Japanese Pepsi Special claims to block fat

Suntory has begun bottling and selling Pepsi Special, which features dextrin as an ingredient. Marketed primarily towards young adult male Japanese, the soda carries the Japanese Ministry of Health FOSHU seal of approval.

The Japanese government has approved its claims that the soda recipe will help the body block fat. Don’t hold your breath, my fellow hefty Americans. It’ll most likely never be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

This isn’t a first. Kirin also makes a fat-blocking cola.

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NEATO: Sharky Tea Infuser

The Sharky Tea Infuser, designed in Argentina by Pablo Matteoda, has a clever design that is both fun and useful. The floating tea infuser extracts tea leaves, herbs or fruit in water until completely saturated. During the waiting process, you can see the color of your tea create a beautiful effect, reminiscent of the movie scenes where the ocean turns blood red.

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TASTE: King’s Hawaiian Avocado Sliders

Photo: King’s Hawaiian.

King’s Hawaiian rolls make awesome avocado sliders! Lightly warm and split the roll. Top with lettuce, grilled onion, hamburger patty, avocado slices and a grilled sliced of pineapple!

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Photo: Gerald Farinas.
Cold cherries. Loving the summer berry season!
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Photo: Gerald Farinas.

Cold cherries. Loving the summer berry season!

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Look at what you can get at Falafill. Two locations in Chicago: Boystown at 3202 N. Broadway and Loop at 72 E. Adams.
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Look at what you can get at Falafill. Two locations in Chicago: Boystown at 3202 N. Broadway and Loop at 72 E. Adams.

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Locavore Chef Alan Wong and his ahi poke recipe

Proud of his “eat local” evangelism, James Beard Award Winner Chef Alan Wong was featured in Reuters' World Chefs series today [Read the article].

"Wong, 56, spoke to Reuters about merging Hawaii’s diverse ethnic cooking styles into cohesive dishes, his dedication to promoting the islands’ produce, people, and culture."

Chef shared a simple 'Ahi Poke recipe with Reuters:

  • 8 ounces sashimi-grade ‘ahi tuna
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced round onion
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (a paste made from red chilies)
  1. Cut the ‘ahi into 1/4- to 1/3-inch cubes.
  2. Season the ‘ahi with salt.
  3. Add the sesame oil and mix to coat well.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Chef has an awesome blog worth following. It’s pure foodie porn with tons of travel stories and food pics.

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Feed America’s Children
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the Food Stamp Program, provides benefits to people in households with low-income and few assets to help them purchase food to be eaten at home.
Children who fall below the poverty line, children benefiting from SNAP most likely also benefit from the National School Lunch Program, free or reduced price breakfasts and lunches at schools across the nation. In many cases, these are the only meals they’ll eat for the day.
Both of these programs are currently under assault by members of Congress who want to cut these benefits, a necessity for low-income and lower middle-income families (families who work but don’t have enough money for food after covering the costs of rent, fuel, medicine, etc.), while also offering large tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans.
Call your member of Congress today to voice your support for hungry children who benefit from these programs. Say “NO!” to child hunger.
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Feed America’s Children

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the Food Stamp Program, provides benefits to people in households with low-income and few assets to help them purchase food to be eaten at home.

Children who fall below the poverty line, children benefiting from SNAP most likely also benefit from the National School Lunch Program, free or reduced price breakfasts and lunches at schools across the nation. In many cases, these are the only meals they’ll eat for the day.

Both of these programs are currently under assault by members of Congress who want to cut these benefits, a necessity for low-income and lower middle-income families (families who work but don’t have enough money for food after covering the costs of rent, fuel, medicine, etc.), while also offering large tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans.

Call your member of Congress today to voice your support for hungry children who benefit from these programs. Say “NO!” to child hunger.

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Dessert! Oishii desu ne!

Dessert! Oishii desu ne!