To make sure we get enough protein everyday, it is important to consider quality and quantity. When we think of protein, the first foods that come to mind are typically chicken, beef and maybe eggs. But what if you opt to get your protein from plants instead of animal sources? A diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, beans, soy foods, and nuts and seeds can provide enough protein.
Ever see a picture on social media and think, how did they get that perfect drizzle?! The short answer, I think, is that they practiced…a lot. I set out to perfect the drizzle in my own kitchen and here’s what I discovered. Creating the perfect peanut butter drizzle really is all about trial and error, patience, and tapping into your artistic side!
It's the time of year when things get back to normal for families with children – back-to-school, back-to-extracurricular activities, back to routines. Back-to-school can be a relief for many parents, but it may also be stressful for families who struggle financially, as there are many expenses associated with a new school year. According to Deloitte's annual back-to-school survey for 2017 (www2.deloitte.com), one quarter of U.S. households are shopping for back-to-school supplies, and spend an average of $501 per child to prepare for the coming year.
The next time you buy a jar of peanut butter at the store, pick up an extra jar or two for your local animal shelter or service dog training facility. Many of these organizations thrive on help from volunteers and donations from the community.
Chinese consumers love peanuts. The country is the number one producer of peanuts and yet China still imports peanuts from the US and other countries to meet the demand. This summer, American global food brand McDonalds tapped into Chinese love of peanut products and launched an LTO of a beef burger topped with a steamed egg and creamy peanut butter sauce. In a four-star review of the sandwich, this site said, “for those not in the know, peanut butter is probably the single greatest addition to a burger.”
I stroll into the market and my senses are overwhelmed in the best way possible – the newly harvested vegetables bursting with color, the three-man band playing joyful folk music, and the aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries combined with the delightful fragrance looming from the flower stand. I’m greeted with a warm smile from two farmers who have been awake at least four hours longer than me.
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