Recipe http://wunc.org en How 'The Grocery Game' Might Help You Save Money This New Year http://wunc.org/post/how-grocery-game-might-help-you-save-money-new-year <p><strong>Updated Wednesday 1/8/14: </strong>So, earlier this week, I told you about a little game I play with my husband every January. It involves our grocery money.</p><p>We give ourselves a budget, and tell ourselves that, no matter what, we will not go over that amount of money for groceries.</p><p>On Sunday (our shopping day) gave ourselves $150 that should last all week for our 3-person family. (Usually we just "try our best" with our shopping, but don't give ourselves a monetary limit.) We spent $60 for our first shop and had $90 left for the rest of the week.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 28477 at http://wunc.org How 'The Grocery Game' Might Help You Save Money This New Year Chapel Hill 12-Year-Old Wins White House Recipe Challenge & Meets The President http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-12-year-old-wins-white-house-recipe-challenge-meets-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twelve-year-old Chapel Hill resident Vijay </span>Dey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took a special trip to the White House last week after being selected as one of 54 nationwide winners of the </span><a href="http://www.recipechallenge.epicurious.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Healthy Lunchtime Challenge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a program sponsored by food website </span><a href="http://www.epicurious.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Epicurious</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Michelle Obama’s “</span><a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Let’s Move</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” initiative. The Challenge asked young chefs to submit a healthy recipe that meets the USDA’s </span><a href="http://www.choosemyplate.gov/images/MyPlateImages/JPG/myplate_green.jpg" style="line-height: 1.5;">MyPlate standards</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, meaning half of the dish is comprised of fruits and vegetables. They also were encouraged to submit the story behind the dish.</span></p><p>Dey’s winning recipe was for Spring Rolls, a dish he said was inspired by his grandfather. “My grandpa makes that recipe and I thought it tasted really good,” Dey said. “And it fit with the MyPlate food group categories.”</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:34:32 +0000 Avery Kleinman & Laura Candler 18999 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill 12-Year-Old Wins White House Recipe Challenge & Meets The President Why Phoebe Lawless Is Shocked To Be A James Beard Semi-finalist http://wunc.org/post/why-phoebe-lawless-shocked-be-james-beard-semi-finalist <p>People who bake pies for a living usually do so because they love it. Not to win awards. So when Phoebe Lawless of <a href="http://piefantasy.com/">Scratch bakery</a> learned recently that the <a href="http://wunc.org/post/nc-claims-13-james-beard-award-semifinalists">James Beard Foundation named her</a> a semi-finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef – an honor she shares with only 19 others in the country – she was thoroughly shocked.&nbsp; &nbsp;“I certainly did not expect to find myself on the list,” she said. &nbsp;Lawless learned of the honor while at home on her couch, when someone mentioned it on Twitter. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:35:38 +0000 Laura Candler 11839 at http://wunc.org Why Phoebe Lawless Is Shocked To Be A James Beard Semi-finalist How To Cook A Corndog, James Beard-Style http://wunc.org/post/how-cook-corndog-james-beard-style <p>Even though he’s been a <a href="http://www.jamesbeard.org/">James Beard Award </a>semi-finalist for three years in a row, Chef Aaron Vandemark of Hillsborough’s <a href="http://panciuto.com/">Panciuto</a> was caught off guard last month when he learned that his name was on the list yet again. He was checking his email and received a congratulatory note, at first not realizing what it was for. &nbsp;But that’s not too different from last year, Vandemark says. In 2012, he was alone in his kitchen cutting up lamb parts when he received a phone call from a writer in Raleigh who gave him the news.&nbsp; “I’m always surprised by how informal it is,” he admits, referring to the fact that The James Beard Foundation does not notify its semi-finalists directly. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:44:21 +0000 Laura Candler 11902 at http://wunc.org How To Cook A Corndog, James Beard-Style