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FLAVA-ful Recipes:

White Chocolate Fondue

Sweet, delicious, and easy to make.
This rich creamy white chocolate fondue is perfect for a party or a romantic night in.

1 (12 ounce) package white chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, (add more if desired)
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
Use for Dipping: Pretzel rods, brownies, marshmallows; or assorted fruits (like strawberries and apple slices - your choice)

1.  Melt white chocolate chips, cream, corn syrup, butter, and salt together in top of a double boiler over simmering water.

2.  Stir frequently until smooth and glossy, 5 to 10 minutes.

3.  Remove fondue from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

4.  Use your dipping preference, and enjoy!

Zucchini & Black Bean
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet potatoes make a healthy, flavorful dinner when filled with savory beans and veggies, and cooking them in the microwave cuts down on cook time, too!

You can have this fiber-packed meal on the table in just 20 minutes!

4 medium size sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 cup sliced yellow onion
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon salt & ½ teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces white Cheddar cheese, shredded (about ½ cup)
sour cream
cilantro, lime wedges, and green salad, for serving

1.  Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork.  Place in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high until cooked through, about 12 minutes.

2..  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the zucchini, onion, and cayenne and cook until tender and beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

3.  Stir in the beans, salt, and black pepper and cook just until the beans are warm, about 2 minutes.

4.  Split the cooked sweet potatoes and loosen the insides with a fork. Divide the bean mixture, cheese, sour cream, and cilantro among the halves.

5.  Serve with lime wedges and green salad.

Mock Tuna Casserole

Allergic to seafood?  

A Vegen?

Here's a dish
for you!

8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, sliced thin
stems remove
4 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper
10 oz. white mushrooms, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeño, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. dry white wine
2 c. whole milk
2 tbsp. crushed dried seaweed chips (look in “Natural Foods” section of grocer)
6 oz. dried egg noodles (3 1/2 c.)
1 c. frozen peas, thawed

1.  Heat oven to 375°F. Toss shiitake mushrooms with 2 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake until browned and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool.

2.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add white mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes. Add onion, jalapeño, garlic and 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender and the mushrooms are golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

3.  Sprinkle flour over the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add wine and cook until it is completely absorbed. Add milk and simmer until slightly thickened, 7 to 9 minutes. Stir in the seaweed chips and season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

4.  While the mushroom sauce is simmering, cook the noodles according to package directions, adding the peas during the last minute of cooking. Drain and fold into the mushroom mixture. Serve with the crispy shiitakes on top.

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What do you get when you cross a cat and a lemon?

A sour puss.

Why did the lemon stop rolling down the hill?  

Because it ran out of juice.

Why did the lemon go out with a prune?

Because she couldn't find a date.

What do you call a dancing pie? 

Lemon Merengue

Why do lemons wear suntan lotion?

So they won’t PEEL. 

Why did the lemon go to the doctor?  

It wasn't peeling well. 

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