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Products containing gluten are prepared in our kitchens. The new Toolkit for Teachers is full of fun and educational activities. Juneau01, September 26, Subscribe to our monthly newsletter. My children love to play with my brother's four children who are all about the same ages as mine. A platter of fruits and vegetables arranged in a beautiful way is pleasing to the eyes, and even before we eat, our eyes send messages to our brain to begin producing digestive juices in preparation for what is before us.

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Social Services office contact information, by county. Their contact information is also listed below:. Great things happen when people find jobs—they also find confidence, purpose and the sustainable means to put food on the table. Foodlink launched a job training program through our Value-Added Processing initiative during the second shift at our Community Kitchen. Since its launch, Foodlink has taught participants valuable skills in food processing and fundamentals of food preparation, giving them the experience and skills to secure entry-level employment.

Read location has been instrumental in ensuring that Foodlink is an accessible partner in workforce development. To learn more about our program development or to partner with us, please contact: Recently, Sweet Beez provided us with a beehive for use at our Lexington Avenue Garden , and we work with them regularly to provide workshops to the community.

Their mission is to create a vibrant urban community, empower community members, expand local economic development and protect the health and well-being of honeybees. This is done through outreach, community action and advocacy efforts. Read Blvd Rochester, NY We built this kitchen with three focus areas in mind: Value-Added Processing During the summer of , we began a new initiative by implementing a value-added processing VAP program to extend the shelf life of local agricultural products and make them more appealing for consumers — especially children.

For more information, call Career Empowerment With the completion of our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and food-processing center, Foodlink will now be able to formalize and expand training opportunities for community members seeking a pathway toward career growth in the regional food sector. Our training model is based in the understanding that individuals facing employment barriers succeed in programs that: Food Access Programs Doing our part to provide healthy and affordable food to all.

Foodlink has several Food Access Programs in place to combat this issue. Curbside Market The Curbside Market is a farm stand on wheels that brings fresh, affordable produce to areas where fresh fruits and vegetables are not easily accessible. Urban Farm Stands Foodlink assists with the operation of about 10 local farm stands throughout the City of Rochester, giving residents easier access to local fruits and vegetables.

Nutrition Education Teaching nutritious eating for a lifetime of healthy habits. In addition, the Foodlink organization has remarkable assets and resources, such as: This building also houses our Community Kitchen, which serves approximately 4, meals daily for area youth and other organizations. Foodlink is the food bank for 10 counties in Western and Central New York: This requires sophisticated software and internal bandwidth for: Their contact information is also listed below: Career Empowerment Building career pathways in our local food economy that nourish communities and create economic opportunity.

Green Initiatives We believe in helping not just the people we serve but the environment as well. Through several green initiatives, Foodlink is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and raising awareness for self-sustainability. Click here to learn more about Sweet Beez. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter. SteveM, October 17, Very Happy With My Ninja. I did a TON of research on all of the different Ninja models and in the end it was this one that really fit the bill for what I was looking for.

I can't tell you how awesome this Ninja system is. First of all it really does blast ice cubes into fine snow perfect for snow cones or margaritas. It pulverizes everything in a matter of seconds. I made some banana and strawberry "nice" cream using nothing but the frozen fruit and coconut milk and it was amazing. The mixing bowl and food processor options I have yet to try since I just got it but I can't see being disappointed with it.

I don't like that you can't drizzle in olive oil when you're making a dressing or something. You can't open the lid while it's on because the contents would fly all over the place but that's just the sacrifice you make for the power that this appliance has.

I upgraded from a regular blender and let me tell you, it's changed my world. I would definitely recommend this product! RobinD, April 7, Works good when its not broke. I would love to say that this has been a good blender but it has broken 3 times with very little use. The part that keeps breaking is the food processor bowl.

The first time it was the gasket on the lid that broke and I was sent and entire bowl assembly as a replacement. I was happy with this but not long after the gear assembly on the bottom of the bowl broke off completely. The plastic is not strong enough where the four screws are attached. Since we still had the previous bowl we just put the new lid on it and it has broke in the same place on the bottom again.

This is after only having the blender since Christmas and only using the food processor part at most times a month.

I am told now by support that this is a "wearable" part and that its not covered by warranty even though it is clearly a defect. Josh, July 28, We have been long time Vitamix users, but I wanted to try the Ninja for the food processor and single cup capability, and when Walmart had a sale, I decided to purchase one. I have been very pleased For no reason, while making a simple single serving smoothie, the motor stopped. This proves to me that the machine is not the quality I had hoped for.

I can't believe the new machine won't come with a new manufacturer warranty. I won't purchase Ninja products again. Jmom, July 29, Choose their favorite rainbow-colored fruits and vegetables for the salad!

For the red color, try diced red bell pepper, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped red radishes, or diced red apple. For the orange color, try chopped orange carrots, diced orange bell peppers, cubed roasted sweet potatoes, or cubed roasted winter squash.

For yellow try, Turmeric-Roasted Chickpeas recipe below , raw corn from the cob, yellow bell peppers, yellow carrots, sliced yellow zucchini, or grated yellow beets. For the green color there are so many options! Try chopped cucumber, blanched green beans, diced avocado, chopped celery, chopped raw broccoli, blanched frozen peas, diced green bell peppers, or thinly sliced green kale. Let me know in the comment section below which vegetable combination you used and how your children liked it.

Time to break out the ice cream maker and whip up some dairy-free ice cream. Plus it's cherry season right now. This coconut milk-based ice cream is a perfect way to indulge in both antioxidant-rich cherries and dark chocolate. Serve it as a sweet treat after dinner, or a healthy mid-afternoon snack for your kids.

This cherry chocolate chunk ice cream comes from my Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. Be sure to use full fat coconut milk in this recipe. The hemp seeds give it some extra creaminess, healthy fats, and amino acids. You can also replace the cherries with blueberries, strawberries, or diced mango.

All variations are delicious! Frittatas are just about one of the easiest, nutrient-dense meals you can make Serve a frittata for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

I frequently make frittatas to use up the odd bits of leftovers or random veggies in the fridge. I love using leftover salmon and roasted potatoes in a frittata.

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