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Food and Fun

  • Recipe Brown Rice Sliders

    Ingredients
    1½ cups cooked brown rice, cool enough to handle
    1 teaspoon dry Italian seasoning
    1 teaspoon non-fat dry milk powder
    ¼ cup grated zucchini
    ¼ cut grated onion
    ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    1 teaspoon bean flour*
    1 tablespoon grated
    Parmesan cheese
    ¼ to 1 cup of dry bread crumbs
    Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    6 bakery dinner rolls

  • Cajun Mayo

    Ingredients
    1 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1 garlic clove, put through the garlic press
    ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper*
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions
    u Mix the first four ingredients in a bowl; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. This can be refrigerated in an airtight container for four days.

  • Ketchup

    Ingredients
    1 6-oz. can tomato paste
    ½ cup white vinegar
    ½ cup light corn syrup
    ¼ cup water
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon onion powder
    ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
    Directions
    u Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth. When mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring often.

  • Homestyle Healthy: Puerto Rican Food

    May Vokaty
    Recently, my husband and I took a little vacation to Puerto Rico.  Getting away to a tropical island for a little R&R was a most welcome treat.
    Puerto Ricans are friendly, charming and very proud of their beautiful island, and rightly so. Majestic beaches, beautiful weather, the ancient rain forest, El Yunque are just a few of the reasons to fall in love with Puerto Rico.

  • Puerto Rican Shrimp and Crab Empanadas

    Sauce Ingredients
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion
    ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
    1 teaspoon Sazon seasoning
    3 tablespoons tomato paste
    1 ½ to 2 cups stock, (chicken, vegetable or fish)
    ½ pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    5 oz. lump crabmeat
    4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
    Sauce Directions
    u Heat a 10-inch skillet over high heat until hot. Add the oil and sauté the onions and pepper for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened.

  • Caribbean Confetti Salad

    Ingredients
    4 to 6 red lettuce leaves, stems removed, but left as whole as possible
    ½ cup crumbled queso fresca (crumble the cheese, then measure)
    1 fresh tomato, chopped into ½” pieces
    4 ounces guava paste, chopped into 1/4” pieces
    4 ounces hearts of palm, chopped into ½” pieces
    1 orange, cut into segments
    Directions

  • Mango Dressing

    Ingredients
    ¼ cup mango puree
    1 clove garlic, put through the garlic press
    3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
    1½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    ½ cup canola oil
    salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
    Directions
    u Whisk the first four ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Slowly whisk in the oil, whisking until an emulsion forms. This dressing will be thick. Taste and adjust salt and pepper.

  • World View

    Laura Caskey
    For The Lancaster News
    On Friday, May 4, students of McDonald Elementary School were treated to a morning of music, food and learning.
    The school hosted its first Cultural Diversity Day. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher Veronica Raffin and the diversity committee – Shandra Hall, LaDonna Smith, Regina Hagwood, Lauren Taylor, Chelle Chambers, Donna Roberts, Dana Kirk and Tracy Thompson – hosted the event to promote the appreciation of diversity in Lancaster County.

  • Healing trauma’s invisible wounds

    Mental Health America of Lancaster County
    It could be a rape, bullying, poverty, neglect or even a hurricane or mass tragedy.  Whatever the cause, a traumatic event has a devastating impact on physical, emotional and mental well-being. Communities can be traumatized, as well.  

  • Healing trauma’s invisible wounds

    Mental Health America of Lancaster County
    It could be a rape, bullying, poverty, neglect or even a hurricane or mass tragedy.  Whatever the cause, a traumatic event has a devastating impact on physical, emotional and mental well-being. Communities can be traumatized, as well.