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HEALTH MINDED  .   .   .

     Thank You Mr. President,

Dear LBN Readers,

Many of you know that I put a great deal of time, energy, prayer and genuine love for my country into assisting in every way I possibly could to ensure Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris would be our fairly elected President and Vice President.

I did this without ever expecting more than their successful election to office, however, I felt compelled to share this priceless letter of thanks I received last month from my President Joe Biden thanking me. This kind of personal communication simply confirms all the hopes I have for a better future for America and all her people with them in our Whitehouse.

President Joe Biden is a man for the people, and we must stand together with him and Kamala to keep our Democracy safe and build a strong future for us and our children.

Sincerely,

Bonnie Carroll, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News

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Latest from the Governor of California

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GAVIN NEWSOM
Governor

State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health Declare California open on June 15, 2021

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HEALTHY RECIPE FOR JUNE

Bragg’s Orange Cashew Tofu . . . Santa Barbara Favorite


Since 1912, Santa Barbara’s Bragg has been making wellness easier, smarter, and more accessible for people everywhere. In other words, they believed in healthy living long before it was cool. Rather than chasing trends, Bragg uses real food to deliver time-tested benefits.

If you haven’t tried their Liquid Aminos, you’re in for a real treat. Similar to soy sauce, this all-purpose seasoning is made with zero gluten, GMOs, or artificial coloring. From salads to soups to savory meat dishes, it’s one of our favorite go-tos.

Naturally, Liquid Aminos are a perfect partner for Asian-inspired dishes too. We love this recipe for Orange Cashew Tofu from Bragg — it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, but it’s guaranteed to impress everyone at your table:

Ingredients:
For the Coconut Rice:
1/2 cup white rice, rinsed
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Crispy Tofu:
16 ounces extra firm tofu
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons avocado oil
Pinch of salt

For the Orange Sauce:
1/3 cup Bragg Liquid Aminos
1/4 cup Sriracha
1/3 cup orange juice
3 teaspoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons avocado oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ginger, minced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
Fresh mint

Directions:

1. Add rice, coconut milk, vegetable broth and salt to an Instant Pot. Close the lid and set to ‘Rice’. Cook on high pressure for 8minutes. Keep warm for 5-8 minutes before releasing steam. Fluff up rice with a fork.
2. Cut tofu into three slabs. Wrap in paper towels, press between two plates and release excess water for about 15 minutes.Cut slabs into cubes. Add cornstarch to a plate and coat each evenly with the cornstarch.
3. Add avocado oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu and cook until browned on each side. Remove from heat, drain on paper towels and season with salt.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together liquid aminos, sriracha, orange juice, avocado oil,sesame oil, coconut sugar, garlic, ginger,sesame seeds. Add to a skillet on low heat and bring to a simmer. Add cornstarch and water mixture to the skillet and cook until sauce is thickened, about 1-2 minutes more.
5. Add the cashews and cauliflower to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Sir in the tofu.
6. Serve over coconut rice and garnish with mint.
7. Enjoy!

 

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