Gingery Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Store-bought hoisin sauce is the trick to making this restaurant dish at home.


Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 2-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 head Boston or Bibb lettuce, leaves washed and dried
  • ¼ cup salted peanuts, chopped
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The Greenhouse Revolution: How Old-School Structures are Changing Cannabis Cultivation

 

It’s no secret that the cannabis industry has an energy problem. A 2011 study by Dr. Evan Mills, a senior energy scientist at UC Berkeley, estimated that cannabis production consumed 1 percent of the nation’s total energy — and that was before recreational legalization and the resulting explosion of cannabis cultivation. Total production at the time produced about the same amount of greenhouse gas as 3 million cars. Yikes.

Though there were negative environmental consequences associated with outdoor growing, Mills’ report found that the bulk of the blame lay with indoor cultivation. “Current indoor cannabis production and distribution practices result in prodigious energy use, costs, and unchecked greenhouse gas pollution,” he wrote.

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Southwestern Fiesta Salad with Peaches, Black Beans and Avocado

This delicious salad is the perfect mix of sweet and savory with just a little kick!  It’s hearty, healthy and can be served as a main course, as a side to any meal, or as a party snack with tortilla chips. Remember, those delicious peaches add much more than a little bit of sweet to this this salad. Peaches have been shown to contain antioxidants known as polyphenols that may prevent certain cancers—and you can increase your intake of these beneficial compounds even more by choosing organic peaches!

Photo credit: Tracy M.

The Recipe

Makes about 4 servings

  • Directions2 organic peaches, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 can of organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 organic avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh organic corn
  • ½ bunch of organic cilantro, chopped
  • 1 organic jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2 Tbs. fresh organic lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
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This Yogi Is Discussing Mental Health In The Most Stunning Way

Heidi Williams posing in the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of Heidi Williams’ yoga-inspired Instagram account― but the images are also spreading an important message about mental health.

Williams started practicing yoga after she was diagnosed with a constellation of mental health disorders that she believes stem from an incident in 2013 in which her infant son, Silas stopped breathing and had to be revived.

“He basically died and came back to life,” Williams told The Huffington Post.

Though her son returned to perfect health, Williams had difficulty letting go of what happened. She would get triggered every time her son would whine or cry and even had multiple episodes of self-harm, she said.

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Election 2016: Can Marijuana Sweep in All Nine States?

voteMarijuana prohibition in the United States could be dealt a major blow in November, with five states voting on legalizing the adult recreational use of cannabis.If current polling trends are any indication, voters in all five states — Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada — are likely to approve their respective legalization measures. that would double the number of jurisdictions in the United States that have ended prohibition.

Voters in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have all approved measures to legalize, tax and regulate adult cannabis sales, while voters in the District of Columbia have passed a law that allows adults to grow and possess (but not purchase) marijuana.

But of course, none of those states can match the sheer numbers in California, the largest state in the country.

Consider this: The combined population of all areas of the United States where prohibition has already ended totals just 17.5 million. That’s not even half the population of California.

Simply put, if California’s Proposition 64 alone is approved by voters—in the unlikely event that legalization suffers a defeat in the other four states—the number of people living in a state with legal weed will more than double overnight.

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Butternut-Cauliflower-Coconut Curry

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Serves 4
A range of textures—crunchy peas, tender vegetables, and silky coconut broth—makes this cool-weather main incredibly satisfying. The chickpea mixture can also be a delicious gluten-free snack: After baking, toss with a little kosher salt, ground cumin, and ground red pepper. Store in an airtight container for three days. To speed up prep, look for pre-cut cauliflower florets in your grocery store’s produce section. Even if you have to prep the cauliflower and cut your own florets, you will only add about five minutes to a 40-minute meatless main.

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