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Snacking is a big deal, especially in a household with active youngsters who are hungry and on-the-go. Instead of handing your kids a prepackaged snack made with artificial sweeteners and chemical additives, bake healthy, nutritious snacks they love. This recipe for Banana Oatmeal Walnut Cookies is surprisingly simple. Rich in potassium and pectin (a soluble fiber), simple mix mashed bananas, quick oats and chopped walnuts to form tablespoon-sized cookies and bake. That’s it! Three ingredients and you’ve got three-ingredient cookies—a nutritious snack your kids are sure to love.
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West Palm Beach, FL, February 19, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Brittany Rose Collections announces the launch of its Fall 2015 women’s contemporary clothing line. Offering a broad selection of woman’s styles ranging from dresses and blouses to jackets and pants, the company stays true to classic silhouettes while offering modern and fashion forward design details.
After graduating top of her class in Fashion Design and having years of experience working in women’s retail, founder Brittany “Britta” Foreman discovered her secret for the "Brittany Rose woman": Stay true to ones' self while embracing sophistication, femininity and love for life --qualities she hopes women would find, wear and celebrate through her one-of-a kind designs.
“The collection consists of so many pieces that are not only unique and fun--they are just so easy to wear,” Britta explained. She then finished with, “Women want comfort while attaining style and sophistication. Those are the pieces that we never want to take off--that is what the company offers.”
To find out more information about the company visit brittanyrosecollections.com.
to several literary ‘firsts’, Norwich has helped authors to spin a good story
for over 900 years.
the City of Stories, few things are as celebrated as the chance to lose
ourselves in not just one story but a series of stories; stories told by some of
the greatest, prize-winning authors of our time.
– Club Car introduces the versatile new
Precedent Stretch personal transportation vehicle (PTV). It combines unsurpassed
power and durability with four forward-facing seats and 35 additional inches of
legroom, for people who want to take the long view. The vehicle is available to
individual consumers in the U.S. and Canada. It is not available for fleet sales
or intended for use in commercial applications.
"In the Precedent Stretch PTV, you don’t have to leave a friend or relative
behind or sitting on a rear-facing seat. The vehicle’s automotive design fosters
conversation, camaraderie and comfort. It delivers the most front and rear
legroom of any four-passenger vehicle in its class,” says Product Manager David
The Precedent Stretch PTV comes with a maximum speed of 15 mph or with Club
Car’s 19-mph Private Use Speed Option, making it ideal for neighborhood
transportation. Engineered to Carry the Load
Many small four-passenger vehicles are simply traditional golf cars that have
been extended by a third-party provider, often putting the OEM warranty at risk.
The Precedent Stretch PTV was designed to carry the additional length and
weight. The car is equipped with 10 percent more battery capacity, providing
more range than competitive vehicles. The system features:
A rugged 3.7-hp IQ Plus™ electric motor
A 350-amp controll
A heavy-duty solenoid
Four-gauge battery wires
Regenerative brakes that capture and store energy used during braking,
extending the miles per charge
Durable, Environmentally Safe and Family-friendly
The vehicle uses no gas and releases no carbon emissions. It comes with:
A spacious bagwell for groceries, gear or two sets of clubs.
An exclusive rustproof, corrosion-resistant, 2-x-3-inch tubular aluminum
frame that makes it more impact resistant than steel frames.
An extended Monsoon Top™ Canopy with built-in drains that channel water to
A heavy-duty SportDrive™ Steering and Suspension System for a smoother ride
and better handling.
An integrated rear-passenger grab bar, a five-panel mirror and improved rear
braking for safety.
One of the longest, most inclusive warranties in its class.
Heads Off Charging Errors
The Precedent Stretch PTV has a new charging system known as ERIC (Efficient.
Reliable. Intelligent. Connected.).
“The solid-state, high-frequency system works globally, keeps charging even
during voltage fluctuations, and outsmarts common user errors,” says
ERIC issues audio and visual alerts to inform owners when charging begins,
when the car is fully charged and of any problems with the charger. On-car dash
lights alert you when the battery state of charge falls to 20 and then 10
percent charge so you don’t get stranded.
Unlike chargers in competitive vehicles, ERIC continuously monitors the
battery pack after charging and delivers power as needed. It can be charged
through a standard 110-volt outlet, and comes with a standard single-point
watering system that makes battery maintenance quick and easy.
Club Car vehicles are sold through Authorized Club Car Dealers. To find a
dealer near you, visit www.clubcardealer.com. About Club Car
Club Car, one of the most respected names in the golf industry, is the
world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles.
The company’s Precedent® golf cars and Carryall® turf
utility vehicles are integral to successful operations at thousands of courses
around the world. The company also offers a complete line of new and used golf
cars, XRT™ utility vehicles and street-legal, low speed vehicles (LSVs) for
personal use, all backed by Club Car’s 50+ year legacy of superior design,
manufacture and service. Club Car is part of Ingersoll Rand, and is based in
Augusta, Ga. Visit www.clubcar.com.
Beech-Nut's homemade-inspired "real food for babies" was chosen by 40,000
consumers for top award
AMSTERDAM, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beech-Nut's new line of baby
food has been named Product of the Year for 2015, as voted by more than 40,000
consumers surveyed worldwide. The Product of the Year survey is conducted by
TNS, a global leader in consumer research. Beech-Nut accepted the award
yesterday for the baby category at a ceremony held in New York City for all 2015
"Nearly 50,000 new packaged goods products are introduced each year," said
Rich Fryling, Managing Director, Product of the Year USA. "Our research shows
that 44 percent of consumers are more likely to purchase a product recommended
by 40,000 shoppers just like them."
Before developing the new line, Beech-Nut visited with moms across the nation
to learn about how moms were feeding their babies. These discussions inspired
Beech-Nut to create 46 new flavors such as corn, black bean & amaranth and
spinach, zucchini & quinoa using a just gentle cooking™ process similar to
how moms make baby food at home. Due to the enthusiastic response from moms and
babies, Beech-Nut is launching a new organic line in April.
"The Product of the Year 2015 award in the baby category marks a proud
milestone for our brand. It signifies that we have so far succeeded in our goal
to provide moms with real food for their babies in this line. We're thrilled
that moms are happy with our all-natural options inspired by homemade," said
Jeff Boutelle, President, Beech-Nut Nutrition.
For more information on Beech-Nut's line, including the new organic line and
other food products for mom and baby, visit the website, Facebook or Twitter page. For additional information and high-resolution
images of the 2015 Product of the Year winners, visit www.productoftheyearusa.com.
About Beech-Nut Producing baby food since 1931, Beech-Nut
Nutrition Company is built on a history of innovation and dedication to infant
nutrition. Headquartered in Amsterdam, New York, Beech-Nut is the number two
leading baby food brand in the United States and is committed to deliver more
nutrition for parents and babies. As a subsidiary of Hero AG of Lenzburg,
Switzerland, a global leader in consumer goods and infant feeding, Beech-Nut is
able to combine global resources to continuously improve food and nutrition for
About Product of the YearProduct of the Year is the world's
largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Established 28 years ago,
POY currently operates in 40 countries with the same purpose: Guide consumers to
the best products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and
innovation. Product of the Year winners are backed by the votes of over 40,000
consumers in a national representative survey conducted by research partner TNS,
a global leader in consumer research. The award is a powerful merchandising
program for marketers proven to increase product sales, distribution and
awareness. Winning products are announced in February each year and receive the
right to use the Product of the Year seal in marketing communications for two
years. For more information, visit www.productoftheyearusa.com.
CONTACT: Melissa Vasquez, FleishmanHillard for Beech-Nut,
Leading snack food innovator, Inventure Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNAK), has expanded
upon its licensing agreement with Vidalia Brands™, the Georgia onion brand known
for great-tasting sweet onions, with the debut of Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion
Petals. Available in 1.35 and 2.25-ounce bags with a suggested retail price
of $1.00 - $1.99 per package, the Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals snack
will be available nationwide in vending and convenience stores this month.
Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals take snacking to new heights with the
addition of ranch seasoning, which offers a new spin to the snack line's
original Sweet Onion Petals variety. The snack sticks' signature sweet
onion flavor comes from real Vidalia onion puree. The natural sweetness is
complemented by an herb-spiced ranch dressing that offers just the right amount
of pepper spice. The result is a delicious, flavorful crunch with each bite.
"Onions continue to be a huge flavor trend and we have enjoyed working with
the team at
Vidalia Brands to bring the unique sweet onion flavor to the snack
aisle," said Steve Sklar,
senior vice president and general manager for
Inventure Foods, Inc. "We believe consumers
resonate with the familiarity of the
Vidalia onion flavor and that's why it's one of our fastest
growing lines. This
is the fifth product we've introduced since the beginning of our
partnership with Vidalia Brands and we expect it will be just as well received
by consumers as the previous four."
Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals are baked, gluten-free and feature zero
In addition, they are naturally 30 percent lower in fat than
traditional potato chips
and feature 130 calories per serving.
The new Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals join the existing line of
Vidalia Sweet Onion Petals, Sweet Vidalia Onion Kettle Chips,
Sweet Vidalia Onion BBQ Kettle Chips and Sweet Potato Fries.
About Inventure Foods, Inc. With manufacturing facilities in
Washington, Oregon and Georgia,
Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq:
SNAK) is a marketer and manufacturer of specialty
food brands in better-for-you
and indulgent categories under a variety of Company
owned and licensed brand
names, including Boulder Canyon Foods™, Jamba®,
Seattle's Best Coffee®, Rader
Farms®, TGI Friday's™, Nathan's Famous®,
Vidalia Brands®, Poore Brothers®, Tato
Skins®, Willamette Valley Fruit Company™,
Fresh Frozen™ and Bob's Texas Style®.
For further information about Inventure Foods,
please visit www.inventurefoods.com.
About Vidalia Brands™ Located in Glennville, Georgia, Vidalia
Brands Inc. is a sister company of Bland Farms LLC
, the industry leading grower,
packer, and shipper of the world famous Vidalia® sweet onion.
Inc. was started by Sandra Bland over ten years ago offering Vidalia®
onion flavored condiments, sauces and salsas year-round. Vidalia Brands is
recognized as an innovator in the Vidalia® sweet onion category and has been
in the growth and popularity of the Vidalia® sweet onion.
CONTACT: Matt Jackson, Lambert, Edwards & Associates,
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Betty Crocker® Easy Flow pink, red and white decorating icing
Betty Crocker® Decors Valentine shapes
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 regular size muffin cups with paper baking cups. Make cake batter as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool completely.
Remove paper baking cups from cupcakes; place cupcakes upside down on squares of waxed paper. Using decorating tips on can of decorating icing, decorate entire cupcake with icing.
Use Valentine shapes for eyes, mouth and nose. Using waxed paper to lift, place cupcakes on serving plate.
Try these herbs for mental focus to boost brain health safely and effectively.
Boost brain health with safe and effective herbal remedies. The four herbs covered in this video—chaste tree berry, saw palmetto, St. John’s wort and ginkgo—have stood the test of time and are proven to be reliable herbs for brain health. Chaste tree berry (for women) and saw palmetto (for men) are great herbs for naturally balancing hormones. To help raise your mood, take supplements of St. John’s wort, which is an herb best-known for helping treat symptoms related to mild and moderate depression. Finally, ginkgo is another great brain herb. Studies have shown that it is great for improving short-term memory loss, especially as we age. Be sure to talk with your health-care practitioner before incorporating any herbs into your health regimen.
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TURLOCK, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day quickly
approaching, Gemperle Farms has put together the perfect recipe to seduce
partner: the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake. This tasty recipe features
ingredients valued for their abilities to increase desire.
"At Gemperle Farms, we understand the nutritional punch of the egg. After we looked
at the folklore
surrounding aphrodisiacs, we decided it was time to have some fun,
Family Farms Vice President Mike Gemperle said. "Everyone deserves
Valentine's Day. We are trying to do our part to promote happiness
through this delicious recipe."
Throughout history, cultures around the world have believed that certain
have the power to increase love. These foods, known as aphrodisiacs, are
to enhance mood and increase desire. While the FDA doesn't support the
of aphrodisiacs, historical folklore suggests differently. For centuries,
and American natives believe chilies can promote desire because they
temperature. Honey has been viewed as an aphrodisiac since the time
Greeks when Hippocrates prescribed it for vigor. Even the word honeymoon
comes from the month following marriage when couples used to drink honey
in hopes of conceiving.
Chocolate, the food of choice on Valentine's Day includes chemical substances
in the brain, phenylethylamine and tryptophan. Phenylethylamine activates the
hippocampus, which induces pleasurable sensations that increase dopamine
adrenaline and endorphins. Tryptophan helps produce serotonin, which
mood and arousal.
Other aphrodisiac ingredients in the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake
promote desire include eggs and almonds. These ingredients are packed
protein, vitamins and nutrients, such as zinc, Omega 3s and magnesium,
things that help get your blood pumping. Protein assists with prolonged energy
At Gemperle Farms, we wanted to put our lover's cake recipe to the
test. Over 20 people tested the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake
and the results showed these ingredients promote passion. The majority
that they "noticed a heightened libido after sharing the dessert." A
stated that the "visual effect and appearance of the dessert put
them in the mood
for love." Overwhelmingly, the folks that tested the recipe
said they would like to
have more aphrodisiac desserts like this with their
"While our small study is not scientific, the outcome definitely can make one
about the power behind the Gemperle egg and the Chocolate Chili Molten
This lover-approved Valentine's treat is quick and easy. When baking, use a
mild chili, such as Ancho or California. The idea is a spice with a subtle
for your lover to run away from the table. You can also omit the chili
and still have
a seductive Valentine's dessert.
Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake Ingredients:
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon mild chili powder, such as Ancho or California (optional)
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup flour
3 eggs plus 3 egg yolks
2 Tablespoons honey
Sugar for dusting ramekin
Almonds, chopped for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Butter four 6 oz. ramekins or four oven-safe 6 oz. coffee cups. Dust
or cups with sugar.
In a saucepan, combine butter, cinnamon, chili powder and chocolate chips
over low heat. Constantly stir until melted and well mixed. Remove from heat.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, honey, eggs, egg yolks and vanilla until smooth.
Add the slightly cooled chocolate mixture to the flour mixture and mix well.
Pour into prepared ramekins or cups.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are dark and the top is just slightly
Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Loosen the edges with
sharp knife and invert each cake onto an individual serving plate. Sprinkle
chopped almonds. Cake should be warm, and the insides should ooze out on the
*Makes four servings About Gemperle Family Farms Gemperle Family Farms produce many varieties of eggs including enriched colony barns, specialty
eggs such as
browns, organic, cage free and omega 3. All of our eggs are
without hormones and antibiotics – the natural way that eggs should be
We believe in supplying eggs that consumers want to buy, so we produce
for a variety of consumer needs and budgets. Additionally, Gemperle Family Farms donates over 500,000 eggs each year to
lunch programs, donations and food banks with a portion designated
children's breakfast programs. For more recipes and egg information
visit the Gemperle Farms Facebook page or website at www.gemperle.com.
your loved one with some of Norwich’s unique Valentine’s traditions and impress
your loved one with something quirky and different in the city of stories.
Did you know that Norwich used to have its own unique Valentine celebrations? During Victorian times it was customary to exchange gifts on Valentine’s Eve – 13th February – not just with your lover but all your loved ones, young and old alike. City shop windows were full of unusual gifts; clocks, umbrellas, vases, jigsaws, even writing desks!
While this tradition has faded into the past, today the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell tells the full story with a dazzling visual display of presents and hand-embroidered cards. This year, 13th February, they are also celebrating the romantic date with a special one-off ‘museum late’ having teamed up with independent local truffle makers Booja-Booja . This event will present a wonderful evening of local history and chocolate. Visitors will be able to hear about the history of chocolate and chocolate making in Norwich, while sampling Booja-Booja’s delicious, organic, dairy-free chocolate truffles. The museum will be open between 6pm-9pm, for tickets call 01603 629127. This is just one of many chocolate events happening at the museum over half-term, visit their website to find out details of everything that is going on.
Another Norwich and Norfolk Valentine tradition is Jack Valentine. This mysterious Norfolk character (historically we don’t know where he comes from or what he looks like) would visit households across the county, leaving anonymous gifts on doorsteps for children and families. For the second year running, the award winning Norwich Lanes are reviving this tradition. Jack Valentine himself will be taking to the cobbled streets on Valentine’s Eve, giving away goody-bags of Lanes postcards and tasty treats from local traders and sharing the love by dropping into Lanes shops and bars to surprise you!
Innovative food brand debuts new protein offering for breakfast
- thinkThin® is expanding its
product line beyond bars with the introduction of
thinkThin® Protein & Fiber
Hot Oatmeal. Building on the momentum
of last year's launch of its Lean Protein
and Fiber bars, the most successful bar
extension in the brand's history, thinkThin is embarking on its first
national, new food category launch. With the
risingdemand for protein
products, thinkThin is the first brand in the hot
cereal category to
offer a great combination of not only protein, but also the
added benefit of high fiber
with only 200 calories or less. The trifecta of
protein, fiber and calories provides
a solution for consumers looking for a
perfectly-balanced breakfast at home or on-the-go.
"thinkThin Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal is an exciting and innovative
our product portfolio and demonstrates thinkThin's commitment to
that is as nutritious as it is delicious," said Michele Kessler,
CEO of thinkThin. "
As a leader in the protein bar category, we have a solid
understanding of the important
role protein and fiber play in providing the
perfect balance of energy and nutrition.
We are excited to continue to fuel
thinkThin's growth with the launch of thinkThin
Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal
and break into additional on-trend categories."
thinkThin Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal is made with a blend of wholesome
including whole rolled oats, steel cut oats and quinoa. Consumers can
the new hot oatmeal in a multi-pack box of six packets or a convenient,
single serving bowl. Each serving of thinkThin® Protein & Fiber Hot
packed with 10g of protein, 5g of fiber and is 200 calories or less.
choose from a range of four flavors from a scrumptious blend of
real berries in
Farmer's Market Berry Crumble; a delicious fusion of flavors in
Vanilla, Almonds, Pecans; a hearty and nutritious mix in Original
Grains (box only); and a sweet, nutty option in Honey Peanut Butter
thinkThin Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal is available online and at select
and grocery stores now with nationwide availability beginning March
Please visit www.thinkproducts.com for more information and to find the
nearest thinkThin retailer using the store locator search option.
About thinkThin LLC®Since launching in 1999, thinkThin LLC® has
committed to making food that is as nutritious as it is delicious.
High Protein Bars that are certified gluten-free to the new Protein &
Hot Oatmeal made from non-GMO ingredients, thinkThin believes in
quality ingredients that provide a good source of protein.
thinkThin has been
recognized by media industry
leaders such as The New York Times, Los Angeles
Times and Forbes.
In 2014, Entrepreneur Magazine named thinkThin as one of the
nnovative consumer brands. For more information,
please visit www.thinkproducts.com.