Cacao seed – Cacao VM http://cacaovm.org/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 09:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cacaovm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-150x150.png Cacao seed – Cacao VM http://cacaovm.org/ 32 32 Norwin notebook: Late-season surge leads to solid seed for boys’ soccer team https://cacaovm.org/norwin-notebook-late-season-surge-leads-to-solid-seed-for-boys-soccer-team/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 15:12:02 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/norwin-notebook-late-season-surge-leads-to-solid-seed-for-boys-soccer-team/ By: Bill Beckner Jr. Saturday, October 29, 2022 | 11:01 a.m. Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review Norwin goalkeeper Owen Burmeister looks for a save in a game against North Catholic last season. Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review The norwin The boys soccer team played some of their best football late in the season and that led to […]]]>

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The norwin The boys soccer team played some of their best football late in the season and that led to a quality placement in the WPIAL playoffs.

The Knights (11-6) were given the No. 3 seed in Class 4A and, with only eight teams in the group, the Knights were given time until their opener. playoffs.

norwinwho has won 11 of his last 13 regular season games, was set to host the No. 6 Pine-Richland (12-4-1) on October 29 at Knights Stadium in the quarterfinals.

On the ice

Norwin Hockey moved to 3-0 with a 7-1 win over Shaler.

Joe Vecchio registered three goals and an assist, while Alex Thomas registered two goals and an assist.

Owen Burmeister made 27 saves for the Knights, who had outscored three opponents, 29-3.

Thomas recently returned from a broken collarbone to bolster the attack.

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Norwin’s women’s volleyball team remained in the top 10 in the Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association’s latest regular season coaches’ poll.

The Lady Knights, who had clinched a playoff berth, were ranked No. 9 in Class 4A.

The rest of the top 10 was North Allegheny (1), Pine-Richland (2), Penn Trafford (3), Seneca Valley (4), Township of Peters (5), Canon-McMillan (6), Shaler (seven), Bethel Park (8), and hemp field (ten).

Norwin was scheduled to open the WPIAL playoffs on October 25 at Bethel Park.

College scene

Updates on former Norwin Knights playing college:

Soccer

Alleghany: Junior wide receiver Declan O’Brien had five receptions for 67 yards and a 41-yard touchdown in the Gators’ 52-35 loss to Saint Vincent.

Women’s volleyball

Waynesburg: Sophomore Jordan Stein had 32 digs in a 3-2 loss to Westminster.

Women’s football

Youngstown State: First-year defenseman Emma Rigone had an assist in her first season with the Penguins, starting 12 of the 15 games she played.

Bill Beckner Jr. is an editor of the Tribune-Review. You can contact Bill by email at bbeckner@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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Do you seed bike? These two women just made protocol effortless for us https://cacaovm.org/do-you-seed-bike-these-two-women-just-made-protocol-effortless-for-us/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/do-you-seed-bike-these-two-women-just-made-protocol-effortless-for-us/ We talked on the seed cycle for years, so when I opened my first packet of by Beeya ready-to-use seed mixes (one for the first half of the month, another for the last fortnight), I was quite amazed. It helps to get to know the founders, two women steeped in natural health who I have […]]]>

We talked on the seed cycle for years, so when I opened my first packet of by Beeya ready-to-use seed mixes (one for the first half of the month, another for the last fortnight), I was quite amazed. It helps to get to know the founders, two women steeped in natural health who I have implicit trust in. We asked Yasmin and Kaya to share more on the subject and their new products below…

Have you had the experience of going to the doctor complaining of debilitating cramps, acne, menstrual irregularities, only to be left with the option of birth control or acne medication?

Creeping hormonal imbalances are not normal, but almost everyone experiences them. Very often, women are given dressings without considering all of the lifestyle and nutritional factors that contribute to hormonal havoc. We need to look at the source of the problem, not just mask the symptoms.

Eighty percent of women struggle with hormonal imbalances that manifest as symptoms such as bloating, skin disorders, PMS, PCOS, PMDD, hot flashes, crippling perimenopause, menopausal symptoms, and more. Yet, how often are women told that they can combat these problems using food, especially seeds?

Hardly ever.

It wasn’t until a functional medicine doctor recommended the seed cycle to help with hormonal balance that we (the ladies of Beeya Wellness) became aware of this phenomenon. It’s kind of like magic and seems almost too good to be true.

If you’ve tried the seed cycle, you know it’s a bit tedious. Grind seeds fresh every day and rotate them through a 28-day cycle? Can you repeat that please?!

The founders of Beeya, Yasmin and Kaya

After trying the seed cycle and seeing the results first hand, we knew we had to create a product that was easy to use and didn’t complicate the seed cycle.

Seed Cycling 101

Balancing your hormones isn’t a magic bullet, but the seed cycle is an easy start in using the power of a nutrient-dense diet to bring your hormones back into balance, naturally. Some seeds contain beneficial nutrients such as magnesium, zinc and tryptophan which are essential for our hormones. The seed cycle allows you to consume these nutrient rich seeds in a synchronized manner with the rhythms of a menstrual cycle.

The seed cycle process involves consuming two tablespoons of pumpkin and flax seeds or sesame and sunflower seeds, depending on the phase of your cycle to support two specific hormones: estrogen and progesterone.

Imbalances of these two hormones in particular can lead to painful periods, irregular periods, skin problems, bloating, breast tenderness, and other symptoms of hormonal imbalances.

The seed cycle not only helps relieve PMS, but it can also help people with irregular cycles, amenorrhea, PMDD, PCOS, endometriosis or people in perimenopause, menopause and even phase post-menopausal.

Meet the four seeds to ride a bike:

The seed cycle uses the following four seeds, rotating through a 28-day cycle.

Linseed : Flaxseeds are packed with omega-3s, lignans, magnesium, and fiber. These tiny but potent seeds contain phytoestrogens that have a modulating effect on estrogen imbalance, a common cause of PMS. The fiber in these seeds also promotes a healthy gut microbiome and supports healthy blood sugar levels.

Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds contain magnesium, zinc, iron, tryptophan, and antioxidants such as carotenoids and vitamin E, all of which support hormone health and regulation. In addition to promoting restful sleep and mood regulation, these seeds also contain properties that help boost progesterone, a hormone essential for ovulation and reduce symptoms of PMS.

Sun-flower seeds: Sunflower seeds are packed with nutrients, including selenium, vitamin E, thiamin, and linoleic fatty acids, in addition to antioxidants like flavonoids and phenolic acids. These nutrients have been shown to regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, and regulate hormones.

Sesame seeds: Sesame seeds contain manganese, calcium, vitamin E, zinc, selenium and lignans which reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar, help reduce PMS and improve the gut microbiome.

Does the seed cycle work?

While the seed cycle as practiced today is a relatively new phenomenon popularized over the past decade, these seeds have long been used medicinally in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for reproductive health. What we need now are more well-funded studies to show the benefits of these traditional methods, which work so well anecdotally and in our beta trials.

Typically, it takes about three months to see positive changes, but we’ve seen women experience benefits within weeks of using the seeds.

How to sow the cycle

Phase 1: During your follicular phase (days 1-14 of your cycle), take a tablespoon of ground flax and a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds to support estrogen levels early in your cycle, which may help improve ovulation and reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

Phase 2: In your luteal phase (days 15-28 of your cycle), you switch to one tablespoon of sesame and one tablespoon of sunflower seeds to keep estrogen levels from rising or falling too suddenly, while supporting your progesterone levels, keeping symptoms such as cramping and breast tenderness at bay.

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We have done Beeya to create a stress-free way to incorporate the seed cycle into your life. We’ve also added hemp seeds for extra protein and chamomile to promote feelings of calm and relaxation.

Our seed cycle protocol takes the guesswork out of the process so you can just sprinkle a few tablespoons in dishes you already know and love and start improving your hormones today. Our blends are 100% organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and third-party tested to ensure you’re getting the highest quality ingredients.

Win 3 months of Beeya’s Seed Cycling bundles

We are also organizing a giveaway with TCM! Comment below with your favorite hormone balancing tips for a chance to win three months of Beeya Seed Cycling Packs. We will choose three winners!

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Vegan Cheese Maker Bandit Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding https://cacaovm.org/vegan-cheese-maker-bandit-raises-1-5m-in-seed-funding/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/vegan-cheese-maker-bandit-raises-1-5m-in-seed-funding/ Plant-based food producer Bandit, formerly known as Conscious Cultures Creamery, raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round. The company makes vegan cheeses made from cashew nuts. Bandit’s signature cheeses include Maverick, a “camembert-aged Camembert-inspired double-cream bloomy rind cheese” and Barn Cat, a “cellar-aged vegetable ash ripened cheese with an ash encrustation.” The brand also […]]]>

Plant-based food producer Bandit, formerly known as Conscious Cultures Creamery, raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round.

The company makes vegan cheeses made from cashew nuts. Bandit’s signature cheeses include Maverick, a “camembert-aged Camembert-inspired double-cream bloomy rind cheese” and Barn Cat, a “cellar-aged vegetable ash ripened cheese with an ash encrustation.” The brand also produces a variety of seasonal cheeses.

The company’s seed funding round was led by venture capital firm Prime Movers Lab.

Gaetano Crupi, Prime Movers Lab Partner and Bandit Board Member, said, “The Bandit team pushes the boundaries of plant-based cultured milks, producing the most compelling vegan cheeses on the market. We were looking for an alternative dairy investment and, in the end, Bandit tasted better than anything we tried.

Crupi added: “They make delicious plant-based foods that will be widely accepted by elite restaurant chefs as well as [with] the average American consumer shopping in the aisles of their neighborhood grocery store”.

Bandit plans to use this investment to continue to scale up its production processes and grow its consumer base. The brand’s plant-based cheeses will be available at a number of new grocery stores in Northern California, Texas and Illinois in the coming months.

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Black Seed Bagels opens its ninth store in New York https://cacaovm.org/black-seed-bagels-opens-its-ninth-store-in-new-york/ Thu, 07 Jul 2022 11:51:36 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/black-seed-bagels-opens-its-ninth-store-in-new-york/ Black Seed Bagels officially opens its 9th store in New York, located at 252 Schermerhorn Street in Boerum Hill (at Bond Street), connected to the Ace Hotel Brooklyn. The shop will operate daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. At around 700 square feet, it includes an order counter, a pick-up area with a separate […]]]>

Black Seed Bagels officially opens its 9th store in New York, located at 252 Schermerhorn Street in Boerum Hill (at Bond Street), connected to the Ace Hotel Brooklyn.

The shop will operate daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. At around 700 square feet, it includes an order counter, a pick-up area with a separate entrance from Bond Street, three food counters with indoor seating for 17, and a dedicated merchandising area. There is also an entrance from the Ace Hotel lobby.

The northwest-facing storefront has tall windows that bring bright light into the space, blending easily into the aesthetic of the hotel’s wood and concrete exterior. The interior of the boutique is accented with warm-hued walnut wood, white subway tiles, plaster walls, concrete floors, ribbed glass, custom shelving and fixtures, linear pendant lights and round sconces. This is the third location designed by Rebecca Cohen-Scharfman, who also oversaw the creation of the Chelsea Market and Williamsburg stores.

Black Seed uses a hybrid of New York and Montreal baking techniques to create their unique bagels. Owners Noah Bernamoff, Matt Kliegman and James Beard Award-nominated chef Dianna Daoheung co-founded Black Seed in 2014, opening the first store in Nolita. Since then, Black Seed has expanded to Battery Park, East Village, NoMad, Rock Center, Chelsea (reopening late summer 2022), Bushwick and Williamsburg. Later this year, Black Seed will open its 10th and 11th locations, located downtown at 200 Park Ave and 630 Lexington Avenue.

In addition to its bagels, homemade pastrami, and smoked turkey, Black Seed sources its ingredients and other products from small, local growers who strive to be the best at what they do, using:

  • Vermont King Arthur High Gluten Flour
  • Roasted Stumptown Coffee in Red Hook, Brooklyn
  • Hudson Valley Cage Free Eggs
  • Ben’s Cream Cheese in Upstate New York
  • Milk from Battenkill Valley Creamery
  • New York State Honey
  • Smoked salmon specially made for Black Seed by Catsmo Smokehouse
  • Gluten-free bagels bought at Modern Bread and Bagel (Upper West Side)
  • And even recently collaborated with Raaka on a special limited edition chocolate bar inspired by Black Seed.

Recent menu updates include seasonal specialties such as ramp cream cheese; a strawberry, basil and black pepper cream cheese will be on the menu this summer. Black Seed also makes iconic “upcycled” cookies by incorporating ground bagel chips into their homemade chocolate chip cookies; $1 from the sale of each cookie is donated to a rotating list of non-profit organizations. (For the months of June and July, cookies will benefit the Ali Forney Center.)

Additionally, Black Seed launched new frozen packaged bagels with Whole Foods as its exclusive retail launch partner on June 1; the bagels are now available at Whole Foods stores in the New York area.

Black Seed encourages customers to order through its platform (order.blackseedbagels.com) and app (iPhone – Android), through which they can receive loyalty benefits and discounts, and place orders for delivery and pickup up to three days in advance.

The news and information presented in this press release have not been corroborated by RSQFood News Media or Journalistic, Inc.

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No. 10 UNC baseball drops Chapel Hill Super Regional opener, 4-1, to Arkansas https://cacaovm.org/no-10-unc-baseball-drops-chapel-hill-super-regional-opener-4-1-to-arkansas/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/no-10-unc-baseball-drops-chapel-hill-super-regional-opener-4-1-to-arkansas/ In the first bout of a three-game series, the No. 10 North Carolina baseball team (42-21, 15-15 ACC) fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks (42-19, 18- 12 SEC), 4-1, Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. What happened? After holding the Razorback scoreless in the first frame, the Diamond Heels looked to be in prime position to score […]]]>

In the first bout of a three-game series, the No. 10 North Carolina baseball team (42-21, 15-15 ACC) fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks (42-19, 18- 12 SEC), 4-1, Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium.

What happened?

After holding the Razorback scoreless in the first frame, the Diamond Heels looked to be in prime position to score the game’s first inning.

First, leadoff hitter Angel Zarate sliced ​​the first pitch he saw to right field. Moments later, a standing brace from junior shortstop Danny Serretti and a four-length walk charged UNC’s goals with one out. But, back-to-back outings by second designated hitter Alberto Osuna and senior left fielder Mikey Madej left the Diamond Heels empty-handed.

After four scoreless innings, Arkansas struck first.

In the top of the fifth inning, freshman first baseman Payton Stovall solo homered into the right-center net and gave Arkansas the first run of the afternoon. Then back-to-back RBIs by designated senior hitter Brady Slavens and third baseman Cayden Wallace extended the Razorbacks’ lead to 3-0.

As Arkansas continued to keep the Diamond Heels’ bats quiet, the Razorbacks offense added to their lead. After a pair of steps for Arkansas, Slaven’s single passed Serretti’s outstretched glove and drove into the fourth inning of the afternoon for the Razorbacks.

In the bottom frame of the same inning, the Diamond Heels looked set to break their scoring drought. Sophomore Colby Wilkerson’s two-out single sparked a pitch change for the Razorbacks, but Zarate failed on the first pitch he faced and ended North Carolina’s push.

Arkansas looked like they could extend their lead in the next frame after a tee walk and sacrifice bunt put a Razorback in scoring position with one out. But senior pitcher Caden O’Brien fended off Arkansas’ pressure, getting the next two batters out via one strikeout and one rushing strikeout.

Soon after, the Diamond Heels broke through. In the bottom of the eighth inning, freshman Vance Honeycutt threw a solo bomb to left center field, breaking the North Carolina program’s record for homers in a single season with 25 homers.

But the late game push came too late for North Carolina as Arkansas closed out a 4-1 victory in the final inning.

Who stood out?

Arkansas starting pitcher Connor Noland threw a gem against UNC. Although UNC charged the bases in the first inning, the senior right-handed pitcher pulled himself out of trouble and pitched just over six innings without allowing a run.

Additionally, Slavens is leading the charge for the Arkansas offense. The senior designated hitter drove in two of Arkansas’ four runs with a pair of RBI singles in the fifth and seventh innings, respectively.

When was it decided?

The pitching duel strayed for North Carolina in the top of the fifth inning. After Max Carlson engineered four scoreless innings, the sophomore pitcher’s grip on the Razorbacks loosened.

Stoval’s first bombshell in the top of the fifth inning sparked a three-run frame for Arkansas and left the Diamond Heels rocked for the rest of the game. Over the final four innings of the game, the Razorbacks would add one run of insurance while limiting North Carolina to just one run.

Why is it important?

With the loss, the Diamond Heels put themselves in a similar situation to the regional round as UNC will need to win consecutive games without losing to advance.

Likewise, North Carolina will be looking to rekindle its mighty offense which has been limited to just one point – the team’s lowest point total in a game since early April.

When do they play next?

The Diamond Heels will continue their Super Regional series against the Razorbacks on Sunday. The first pitch for the second competition in the series is set for 1:00 p.m.

@evanr0gers

@dthsports | sports@dailytarheel.com

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No. 1 seed UNC baseball downs No. 3 seed VCU, 19-8, to force regional winner to take it all https://cacaovm.org/no-1-seed-unc-baseball-downs-no-3-seed-vcu-19-8-to-force-regional-winner-to-take-it-all/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/no-1-seed-unc-baseball-downs-no-3-seed-vcu-19-8-to-force-regional-winner-to-take-it-all/ UNC’s No. 1 baseball team (41-20, 15-15 ACC) beat No. 3 VCU (42-19, 19-5 A-10), 19-8, Sunday night to force a winner-take-all NCAA Chapel Hill Regional game. What happened? In the top of the first inning, the VCU Rams took an early lead thanks to a two-run blast off the bat from second redshirt student […]]]>

UNC’s No. 1 baseball team (41-20, 15-15 ACC) beat No. 3 VCU (42-19, 19-5 A-10), 19-8, Sunday night to force a winner-take-all NCAA Chapel Hill Regional game.

What happened?

In the top of the first inning, the VCU Rams took an early lead thanks to a two-run blast off the bat from second redshirt student Tyler Locklear. North Carolina was quick to respond, going from a two-point deficit to a five-point lead in the next frame.

To start the end of the first run, redshirt junior Angel Zarate singled and second Mac Horvath doubled to put two runners. The two were then scored with a single through the middle to junior shortstop Danny Serretti. Vance Honeycutt then homered to right center field, tagging himself and Serretti on the first pitch from his at-bat. After scholastic second Alberto Osuna was hit by a pitch and senior Mikey Madej scored a single, both were scored as scholastic second Johnny Castagnozzi hit the UNC second homer of the inning to bring the score to 7-2.

The Rams rebounded in the top of the second inning with three runs alone on three hits. With the bases loaded, second redshirt student Ben Nippolt reached a defenseman’s pick, bringing home graduate receiver Jacob Selden. Another run quickly crossed the plate for VCU, as a wild pitch allowed second redshirt student Cooper Benzin to score. Finally, redshirted junior Logan Amiss struck from the left side to bring Nippolt home and make it 7-5.

The Tar Heels scored two runs in each of the next two innings to extend their lead to six runs. Osuna delivered a two-run blast late in the second inning that sailed up the UNC scoreboard, scoring himself and Horvath. Zarate joined the party late in the third, with a two-hit bomb thrown over the right field fence.

Late in the fifth inning, UNC had another five runs behind three hits. Zarate delivered an RBI single to left field and was quickly scored after Honeycutt reached a fielder’s pick. A wild pitch got Horvath, who reached on an error earlier in the inning, through home plate for the frame’s third inning. After Osuna walked, a triple from Madej scored it and Honeycutt to take UNC to an 11-point lead.

VCU cut their deficit to eight runs in the top of the seventh inning. Amiss hit a two RBI double to left center to score Locklear and Nippolt. A later single from second redshirt student Will Carlone scored Amiss, making it 16-8.

UNC struck again in the bottom of the eighth inning, scoring three more runs on two hits. Horvath doubled down the left field line to bring in Zarate and sophomore Colby Wilkerson before Serretti hit to left field to score Horvath.

North Carolina cruised to a 19-8 win, forcing a win-win matchup against VCU on Monday night.

Who stood out?

In a game that has seen nearly every batter in UNC’s starting lineup register a hit, it’s hard to pick a single player who stands out offensively. However, Zarate’s consistency at the plate — scoring four hits in five at bats — was key to the Tar Heels’ offensive assault on Sunday night.

On defense, UNC left-handed pitcher Caden O’Brien was key in slowing the Rams’ initial momentum. After getting five runs through the first two innings, O’Brien held VCU scoreless for the next four innings. The senior had two strikeouts and five strikeouts in his appearance on the mound.

When was it decided?

Despite a stunning final score of 19-8, Sunday night’s fight was effectively decided at the end of the first set. In a six-hit, seven-run outing late in the first, Tar Heel’s offense got through all of their hitters. UNC took a 7-2 lead and didn’t look back.

Why is it important?

Sunday night’s win keeps UNC alive in the playoffs and sets up a win-win matchup against VCU on Monday night.

North Carolina’s 19 runs are tied for most by program in an NCAA Tournament game and showcase the offensive firepower the Diamond Heels lacked in Saturday night’s loss to VCU.

When do they play next?

The Tar Heels will play VCU for the third time in the Chapel Hill Regional on Monday night at 6 p.m.

@shelbymswanson

@dthsports | sports@dailytarheel.com

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Seed and Mill Tahini Review: This is the creamiest tahini I’ve ever tasted https://cacaovm.org/seed-and-mill-tahini-review-this-is-the-creamiest-tahini-ive-ever-tasted/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/seed-and-mill-tahini-review-this-is-the-creamiest-tahini-ive-ever-tasted/ I’m relatively new to tahini, but that’s mainly because I’m relatively new to all the foods you won’t find on the TGI Fridays kids menu. I’m a recovering picky eater who barely touched a vegetable until my mid-twenties. (Do McDonald’s fries count? Don’t answer this question.) It’s a fact that I felt deep shame growing […]]]>

I’m relatively new to tahini, but that’s mainly because I’m relatively new to all the foods you won’t find on the TGI Fridays kids menu. I’m a recovering picky eater who barely touched a vegetable until my mid-twenties. (Do McDonald’s fries count? Don’t answer this question.) It’s a fact that I felt deep shame growing up. I’ve always wished I was a more adventurous eater who wouldn’t freak out almost every time I was invited over to someone else’s house for dinner – what if they served something that wasn’t beige?! So when I moved to New York shortly after college, I decided it was time to start taking food risks too. I was tired of missing, well, the spice of life, literally and metaphorically.

A bite of kale here led to a green smoothie there, and eventually my daily meals began to feature colors other than red pizza sauce on a regular basis. But it wasn’t until I roasted the sweet potato, broccoli, and cauliflower over high heat—to the point that they were crispy on the outside and tender in the middle—that my relationship with vegetables shifted. from acceptance to tenderness. And it wasn’t until I topped them with crispy chickpeas and a velvety lemon tahini sauce that they became some of my favorite foods (little Cathryne still can’t believe it). I’ve eaten this meal four nights a week, almost every week, for the past five years (I make a big batch, baking sheet style – loosely based on this recipe – on Sunday), and when I really want to treat my taste buds, I use Organic Tahini Seed + Mill.

My weekly lemon tahini sauce is just tahini plus lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt to taste, diluted with water. My dedication to this concoction led me to experiment with a variety of jars, all of which were do not created equal. Some were far too bitter, which may be due to over-roasted or unshelled sesame seeds, and others were unpleasantly grainy, another common result of leaving the husks intact. I discovered a few premium brands that were creamy and had a well-balanced taste, but none ticked all my boxes as completely as Seed + Mill. It’s not the cheapest option – I also stock my pantry with Trader Joe’s tahini, which does the job for a lower price – but in my layman’s opinion it’s the best: it’s is incredibly creamy (I would go so far as to say velvety), it just has a nice hint of bitterness, and it works in both savory and sweet recipes.

Yes, it’s also one of my favorite baking ingredients. If you haven’t incorporated the Middle Eastern staple into your dessert menu, I would. Tahini is perhaps best known in the dessert world for being the star ingredient in many halvah recipes, but it also increases the complexity of baked goods (like these deeply delicious brownies) and other no-bake treats (I almost always this salty tahini cookie dough fudge in my freezer). And on the dessert side, Soom tahinimy second favorite pot, deserves an honorable mention in this review – it’s also super creamy and has a slightly more nutty flavor than Seed + Mill’s, which also makes it a great option for sweet treats.

I realize that taste preferences vary widely from person to person – I was the queen of plain cheese for most of my life, remember? – but I have gifted Seed + Mill tahini to many loved ones and have several foodie friends. who’ve tried it, and I’ve yet to hear nothing but praise for its next-level creaminess and balanced flavor. Oh, and the company was founded by three passionate women who are also very nice and down to earth – as I learned while working with them on an article in my previous magazine job. In other words, if you like tahini or think you might, I’m pretty sure Seed + Mill’s will run smoothly, just like Soom’s, at a slightly lower price.

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Playoff scenarios: How can the Chiefs get the No. 1 seed? https://cacaovm.org/playoff-scenarios-how-can-the-chiefs-get-the-no-1-seed/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/playoff-scenarios-how-can-the-chiefs-get-the-no-1-seed/ KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs secured their playoff spot by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16. Like AFC West Championsthe Chiefs are guaranteed to be ranked in the top 4 in the AFC playoff picture, however, the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last week puts their fate in the hands of […]]]>

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs secured their playoff spot by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16.

Like AFC West Championsthe Chiefs are guaranteed to be ranked in the top 4 in the AFC playoff picture, however, the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last week puts their fate in the hands of the 4-12 Houston Texans if they want to secure the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.

The bosses win Chiefs lose
The Titans win Tennessee – No. 1
Kansas City – No. 2
Tennessee – No. 1
Kansas City – No. 2-4
titans lose Kansas City – No. 1
Tennessee – No. 2-3
Kansas City – No. 2-4
Tennessee – No. 1-3

The best-case scenario for Kansas City is for the Chiefs to beat the Denver Broncos Saturday afternoon.

A win will secure home-court advantage throughout the divisional round if they make it that far. In this case, if the Chiefs win the AFC Championship for the fourth consecutive time and face a team not named the Tennessee Titans, they will play at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

If the Chiefs win and the Texans can upset the Titans, Kansas City will get the coveted first-round and home-court advantage.

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In reality, all of the AFC’s remaining matchups have playoff seeding implications, making it nearly impossible to guess who will be playing whom.

Assuming the Chiefs and Titans win (giving Kansas City the second seed), there are a few “most likely” situations barring major upsets.

If the playoffs started now, the Chiefs would host rival AFC West Los Angeles Chargers, with whom they tied the season streak 1-1, in the Wild Card round.

The Chargers play Sunday night in a must-see divisional game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

  • If the Raiders win, the Chargers will be knocked out of the playoffs and a host of other matchups will determine Vegas’ standings.
  • If the Raiders lose, they can still sneak into the playoffs with wins from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens, setting up a meeting in Arrowhead against the Chiefs.
  • If all of the “favorites” win and Las Vegas defeats the Chargers, the Raiders would move to the No. 6 seed and the Chiefs would face the Indianapolis Colts in the first round.

Things really take a chaotic turn if the Jacksonville Jaguars can upset the Colts.

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Galoy raises $3 million to help communities and institutions use Bitcoin as currency https://cacaovm.org/galoy-raises-3-million-to-help-communities-and-institutions-use-bitcoin-as-currency/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/galoy-raises-3-million-to-help-communities-and-institutions-use-bitcoin-as-currency/ Craft Ventures is joined by Kingsway Capital, Trammel Venture Partners and Balaji Srinivasan to accelerate the adoption of Lightning Network through Galoy’s open-source bitcoin banking platform. MIAMI, December 15, 2021 /CNW/ — Galoy, developer of Bitcoin banking software and creator of the Bitcoin Beach Wallet in El Salvadorclosed a $3 million seed tower. The Galoy […]]]>

Craft Ventures is joined by Kingsway Capital, Trammel Venture Partners and Balaji Srinivasan to accelerate the adoption of Lightning Network through Galoy’s open-source bitcoin banking platform.

MIAMI, December 15, 2021 /CNW/ — Galoy, developer of Bitcoin banking software and creator of the Bitcoin Beach Wallet in El Salvadorclosed a $3 million seed tower.

The Galoy suite of solutions enables any community, business or government to offer banking services using Bitcoin and Lightning.

Co-founder and CEO Nicholas Burtey think Bitcoin is the foundation layer of the financial system of the future:

“The Bitcoin protocol provides an open, internet-native alternative to the traditional closed, permissioned financial system. We created Galoy to help any community or institution embrace this new standard and connect to the world’s first monetary network.”

Co-founder and president Chris Hunter says that Galoy lowers the barrier to entry associated with starting a bank:

“Twenty years ago, it was expensive and time-consuming to start a software business. Today, it’s easy, fast and inexpensive to do so – thanks to the widespread adoption of cloud computing offerings.

Galoy is determined to similarly transform the world of financial services. In the years to come, our customers will be able to launch full-service bitcoin banking solutions at the push of a button.”

Seed round lead investor Brian MurrayCOO and Partner at Craft Ventures, notes:

“We are seeing an acceleration in the evolution of Bitcoin from a speculative asset to a conventional payment rail. Galoy is building a platform that will allow everyone in the world to use Bitcoin as their currency.”

Manuel StotzFounder of Kingsway Capital said:

“Galoy is inventing Bitcoin tools at the intersection of SaaS and frontier markets. The team has already delivered a successful proof of concept in El Salvador. This can serve as a model for emerging market leaders to replicate.”

Galoy’s proof-of-concept, the Bitcoin Beach Wallet, helped inspire nation-state adoption of Bitcoin in El Salvador. Lessons learned from the project were recently published in the article “Bitcoin Banking for Communities: Lessons from Bitcoin Beach.”

The platform is designed for a wide variety of customers. Examples include:

  • Communities: cities, religious organizations, charities – enabling the creation of Bitcoin circular economies, both locally and globally

  • Governments: cities, countries, agencies – delivering 21st century financial services directly to their constituents

  • Enterprises: banks, merchants, consumer product companies – offering new bitcoin experiences to their retail customers

The Galoy technology stack includes comprehensive functionality for launching a Bitcoin bank: a secure backend API, mobile wallets, point-of-sale applications, compliance tools, and administrative controls. Galoy also offers hosted “Banking-as-a-Service” (BaaS) solutions for those looking for fully managed implementations and support. The complete code base is open source and available for everyone to view, audit and use on GitHub.

Besides the aforementioned investors, participants in the round include Fulgur Ventures, Bitcoiner Ventures, and renowned angels. Vijay Boyapati and Brad Mills.

“We believe Bitcoin represents one of the most important technologies ever invented by mankind,” adds Hunter. “The Galoy team is honored to be at the forefront of its adoption and excited to help bring Bitcoin to the first billion people.”

About Galoy
Galoy makes it easy for any community or institution to offer financial services on Bitcoin. Galoy’s open-source Bitcoin banking platform includes a secure back-end API, mobile wallets, point-of-sale applications, compliance tools, and administrative controls. Galoy’s proof of concept, the Bitcoin Beach Wallet, supported the creation of a circular Bitcoin economy that inspired nation states to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador. Learn more about galloy.io.

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The Bad Seed Brings Tex-Mex Flavors and Eclectic Ambience to Historic Building in Hillyard | Food News | Spokane | Interior of the Pacific Northwest https://cacaovm.org/the-bad-seed-brings-tex-mex-flavors-and-eclectic-ambience-to-historic-building-in-hillyard-food-news-spokane-interior-of-the-pacific-northwest/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://cacaovm.org/the-bad-seed-brings-tex-mex-flavors-and-eclectic-ambience-to-historic-building-in-hillyard-food-news-spokane-interior-of-the-pacific-northwest/ Click to enlarge Photo of young Kwak Shrimp and smoked pork on cheese masa porridge. Spokane’s historic Hillyard is fast becoming one of the region’s top foodie destinations. The new Bad Seed restaurant and bar contributes to this appellation. Located inside a historic Italian Renaissance-style brick building that served as a branch of the Hillyard […]]]>

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Shrimp and smoked pork on cheese masa porridge.

Spokane’s historic Hillyard is fast becoming one of the region’s top foodie destinations.

The new Bad Seed restaurant and bar contributes to this appellation. Located inside a historic Italian Renaissance-style brick building that served as a branch of the Hillyard Public Library for over 50 years, the Bad Seed attracts visitors with an ornate Gothic-style facade.

Once inside, they’ll find Tex-Mex style food, creative handcrafted cocktails, and a moody vibe. Under the beautifully carved beamed ceilings of the open ceiling, solid wood tables reminiscent of grandma’s kitchen are juxtaposed with some huge paintings of female nude hanging in the 21+ bar. Stacks of old books bound in fabric and the warm glow of shaded lamps, meanwhile, evoke a warm and studious atmosphere in a nod to the past life of the building.

“We’re not the Bad Seed like in ‘Rough and Tumble’, it’s like a fancy Bad Seed, but a laid back fancy,” says owner JJ Wandler. “The name doesn’t reduce us to one thing, and our menu has evolved – even in the first five to six weeks of opening – although I don’t think we’ll leave Tex-Mex behind. But the Bad Seed lends itself to anything. ”

Wandler is not a newcomer to the restaurant business; he opened the old Garageland bar and restaurant in downtown Spokane and co-owns a hip French-inspired place called Gainsbourg in North Seattle.

In March, when he started planning Bad Seed, Wandler thought that by the time it opened, the most restrictive pandemic setbacks of the past two years would have passed. Overall, that’s true (although labor shortages and supply chain issues continue to plague the hospitality industry). However, thanks to the unintentional opening of Kismet, another new restaurant nearby, on the same day in mid-September, along with a quick word on food and drink offerings worthy of both, the Bad Seed has been much more busy getting started than he had expected.

This resulted in growing difficulties due to the restaurant’s small fully electric kitchen. And the Bad Seed opener, recruited by Wandler to develop his menu, resigned after a Friday night shift several weeks ago. This put then-chef Josh Grimes – whose past stints include Ruins, Lucky You Lounge, Casper Fry, and Mizuna – in charge. Recently, Wandler and Grimes streamlined the food menu to help cut wait times.

“We all really want Hillyard to be successful as a foodie destination, and there are a few other places in the late planning stages as well,” Wandler said. (These projects are Industry, a bar and a second location for Bellwether Brewing Co.)

“I’m super excited with everything that’s going on, and of course Red Dragon has been here for a long time and they’re like the grandpa of bringing people to Hillyard to eat,” he continues. “I used to come here to eat at Red Dragon long before I thought of opening a restaurant.”

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Bad Seed Owner JJ Wandler

TBad Seed’s menu is a Tex-Mex classic, and was designed in part to feature several house sauces with complex flavors, like the tomato-based ranchero on his huevos rancheros ($ 12), chipotle juice with bolillo torta ($ 14, stuffed with brisket, carnitas seasoned pork or tofu) and the spicier roja sauce dipped on enchiladas ($ 14).

For appetizers, choose between a homemade salsa with tostadas ($ 5) or a queso ($ 8) made with Oaxacan cheese from LakeWolf Creamery in Deer Park. There’s also elote ($ 7) and a few salads ($ 7 to $ 9), but the appetizer section that stands out is the Tejas pork, which consists of a thinly sliced ​​smoked beef tenderloin with a trio of accessories: homemade macha (chili oil), chimichurri and spicy sesame and roasted seeds.

For those who like their Tex-Mex to add a little extra heat, Bad Seed offers two custom hot sauces from California-based Infinity Sauces. The titular Bad Seed is made from habañero, while the High Plains Drifter is made from jalapeño and more tomato.

Don’t skip dessert: the flourless chocolate pie ($ 8) with berry compote is decadent. There is also a cheesecake ($ 8) topped with dulce de leche.

At the bar, Wandler made sure to offer a few Mexican and Texan beers, including Modelo Especial and Shiner Bock on tap. Topo Chico and Jarritos are on the alcohol-free list, while the cocktail list includes a house margarita ($ 8) and up, like “Fear and Loathing” ($ 8), a shot of fine bourbon, and a large can of. PBR. An unusual choice is “Death in the Afternoon” ($ 11), a concoction of absinthe and sparkling wine.

Although the bar side of Bad Seed is larger, the restaurant offers seating for all ages, as well as a children’s menu. Live jazz nights are scheduled for the first Monday of each month, and happy hour at the bar is daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Currently, the Bad Seed is only open for dinner, although Wandler plans to extend the hours to next spring when the venue’s back patio opens.

Wandler is excited to be involved in the ongoing revival of Hillyard and its Market Street business district. His immigrant great-grandparents and grandparents once lived in the area, and he is passionate about historic preservation – both Hillyard’s built environment and its working-class culture.

“It’s a bit of the last underutilized neighborhood [in Spokane] with [commercial] vacancies, ”he said. “That’s what I was thinking when I did this – where is Hillyard going?” – and I like the direction it’s going. And by sitting down with other business people, we all look to the future of Hillyard. “♦ ♦

The Bad Seed • 2936 E. Olympic Ave. • Open Tuesday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. • facebook.com/badseedinhillyard • 509-822-7439

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