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Posted: July 8, 2012 at 6 a.m.
Deadline is 6 p.m. Fridays for Lean Green Cuisine meals
Lean Green Cuisine offers heart-healthy, low-fat, ready-to- eat meals.
Each Tuesday, the staff posts a menu of nine meals, including sides and one dessert. Customers can select a variety of combina- tions from the menu, including a package of all of the meals in 12- or 24-ounce servings. Orders can be placed online or by calling (479) 443-2327.
Orders are guaranteed if placed by 6 p.m. Friday; those that miss that deadline are added to a wait- ing list. Menu items are prepared in the Lean Green kitchen over the weekend and can be picked up or delivered on Mondays. Even though the meals are prepared without preservatives, they can last 7-10 days if refrigerated, own- er Judy Paynesmith said.
Lean Green Cuisine is located at 908 E. Rolling Hills Drive in Fayetteville. The menu for each week is posted at leangreencui- sine.com and on Facebook.
Family-owned donut shops operate in Rogers, Bella Vista
Paradise Donuts has two loca- tions in Northwest Arkansas — at 10 Cunningham Corner in Bella Vista and 500 N. Dixieland in Rog- ers.
Both locations start around 1
a.m. making fresh batches of do- nuts and pastries for that morning. There are old-fashioned, glazed, blueberry, buttermilk, vanilla cake, chocolate cake and maple-iced donuts, along with bear claws, ap- ple fritters, strawberry and cream cheese strudel, creme horns, fried fruit pies and cinnamon twists.
The menu also includes house- made sausage rolls, muffins, cin- namon rolls, biscuits and gravy and more. The sausage pocket folds cheese, sausage and gravy within the house-made, unsweet- ened donut dough, which is then baked.
Paradise Donuts is family- owned and operated. Custom- ers can call in advance for large orders, and delivery is available. Hours are 5-11:30 a.m. Monday- Saturday in Bella Vista, while the Rogers location is open 5-11 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 6-11 a.m. Sunday. More information is available online at paradisedo- nutsnwa.com.
Coffee shop serves chilled, frozen summertime treats
In addition to a large selection of coffee drinks, Jammin Java al- so offers refreshing summertime beverages.
Fresh-squeezed lemonade is available, as well as all-natural fruit puree smoothies in straw- berry, raspberry, wildberry, man-
go, peach, lemonade and pina co- lada. Frozen coffee drink offerings include a vanilla caramel chiller, fudgesicle and Island Mocha Freeze.
Jammin Java online ordering allows quick purchases of indi- vidual or group orders.
Breakfast selections include a breakfast burrito, parfait and fresh-baked muffins.
Lunch features sandwiches such as the Albuquerque Turkey, the Full Monte Cristo and The Grilled Cheese Incident. Signa- ture salads range from the simple Gretta’s Green with cheese, cu- cumbers and sprouts to the Ber- ry Fields Forever with spinach, feta, strawberries, almonds and sprouts.
There is a daily menu of soups, a selection of house-made dress- ings and snacks such as fresh- baked cookies.
More information is available by calling (479) 443-2233 or online at jammin-java.com.
Casey’s convenience stores boast top-notch pizza
Casey’s General Store now has five locations in Northwest Ar- kansas — one in Bella Vista, three in Bentonville and one in Spring- dale.
The franchise originated as a country store in Iowa and has grown to about 1,700 locations nationwide. Company officials attribute that success to a focus on community, value and quality products.
The house-made pizza is a sig- nature item for Casey’s and com- petes successfully with highly ranked commercial pizza chains. The pizza dough is made from scratch daily. There is breakfast pizza and specialty pizzas such as the bacon cheeseburger or taco pizza.
This month’s special promo- tion is a large pepperoni pizza for $10. More special offers are posted online at caseys.com.