Wegmans, Trader Joe’s Pull Fruit Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

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A California company has recalled peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. While no one as of yet has been reported ill, the company, Wawona, says in a statement that it shut down and sanitized its processing facility when a sample tested positive for the bacteria, which can cause flu-like symptoms; they are using other facilities to maintain normal operations while the problem is being dealt with.

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Study: People Who Live Near Bike Lanes Exercise More

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Looks like whole “If you build it, they will come” thing might actually be true when it comes to bike lanes and bike paths. A new study out of the UK and published in the American Journal of Public Health found that people who live near bike lanes get more exercise each week than people for whom such infrastructure isn’t as easily accessible.

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Make: Toasted Pita and Tomato Salad with Chicken and Feta

Photograph by Becca Boyd

Photograph by Becca Boyd

I’m always on the look out for creative salad ideas because, in my opinion, there’s no tastier way to get your day’s requirement of veggies. I’ve eaten fattoush before, which is essentially the Lebanese cousin of the Italian panzanella. It’s a tomato and vegetable salad that contains a crunchy, bready ingredient.

Our featured recipe this week is a healthier play on fattoush; you get what you expect from the pita and feta cheese, but the mixed greens, light dressing and protein-packed chicken turns this salad into a healthy, happy and, most important, easy weeknight dinner. Enjoy!

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Update: Where to Find Donation Boxes for Your Race Medals

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Runners in the Philadelphia Marathon | Photo via GPTMC

Just a quick update to our post a few weeks back about the newly rekindled Medals4Mettle program in Philly, which invites runners to donate finishers’ medals to be redistributed to sick kids at CHOP. When last we talked about it, you were instructed to mail your medals to Philly chapter leader Malinda Hill. But now she tells me she’s worked with a few local businesses to install donation boxes so you can avoid the mail costs.

Here’s where to find them:

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Paleo Cookout at Russet This Wednesday

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Calling all Paleo devotees: If your Wednesday dinner plans consist of leftover grilled chicken breast and some three-day old sautéed veggies, we’ve got a better idea. According to our friends over at Foobooz, the owners of Russet on Spruce Street are hosting a Paleo-friendly BYOB cookout this Wednesday, July 23rd. They’ll be serving up a menu loaded with tons of grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork from Philly CowShare, and everything will be suitable for Paleo eaters. And it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either—$35 gets you four courses served on the restaurant’s back patio. Now, doesn’t that just sound so much better than leftover chicken?

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