Celebrate the Sweetest Summer with New Sweet’N Low Drink Recipes and Sweepstakes Zero Calorie

Sweetener Launches Seasonal Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipe Series

Summer is a time for celebration, from barbecues to beach days and road trips to rooftop parties; Sweet’N Low®, America’s favorite PINK zero-calorie, is debuting a new line of recipes to help consumers relish the sweet season without guilt. For more than 56 years, Sweet’N Low users have been enjoying zero calorie sweetness in their coffee and tea; the new seasonal beverage recipes, available on the Sweet’N Low website (www.sweetnlow.com), can help to significantly reduce the number of calories consumed in summer beverages too.

In conjunction with the launch of its new summer recipes, Sweet’N Low is inviting fans to enter its “Sweetest Summer Sweepstakes.” Participants have the opportunity to answer a series of questions regarding their favorite summer activities and flavors to be matched with their perfect summer cocktail. To sweeten the deal, Sweet’N Low is awarding one grand prize winner the tools to have the ultimate sweet summer. The grand prize summer celebration pack includes a KitchenAid® blender to help blend delicious cocktails, a $150 gift card, a year’s supply of Sweet’N Low and more! The sweepstakes will run through July 2nd, sweet weekly and daily prizes will be awarded to lucky contestants as well.

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Save the Date: Chick-fil-A Offers FREE Food to Cow-Clad Customers on Cow Appreciation Day, July 12

Chick-fil-A invites customers to wear their spots, eat free and celebrate 21 years of the cows

Chick-fil-A® is issuing a cattle call! Mark your calendar for the 12th annual Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. On that day, Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will offer a free entrée to any customer who visits a restaurant dressed as a cow.

Adult customers who dress in any type of cow attire, whether it’s head-to-hoof or sporting a cow-spotted accessory, will be rewarded with a free Chick-fil-A entrée of their choice, such as an Original Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap or Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit. Children can receive a free Kid’s Meal for dressing in a cow costume. The Cow Appreciation Day celebration will last from store opening through 7 p.m. local time (check local store listings for individual store opening hours).

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Pinot’s Palette Alameda to Support Orlando Efforts

Painting_it_Forward_PhotoLooking for a great afternoon that also supports a good cause?  Register to join Pinot’s Palette this Saturday as they paint Rainbow Daybreak from 1 – 4 pm.  $20 from each seat will go to help aid the Orlando efforts to rebuild and support victims of the Pulse shooting.

Storm clouds break up and roll away as a rainbow sun paints the day in colorful light. Paint this beautiful beachscape and help us advocate for a day when the sun rises on a nation of equals regardless of orientation, race, or gender!

WE Support you ORLANDO.

Proceeds will be donate to https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund.

Class is $55 per person. To register, click here.

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Wine Enthusiast Reveals America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2016

The Leading Publication in Wine Lifestyle Announces Their Sixth Annual Issue of the Best Places to Drink Up in While Dining Out

Wine Enthusiast Reveals America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2016 LogoWine Enthusiast Magazine announces its highly anticipated annual America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurant list online today and in its annual August Restaurant issue that hits newsstands this week.  Each year, the magazine’s team of editors combs the nation in search of restaurants that they feel reflect the best, brightest and most progressive wine and food experiences available today.

This is not a list of “the best wine programs” but rather a list of restaurants where wine, food, service and atmosphere are all integral to the overall experience – with an emphasis on discovery – much like the magazine itself.   With winners like LCD Soundsystem musician James Murphy’s food-focused Four Horseman wine bar in Brooklyn, Liholiho Yacht Club in San Francisco and Maple and Ash in Chicago, the list represents the exciting energy found in the wine and food space today. See this year’s full list online here.

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Upcoming Documentary to Continue the Story of Creole Cooking 38 Years Later

Photo - Story of Creole CookingIn 1978, an important and historic book called “Creole Feast: 15 Master Chefs of New Orleans Reveal Their Secrets” by Nathaniel Burton and the late Dr. Rudy Lombard was published about black chefs in New Orleans.  The now classic cookbook told the stories of 15 master chefs with deep roots in New Orleans who revealed their secrets through more than 200 recipes about Creole cooking.  Until now, Burton and Lombard would be the only storytellers about Creole cooking and black chefs.

Fast forward 38 years and Zella Palmer, program chair for Dillard University’s Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture, is working with students to put the final touches on their upcoming documentary, “The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot.”  The documentary continues the story that can only be told by those who know the Creole culture and history best.  Read the rest of the article…

Nina Curtis Offers Health and Healing Through Food

Photo - Nina CurtisLike many chefs, it all starts in the kitchen with a parent and an Easy Bake Oven on the side.  At least this was the culinary beginning for vegan and raw enthusiast Nina Curtis, the executive chef at Malibu’s The Ranch at Live Oak. Being the oldest of four, the California native began cooking with her mom at the age of 10 and hasn’t been able to step out of the kitchen since.

“My mother put so much love into her food,” says Curtis taking a trip down memory lane. For more than 17 years, Curtis has professionally shared her love of cooking with family, friends and clients. Specializing in vegan desserts, Curtis uses the power of food for healing and empowerment.  Read the reset of the article…

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Natural Grocers Launches Good4u Nutrition Challenge Sweepstakes

More than $100,000 in cash and grocery prizes to be awarded

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage - good4uNatural Grocers is making healthy food fun again with a month-long celebration of nutrition education that rewards shoppers for taking nutrition education classes, trying new fruits and veggies, and exploring new recipes. The good4u Nutrition Challenge starts on June 24 and will give out an estimated 17,000 prizes, including gift cards and groceries valued at over $100,000.

“People are looking for ways to educate themselves so they can take ownership of their health and eat foods that are actually good for them and the environment,” said Heather Isely, Natural Grocers’ Executive Vice President. “We’re making it really easy for everyone to join the good4u Revolution and start learning how they can eat healthily at an affordable price.”

US speed skating athlete Sugar Todd will also join in the challenge by sharing her favorite recipes and making local appearances at the Natural Grocers store in Salt Lake City.

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LG Electronics Takes on Miami for ‘Taste of the Nation’ Culinary Event

Leading Home Appliance Brand Raises Awareness to Help End Childhood Hunger in Partnership with No Kid Hungry

LG Electronics USA No Kid HungryLG Electronics USA and No Kid Hungry stirred up activity in Miami at “Taste of the Nation Miami” for No Kid Hungry, bringing together the city’s top chefs, mixologists and tastemakers to raise awareness about childhood hunger and educate families about healthy cooking and eating habits. A premier national partner of No Kid Hungry, LG is the official home appliance partner of the Taste of the Nation culinary fundraising series being held from coast to coast.

“Millions of our nation’s children are struggling with hunger, with one in three at risk here in Miami,” said Debbie Shore, co-founder of Share Our Strength, the non-profit behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “But hunger doesn’t exist because of a lack of food or even programs. We have hunger because of a lack of access to food, which becomes even more challenging with school out for the summer. And that’s what the No Kid Hungry campaign is all about – connecting kids to the food they need to grow and thrive.” 

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Farm Aid’s Music and Food Festival Heads to The Washington, DC, Area

On Sat. Sept. 17 Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Alabama Shakes and Sturgill Simpson to headline Farm Aid 2016 at Jiffy Lube Live

Farm Aid announced today that its annual food and music festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., with tickets on sale to the public on Monday, June 27.

“Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown—they’re hungry for the truth,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson. “Family farmers bring us good food, protect our soil and water, and strengthen our country. The Farm Aid concert is a day for us to honor that truth and keep working for family farmers.”

Farm Aid 2016, an all-day music and food festival, will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter and Insects vs Robots.

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