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Ribbon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Recipe

  Zucchini, cucumbers and carrots are peeled into “ribbons” for this citrusy salad. We like to serve it for parties and special occasions. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada Ingredients 1 medium zucchini 1 medium cucumber 1 medium carrot 3 medium oranges 3 cups fresh baby spinach 4 green onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup golden raisins, optional Vinaigrette 1/4 cup olive oil 4 teaspoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion 2 teaspoons honey 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions 1. Using a vegetable peeler, shave zucchini, cucumber and carrot lengthwise into very thin strips. 2. Finely grate enough zest from oranges to measure 2 tablespoons. Cut 1 orange crosswise in half; squeeze juice from orange to measure 1/2 cup. Reserve zest and juice for vinaigrette. Cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of remaining oranges; stand oranges upright on a cutting board. With a knife, cut off peel and outer

Banana Split Lasagna Recipe

  INGREDIENTS 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (can use Oreo cookie crumbs) 1/2 cup butter, melted 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 Tablespoons + 3 1/2 cups cold milk, divided 16 ounces Cool Whip topping, divided 1 (23-ounce) container of frozen sliced strawberries, thawed and drained well 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well 2 (3.4 ounce) boxes of banana cream pudding instant pudding Chocolate syrup Maraschino cherries (optional, but encouraged!) Nuts (optional) PREPARATION Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker or Oreo crumbs and melted butter. Stir the mixture until it’s evenly moist. Then, dump the crumbs into your baking dish and press them into an even layer. Then, place the baking dish into your refrigerator until you've prepared your next layer. In another medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, 2 T of milk, and vanilla with a hand mixer on a medium speed

Father's Day - A Little History

  The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Father’s Day 2021 will occur on Sunday, June 20. Mo ther’s Day: Inspiration for Father’s Day The “ Mother’s Day ” we celebrate today has its origins in the peace-and-reconciliation campaigns of the post- Civil War  era. During the 1860s, at the urging of activist Ann Reeves Jarvis, one divided  West Virginia  town celebrated “Mother’s Work Days” that brought together the mothers of Confederate and Union soldiers. Did you know? There are more than 70 million fathers in the United States. However, Mother’s Day did not become a commercial holiday until 1908, when–inspired by Jarvis’s daughter,  Anna Jarvis , who wanted to honor her own mother by making Mother’s Day a national holiday–the John Wanamaker department store i

Scientists Find Link Between Eating Processed Meat and Cardiovascular Disease and Death

  By   MCMASTER UNIVERSITY Link is with processed meat but not with unprocessed red meat or poultry. A global study led by Hamilton scientists has found a link between eating processed meat and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The same study did not find the same link with unprocessed red meat or poultry. The information comes from the diets and health outcomes of 134,297 people from 21 countries spanning five continents, who were tracked by researchers for data on meat consumption and cardiovascular illnesses. After following the participants for almost a decade, the researchers found consumption of 150 grams or more of processed meat a week was associated with a 46 per cent higher risk of cardiovascular disease and a 51 per cent higher risk of death than those who ate no processed meat. However, the researchers also found moderate levels of consumption of non-processed meats had a neutral effect on health. “Evidence of an association between meat intake and cardiovascular dis

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Tender, moist and naturally sweet – enjoy these muffins as an afternoon snack or as a wholesome grab-and-go breakfast. Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup (125 mL) Pyure Organic All-Purpose Stevia Sweetener 1/3 cup (75 mL) milk 1/3 cup (75 mL) canola oil 1/4 cup (60 mL) ground flax seeds 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract 1 cup (250 mL) large flake oats 1 cup (250 mL) almond flour 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 1/2 cup (125 mL) mini dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts Instructions: Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Grease 12-cup muffin tin; set aside. In a large bowl, mix together bananas, eggs, sweetener, milk, oil, ground flax seeds and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine oats, almond flour, baking powder and salt; stir into banana mixture just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin; sprinkle with walnuts. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center of a m

How Many Times Does the Government Have to Tell You to Stop Snuggling Chickens?

Despite years of warnings, 2020 saw more backyard poultry-related illnesses than any previous year. By   Mike Pomranz   Some lessons you only need to learn once. Burn your hand on the stove and you don't touch it again. Other pieces of advice need to be repeatedly drilled into people's heads. Maybe they think the gains outweigh the risk. Maybe they don't trust the messenger. Or maybe  their backyard chickens  are just so darn cute they can't resist showing their affection with snuggles and kisses. But seriously, for your own health, maybe consider letting your chickens just go about their business. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—which, for the record, also  has much bigger fish to fry  thanks to that whole global pandemic thing—issued an  investigation notice  on a salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry. And, once again, the government agency had to explicitly stress, "Don't kiss or snuggle backyard poultry, and don'

Fish Not As Carbon Friendly As Previously Thought

  Darin Graham - Reporter, The Climate Question Eating fish could be worse for the climate than previously thought, according to a  recent scientific study . Previous research indicated that seafood has a smaller carbon footprint than other animal proteins, because fishing doesn't require farmland or the care of livestock. But a new study claims that catching fish using heavy nets that drag across the seabed - known as bottom trawling - emits about the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) globally as the aviation industry. Seabed sediments that act as huge carbon sinks are churned up during this kind of trawling - and this results in CO2 being released. "The ocean is full of little creatures that we call the plankton, microscopic algae and microscopic shrimp and so forth," says Dr Sala, explorer-in-residence at National Geographic and leader of the study published in Nature. Speaking to the  BBC World Service's, The Climate Question , he says "most of these creatu