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Five Tips for Inspired Desk Lunches

Five Tips for Inspired Desk Lunches

Alice K. Thompson

Tofu-Seaweed Wraps with Wasabi

There’s been a lot of talk about sad desk lunches recently, and many of us can relate: Our intention to enjoy more delicious, homemade lunches at work can easily derail and leave us staring at unlovable salads or dreary sandwiches.

What’s the fix? As with most things culinary, a little planning goes a long way, as will some attention to flavor — I say go bold, not timid, when it comes to selecting your ingredients and choosing your recipes. Engaging your taste buds and delighting your palate will leave your brain and body ready for the afternoon. It works for me!

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Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

Alana Sugar

Chocolate Buckeye Candies

When I was child, there was no such thing as nut or soy nut or seed butter at the local grocery store. There was peanut butter or there was nothing. Although allergies to peanuts (a legume) and tree nuts were seemingly not as common as today, there were no alternatives to peanut butter, and no yummy recipes like Chocolate Buckeye Candies made with sunflower seed butter for children (and adults) with peanut or tree nut allergies who were missing out.

Tahini and Sesame Seed Cookies

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LET'S GET DRESSED.

LET'S GET DRESSED.

One simple change you can make to drastically improve your health is to remove any and all processed sauces, dips and dressings from your diet.  Store-bought dressings in particular are often lacking in nutrients and fiber, and are high in unpronounceable preservatives, salt, sugar and unnecessary, unhealthy fats (and can taste artificial). 

Try this super easy and quick formula for making your own amazing salad dressings, dips and sauces.  Have fun, play with the ingredients.  The possibilities are endless!

 

What to Make This Week

What to Make This Week

Megan Myers

Hello, summer! This is the time to enjoy as much time as possible under the warm sun, and that means not slaving over a hot stove each night! To help you serve dinner without fuss, we’ve collected recipes for every night of the week... Read More

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Today might arguably be one of the best days of the year. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s National Tequila Day, of course! And this year, we should all celebrate because it’s also on a FRIDAY!! On top of that, it’s summer and here in Sacramento our farmers’ markets and local shops are bursting with the most amazing fresh fruits and veggies to play with in tequila concoctions. This trifecta makes for the ultimate tequila celebration, no excuses. ... Read More

Fountains Summer Series (August)

Fountains Summer Series (August)
Fountains Summer Series (August)
08-01-2015 - 08-29-2015
Fountains at Roseville
http://www.fountainsatroseville.com/play/
Admission: Free
 
(916) 786-2679
 
Start Time(s): Saturdays 8pm-10pm
Browse shops, eat great food, and dance to live, local bands 
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19th Annual California WorldFest: July 16-19, 2015

19th Annual California WorldFest: July 16-19, 2015

WHO: The Center for the Arts presents

WHAT: 19th Annual California WorldFest

WHEN: July 16-19, 2015

TICKETS: Tickets and information at 530- 274-8384   (noon-5 Mon-Sat)
        http://worldfest.net/ticketOptions.asp 

WEBPAGE: http://worldfest.net/