$3.2T: The True Cost of U.S. Food System, Is Oatly Overvalued? + More

Source: Rockefeller Foundation

Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

Spruce Point Capital has publicly denounced Oatly and Beyond Meat’s valuation, causing investors to wonder whether Oatly is on the precipice of a crash. In other news, some major investments closed this week, including Swiggy’s $1.25 billion raise, Nature’s Fynd’s $350 million and Pivot Bio’s $430 million.

Rockefeller Foundation released a new report that finds that the true cost of  the U.S. food system is $3.2 trillion per year.

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Weekend Workout: Leave No Muscle Untouched with These Three Routines

Sometimes you need to break away from crowded gyms and the same old routine that may have stuck at a stubborn plateau. Kira Stokes is here to give you healthy and heart-pumping alternative. With her app’s newest offering “Gym time.” you’ll be able to work your entire body — or focus on one specific body part.

Each circuit of each program was created to keep you moving the entire workout — no time is wasted. Each workout will leave you feeling energized and wanting more.

Derived from “The Stoked Method,” it is the culmination of the celebrity fitness trainer‘s 25-plus years of hands-on experience resulting in a broad suite of workouts powered by her science-backed training methods, which will consistently deliver results. (Just take a look at her IG  — and her arms!

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Inventory Challenge Week 5 – Basics, Fruits & Veggies

Welcome to week four of our Summer Inventory Challenge. If you haven’t already signed up to participate you can learn more and sign up at this link.

This week we are focusing on Basics, Fruits & Veggies and doing an inventory of all our supplies. Remember each challenge will walk you through these three questions:

What do you want to have?What do you already have?What do you still need to get?

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What Do You Want to Have?

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Homemade Claussen Knock-Off Pickles

Claussen Pickles are dill pickles at their crunchiest, saltiest best! These homemade Claussen pickles taste just like the commercial ones you find at the store, if not better.

Whether you’re new to pickle making or a pickle veteran, you NEED to make these refrigerator pickles! And wonder of wonders, you don’t need to know how to can to make these super fresh, crunchy pickles!

Homemade Claussen Knock-Off Pickles: Always crunchy and garlicky, this perfect homemade pickle recipe requires no special equipment, & no canning experience.

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Salsa Baked Salmon "Nachos" – Semi-Homemade

This super simple salmon dish is dedicated to that old Food Network staple, Semi-Homemade, starring the former First Lady of New York State, Sandra Lee. If you’re not familiar, the show was focused around making easy “homemade” recipes utilizing pre-made products from the… to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Salsa Baked Salmon “Nachos,” please follow this link to become a member.)

Follow this link to get a complete, printable written recipe for Salsa Baked Salmon “Nachos!”

And, as always, enjoy!

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Dorie’s Cookies – Jammers with Jam and Dulce de Leche

Dorie's Cookies - Jammers
Dorie’s Cookies is out! 
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We can make Dorie’s Cookies! Let’s do this!
Dorie’s cookies are so good and now she has a WHOLE cookbook dedicated to cookies! You have to get it. First of all, it’s heavy. If you think this is just a flimsy cookbook of cookies, you are so wrong. It’s Dorie! Of course she gives us all her best cookie recipes!!
I was fortunate enough to be gifted Jammers from her former cookie store Beurre and Sel. They were sooooo delicious. I knew what I had to make first!
2016-11-07_05-15-48Jammers are shortbread dough, topped with jam and surrounded by a buttery streusel topping. Really, does it get any better?

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Classic Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich – Just Like I (We?) Remember

Making a great homemade chocolate ice cream sandwich doesn’t seem too hard, since it’s basically just two chocolate cookies with some vanilla ice cream pressed in between, but while its construction isn’t complicated, getting the taste and texture… to read the rest of Chef John’s article about this Classic Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich, please follow this link to become a member.)

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One Pan Mexican Quinoa Casserole In The Slow Cooker

This easy vegan One Pan Mexican Quinoa Casserole is made in the crock pot and loaded with flavor! Healthy & perfect for a weeknight dinner!

Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa Casserole - Let the slow cooker do the work for you with this family friendly, healthy weeknight dinner!  Gluten free with a vegan option and even picky eaters love it! | #FoodFaithFitness | #Quinoa #Glutenfree #Healthy #Vegan #Vegetarian

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Baby Back Ribs in the Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker Baby Back Ribs
Happy New Year! Let’s make some ribs!

I love the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! (I hope you got/bought one during their crazy black Friday sale). I bought it last year and have been trying out different meals. Most of the time I take a couple photos on Instagram stories, but today I used my new camera. Oh yes, I bought myself a new camera! Canon 80D…I’m still figuring things out and watching many YouTube videos.

Pressure Cooker Baby Back Ribs
My local Sprouts Market had a sale on pork ribs so I picked up some baby back ribs ($2.99/pound, bought about 1.5 pounds) and when I brought it home, I googled Baby Back Ribs Pressure Cooker! NPR’s The Salt had a piece from 2015 that I used as my guid… Read More