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Vegan Lemon Lavender Bars Recipe

  JD Raymundo We're welcoming in summer with a delicious dessert recipe that is perfect to bring to a dinner party or pack up for a picnic. These Lemon Lavender Bars are a light, aromatic dessert that will absolutely hook you in on the first bite. And yes, they’re vegan–no need for eggs or milk to make the lemon curd you usually get in lemon bars. Instead, we’ll be using  Califia Farms' Oat Barista Blend  to achieve the perfect texture. How do you make lemon curd without eggs? The eggs in lemon curds are used to make custard, but you can easily do this without the use of real eggs by mixing together cornstarch, Califia Farms Oat Barista Blend, and lemons. The cornstarch will thicken this whole mixture simulating a smooth, creamy, and citrusy custard, perfect for cakes, cupcakes, or in this case lemon lavender bars. Vegan Lemon Lavender Bars Prep Time:  10 Min Cook Time:  25 Min Passive Time:  1 Hour Total Time:  1 Hour, 35 Min Makes 9 Bars Equipment : 8x8” Baking Tray, Parchmen

Tingmomo Is a Tibetan Treat You Should Know. Here’s How to Make It

  What comes to mind when you think of Tibetan cuisine? It probably depends on which part of the world you live in. If you’re in North America, it may be the famous Tibetan butter tea, or bhocha, as it is known to Tibetans, which inspired the once-viral bulletproof coffee trend. But if you live in the Himalayan region of India, Bhutan, or Nepal, home to some of the largest Tibetan exile settlements of the past seven decades, you will likely know of momo, Tibetan dumplings that have become widely adopted in these Himalayan countries. Tingmomo is another Tibetan treat you should know. A steamed bun with a soft, fluffy texture, its name, some say, is a contraction of tingba, the Tibetan word for “cloud,” and momo, the Tibetan word for “dumpling.” The buns, called tingmo for short, are typically paired with phing sha, a savory stir-fry of glass noodles with mokru (wood ear mushrooms) and chunks of meat; or with shapta, thinly sliced meat stir-fried with velvety gravy that you sop up with p

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