Meg Makes: Oatmeal keeps breakfast quick, healthy

Now that I'm adjusting to life with a newborn, I've found I need healthy breakfasts that can be prepared in advance. Mornings are hectic, so I don't necessarily have time to cook. But skipping breakfast isn't an option, either.

So this dish works really well for me. It's healthy but still feels like a nice treat. It's easily reheated, too, which is crucial.

To Your Health: Easy breakfast meals to start day off right


"Mom, why are you eating in the car?" the question came from my preschooler a few weeks ago.

Today's Special: Burgers, eggs, pastries reign at Urbana's La Royale

URBANA — A new restaurant that features burgers, eggs and pastries has opened in Urbana.

Manager Shai Mauth describes La Royale at 401 N. Broadway Ave. as a sit-in or on-the-go breakfast diner.

"It is a no-frills burger joint with bottomless coffee," Mauth said. "You can get a mug of coffee for $2.50 with unlimited refills. We have good, basic food at minimal prices."

Einstein Bros. Bagels opens location in UI Armory

CHAMPAIGN — For the first time, students will have something to snack on while at the University of Illinois Armory.

Einstein Bros. Bagels opened Tuesday at the Armory after numerous requests for a fresh-food option there.

Illinois Jimmy John's asked to stop selling sprouts after salmonella cases

SPRINGFIELD — State health officials have asked Jimmy John's sandwich shops in Illinois to remove sprouts from their menus while they continue to investigate the source of a salmonella infection cluster.

Flying Machine, Pizza M both leaving downtown Urbana building

URBANA — A pizza place and coffee shop are moving out of their space in downtown Urbana at the end of March.

Flying Machine is closing March 28, but will keep its Avionics coffee shop in midtown Champaign.

And Pizza M is closing at the end of March and moving a block north into the 25 O'Clock Brewery on Griggs Street.

Craft-beer tap room to open in downtown Champaign in spring

CHAMPAIGN — A bar dedicated to craft beer could open late this spring in downtown Champaign.

The Brass Tap will be in the One Main development, in the building just south of the Orpheum Children's Science Museum on Neil Street.

Franchise owner Samir Naik hopes to begin construction in the next three to four weeks.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 18-25, 2018


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My Amish Home: Taking in Florida's wildlife, cuisine

"Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell." James 3:5-6

Meg Makes: Spicing up egg salad with a bit of wasabi

Wasabi is one of my favorite flavors found in Asian cuisine. It's not spicy as much as it's pungent, and it will clear your sinuses in a hurry.

I recently decided to try adding wasabi paste to egg salad and really enjoyed it.