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Damaged dam threatens Northern California towns

February 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Article written by AnytimeTravel

Californians who were ordered to evacuate due to a threat from erosion at the tallest dam in the United States can now return home after state crews working around the clock reinforced a drainage channel that was weakened by heavy rain.

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Americans are becoming more tolerant of many religious groups, survey finds

February 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Article written by TravelAndHolidaying

According to a Pew Research study released Wednesday, Americans have been warming up to other religious groups across the United States, even compared to a relatively recent study released by the nonpartisan research center. The survey found that positive feelings had increased for almost all of the various religious groups studied in this year’s survey, compared to the study from three years ago. The coolest overall ratings were fairly neutral on the scale – 48 and 50 toward Muslims and atheists, respectively – but were a significant step up from a 2014 survey that rated the groups at a chillier 40 and 41 degrees

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Three healthy Ice Creams you can make at home

February 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Gelato Products

Store-bought ice cream is definitely a treat, but making your own ice cream can also be a fun experiment. Here are three healthy ice creams that you can make within 15 minutes with only a blender.

 

Dark chocolate peanut butter swirl
(makes 3 cups)– This is a chocolate ice cream with a banana base and is therefore virtually guilt free. You will need;

  • ½ c plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 frozen bananas
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • ⅓ c cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter

Start by combining the first 4 ingredients into a blender and blend till the mixture is creamy. Then add the peanut butter and pulse a few times. Your ice cream is in ready to serve.

Coconut Bliss
(makes 3 cups) – This is a creamy tropical ice cream that uses coconut cream and therefore is dairy free.

  • ½ c canned coconut milk
  • ¼ c unsweetened flaked coconut
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 frozen bananas

Start by mixing all the ingredients in a blender and blend until thick. Place the mixture in a loaf pan for 4 hours in the fridge.

Green tea pistachio Ice Cream
(makes 3 cups) – This is a vegan dieter dream dessert and is packed antioxidants.

  • 1 c cashews
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ c canned coconut or almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Matcha green tea powder
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ⅓ c pistachio pieces

Start by soaking the cashews in water overnight. Then rinse and drain. Then blend together cashews and other ingredients until thick and place in the freezer for four hours until it reaches the desired consistency.