New Dessert of U.S. Papa Johns Developed in Partnership with OREO

OREO Cookie Papa Bites

The new treat with six-ingredient dough is stuffed with chocolatey OREO cookie crumbles, then baked fresh and served with a side of sweet icing.

Source: FoodBeast






Infographic: The Average Cost of a Christmas Dinner for Four People in the UK in 2022

Source: Statista





Hybrid Rice Bowl Burgers of Café Cocona in Ikebukuro, Japan

Katsudon Burger

Oyakodon Burger

Unatamadon Burger

The rice bowls are sandwiched between brioche buns.





Singing Supports Stroke Rehabilitation

Approximately 40 % of stroke survivors experience aphasia, a difficulty to comprehend or produce spoken or written language caused by a cerebrovascular accident. In half of these cases the language impairment still persists one year post-stroke. Aphasia has wide-ranging effects on the ability to function and quality of life of stroke survivors and easily leads to social isolation.

According to a recent study conducted at the University of Helsinki, singing-based group rehabilitation can support communication and speech production of patients and increase social activity even at the chronic phase of stroke. The burden experienced among the family caregivers participating in the study also decreased notably.

“Our study is the first where caregivers participated in rehabilitation and their psychological wellbeing was evaluated,” says Postdoctoral Researcher Sini-Tuuli Siponkoski.

Versatile use of music supports recovery

Previous research has established that the ability to sing can be retained even in severe aphasia. However, the use of singing, especially choral singing, in aphasia rehabilitation has not been widely studied.

“Our study utilised a wide variety of singing elements, such as choral singing, melodic intonation therapy and tablet-assisted singing training,” clarifies Doctoral Researcher Anni Pitkäniemi.

In melodic intonation therapy, speech production is practised gradually by utilising melody and rhythm to progress from singing towards speech production.

In the study, rehabilitation sessions were led by a trained music therapist and a trained choir conductor.

New and effective forms of rehabilitation needed

In addition to speech therapy, melodic intonation therapy has been used to some extent in aphasia rehabilitation. Therapy has typically been implemented as individual therapy, requiring a great deal of resources.

According to the researchers, singing-based group rehabilitation should be utilised in healthcare as part of aphasia rehabilitation.

“In addition to training in speech production, group-based rehabilitation provides an excellent opportunity for peer support both for the patients and their families,” says Sini-Tuuli Siponkoski.

Source: University of Helsinki





Creamy Chicken Soup With Caramelized Onions


1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (8-10 oz), patted dry
1/4 tsp fine salt, plus more as needed
freshly cracked black pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1 small (6 oz) yellow onion, diced
1/3 cup dry white wine, such as sauvignon blanc, divided
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth, preferably no-salt-added
1 large Yukon Gold potato (12 oz), peeled and diced
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup or 1 oz shredded Gruyère cheese
chopped fresh chives, for garnish (optional)


  1. Lightly season both sides of the chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil until it shimmers. Place the chicken into the pan so that it falls away from you, and cook until browned on one side, about 5 minutes. Turn over, and brown on the other side, about 5 minutes more, or until cooked through with an internal temperature of 74°C (165°F). Transfer the chicken to a cutting board.
  3. Add the onion to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until it starts to brown and stick to the bottom of the pot, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add a splash of the wine and stir up any brown bits. Continue cooking until the onions turn dark brown, about 4 minutes more.
  5. Add the remaining wine and, again, stir up any browned bits. Add the broth and potatoes, and bring to a boil. Lower heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Using your fingers, pull the chicken into bitesize pieces.
  7. When the potatoes are cooked, remove the pot from the heat and, using an immersion blender, purée the soup on high speed until mostly smooth. (Or, using a standing blender, purée the soup in batches. Don’t overblend or it may become gluey.)
  8. Stir in the pulled chicken and cream. Taste, and season with more salt and/or pepper, bearing in mind that the cheese will also add saltiness. Just before serving, stir in the cheese.
  9. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with the chives and more pepper, if desired, and serve.

Makes 2 servings.

Source: The Free Press

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