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Issue #31 – Protein Shakes and Smoothies

Protein Shakes and Smoothies are a great way to replenish the body when you’re on the go. This simple but nutritious concoction can be customized to your taste bud preferences thru the use of a blender or juicer. Different healthy ingredients such as fresh fruits, vegetables, liquids, and protein powders are added to the mix to make a tasty treat.

Protein Shakes can also be used as a meal replacement for weight loss. With certain ingredients combined, you can have amazing results on the body overall both internally and externally. Protein Shakes are beneficial health wise and make great “go to food” for those who live a busy schedule and don’t have time to grab a bite to eat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Issue #27 – Farmer Boys Restaurant Review


Farmer Boys is a quick and fast restaurant, their headquarters are in Riverside, California. They prepare their foods freshly every day. There’s 68 locations in five counties, across South California. From Orange County to Bakersfield, and Fresno to the suburb of Clovis.  The start of Farmer Boys was founded by the Havadjias brothers in 1981. The Havadjias family were immigrants from Cyprus.  In 1979 the Havadjias brothers originally owned Astro Burgers in Torrance, California and Theodore’s Restaurant in Hollywood, California in 1981 prior to owning McCoy’s Restaurant in Perris, California.  Sixteen years later, Farmer Boys was granted a franchise status and a year later Farmer Boys restaurant opened in Temecula, California.  They had won awards for the their deep fried zucchini and onion rings. Today there are seven locations around the Las Vegas valley. 

 

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Issue #26 – How Cooking Utensils Have Changed Over The Years

From the primitive grinding stones to the modern food processor, kitchen utensils have been a part of everyday life from what seems like the beginning of ti me. Circles Magazine explored how they have progressed throughout the decades.

 

 

from the original Dover egg beater to the 1940’s  electric to the modern kitchen mixer

In 1860 the hand slicer was more difficult without the circular blade of today.

   

 

  

Utensils come from the stone age of ti me three million years ago. Around 360 B.C., the bronze age of utensils were introduced, leading us to more sophisticated forms of metallurgy. Then in the 8th century the Romans popularized utensils such as meat hooks, meat mincers, spatulas, colanders, strainers and ladles made of iron, with pots and
kettles made of bronzes and terracottta. Early modern times begun producing specialized utensils like the apple corer, cork screws, and canned food openers. In the 19th century we expanded the market of utensils such as: potato peelers, jelly molds and salad spinners. They proved to be very popular because of the time saved on the labor. By the end of the 20th century kitchen utensils were commonly made of metals including steel, nickel, silver, tin and aluminum. Leading us into the la er 20th century with the majority of kitchen utensils being manufactured from petroleum based plastics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Issue #25 – Gingerbread Man Shaped Biscuit

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1 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 tablespoon of butter melted

1 half cup of milk

1 gingerbread man baking pantoaster-oven-with-biscuit

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat toaster oven to 425 degrees
  2. Mix together flour and baking powde
  3. work in melted butter
  4. Add milk and mix into a soft doughfinished-biscuit
  5. pour entire mixture into gingerbread man baking pan and smooth evenly
  6. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown
  7. pay careful attention to the doneness because toaster ovens are not reliable in their temperature as a conventional oven
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Issue #24 – Biscoff Cookie Butter

INGREDIENTScookie butter ingredients
20 Biscoff Cookies
2 tables poons packed
brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

 
DIRECTION

Add cookies and brown
sugar to a food process or,
and process until it ’s the
texture of bread crumbs .
While process or is running ,
add heavy whipping cream,cookie butter and wafflesmall
and blend until smooth.
Transfer cookie butter to
an airtight container and
store in refrigerator for
up to 2 weeks.

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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 #22 – Circles Original Mint Chip Cheese Cake

St. Patrick’s Day is all about the green and if you like Shamrock shakes from fast food restaurants, then you are in for a treat with our no bake cheesecake recipe. The team at Circles has done it again with finding a delicious green and refreshing recipe. If you like the taste of mint and chocolate then for sure you will love this and besides nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like mint and chocolate such a great combination. Circles has added a minty and chocolaty twist to a no bake cheesecake hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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1 premade Graham cracker Pie Crust
8oz block of cream cheese, softened
1/3 c sugar
8oz tub of whipped topping thawed
1/2 bag of Andes Crème De Menthe baking chips
¼ teaspoon of Mint extract
4-5 drops of green food coloring
Chocolate Syrup, for serving

 

 

Directions:

1. Combine in a large bowl cream cheese with sugar and mix until smooth. It may take a while to make smooth and get all the lumps out.

2. Add whipped topping, stir well to combine by hand to keep the density of a baked cheesecake.
3. Add in Andes Crème De Menthe baking chips, mint extract and green food coloring then stir until well combined.
4. Spread the mixture into pie crust (mixture will be thick). Place pie into Refrigerator to set for at least 3 hours.
5. Serve with chocolate syrup on top and enjoy this minty refreshing St. Patrick’s Day treat.

 

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Issue #21 – Fruitcake Frenzy

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The bane of many a holiday, the conquistador of poor taste, and the gift that is forever re-gifted.
Yes, here at Circles we ask the question, “What is the history and humble beginnings of fruitcake?” The answer is both surprising and highly logical.

A long time ago in a Galax…err I mean a long time ago in Europe, something interesting occurred. A large and cheap, influx of sugar, started coming into Europe from the Colonies around the 16th century. A question had come up, “What to do with all this sugar?” Inevitably, the answer was somewhat simple, and hardly a new idea. Europe, had vast amounts of fruit farms, and additionally, had a hankering for foreign fruits. Basically, Europe loved their fruit so preserving fruits with large amounts of sugar became more popular. 

The reason again, was the enormous amounts of affordable sugar, because prior to these shipments, sugar, was much more expensive. So began the candied fruit production and it came in at full swing. A new problem arouse, “what to do with all of that excess candied fruits?” and the answer was an oven away. People had begun to make garbage cakes essentially, the candied fruits, that they had no longer wanted, became mixed and baked into a super dry and overtly sweet cake. It seems to be unknown whether or not people actually enjoyed it, or if it was the only viable to answer. Either way it seems most people do not enjoy the cake which combines different candied fruits. Eventually, at some point, the cakes became associated with the winter holidays; most notably Christmas. Not to mention, it became an unspoken fact that the cakes tasted horrendous.

However, that being said, fruitcake hadn’t become a major source of humor until Johnny Carson began poking fun at the festive dish. When this happened, it became common place to use fruitcake to create jokes. Jokes such as, “There is only one fruitcake in the world that just keeps getting re-gifted” or as one of the contributors put it, “Fruitcake…it’s an insult!” both jokes are hilarious. In the end, fruitcake isn’t all that bad, when made with rum, equal parts cake, candied fruits, heavy butter, and some love in the baking. In other words, fruitcake can actually be delicious!

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Issue #20 – Restaurant Review : John Mulls Meats and Road Kill Grill

 

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At Road Kill Grill the owner Chuck Frommer is supporting his community. He gives back to the little league baseball teams, feeds the homeless, NYL Football teams, and Great Harvest Ministries. He really enjoys giving back to his community and spreading the love and laughter around! When you go to The Road Kill Grill, you can really feel the love that Chuck Frommer likes to spread to the community and to his customers as well. We had the opportunity to visit his establishment, talk to Chuck, and to taste his amazing food!

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The Circles Team had a sensational time. Not only has Las Vegas voted this restaurant #1 the Circles team has voted them the best in Las Vegas as well. The service was outstanding as well as the food. We would highly recommend talking your family and friends there. If you have never tried the food here, you’re really missing out. The atmosphere makes you feel like you’re eating with family, because The Road Kill Grill is a family owned restaurant. There is even an outdoor eating facility. We look forward to the lasting relationship that we have created. The welcoming dynamic and altruistic owner have made this place a staple for Las Vegas residents. Thank you Chuck Frommer and your staff for making us feel like we’re a part of your family and for the awesome food! We will definitely be going back again soon.

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John Mull’s Meat and Road Kill Grill

3730 Thom Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. 89130

Tel (702)645-1200 / Fax (702)645-5258

www.johnmullsmeat.com

John Mull’s Meat Hours:

Monday through Saturdays: 9am to 6pm

(closed on Sunday)

Road Kill Grill Hours:

Monday through Saturday: 11am to 6 pm

(closed on Sunday)

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Issue19# – Transportation Themed Restaurants

 

Las Vegas is a true mecca of food, everything in Vegas has a theme,one such theme is transportation.

Toro! Toro Dal Toro!

The insignia of Lamborghini is a bull, and the restaurant sponsored by Lamborghini is named Dal Toro. This is perhaps a play on words, Dal Toro roughly translates in Italian to, “beside the bull” and at this fine dining Italian eatery you really are! On display within the restaurant are gems of the car world true race cars from Lamborghini to Ferrari with everything in between. While you are there you can book a test drive with one of these beastly super cars. The food is masterfully designed to complement the total unforgettable experience. If you love fancy food and even fancier cars, then perhaps Dal Toro could be your next date night. Dishes can range anywhere between $10 to $30 and it is located in the Grand Canal Shoppes.

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Not many people today can say that they have been on a Mississippi style river boat. Wouldn’t you like to join that club that can say they have been on one? Join the ranks of people which include Kenny Rogers and Boy George and hop a ride on the Desert  Princess.

The Desert Princess offers you the experience you are looking for with an option for a meal as well! While you’re there at Lake Mead make it a day and shop around for some other things to do. Lake Mead has a plethora of options looking for things to do. Keep in mind you must purchase your tickets in advance and arrive at least fifteen minutes before departure, Bon Voyage!

If you are looking for something more casual, Sonic maybe your answer. This fast food joint hasn’t changed much since its inception. Enjoy meals on wheels as you order from your car on the intercom just

like in the 1950’s when drive up restaurants were a big part of the transportation

culture. Then have your server rollerblade or roller-skate your order over to you. The menu has stayed the same yet expanded with different variations of what you want, like hot dogs, burgers, shakes and slushies’ All of the menu is traditional American fast food. The prices are affordable so drive (or walk) on down to your nearest Sonic.

Fans of the film “Easy Rider” or just avid Harley Davidson fans can get a quick bite to eat, all while getting their motorcycle fix satisfied. At first glance of the café, you can see an obscenely large motorcycle breaking-out of the front of the café. Then once you are inside you are greeted with an amazing Guinness World Record, the record for world’s heaviest flag! On display is an American flag designed and created entirely out of metal chains weighing in at nearly

10 tons and consisting of 44,000 chains. The café serves up good old fashioned American comfort food such as mac n’ cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, and all different kinds of Barbeque. While chowing

down on some juicy tangy ribs and sipping on some sweet tea take some time to look

up and all around at the revolving collection of Harley Davidson motorcycles on display.

Located on the glitzy Las Vegas Strip, this big accommodating cafe would make a fun

luncheon for a single person or a group.

Park and Dine in Your Car

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Fans of the film “Easy Rider” or just avid Harley Davidson fans can get a quick bite to eat, all while getting their motorcycle fix satisfied. At first glance of the café, you can see an obscenely large motorcycle

breaking-out of the front of the café. Then once you are inside you are greeted with an amazing Guinness World Record, the record

for world’s heaviest flag! On display is an American flag designed and created entirely out of metal chains weighing in at nearly 10 tons and consisting of 44,000 chains. The café serves up good old fashioned

American comfort food such as mac n’cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, and all different kinds of Barbeque. While chowing

down on some juicy tangy ribs and sipping on some sweet tea take some time to look up and all around at the revolving collection

of Harley Davidson motorcycles on display Located on the glitzy Las Vegas Strip, this big accommodating cafe would make a fun luncheon for a single person or a group.

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