Let’s Get Cooking! Start the New Year Right with a Free Healthy Soul Food Cookbook

Joint Project Between Transamerica Center for Health Studies and the Association of Black Women Physicians Promotes Healthier Eating

The Healthier Traditions Cookbook: Soul Food, a healthy twist on traditional Southern dishes, features 17 classic recipes and is available for complimentary download today. The cookbook, a collaboration of Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) with the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP), helps promote making simple ingredient substitutions to classic Southern dishes that increase nutritional value while keeping the soulful heartiness of favorite southern dishes. Each recipe was adapted and tested by two nutritionists to ensure an increase in nutritional value and decrease in caloric value.

Recipes in the cookbook include Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo, Pan-fried Catfish, Smothered Pork Chops, and, leaving room for dessert, classics like Peach Cobbler. Each recipe includes a breakdown of the calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber and protein content of the dish. In addition, how-to videos that highlight the preparation of some of the dishes are available on TCHS’s website and YouTube channel.

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Chicken Salad Chick Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with A 10-Day Birthday Celebration And Guest Appreciation Day

Fast Casual Restaurant Concept Honors Its Guests With 10 Days of Giveaways 

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month by thanking guests for their loyal support over the last decade. The brand is holding its annual Guest Appreciation Day, but is amplifying the celebration this year with 10 days of giveaways to honor its milestone 10thbirthday. Taking place at Chicken Salad Chick’s more than 80 locations across 11 states, Guest Appreciation Day is a thank you to all guests who’ve impacted its tremendous growth and ongoing success since the brand’s debut.

Chicken Salad Chick will kick off its 10 days of giveaways on January 15, leading up to Guest Appreciation Day on January 25 where visitors will receive a free scoop of chicken salad. Daily giveaway specials are available at all locations for all guests and include:

  • Monday, Jan. 15 – Buy one large Quick Chick, get one small Quick Chick free.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Trio Tuesday: Free upgrade to a Chick Trio with a Chick purchase.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 – Kids eat free with the purchase of a Chick Special.*
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 – Double Points Day: Loyalty members earn 2 points per $1 spent.
  • Friday, Jan. 19 – Free Drink Friday: Limited edition stadium cup for the first 100 guests who purchase a Chick Special.

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Taste of the NFL’s 27th Annual Party with a Purpose Will Be Brought to You By General Mills

Taste of the NFL teams up with General Mills to Kick Hunger for the event’s Homecoming Year in Minneapolis

The 27th annual Party with a Purpose® hosted by Taste of the NFL, a non-profit dedicated to hunger relief, this year will be brought to you by General Mills. The event, which will be held on the eve of Super Bowl LII on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Saint Paul RiverCentre, pairs renowned chefs from the 32 NFL cities with current, Hall of Fame, and alumni players from each of the NFL franchises as they serve over 45,000 tastings for 2,500 guests.

“As a strong advocate for hunger relief, partnering with Taste of the NFL to help end hunger by raising awareness and money is a win-win for us,” said Mary Jane Melendez, executive director of the General Mills Foundation. “At General Mills, we believe in supporting impact focused programs and initiatives – like Taste of the NFL – to reduce hunger by increasing food security in our communities.”

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Wines ‘Til Sold Out Announces $25,000 Scholarship Award

Wines ‘Til Sold Out, an online flash distributor of international and domestic wines, announced that it will award scholarships of $5,000 each to five students in 2018, for a total of $25,000.

Any students who are entering or currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program for the 2018-2019 school year in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Scholarship awards will be made out to the winners’ schools for the purpose of being applied towards their tuition. Entries are limited to one per applicant.

To apply, students must fill out a brief form on WTSO’s website and write a 400 to 500-word essay in response to the following prompt: “What can be done to establish and maintain strong relationships with customers in the digital age?”

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Drink to your Health this January, National Hot Tea Month

Tea Council of the USA Celebrates with Second Annual IndividualiTEA Sweepstakes

The holidays may be over but there’s still much to celebrate this January with National Hot Tea Month and the third annual National Hot Tea Day on January 12, 2018. The Tea Council of the USA encourages tea-lovers across the nation to take this opportuniTEA to share the unique ways they like to enjoy their cuppa. Whether you prefer tea steeped in tradition, brewed to perfection or with the spice just right, the Tea Council wants you to express your #IndividualiTEA through the second annual photo sharing sweepstakes. Entering is easy as 1-2-tea! Share your photo or video on Twitter using the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil for a chance to win $500 and a year’s supply of tea.

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world next to water. An ancient beverage nearly 5,000 years old, tea has become an American staple, with over 158 million Americans drinking tea every day.

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Applebee’s® Famous Riblets are Back by Popular Demand!

Guests Can Choose All-You-Can-Eat Riblets or All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Tenders with Endless Classic Fries, All Day, Every Day for Only $12.99 Applebee’s Kicks off the New Year Today by Introducing the 2 DOLLAR Blue Moon® Neighborhood Drink.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar® today announced the long-awaited return of All-You-Can-Eat Riblets, a limited-time offer with an almost cult-like following, starting New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. As an added option, Applebee’s lip-smacking, All-You-Can-Eat Riblets are joined this time by All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Tenders – choose whichever protein speaks to your heart! Enjoy plate, after plate, after plate of either riblets or tenders, both served with All-You-Can-Eat Classic Fries – all day, every day, at Applebee’s restaurants nationwide, but only for a limited time.

All-You-Can-Eat Riblets:

  • Your first order features 12-ounces of riblets expertly cut from the most tender pork for a delicious bone-in flavor, then slow cooked and served dripping in either Honey BBQ or Spicy Texas BBQ sauce, with Classic Fries and cole slaw.
  • Refills include six more ounces of riblets, a side of Classic Fries and choice of Honey BBQ or Spicy Texas BBQ Sauce.

All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Tenders: 

  • Your first order features seven chicken tenders that are juicy, breaded and downright delicious with a side of honey Dijon mustard for expert dipping. Served with a side of Classic Fries and cole slaw.
  • Refills include three chicken tenders, a side of Classic Fries and honey Dijon mustard.

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Galveston Island Serves Up 7th Annual Restaurant Week

The seventh annual Galveston Restaurant Week – Saturday, January 6th to Sunday, January 21st, 2018 – brings Galveston Island’s vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event will showcase the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that Galveston has to offer, as well as benefit Access Care of Coastal Texas.

Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas’s most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston’s most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus. Two and/or 3-course dinners are priced between $20-$35; and 2-course lunches, breakfasts, & brunches cost between $10 and $20.  And new for 2018, Moody Gardens Golf Course will offer an all-inclusive $75 golf and unlimited dining package.

Last year’s event featured a vast array of Galveston Island eateries, and resulted in a very welcome boost during the Island’s slower season of winter. Over thirty restaurants have committed to the 2018 event.

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IHOP® Announces the Return of ‘All You Can Eat Pancakes’ for Just $3.99, Now Through February 11 at Restaurants Nationwide

For six decades, IHOP® Restaurants has believed in one, simple truth – life is just better with hot, fluffy Buttermilk pancakes. To kick off its year-long milestone celebration, the brand is rewarding its loyal guests by bringing back its most requested promotion: endless stacks of its world-famous buttermilk pancakes – for just $3.99*.

Available from January 2-February 11 at IHOP restaurants nationwide*, guests can enjoy a full stack of five Buttermilk pancakes – or a short stack of two pancakes with a combo plate of eggs, crispy hash browns and choice of sausage, ham or bacon – followed by unlimited additional short stacks of two Buttermilk pancakes until they’ve had their fill. Offer is per guest, dine in only at participating restaurants.

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