Healthy soul food? You bet, says Meik Meals creator

Like many successful entrepreneurs, Femeika Elliott started her business — Meik Meals — because of a product she herself needed. 

Meik Meals providing a healthy alternative



Elliott, who is a probation officer in the County Mayor’s office, says that when she was in college at MTSU, she was always the one throwing the party. “I’d be the one grilling the barbecue, feeding everyone on Sundays after church. Food has always been a big part of my life. I love to eat. In fact, it’s my favorite thing!” 

a man holding a sign: Femeika Elliott of Meik Meals poses for a photo outside Real Good Kitchen on Magnolia Avenue, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.

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Is it possible for Super Bowl party food to be too fancy?

I have a friend who wondered — on Facebook, the only place for modern contemplation — whether food can be too fancy for the Super Bowl.

Actually, what she said was this: “If I were writing features, I’d write a cooking story on whether football food (specifically Super Bowl food) can be too fancy.”

Naturally, I took that as a direct challenge, while also appreciating her correct use of the subjunctive mood with the word “were.”

At the time she posted it, she still had a dog in the fight — her favorite team is the Buffalo Bills, who made

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Michelle Obama returns to Netflix with new children’s cooking show

Former first lady Michelle Obama is returning to Netflix, this time to debut a new children’s food show with a pair of puppets. She says she hopes it will “bring a bit of light and laughter to homes around the world.”

On Tuesday, she announced that she’s teaming up with the streaming giant for the new series called “Waffles + Mochi.” The show starts streaming on March 16 and will be “all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it,” Mrs. Obama shared in an Instagram post. She will be both a star and an

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How to Ship a Taste of London’s Best Restaurants All Over the U.K.

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In these extraordinary times, London’s restaurants continue to do extraordinary things. Closed dining rooms have given way to new delivery only restaurants, pivots to takeaway and retail, restaurants as grocers, provisioners, traiteurs. And now, in lockdown three, a growing number of London’s best restaurants are shipping their best-loved dishes and ingredients all over the U.K.

Whether out of town in lockdown far from home, in refuge with family out of the city, simply missing the taste of London’s best restaurants, or wishing to give someone else a taste for themselves, the (to-be updated) list below can be used

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