Taste

Issue #32 – Doggie Delights and Kitty Yums

                                                       

                             

 

                                    

 

                                

We at Circles picked out our favorite dog & cat treats to showcase for you. We also chose the more unique and interesting dog & cat treats to share with you. Pictured above are those cat & dog treats.

 

 

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issue#32 Do Dogs Like Cake ?

 

 

 

The TV show Shark Tank had an episode with the puppy cake mix with the CEO, Kelly Costello. 

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episode was Shark Tank Season 3, Episode 304. The cake was created in November 2007 and quickly became the #1 selling cake mix for dog in the US and it’s affordable. You can make those cakes for Holidays and birthdays. Kelly used Carob In her recipes which is safe for dogs. It comes in different flavors!

We gave Feather (our dog) a piece of the dog cake. Feather licked the frosting off first, then she ate t

he cake quickly. Then she wanted more cake because she thought it was really good.

 

 

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Issue #32 – Animal Shaped Food

 

 

 

  

 

 

Step 1 cut banana in half  with the stem, cut the stem down the middle . That will be used for the head of the dolphin.

Step 2 place the banana in a small cup or bowl and use the grapes to it in place .

Octoapple  ingredients

1 apple  1/2 cup of grapes

Step 1 place an apple in the middle of the plate . 

Step 2 organize the grapes around the apple to look like an octopus.

Step 3 carve whatever face in the apple and enjoy your octoapple  .

 

 

 

Step 1 place the apple  in the middle of the plate.

Step 2 organize the grapes  around the apple  to resemble the tentacles  of an octopus .  

Step 3  carve whatever face you like in the apple and enjoy your octoapple. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Issue #32 – Vegan Pet Food

Troy Allison, Founder of Fetching Foods, has concocted top quality USDA certified pet food for dogs and cats here in Las Vegas. His selections includes raw, cooked, and vegan options to choose from.  Fetching Foods is healthy, flavorful, and environmentally friendly.

Fetching Foods was created by Troy Allison after his dog became ill from consuming commercial foods. He prepares all the food and meals right in his very own kitchen.  The most common ingredients you can find in his vegan recipes are black beans, Lentils, Argan Oil, Kale, Spirulina, Kale, Coconut Oil, and Blueberries.

You can purchase these delicious and healthy products online at Fetching Foods.

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Issue #32 – Lazy Dog Restaurant

                                            

                                    

 

The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar was founded in 2003 by Chris Simms, Gabe Caliendo, Steve Price, and Roshan Mendis, with the group opening the first Lazy Dog restaurant in Huntington Beach, California. They have been serving American food since their opening. The concept for the restaurant was inspired by the Simms family who have a long standing tradition of hospitality going back three generations. Their idea was to create a special place for families including their K-9 members which was inspired by an enduring love of food and fireside conversation.

                                                            

They wanted to share a small mountain town vibe. The restaurant has a happy and friendly atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming. They serve lunch and dinner for both dogs and people. The dog menu consists of hamburger, chicken, brown rice, peas, and carrots. The people menu consists of burgers, soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and other items. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is a very fancy and great location to bring your dog to for lunch and dinner.

                                       

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar also has a special menu just for your dog. All dogs are welcome to eat at the restaurant’s outdoor patio as long as you follow their rules which are written on the doggie menu. They have a luxurious covered patio with lots of fans, a beautiful fire pit, and outdoor heaters so you and your dog are both comfortable in the summer and winter.

          

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Issue #31- Turntable Nutrition

 

 

Circles Magazine got the chance to spend the afternoon at Turn Table Nutrition. We learned about healthy choices for food, and what they offer to help people that want to eat healthy. They showed us how to make Quinoa Chocolate Cookies, and we all got a few cookies to eat. They were delicious! The owners were very friendly and they had some of their friends there to help out. We all enjoyed our afternoon there and didn’t want to leave. We will be seeing more of them in the future. If you get a chance, go check them out. You can go online at http://www.turntablenutrition.com and get a personalized Nutritional Analysis and have them help you start a healthy new “YOU” lifestyle. We recommend them highly.

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO ENDING CHILDHOOD HUNGER

Founded in 2015, co-founders Anissa & Adam began prepping co-workers meals out of their one bedroom apartment with the dream of creating a meal prep service that actually cared about it’s customers. From catering to their unique dietary needs, to delivering an aesthetically pleasing & surprisingly delicious product that will make them excited about their diets. Today, Turn Table has also begun working with local organizations to help eliminate Childhood Hunger with their Turning Tables Project.

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Issue #31- Granola Bar Recipe’s Nut-Free Granola Bars

Nut-Free Granola Bars

Ingredients:

2 cups – Dry oats

2/3 cup – Coconut Sugar

1 cup – Whole Wheat Flour

½ tsp. – Baking Soda

1 tsp. – Baking Powder

1 tsp. – Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp. – Salt

1 tsp. – Vanilla Extract

½ cup Honey

2 tbsps. –

¼ cup -Pumpkin Seeds

1/4 cup Raisins

All of the ingredients were poured into a bowl, mixed together, and pressed inside a 6×9 pan. Next we baked at 325* for 20 minutes and let cool down entirely before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups certified gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 cup gluten-free crispy rice cereal
  • 2 Tbsp. oil (canola, corn, grapeseed, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup raisins & sunflower seeds

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a jelly roll pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Gently stir the gluten-free rolled oats and ground flaxseed together. Spread out in a layer on the baking pan/sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour the oats/flaxseed mixture into a large mixing bowl. Gently stir in the gluten-free crispy rice cereal. Set aside.
  4. Line an 8″x8″ baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, maple syrup, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
  6. Pour the syrup mixture over the oat mixture and stir to coat evenly. Stir in the Mountain Mambo seed and fruit mix and stir to coat evenly.
  7. Use a spatula to scoop and spread the mixture into the lined 8″x8″ pan.
  8. Cover mixture with either another piece of parchment, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap and press down on the granola bars to fill the corners and flatten. Keep pressing as hard as you can to compress the bars and even them out. This is what will help them stay together later instead of falling apart!
  9. Place pan in refrigerator for at least an hour before cutting.
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Issue #31 – Healthy Fast Food

True story: fast food isn’t healthy. It’s just not. But it is convenient, inexpensive, and tasty, so if you fall into the almost 50% of Americans who eat at fast-food restaurants at least once a week, at least you know you’re in good company. And given that fast-food consumption is practically woven into the fabric of our society, you don’t need to give up your drive-thru habit completely — or pretend you’ll just order a salad (who are you kidding, really?) — you just need to make healthier choices. And by “healthier,” we mean avoiding those 2,000 calorie fat-bombs like triple-decker cheeseburgers and jumbo-sized fries

Keep portion sizes small: If the fast-food restaurant offers several sandwich sizes, pick the smallest. Bypass hamburgers with two or three beef patties, which can be close to 800 calories. Choose instead a regular- or children’s-sized hamburger, which has about 250 calories. And skip the large serving of french fries and ask for a small serving instead. This switch alone can save 200 calories.

Choose healthier side dishes:Take advantage of the healthy side dishes offered at many fast-food restaurants. For example, instead of french fries choose a side salad with low-fat dressing or a baked potato. Or add a fruit bowl or a fruit and yogurt option to your meal.

Other healthy choices include apple or orange slices, corn on the cob, steamed rice, or baked potato chips.

Go green: Choose an entree salad with grilled chicken, shrimp or vegetables with fat-free or low-fat dressing on the side, rather than regular salad dressing.

Watch out for high-calorie salads, such as those with deep-fried shells or those topped with breaded chicken or other fried toppings. Also skip extras, such as cheese and croutons, which quickly increase your calorie count.

Opt for grilled items:Fried and breaded foods, such as crispy chicken sandwiches and breaded fish fillets, are high in fat and calories. Select grilled or roasted lean meats — such as turkey or chicken breast, lean ham, or lean roast beef.

Watch what you drink:Many beverages are high in calories. For example, a large regular soda (30 ounces, or 887 milliliters) has nearly 300 calories. Instead, order diet soda, water, unsweetened iced tea, sparkling water or mineral water.

Also, skip the shakes and other ice cream drinks. Large shakes can contain more than 800 calories.

Have it your way

Remember, you don’t have to settle for what comes with your sandwich or meal — not even at fast-food restaurants. Ask for healthier options and substitutions. And keep your eye on portion sizes.

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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

C.

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 #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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