Love Apples…Cherries…Cranberries…Cinnamon…Oranges…Pears…Strawberries… Find your favorite and spread on homemade bread for a Heavenly treat ❣
Tillerson’s nomination is just one more example of how Trump’s government will put corporate profits and political favors above people and the planet.
Leave the honey, royal jelly, and beeswax on the shelf. Vegan products can do all the same things while giving busy bees a break.
So many options, so little time. Yum!
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Moscato Lemonade using @GalloFamily Moscato! #MoscatoDay
Get ready for your new go-to summer drink. Seriously I’m in love with this easy recipe for Moscato Lemonade! It’s not too sweet and not too tart and in my opinion just perfect! Light and refreshing and perfect for sipping on a hot summers day. I sliced a lemon and rinsed some fresh raspberries to go in the lemonade. If you wanted to get crazy you could muddle the raspberries and make a raspberry moscato lemonade.
Moscato Lemonade using @GalloFamily Moscato! #MoscatoDay
Gallo Family invited me to host a Moscato tasting party in honor of National Moscato day. Four years ago, they established the holiday to celebrate the deliciously sweet wine varietal that has everyone talking. Bursting with sweet flavors of peach, honey, and ripe citrus, Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato is a deliciously sweet wine that you’re sure to love. We invited a few of our friends over to enjoy the three different varieties of moscato they produce. As well as enjoy my delicious recipe for Moscato Lemonade. I also served up a few appetizers to balance out the tasting!
Gallo Family Moscatos #MoscatoDay
Let’s talk about the three different types of Moscato.
- WHITE MOSCATO BURSTS WITH FRUIT FLAVORS– Delightfully sweet, this white wine is often simply referred to as “Moscato”. Hints of peach, honey, and ripe citrus make this a refreshing sunny day beverage. We suggest serving chilled to bring out the grape’s full taste. Consider a spring lemonade mix when hosting a pool party or backyard barbecue. For dinner, pair with spicy Asian takeout or Mexican dishes. If dessert is your family’s style you cannot go wrong with this vino. 2. SPICE UP THE NIGHT WITH A GLASS OF RED MOSCATO– If you’re looking for a medium bodied red, never fear. Red Moscato maintains peach and citrus elements with a bright berry finish. We think of this as our “cheese and wine” pairing, and if you are on the same page as us definitely try it with a Gorgonzola. Just like its sister varieties, Red Moscato is great for spicy foods and is best served chilled. 3. PINK MOSCATO WILL ROSE TINT ANY MEAL- There’s always someone who’s a little different in every family. Our Pink Moscato is just that – a bit different. It share’s the fruit flavors of white and red, but adds a hint of berry and orange. For when you’re feeling fun and fancy free, this rose-colored wine is best served cool. Pair it with your favorite ice cream sundae for a delicious and sweet treat.
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The Gallo Family Vineyards collection of wines offers a variety of fruit-forward, approachable styles at affordable prices, including: Moscato, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pink Moscato, White Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Red Moscato, White Merlot, Sweet Red, Hearty Burgundy, Sweet White Blend and Riesling. (Suggested retail price: $4.99 for 750-ml bottles, $8.99 for 1.5-liter bottles, $5.99 for 187-mL four-pack.) Use Store Locator Tool the to find Gallo Family Vineyards collection near you!
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Everyone had a great time at our Moscato tasting and enjoyed the Moscato Lemonade. I hope you’ll consider hosting your own Moscato party on Moscato Day with Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato as your beverage of choice! Or of course make my refreshing Moscato Lemonade recipe.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
1 bottle Gallo Family Moscato
3 cups Simply Lemonade
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
Ice for serving
In a large pitcher combine Gallo Family Moscato with 3 cups simply lemonade. Add in half the sliced lemons and raspberries. Mix well.
Place ice in glasses. Pour moscato lemonade in each glass and garnish with lemon and raspberries. Enjoy immediately.
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Lina’s animal rescue in Coka, Serbia has tried desperately to keep her shelter open despite lack of funding.
There are approx 30 dogs being cared for and they have been without food now for a few days.
FIVE of these dogs are READY FOR TRAVEL to be adopted ( all required testing, vaccines, certificates are completed).
Due to lack of funding and the recent loss of electricity ( and no help in sight) the founder is struggling to find a solution and may end up opening the gates in the hopes that these dogs may have a better chance on the streets.
I have been a dedicated supporter for approx 2 years and have been impressed with the dedication, knowledge, high level of integrity and enormous level of care given to these unfortunate animals.
Is there ANYTHING you can do to help?
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So, A Vegan Walks Into Panera Bread…
by Sarah Von Alt – March 3, 2016
If you’re new to vegan eating, finding things to eat when you’re on the road or short on time can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Luckily, many of your favorite chains offer delicious plant-based options. Here are some of our favorite vegan offerings at Panera Bread:
• Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
This sweet treat is loaded with pomegranate and beet juices, coconut milk, chia seeds, and fresh blueberries!
• Steel Cut Oatmeal With Strawberries and Pecans
The name says it all.
• Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
This soup of savory black beans simmered with veggies and spices is seriously good and can be served in a bread bowl!
• Chicken Soba Noodle Salad With Peanut Sauce
Wow! With savory soba noodles, Napa cabbage, spinach, and cilantro tossed in orange miso dressing, this bowl is divine.
*Don’t forget to skip the chicken!
• Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
This sandwich comes with cilantro jalapeño hummus and is packed with fresh veggies, including sweet peppadew peppers.
*Hold the feta and swap the bread for sourdough, ciabatta, or a French baguette!
• Classic Salad
Looking for something a little lighter? Try this simple salad of mixed greens, romaine, tomato, cucumber, and red onion served with balsamic vinaigrette.
• Vegetarian Garden Vegetable Soup
Served Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, this tomato broth-based soup is loaded with sliced zucchini, yellow beans, cauliflower, Swiss chard, barley, and more.
*Don’t forget to pass on the pesto.
• Mediterranean Quinoa Salad With Almonds
This refreshing mix of kale, cucumbers, quinoa, toasted almonds, Kalamata olives, and more comes tossed in a flavorful Greek dressing.
Pushing for more animal-friendly menu options is a great way to make vegan eating easier for you and the millions of Americans who are moving away from meat.
WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital treats nearly 4,000 ill, injured and orphaned wild animal patients from over 200 species every year. In our hospital, we see too many animals injured in avoidable ways, including animals admitted with injuries and issues resulting from the holidays.
Below are three easy ways you can keep the holidays safe for wildlife!
Although it may be tempting to share your carbohydrate-rich treats with the animals like ducks or other animals that enjoy them so much, you’re not helping the animals by feeding them.
Like human children offered candy instead of vegetables, birds that eat bread fill up on calories with no nutritional benefit. This leads to obesity (in birds too!), and poor nutrition that can cause potentially-fatal metabolic health problems.
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I sensed it the moment I stepped inside Sweet Earth Natural Food’s 35,000 square foot facility in Moss Landing, California. It was almost instant, undeniable and omnipresent. I’m not referring to the smell of spicy hickory and sage smoked “Benevolent Bacon” and burritos lingering in the air (although, that was great too). What I’m talking about is a positive vibe that encapsulates the place and the people that work there. I wondered, was it the quintessential California location? After all, Sweet Earth is located along an idyllic stretch of Highway One on the California central coast, one of the most abundant agricultural regions in the world, with the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean merely a stone’s throw away.
Or was there more to it?
Sweet Earth’s website proclaims that the most important ingredients are ones they don’t list on the package, “sweet vibes,” “rolling surf,” and “pure…
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Cinnamon is one of my feel-good foods. The scent reminds me of fall, my favorite time of year, and brings back memories of making apple pies with my mom, and celebrating the holidays.
While I’ve always been a fan of its flavor and aroma, as a nutritionist, I’m also thrilled to spread the news about cinnamon’s health benefits. For example, one teaspoon of cinnamon packs as much antioxidant potency as a half cup of blueberries, and cinnamon’s natural antimicrobial properties have been shown to fight strains of E. coli, as well as Candida yeast. Also, while technically not sweet, “sweet spices” like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger have been shown to boost satiety and mimic sweetness, which allows you to cut back on sugar in nearly anything, from your morning cup of joe to a batch of homemade muffins.
HEALTH.COM:20 Filling Foods That Help You Lose…
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TORONTO – Two major chocolate manufacturers claim that the world is at risk of facing a chocolate shortage.
Bloomberg reported that Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut AG (BARN), the world’s largest chocolate maker, predict that by 2030, the global demand for cocoa will outpace supply.
“Because of disease, drought, rapacious new markets and the displacement of cacao by more-productive crops such as corn and rubber, demand is expected to outstrip supply by an additional 1 million tons every decade for the foreseeable future,” said the report.
Similar predictions have been made in previous years. In 2010, John Mason, the executive director and founder of the Ghana-based Nature Conservation Research Council said that in 20 years, chocolate will be like caviar as “it will become so rare and so expensive that the average Joe just won’t be able to afford it.”
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The world’s biggest chocolate maker says the world is running out of chocolate.
The Washington Post reported that chocolate maker Mars, Inc. said that chocolate deficits are becoming the norm.
This means that the world is eating more chocolate than they can produce. The company reportedly said they expect the deficits to grow.
“Already, we are in the midst of what could be the longest streak of consecutive chocolate deficits in more than 50 years,” The Washington Post reported.
More than 70 percent of the world’s cocoa is produced in West Africa, a region that has greatly decreased production, according to the report.
In addition, chocolate sales keep growing around the world, especially in China, according to the report.
Read full story: The Washington Post
As colorectal cancer gets more aggressive, treatment with grape seed extract is even more effective
By Garth Sundem in In the Lab · January 16, 2013
When the going gets tough, grape seed extract gets going: A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Cancer Letters shows that the more advanced are colorectal cancer cells, the more GSE inhibits their growth and survival. On the other end of the disease spectrum, GSE leaves healthy cells alone entirely.
“We’ve known for quite a while that the bioactive compounds in grape seed extract selectively target many types of cancer cells. This study shows that many of the same mutations that allow colorectal cancer cells to metastasize and survive traditional therapies make them especially sensitive to treatment with GSE,” says Molly Derry, doctoral candidate in the lab of Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, investigator at the CU Cancer Center and professor…
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Eating enough fiber is essential for helping to promote your digestion, improve your blood sugar levels, control weight and prevent chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. So, fiber is so important to good health, but the truth is that most Americans get less than half the recommended daily amount of fiber. Experts recommend 25 grams per day for women and 38 grams for men daily, while the average American consumes only around 15 grams. How to add more fiber to your diet? Here are some simple guides:1. Eating more plant foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. This is one of the healthiest ways and the most recommended method to get your fiber, as these foods also provide the essential nutrients your body needs. The Huffington Post Canada listed 14 high-fiber foods:
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By now, you probably already know that overdoing it on sodium can lead to high blood pressure and up your risk for stroke. But giving up salt can be tough. One way to slash your intake right away is to check labels on processed foods, and avoid fast food restaurants, the menus of which are often chock full of sodium bomb after sodium bomb. But you can also chip away at your salty total with a little bit of kitchen creativity. Many recipes rely on salt as a way to improve the aroma, reduce bitterness, and balance out the flavors of a dish. But real food whizzes know there are plenty of substitutes that add just as much flavor—and provide some health benefits, too.
HEALTH.COM:13 Foods That Are Saltier Than You Realized
We went to a few of our favorite chefs as well as some registered dietitians to find…
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MUSE School CA was founded by environmental activist Suzy Amis Cameron (aka wife of James Cameron) and her sister Rebecca Amis back in 2006. Since then, kids have been encouraged to “live consciously within themselves” and with solar panels across the school, classrooms built with recycled materials and 160 raised boxes for planting produce on site, the school has been doing the same. Now, getting rid of meat for good is the next eco-friendly move.
“Each year since I’ve been here, we’ve eliminated one or two days of meat to the point where now we’re just serving one meat meal a week,” said Kayla Webb, who started working at the school three years ago when it served organic meat at lunch for students and staff every day of the week. “Starting next year, it’s going to…
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