonated water, added sweetener, and usually some additional flavoring. Everyone has probably been warned at least once in their lifetime that “soda is bad for you.” Despite this, soda and sweetened beverages remain in …

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 16-20. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 9-13. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Last week, I found the lights of the big city calling a little louder than usual, so when my gal pal Kim invited me to go to Dallas with her for a few days, I jumped at the chance.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Aug 2-6. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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As children, my sister and I spent our summers with our grandparents in Paducah, Ky. We would pile in the car. My dad would drive (that was quite an adventure in itself), and we would leave Houston before dawn, so that we could make the 800-mile drive in one day. Our first stop was always th…

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Nutrition plays a very important role in the healing of wounds. Without the proper fuels, wounds can take much longer to heal, if they are able to heal at all.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for July 26-30. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Eleanor Roosevelt imparted words to live by when she said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Not much in life really scares me, but heights make me more than just a little uneasy.

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Dementia is a term that is not technically a disease, but it is often a symptom of many other diseases. Mayo Clinic indicates that dementia is a group of symptoms related to memory loss. Symptoms may include actual memory loss, difficulty finding words, difficulty completing tasks or problem…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for July 19-23. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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It is fairly common to hear the phrase, “He/She can barely boil water,” when describing someone’s lack of culinary acumen. The fact of the matter is that cooking great food in liquid is a lot more than dropping raw food into a boiling pot of water or stock and letting the bubbles roll until …

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for July 12-16. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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In the last two columns, I covered the harmful effects of childhood mouth breathing and tongue-tie. If you have children, I am strongly recommending an Amazon e-Book, written by my dentist friend, Dr. Pam Marzban. The title is “Craniofacial Development.” It too discusses tongue-tie and mouth…

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I love all things sparkly, including fireworks, so the Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. This year, in an unusual twist, my children and I decided to spend the July Fourth in Cancun.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for July 5-9. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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A couple of weeks ago, this column explored salt. It focused on the many varieties of salt, their flavors and uses. That column generated a lot of comments, and I appreciate all those comments. Included in a number of those comments was a request that a similar column be produced that dealt …

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