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Food and Fun

  • 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.  

  • 200 volunteers help clean up Indian Land

    Jan Tacy
    Indian Land Action Council                        Litter Committee Co-Chair
    For a second year, the Indian Land community participated in the Great American Clean Up on April 28-29.
    More than 200 volunteers and several Adopt-a-Highway groups gave up their Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon to walk the roads of Indian Land, picking up litter.

  • Good times, good recipes and good friends ‘Just a Pinch’ away

    by Janet Tharpe/Just a Pinch Recipe Club

  • ‘Super fruits’ are common sense

    It’s important to eat at least five or six times a day to keep your energy levels high.
    The problem is, most folks who focus on healthy main meals eat unhealthy snacks in between.
    However,  good nutrition doesn’t work that way. Eliminating unhealthy snacks could be key for your own body transformation.
    Here are three “super fruit” snack alternatives to fuel your body and keep your metabolism churning:

  • Goodbye junk food

    Mary Votkay
    It’s that time of year when we’re most vulnerable to a snack attack.
    Snacks should be quick, easy and portable. Snacks should provide a little burst of energy and a brief respite from the daily grind. Unfortunately, with all the options piled on the grocery store shelves, it can be difficult to figure out which snack foods are truly healthy.

  • Honey Graham Crackers

    Ingredients
    1 cup whole-wheat graham flour
    ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    1⁄3 cup light brown sugar
    ¾ teaspoon baking powder
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
    5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
    ¼ cup local honey
    3 tablespoons whole milk
    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    Directions

  • Homemade Candy Bars

    Ingredients
    2 cups unsalted walnuts (or the nut of your choice)
    ½ cup flaxseed meal
    ½ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
    ½ cup natural peanut butter (or the nut butter of your choice)
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ cup coconut oil
    1 tablespoon light agave nectar
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 cup dark chocolate chips

    Directions
    u Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with foil, set aside.