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Free Template Maker. Safe for Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies! I know I've been talking up my recent discovery of Sunbutter lately, but bear with me while I share my latest use for this peanut butter substitute.

Safe for Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies!

I used to be a big fan of Nutella, that chocolate-hazelnut spread that is a European sensation but is now widely available in the U.S. I don't have peanut butter or tree nut products in my house anymore, but I definitely have missed Nutella. I bet some of you do, too. Last week, I remembered that I had (from years ago) a peanut butter-chocolate recipe that was meant to be used as filling for dessert calzones (this recipe was suggested if you didn't have access to Nutella).

I used to make these dessert calzones using only Nutella, but that was back in the days before nut allergies came into my life. I dug up this book and decided to use Sunbutter in this recipe, along with a few other of my changes. So here goes: the Sunbutter-chocolate spread recipe followed by the one for dessert calzones. Sunbutter-Chocolate Spread. Hot Chocolate on a Stick {Gift Idea}

Watermelons: Natures Keg. Still pumping your watermelons full of rum?

Watermelons: Natures Keg

What is this, summer camp? It’s time to grow up and start converting your watermelons into kegs. The instructions for the Watermelon Keg come from none other than the National Watermelon Promotion Board—which surprisingly is an actual thing. Essentially you slice off a thin layer from the bottom end, slice open the top, scoop out the meat (or liquefy with booze), and jam a spigot in the front.

Presto! Materials Instructions Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4”-1/2” from both ends, being careful not to cut too deep into the white part of the rind. How to Press and Cook Tofu. You've seen tofu.

How to Press and Cook Tofu

You've eaten tofu. And you may have even purchased tofu at the grocery store — it's available just about everywhere these days. But, like most people, you probably have no idea what to do with it. The truth is that tofu is one of the easiest and healthiest foods to cook — it's easy to work with, it has an extremely mild taste that goes with anything, it's full of quality protein, it's cheap, and it's fast. But in order to turn this white brick of pure potential into dinner, it helps to know a few tricks and tips. Tofu needs to be "pressed. " Slice open the package and drain out the water. Some other things to keep in mind: Tofu loves being marinated. Tofu hates marinades containing oil. Get crispy with cornstarch. Don't forget about broiling, grilling & grill pans. 100 Ways to Cook... Top 10 Nutritious Veggies and How to Grow Them.

A perfectly ripe, juicy tomato, still warm from the sun.

Top 10 Nutritious Veggies and How to Grow Them

Sweet carrots, pulled from the garden minutes (or even seconds!) Before they're eaten. Growing your own vegetables is one of those activities that balances practicality and indulgence. In addition to the convenience of having the fixings for a salad or light supper right outside your door (or on your windowsill), when you grow your own vegetables, you're getting the most nutritional bang for your buck as well. Vegetables start losing nutrients as soon as they're harvested, and quality diminishes as sugars are turned into starches. Broccoli is high in calcium, iron, and magnesium, as well as vitamins A, B6, and C. How to grow broccoliGrow broccoli in containers: One broccoli plant per pot, pots should be 12 to 16 inches deep.What to watch out for: Cabbage worm. Common Ingredient Substitutions. Meatless Monday.

Create Your Own Food Diary. Want a proven way to lose weight?

Create Your Own Food Diary

Start keeping a food diary. A recent study at the Kaiser Permanent Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, followed close to 1,700 overweight and obese adults who were encouraged to eat a healthy diet, be physically active and keep a food diary. After six months, people who wrote down everything they ate and drank at least six days a week lost about twice as much weight as those who kept food records one day or less every week.

“Food diaries make you more aware of what you’re eating and, in so doing, can change your eating behaviors,” says Katherine Tallmadge, R.D., spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and author of the book Diet Simple. “You’ll be less likely to nibble on food as you cook, for example, if you have to account for each little bite. 1. 2. 3. 4. Vegetarian Times. Dinner in 15 Minutes Flat.