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Issue #33 – Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients

1/2  cup  granulated sugar                   

1/2  cup  brown sugar (dark or light)     

1  cup + 1 1/2 tbsp. all-purpose flour    

3/4  tsp  baking soda                            

1/2  tsp  baking powder                        

1/2  tsp  salt

1/2  tsp  cinnamon*                               

1/2  tsp  pumpkin spice*                        

1  large egg  or 2 small ones

3/4  cup  pumpkin puree                       

1/3  cup  oil

1/3  cup  water

Experience

  1. In a large bowl, combine both sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spice.
  2. In another bowl, combine egg, pumpkin puree, oil and water. Add wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  3. Grease one 9×4 (6 cups or 1.4 liters volume) loaf pan and pour the batter into it.
  4. Bake at 350 F (175 C) for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for about 5 minutes. Then take out of the pan and wrap in aluminum foil. Let it cool off completely.

The pumpkin bread was taste tested by the Circles team and was well received.  The majority of the taste testers said it was very moist, delicious, flavorful, and had a pumpkin pie like quality. It was also suggested to add nuts, dates,raisins, or pumpkin seeds.  The team felt it was very easy to bake and would like to make it again soon!

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Issue #31 – What’s Good at the Salad Bar

Let us eat lettuce as the saying goes. The salad bar is a great place to get most to all of your daily nutritional needs. You can pick and choose the ones you like and the ones you need that you might not like. The salad bar generally provides vegetables, fruits, a couple of protein sources, heathy fats, healthy dairy options, and healthy carbohydrate sources. The salad bar offers healthy dressing choices such as: olive oil, red wine vinegar, and balsamic vinegar. Olive oil and nuts are a respectable source(s) of monounsaturated fat which is known to aid in the removal of cholesterol in blood vessels among many other awesome health benefits. The salad bar will generally provide nonessential protein sources such as edamame and essential protein sources such as eggs and bacon. Also mushrooms are a not-so-commonly-known good source of vitamin d that is available on the salad bar as well.

BEETS- Gives you more energy. Good for your immune system, high in vitamin C and fiber. It also contains potassium which is good for the nervous system. It also contains manganese which helps create healthy bones, liver, kidney and pancreas. It also has vitamin B which in turn, decreases your cholesterol.

Artichoke Hearts- Helpful food to lower blood sugar and blood pressure, helps decrease swelling of the body, keeps your heart in good shape, improves bile production for your liver which in return, decreases your cholesterol.

The Circles crew paid a visit to the salad bar at Jason’s Deli on 3910 S. Maryland Parkway, talk about YUM! The salad bar is a great place to go when you want healthy food and Jason’s has a great salad bar with a great selection. Not to mention all the healthy selections on the menu has a lot different food and drinks and deserts. Over all the Circles group who went to Jason’s deli said it was either good or they loved it or it was alright. People said they would definitely go back and try their various salad bar items and the delicious items on the menu.

CARROTS- Good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A (from beta-carotene), biotin, vitamin K (phylloquinone), potassium and vitamin B6.

ONIONS- High in vitamin C, a good source of fiber, and with only 45 calories per serving, add abundant flavor to a wide variety of food.

CUCUMBERS-  There are just 16 calories in a cup of cucumber with its peel (15 without). You will get about 4 percent of your daily potassium, 3 percent of your daily fiber and 4 percent of your daily vitamin

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EDAMAME-  Good in protein, fiber, and carbohydrates, doesn’t contain a lot of fat and sugar. Contains lots of minerals like, Calcium, magnesium phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese.

BROCCOLI-  Doesn’t have much calories. – Lots of vitamins and minerals.

– Good source of Fiber.

– Contains Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, and Sugars

 

 

 

 

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Issue #25 – Ham Sweet Ham

• 7-8 pound spiral-cut ham bone-in or boneless)ingredients-for-web
• 1 cup dark brown sugar
• ½ cup pure maple syrup
• 2 cups pineapple juice
• Large Crock Pot

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Directionsbrown-sugar-for-web
1. Use a 6-7 quart slow cooker. Unwrap
the ham and discard flavor packet.
Place the ham into the slow cooker stoneware,
flat-side down. Rub brown sugar
on all sides. Pour on maple syrup and
pineapple juice.

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2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
An hour before serving, baste ham with
the collected juices from the bottom of
the slow cooker. When cooking is done,
remove carefully and let it rest on a cutting
board for 10 minutes before carving.

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Issue #23 – The History of Superhero Costumes

Super hero costumes were created to identify each character and their super powers used in the comic world for its viewers. Most costume designs consist of a body suit, cape, face mask, and gloves. Some super hero costumes have become iconic to many and are celebrated in the world of Cosplay and Comic Conventions.
The very first super hero costume was created as early as 1941. The Adventures of Captain Marvel took on the big screen with a costume made of wool-like fibers similar to a wrestler’s get-up. The color scheme of gray tones were used in the fabric to accommodate black and white photography and the cinema screen.
Once techni-color was introduced to television, superhero costumes started to take on an array of vibrant colors. One of the most celebrated superhero costume sports a royal blue body suit, red trunks, a bright red cape, and an iconic “S” located on the front torso. The popular “Superman” costume can be seen at Halloween festivities and other events.
Super hero costumes come in a variety of styles and colors nowadays. You can find one at your local costume store or thrift store. There are great ideas on the internet to research when creating your own super hero costume!

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Issue #23 – WIMPY'S YUMMMM!!

Circles Magazine went out to Wimpy’s Restaurant, located on 171 W Centennial Pkwy, Ste 101, North Las Vegas, NV 89084.
We went to go talk to one of their managers who bought the name for the restaurant and continuously works his best to live up to the name Wimpy’s.
A couple of questions that we had asked were:

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Q1: What is Wimpy’s Burgers?
A1: Wimpy’s Burgers is a fast food chain, that was inspired by Wimpy from Popeye’s.
Q2: How long have you been managing this business?
A2: For a couple of years now.
Q3: When did Wimpy’s open?
A3: December of 2013, Wimpy’s opened.

Q4: Are you guys a franchise?
A4: Currently, we are working on becoming a franchise.
Q5: How did you guys come up with Wimpy’s burgers?
A5: As I was growing up, I was very touched by Popeye and one of the characters, “Wimpy” all he cared about was
eating hamburgers. So I figured that I would name my restaurant after that character.
Q6: How many restaurants are there?
A6: There’s one more in California.
Q7: What’s the staff’s favorite food to eat?
A7: The Bacon Cheeseburgers, Avocado Burger and the Pastrami burgers.

 

 

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We wanted to give a special thanks to the manager over at Wimpys Burgers for the Interview and for the food too.

All we have to say is Delicious!

 

 

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Issue #18 – Extremely Active

 

 

While most people are content spending time outdoors simply walking or riding a bike, others like to push their limits.

Circles put together a list of some extreme outdoor activities that can all be done right here in Southern Nevadaentire-page

CLIMB
• Free Climbing
• Rock Climbing
WHEEL
• Skateboarding
• Biking
• Motocross
• Inline Skating
SKY
• Skydiving
• Bungee Jumping
• Hot Air Ballooning
SNOW
• Skiing
• Snowboarding
WATER
• Jet Skiing
• Whitewater Rafting
• Scuba Diving

Did you know…?
• Each year, $100 million in media is spent on 300+
action sports competitions around the world.
• In the United States, there are more than 1800
skateboarding parks, up from 200 in 1996.
• Extreme sports generate $12.1 billion in annual U.S.
retail sales.
• In 2009, more than 22 million athletes participated
in sports like snowboarding, BMX riding, surfing and
skateboarding.

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Issue #16 – Something to Believe In

saltSuperstitions are the belief that one event leads to the cause of another event without any common element linking the two. They are driven by the fear of the unknown, faith in magic, and a belief in luck…good and bad. Because some superstitions have been passed down from generation to generation you might not even know their origins.

Here are some of the more well-known superstitions and the beliefs behind them.

There are many superstitions about salt and why spilling it is considered a bad omen, but there is usually one remedy; take a pinch and throw it over your left shoulder to keep evil spirits away. Make sure it is your left shoulder because it is believed that your guardian angel is behind your right shoulder

black cat In England, during the late 1500’s, an injured black cat was seen entering the house of a woman that was alleged to be a witch. The next day the woman was bandaged and bruised. This led to the belief that witches were transforming themselves into black cats in order to prowl the streets unobserved. This carried over to the Americas and was one of the central beliefs during the Salem witch hunts.

 

 

It is believed that walking under a ladder is bad luck. That is because the ladder forms a triangle which resembles ladder

the Holy Trinity and walking under it was a desecration to God. You may protect yourself by crossing your fingers while passing underneath.

 

 

 

horseshoeThe belief that horseshoes are said to bring good luck is the result of a combination of myths; a horseshoe has 7 nails, and 7 is said to be a lucky number, the horseshoe resembles a crescent moon which is said to bring good fortune, and horseshoes are made of iron which was believed to ward off evil.

 

 

 

 

Finding a cricket in your house will bring good luck. Crickets are considered a symbol of good luck, especially in Asian and Native American cultures because at the sign of danger it is believed that they stop chirping.cricket

 

What is your superstition? 

Email us: info@circlesmagazinelasvegas.com

Who knows? Your superstition just might be in our next issue!

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Issue #12 – Having a Ball

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Actors, comedians, goodwill ambassadors, professional athletes; all these terms describe one group of individuals, The Harlem Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters started in the early 1920’s by 24 year old Abe Saperstein. They were originally called the “Savoy Big Five” (after the famous Chicago’s Savoy Ballroom) and originally were a competitive team much like those in the NBA today. The name was changed to the New York Harlem Globetrotters because Harlem was considered to be the center of African- American culture and Saperstein felt it would give the team more of a mystique. The name was eventually shortened to what it is today. Over the years they have performed in over 120 countries and territories on six continents. While the Globetrotters are talented basketball players they are also role models and are involved in several outreach, character building, and children’s’ fitness programs. One of their programs is their annual Summer Skills Clinic located at 24 Hour Fitness centers across the country. The Clinics are open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 12 and last a week running Monday through Sunday with two, two hour sessions each day. The Harlem Globetrotter clinics are done in several cities besides Las Vegas and foster good community relations and goodwill, as well as promoting camaraderie and friendship among the children who attend the clinics.

Circles Magazine got to visit one of these clinics and even got to interview one of the team members, cheese roundCheese Chisholm. 26 year old Cheese Chisholm is from New York and he impressed us by twirling a ball on his finger and answering questions at the same time. Cheese, who has been with the team for 3 years, has played basketball since he was a kid and even played for Ball State in Indiana. He told us he “loves basketball” and that playing for the Globetrotters is a great living. Cheese also loves to travel and playing for the team has taken him to 25 countries around the world. His family is undoubtedly proud of him and Cheese says “My father can’t state enough of how proud he is of me being a Harlem Globetrotter.” Cheese tells us that the way of the Globetrotters is practice, practice, practice, but when he has spare time he likes to read, listen to music, and eat buffalo hot wings.

When asked about the equipment they use we learned that the basketballs they use are made by the same company the makes NBA basketballs, Spalding, and that they wear custom made Globetrotter sneakers. We also learned that the Globetrotter’s theme song is Sweet Georgia Brown, which you hear at all of the Globetrotter games and that their current coach is six foot ten “Sweet Lou” Dunbar who played for the University of Houston from 1972-1975. Some of the Harlem Globetrotters famous alumni include Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain and George “Meadowlark” Lemon. After the interview we stayed to watch the clinic, Cheese Chisholm was joined by Scooter Christiansen. Scooter is a two time Guinness Book of Records holder, one for longest time spinning a ball on his head and one for longest time spinning a ball on his nose. They performed a few Globetrotter basketball tricks

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and did stretching exercises to make sure all the children were properly loosened up and ready to play ball. After that they organized the children into two daniel interviewgroups, one for each Globetrotter. Each group learned a drill for dribbling, passing and shooting. They also they learned the proper way to handle the ball. Both Cheese and Scooter stressed that each child should tony interviewhave proper hydration and clothing while working out and playing. These gifted players giving up their time for these children shows that they are truly awesome andlizzy interview down to earth, and they are amazing with a basketball.

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Issue #11 – Top Ten Songs About America

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There are many different types of music and getting people to agree on what to listen to can be an impossible thing to do. Music is also a great way to bring people together; especially when it is music about our country. Circles listened to a lot of songs about the USA and our top 10 are from a wide range of genres.

 

Star-Spangled Banner – Whitney Houston – Listen Here

 

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood – Listen Here

 

America – Neil Diamond – Listen Here

 

Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus – Listen Here

 

America the Beautiful – John Denver – Listen Here

 

American Women – Lenny Kravitz – Listen Here

 

God Bless America – Leann Rimes – Listen Here

 

You’re a Grand Old Flag – George M. Cohan – Listen Here

 

American Boy – Estelle ft. Kanye West – Listen Here

 

Red, White, Blue – Lynyrd Skynyrd – Listen Here

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