Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook + Giveaway

ziggy-marley-cookbookZiggy Marley, the oldest son of Bob and Rita Marley, shares his love for food in Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Delicious Meals Made with Whole, Organic Ingredients from the Marley Kitchen. This cookbook offers 54 recipes inspired by tradional Jamaican food and Rastafari culture.

Many of the meals are centered on ital (derived from the word vital), food celebrated by the Rastafari movement that’s fresh, organic, nutritious, and prepared with less salt. The book’s intro gives details about the family, preparing readers for the Rise, All Day, Midday, Evening, and the Sweets sections. The vivid color images throughout the hardback book make dishes such as mancakes, jerk chicken, and roasted yam tart leap off of the pages. Recipes also note vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free underneath their titles, along with serving sizes.

Both novice, intermediate, and experienced chefs will appreciate the common ingredients and easy-to-follow preparation. Most recipes call for at least one product from Ziggy Marley Organics, a line of hempseeds and flavored coconut oils, however, they include alternatives. For example, the Hempseed Pesto calls for one tablespoon of Ziggy Marley’s Coco’Mon ™ Coconut Oil or cooks can substitute extra-virgin olive oil as suggested. Substituting items may, however, result in a less authentic flavor as all brands aren’t created equal. Still, individuals have options.


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I’m Runnin’ It! – McDonald’s® Hosts 2nd Annual Golden Arches Run in Sacramento

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MCDONALD'SMcDonald’s restaurants in the Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto area are hosting the 2nd Annual Golden Arches Run on Sunday, October 23 at the start of the Riverwalk in West Sacramento.  This event includes a 5K and a 10K run throughout the downtown Sacramento area and will feature a mile and half-mile “Fun Run” for kids, and an opportunity to try and outrun the Hamburglar.  Proceeds from the event will go to support both Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

The Golden Arches Run will start at approximately 7:30 am at the Riverwalk in West Sacramento and will go until 12 pm.  The 5K and the 10K run will start at 8:00 am with the Kids Fun Run starting at 10 am. Registration for adults (18 and up) who sign up for the 5K or 10K is $36. Kids who sign up for the one mile run or the ½ mile run will pay $14 per child.  Those interested in registering can visit www.changeofpace.com to sign up.

“We had a phenomenal Golden Arches Run last year where we had over 1,000 runners from throughout Northern California join us for a spectacular event.  We are super excited this year to bring it back with a couple of new additions to make it more fun and exciting, and raise some funds for both Shriners Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House Charities,” said Harris Liu, a McDonald’s restaurant owner in Sacramento. “McDonald’s wants to put on a fun, healthy event for families where they can participate in a beautiful run through Sacramento and then enjoy some of our food items once their run is finished.”

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John Hancock Hosts the Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Race Weekend

Presented by Lexus to Bring Healthy Choices to Life in San Diego, CA Calories will be burned, earned and rewarded as John Hancock shows you how to earn more for your healthy habits

Apples, almonds and 5Ks: three things that might seem unrelated to life insurance, until you take a closer look. With John Hancock life insurance with Vitality, you can be rewarded for the healthy choices you make – like seeing the doctor, running or walking a 5K and purchasing healthy foods. That’s why John Hancock has teamed up with Cooking Light and Health to host the Fit Foodie Race Weekend presented by Lexus in San Diego, California, October 21-23, and to reward participants with delicious and healthy experiences.

After getting in their healthy steps in the 5K or 10K, race participants can enjoy the ultimate post-race experience at the John Hancock Vitality Village, complete with:

  • Cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, including Chef Rich Sweeney
  • Food and beverage samples
  • Fitness classes led by acclaimed professionals
  • Raffle prizes and giveaways from top health and wellness brands
  • Meet and greets with elite athletes, including “Boston” Bill Rodgers, the four-time Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon champion, and Meb Keflezighi, the four-time Olympian and Boston and New York City Marathon champion.

Through these activities, John Hancock is showing people how fitness can co-exist with fun and healthy food experiences.

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Wine Book Takes Aim At Bad Somms, Overpriced Wines And Wine By The Glass Trend

The cover of HOW TO DRINK LIKE A BILLIONAIRE (Regan Arts). (PRNewsFoto/Mark Oldman)

Avoid ordering wine by the glass, know how to spot sneaky sommeliers, and recognize that a high price does not always mean quality, says renowned author Mark Oldmanin his just-released book, How to Drink Like a Billionaire: Mastering Wine With Joie de Vivre.

Published by Regan Arts, the stylish hardcover also shows people how to drink like the 1% – without spending like one.

“Pleasure is not proportional to the price of a wine,” Oldman, a two-time winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, writes in his third book.

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Purple Cowboy Wines Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer with Tough Enough To Wear Pink®

Western community campaign now in its 12th year: $24 million raised at rodeos across the country

Purple Cowboy Wines are proud to support Tough Enough To Wear Pink and 12 years of raising awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer. (PRNewsFoto/Vintage Wine Estates)

In 2004, Terry Wheatley, wine industry executive and matriarch of a professional rodeo cowboy and ranching family, had a crazy idea. It was the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Terry, a recent breast cancer survivor, wanted to enlist the cowboys and cowgirls to raise awareness about the disease. She convinced her son Wade, who was competing in team roping, and his fellow competitors to wear pink on one night of the rodeo.

“Cowboys are tough,” she explained, “but like everyone else, they are profoundly affected by breast cancer when it strikes a family member.”

That night in 2004, the arena was awash with pink, rodeo fans embraced the idea, and Tough Enough To Wear Pink was born. Funds are raised at rodeos and western events through the sale of Tough Enough To Wear Pink gear. Wrangler is the title sponsor, and other corporate partners such as PRCA Rodeo, Las Vegas Events, Montana Silversmiths, Twisted X and Purple Cowboy wines share their support through generous financial and in-kind donations.

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Ips Snacks Announces Launch of Ips Pop to Their Existing Line of Protein-Packed Snacks

ipsAdditional protein sources continue to top the list of consumer food demands with 71% of Americans looking to add more into their diet. Ips Snacks™ (www.ipsallnatural.com), has met these demands head on by launching their newest addition to the Ips Snacks family, Ips Pop, the first and only protein popcorn on the market. With Americans consuming 16 billion quarts of popcorn a year, Ips Pop was a natural addition to the Ips Snacks protein line and takes this category leader from a single product company to a full line of protein snack solutions.

Ips Pop is a delicious and healthy popcorn snack made with whey protein and each serving includes 5 grams of protein- the same amount as 20 almonds. Made with non-GMO corn, gluten free, available in 2 delicious flavors, and only 150 calories per serving, this healthy alternative to traditional popcorn satisfies a multitude of dietary and snacking concerns.

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The Baking Festival, Ghana’s First Baking Conference Opens 22nd October Palace Super Stores, Accra

Ghanaians are gradually stepping out of their shell and beginning to embrace the concept of living and not just existing. We are enjoying the different varieties that spice up life and baking has not been left out. It has become one of our biggest growing trends and to celebrate this, MI Prime Entertainment has put together Ghana’s first baking exhibition, The Baking Festival. The Baking Festival comprises an exhibition and a Conference taking place at Palace Shopping Centre and Oak Plaza Hotel respectively and simultaneously, on the 22nd of October, 2016. The show offers something for everyone with an array of features that will appeal to home bakers and professionals alike, as well as vendors and all other stakeholders of the baking industry.

The industry like others faces several operational challenges that prevents the sector from meeting its intended objective. Most bakers are operators of small and medium enterprises, and therefore lack the skills and adequate marketing strategies to plunge into the large scale in order expand their business. Bakers are also prone to huge losses due to bakery products which are susceptible to microbial spoilage.

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National Food Group Supports Student Chefs in Healthy Cooking Challenge: Cooking up Change®

National K-12 foodservice provider supports healthy eating in some of America’s largest school districts, plus life-long cooking and leadership skills

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National Food Group is pleased to announce its national sponsorship of the Healthy Schools Campaign initiative Cooking up Change® for the 2016-2017 school year. This dynamic culinary competition challenges high school students in some of the largest cities across the nation to create healthy, appealing school lunches. Winning teams compete in the national finals in Washington, D.C., and present their meals to Congress; winning menus are also served locally in the students’ school districts to thousands of their peers.

“Our involvement in the Cooking up Change® program gives us a chance to see first-hand how culinary arts can promote growth and development, not only for the lives of the students participating, but for the entire school food service program,” shared National Food Group K-12 Team Leader Tara Sharpe. “We are proud to support a program that has the ability to creatively innovate on such a unique level and truly believe their mission will help students reach their highest potential.”

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