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From the Desk of Trish McFarland As March comes to a close, we hope that the blustery days are behind us as we begin looking towards warmer nights and working for a fruitful spring. This season hosts many events, including some outdoor, to expand your network and grow your business.

We are very excited to kick off and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our Youth Leadership Academy, which is coordinated by the Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber. For a glimpse of the last ten years and full details of the Ignite Presentations given by the students, as well as the reception on Wednesday, April 25th at Neumann University, check out page 9. We start May off with a seminar entitled Market Big on a Tiny Budget and close with our annual Delaware County Night and Tailgate at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester with the Philadelphia Union. Come out and get half price tickets to the soccer game while enjoying a tailgate of over 300 people. We hope that you are as excited as we are to kick off the spring season and to continue building meaningful networking relationships! Best wishes,

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TAX PLANNING, FINANCIAL PLANNING AND SMALL BUSINESS LENDING – SPRING 2018 2 From the Desk of Trish McFarland 3 Penn State Brandywine Supports Economic Growth In The Region 4 7 Steps to Creating a Smart Financial Plan 5 Prepare Important Documents Before an Adverse Health Event 6 How Can I Increase Employee Satisfaction Without Increasing My Bottom Line? 7 Find Funding For Your Business At SBA’s “Meet the Lenders” 8 Annual Budget Address 9 Youth Leadership Academy 10th Anniversary 10 5 Types of Workers That Can Ruin a Business 11 2018 Spring Events 12 Delicious Delco – Southwest Vegetarian Stuffed Avocados with Lime-Cilantro Dressing 13 Upcoming Chamber Events 13 Welcome New Members



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Penn State alumna Meaghan Daly, an entrepreneur who created the Meaghan Paige ready-to-wear women’s clothing line, is among the first business owners to participate in the Brand ywine Boost program. Brandywine Boost is part of the Penn State Initiative, which supports economic development and job creation across Pennsylvania.

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PENN STATE BRANDYWINE Supports Economic Growth In The Region Penn State Brandywine is supporting entrepreneurship, job creation and economic development in Delaware County and the region through its innovative Brandywine Boost program, part of the Invent Penn State initiative. Brandywine Boost offers advisory support to small- and medium-sized business owners, including one-on-one analysis and advising, interaction with Brandywine students and faculty in their courses, and workshops on various business topics. LAUNCHED IN 2015 by Penn State

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs often struggle with practical issues that we have the capacity and energy to help address,” said Julie Stanton, associate professor of business at Penn State Brandywine. “This program is a wonderful opportunity for Brandywine students, faculty and staff to engage with the community in real economic development.”

President Eric Barron, Invent Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide initiative that blends entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training and incubation, funding, and key regional partnerships for the benefit of Pennsylvania’s economy. Through the initiative, innovation hubs and programs are in place at 21 Penn State campuses across the state.

At Brandywine, four local start-ups received mini-grants of up to $5,000 to address key focus areas that are critical to their growth and continued success. First-year grant recipients are: • Frankly Deep - started by two college friends who use locally sourced ingredients to create specialty hot sauces.

• Meaghan Paige - a women’s ready-to-wear clothing collection designed by Penn State Brandywine alumna Meaghan Daly. Her clothing is sold online and in local boutiques.

• Master Your Drone - offers drone training and education programs for audiences ranging from hobbyists to commercial users. • Vanessa Ross Cakes - a Chester County-based baker and decorator who creates custom cakes and cupcakes for all occasions.

The four Brandywine Boost clients, along with several other local early-stage businesses, are working closely with Penn State Brandywine students and faculty to enhance areas of their operations that they identified as needing support and guidance. Topics include marketing and public relations, social media and websites, finance and accounting, information security and general business practices.

Penn State Brandywine and the Brandywine Boost program recently sponsored a presentation by Daymond John, an investor on the ABC television show Shark Tank. Daymond John is pictured with Dr. Margaret Bacheler, director of continuing education at Penn State Brandywine, and Robert Bacheler, a business owner and Penn State alumnus.

Through a partnership between Brandywine Boost and HeadRoom, a local coworking space and business collaborative, the clients are also receiving one-on-one consultations with local entrepreneurship specialists Dan Lievens and John Tooher. The sessions will help clients evaluate their current state of operations, identify opportunities, define strategies, develop a timeline and connect with a network of resources and contacts. Brandywine Boost is funded through a $50,000 seed grant from Penn State. Programs and services are offered free of charge to participants. “Through Brandywine Boost and the Invent Penn State initiative, we are able to leverage the strong relationships our campus has with our community partners, including local business organizations,” Brandywine Chancellor Kristin Woolever said. “Our talented students and faculty are excited to be part of this effort and use their knowledge and skills to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses.”

Through Brandywine Boost, Penn State Brandywine has also sponsored regional entrepreneurship programs with the Arts and Business Council of Philadelphia, including last fall’s appearance by Rachel Botsman, an authority on how digital technologies are impacting business, and a presentation in February by Daymond John, an author, innovator and investor on the ABC television show Shark Tank.

“As a major public research university, we are committed to empowering entrepreneurs and providing the tools to take great ideas to the next level,” said Barron. “Penn State is uniquely positioned with its Commonwealth campuses for each innovation hub to have a meaningful impact on student career success and to become a vital part of the Pennsylvania ecosystem, driving local economies and job creation.” Brandywine Boost is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year. For more information, visit brandywine.psu. edu/brandywine-boost.



7 Steps

TO CREATING A SMART FINANCIAL PLAN Through thick and thin, in good times and bad, the people who are successful at setting goals and achieving them – at least financially – are those who create a financial plan and follow it. Indeed, if you want financial security, having a good plan is the only way to achieve it.

Here are seven simple steps to help you do so: STEP 2:

Set Financial Goals

Now ask yourself a simple question: “Where do I want to be 20 years down the road?” But avoid generic answers like, “I want to be rich.” Answer with more specificity: “I want to own a house with the mortgage half paid off, and I want to have an investment portfolio of $500,000, plus a side fund of half that to help my kids get a college degree.” Be realistic in setting out your goals, and be specific. You want to succeed, not fail, and you can do that only if you start out with attainable, specific goals.


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Discover Where Your Money Goes Now

The first and most important step to creating a financial plan is to develop a budget detailing where your money goes now.

All you have to do is get yourself a notebook small enough to fit in a pocket or purse and carry it with you wherever you go. Every time you spend money, make a note detailing what you bought and how much it cost. For a more tech-savvy approach, there are a number of personal finance apps and websites that can keep track of your spending for you. At the end of the week, spend half an hour going over your notes and categorizing them. How much did you spend on food? On transportation? On housing, clothing, entertainment, etc? At the end of a month, consolidate your notes. At the end of the next month, do the same, and at the end of three months, add everything up and devote some study time to the result.

Don’t worry just yet about these expenditures, since the job at hand is not to identify – much less rid yourself of – guilty pleasures. The job is only to figure out where your money is going now. 4


Do you have a family? If not, purchase yourself some disability insurance to protect your earning power. If you do have a family, you’ll want some disability coverage and lots of life insurance to protect your loved ones. Adequate health insurance, auto coverage, and homeowners or renter’s insurance are also important. No matter your financial situation, insuring against the unexpected can help keep you on the right track should accidents create a financial burden.


Keep an Eye on Your Credit

You can’t get anywhere these days without good credit. Once a year, check on your score with each of the three big credit agencies, TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. Make sure that there are no discrepancies between your records and the credit reports. If there are errors, you need to dispute them with the agency that is reporting them. Instructions on how to dispute errors are included at the agencies’ websites.


Start Saving

Here’s where guilty pleasures come back into the picture. The key to any savings plan is not income but outgo. In plain English, this means worrying about your expenditures, not just your paycheck.

PREPARE IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS BEFORE AN ADVERSE HEALTH EVENT Even if you earn a high wage, you can outspend your income – lots of people do. But if you control your outgo, on the other hand, it doesn’t matter how much you bring home, because it will be more than enough.

After looking at your list of expenditures, determine where you might be spending too much. Are you splurging on entertainment? What about your car payments, vacations, or food?

Look for ways to save here and there, but don’t be too harsh on yourself. Your goal is not to eliminate guilty pleasures, only to control them so that you can free up some part of your income – say 10% – for a savings plan. You’ll want to put this money aside and add to it until you have at least three months’ worth of income in a money market or savings account. If an emergency comes along forcing you to dip into this money, don’t feel guilty – that’s what this cushion is for. Just make it your first priority to replace it as soon as possible.


Begin to Build a Portfolio

If you are dealing with a minor or major health crisis involving yourself, your child or your parent, you certainly do not want to be rustling through old records searching for critical documents. Whether you are a 20-year-old young adult or a 70-year-old senior, ensuring all important documents are in order, prior to an adverse health event, is essential. A visit to the ER can be intimidating, scary and stressful. Preparing in advance—while calm and healthy—can help alleviate some of those feelings and ensure you receive the most efficient and appropriate care. Remember, ER nurses and physicians will do their best with the information available to treat you appropriately. You may ask yourself, “What is considered an ‘important’ document?” The answer to this question may be different for each family. “A great first step is to create a card with medical history and contact information and always carry it with you,” said Anda Oprea, DO, primary care physician at Mercy Medical Associates – Springfield. “This way, should you need to go to the ER unexpectedly, you will have all of your information handy. Furthermore, if you cannot communicate verbally, you can give the card to the care provider.” Your information card should include: • Allergy history

After saving enough for an emergency fund, you should begin to look toward investing extra cash. Building a portfolio can be difficult to do as well as maintain. Talking with a qualified financial advisor can help lessen the burden on you. They will help you to pick the right investments based on your goal, time frame, and exposure to risk.

• Current and past medical problems


• Names and phone numbers of all doctors currently treating you

Keep Track of Your Plan

Manage your financial plan, in part with an annual checkup to ensure that it remains congruent with your personal situation. Have your goals changed? How about your income, debt, family needs, health? How have your investments performed? Depending on circumstances, it may make sense to review your plan semi-annually, even quarterly. If you do, however, don’t confuse your long-term goals with short-term ups and downs in your personal situation – meaning, don’t be quick to change your plan. Creating a financial plan takes some work, as you can see. And no amount of planning can guarantee the outcome you want. But planning is better than the alternative – namely, not planning. That’s what other folks do, and it’s often why they fail to reach their goals.

• Current medications and vitamins • Instructions about a living will, advance directives and power of attorney • Insurance card information, including Medicare/ Medicaid information

• Names and phone numbers of at least one friend and one family member • Surgical history You may have other information to add, including date and place of birth, your current address, names and phone numbers of religious contacts, as well as names and phone numbers of your lawyer. Additionally, it is beneficial to tell one or two trusted family members or friends about your plans, as well as where you put all your other important papers, such as your deeds, tax returns and life insurance. You don’t need to tell this person about your personal affairs, but someone should know where you keep your papers in case of an emergency. No one ever plans to be sick or disabled. Yet, it is this kind of planning that can make all the difference in an urgent situation. If you have any questions about preparing documents before an adverse health event, speak with your primary care physician.

Content in this material is for general information only and not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC.



How Can I Increase Employee Satisfaction Without Increasing My Bottom Line? By Kylie Gilliford, Exude, Inc.

Once you have a great employee on board how do you keep them? One way is by offering a robust benefit package. Many small businesses mistakenly believe that they cannot afford to offer a great benefits package. While going without or offering limited benefits is offering savings to your bottom line in the short term, the cost cutting mentality could harm your long term success. While the top of the list of important benefits is medical insurance many employees also demand retirement, disability and other voluntary benefits. If an employer does not offer these additional benefits many top candidates will look for employment elsewhere.

If you offer benefits that your employees truly value and appreciate you can boost employee satisfaction, retention, and productivity. If an employee feels valued and that their needs are being met they are more likely to do better work and be more productive. One way to offer more benefits to employees without impacting your bottom line is offering Voluntary programs. Such a benefit is sponsored by the employer but paid for by employee via payroll deductions. Therefore the employee can choose to enroll in the program or not. By offering Voluntary benefits employees can pick and choose which benefits are important to them and their family and essentially creating their own customized benefits package – because in today’s world one size does not fit all. 6


POPULAR VOLUNTARY EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FOR 2018: Identity Theft Protection Critical Care Insurance Pet Insurance Student Loan Repayment Plans Legal Services Employee Well-Being Programs Online Learning/Continuing Education Financial Fitness While an employee’s age is a significant factor in what types of benefits an employee needs/wants, Voluntary benefits allow employers to add options that also address other factors. As a result, employees can customize benefits programs to meet their individual needs without having to pay for benefits that are not valuable to them.

To learn more about any of the popular Voluntary employee benefits for 2018, or to gauge your employee’s interests in any of these offerings, please reach out to your Exude, Inc. consultant who can provide you with additional information.

Find Funding For Your Business at SBA’s

“MEET THE LENDERS” Event April 6

By Sonia Smith, U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Development Specialist

businesses and entrepreneurs through individual consulting, training, counseling and entrepreneurial education.

The U.S. Small Business Administration empowers small

businesses with the right support at the right time to confidently start, grow, expand, or recover their business. The federal agency’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office has scheduled their annual “Meet the Lenders” event Friday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the DoubleTree by Hilton, in King of Prussia. Pre-registration for the free event is available at the official “Meet the Lenders” website What does a nascent business, established entrepreneur or growing business have in common? How does a business evaluate various lending products and also determine which lender is most interested in funding their project? These are important questions and “Meet The Lenders” is a great place to start finding those answers because nearly all businesses that find they need capital to establish, operate, and compete throughout the business cycle are faced with determining which, among a variety of lenders offering loans and lines of credit to businesses, is right for them. This upcoming free event encompasses a series of 10-minute “pitch periods” where businesses present their financing needs to a lender one-on-one, then the business moves on to the next lender to present again. Lenders may schedule detailed interviews

SBA’s Resource Partners SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and Women’s Business Centers are offering workshops between now and April to help businesses prepare to “Meet the Lenders.” Dates, locations, and topics offered are listed on the official “Meet the Lenders” website

Each entrepreneur has his or her small business journey and SBA is available to help along the way. SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office is located at 1150 First Avenue, Suite 1001, King of Prussia. Repre-

sentatives are available to assist and help business owners navigate their way to appropriate resources in their community. SBA holds a monthly free “Lunch and Learn” workshop the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. to orient entrepreneurs to SBA’s resources and programs. Additional information is available at and you can visit @SBA_EasternPA on Twitter.

SBA’s participation is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any participants, person or entity.

with entrepreneurs for a later date when projects match with their lending portfolios. A variety of lenders including community, regional, credit unions, mission-based lenders and economic development agencies are all scheduled to attend. The maximum SBA loan available is $5 million, while mission-based lenders’ loans start as small as $500. Last year, over 200 businesses registered for the event and 70 percent stated they were seeking a loan for under $250,000 while 25 percent were seeking a larger loan. SBA’s Resource Partner Network, which includes representatives from SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and Women’s Business Centers will be on hand to explain the services and programs they offer to the business community. Although each resource partner operates differently, they are all able to assist small



Annual Budget Address

“It’s our turn to build a stronger and fairer economy; healthier and safer communities; and new opportunities for the next generation.” By Alex Rahn, Wanner Associates DURING THE ANNUAL BUDGET ADDRESS, Governor Tom Wolf stated, “It’s our turn to build a stronger and fairer economy; healthier and safer communities; and new opportunities for the next generation,” as he addressed the appropriations of funds to the meaningful programs offered to communities across Pennsylvania. The funding towards improving child welfare, home and community based services, and personal assistance services is sufficient to the point of making a positive impact on Pennsylvania families. With an increase of over half a million dollars to education, Pennsylvania children will directly benefit with increased spending in programs such as early intervention, youth development centers, and special education.

ment, Manufacturing Pa, The Manufacturing Innovation Program, and Pennsylvania’s Industrial Resource Centers. Programs such as Manufacturing Pa promote the PA Manufacturing Training-to-Career Grant Program, putting more Pennsylvania citizens to work in reliable occupations. Along with workforce development there was also mention of a severance tax to reap the monetary benefits of Pennsylvania’s abundance in natural resources. To follow progress in educational and economic sectors of Pennsylvania, the Governor also brought to light consolidating and streamlining agency activity in order to provide a better functioning legislative process for citizens.

Alongside educational appropriations there was a rise in spending on Pennsylvania children in the areas of youth development services, county child welfare, and community-based family centers. The funding that has maintained its value is high in quantity and budget cuts were minimal for Pennsylvania’s Health and Human Services. Along with this progress made for the well-being of families across the commonwealth businesses saw positive changes as well.

By providing agency consolidations Wolf hopes to cut spending and provide better accessible legislatures to Pennsylvania. As the Pennsylvania General Assembly witnessed the Governor’s Budget Address it was clear Wolf struck a positive note with his allocations to education, promoting a better economy, and providing for the families across Pennsylvania. Upon the arrival of June 30, 2018, the fiscal year will come to a close and a balanced budget will have to be sanctioned to keep Pennsylvania legislatures productively operating.

“an increase of over half a million dollars to education, Pennsylvania children will directly benefit with increased spending in programs” With an increase in areas such as Marketing to Attract Business, and minor decreases to Workers Compensation Payments, the state is looking to provide a flourishing environment for Pennsylvania’s economy and workers. Workforce development remained a prominent theme in Governor Wolf’s speech as he continued his address, “Developing a workforce that can compete and win in the 21st-century economy is the single best way to help Pennsylvania businesses grow – and attract new businesses to our Commonwealth.” Tom Wolf also has taken the initiative to push minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.00 an hour providing a long-awaited change for hourly waged workers. In addition, Wolf looks to allocate nearly $40 million to the PASmart program aiding in developing modern day job skills for 21st century career paths. Other workforce development initiatives the Governor had addressed include PA First Workforce Develop-



SINCE 2008, over 250 local high school sophomores

went through Youth Leadership Academy sponsored by

The Delaware County Workforce Investment Board, Youth Council and The Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

Throughout the Academy, interactive sessions address a variety of topics, including Business Leadership, Working with the Media, Government/Political, and Non-Profit Leadership, along with a public speaking/presentation piece at the end.

Look how much the program has grown, Class of 2017 gather on day 2 with new friends for a photo at Neumann University.

Last year, day 1 welcomed Derek Gunn, Ancho-Reporter for Comcast SportsNet, to talk to students about his career path and how to build relationships.

Snapshot from the Class of 2013, when the Youth Leadership Academy really started to take off.

Come See This 3 Day Program in Action! Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary with a reception and the final presentations from the 2018 class.

Wednesday, April 25 at 6 PM Neumann University, Bruder Life Center



TYPES OF WORKERS That Can Ruin a Business By Katie Artis Wise

When it comes to small business matters, unfortunately, owners are often tasked with many unpleasant duties, such as firing less than ideal workers. To be clear, no one enjoys telling someone that he or she is out of a job; however, sometimes there’s really no

way around it – especially when the behaviors of these employees cause your business to suffer. Check out the following handy guide to recognizing behaviors in employees that can negatively impact the workplace.

Negative Nancys

Let’s be honest – sometimes a long, hard workday can be tough enough on its own to get through, especially when you’re up against pressing deadlines, irate customers, and any other task that comes your way. When you’re working in close proximity to someone whose opinion is constantly negative and pessimistic, it just makes everything that much more challenging...and draining. Pessimistic people can not only ruin your day, but depending on how small your business may be, they also affect both morale and productivity. When there are only so many employees in a small company to begin with, every positive attitude counts!

Mr. I Have an Excuse for Everything

These types of employees are nothing but a headache. They always find a way to push their assignments onto others and expect everyone else to pick up the slack and oftentimes have a “never try” attitude. Save yourself from the trouble – if it looks like this person has constantly gotten the short end of the stick, sometimes it’s because of their own doing. Obviously everyone and every situation are different, and of course, sometimes people just fall on hard times – but it’s definitely something to take into consideration before bringing this type of employee on board.


This should be “Basic Hiring 101.” Lying in the workplace should not be tolerated! If an employee wants to exaggerate how bad traffic was that it caused them to be 20 minutes late to work, that’s one thing – however, dishonesty about uncompleted tasks, missed deadlines, even progress on projects can break trust. In a small environment, this affects everyone and everything. If something like this happens continually, then it’s time to sever ties.


Sadly, bullying doesn’t end once we leave the middle school playground. Workplace bullies are all too common in any environment, but in a small setting, it just breeds negativity for everyone and hinders productivity. Aggressive personalities are one thing, but it should be understood in any company, big or small – play nice or don’t play at all!

The Social Butterfly

Everyone enjoys having friendly co-workers. However, there’s a big difference between “friendly” and “I’m going to go into graphic detail about my weekend escapades and not get any work done!” Especially in a smaller sized company, everyone has specific roles to play – and if the social butterfly is causing you to miss deadlines or affecting everyone’s productivity, then it’s time to part ways.




Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack: Opening Day Live Harness Racing

April 6 & 7

Media Film Festival

April 7

Talen Energy Stadium: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Philadelphia Union

April 7

Linvilla Orchards: Family Fun Fishing Derby

April 7 & 8

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation: Historic Timeline

April 12

Newlin Grist Mill: Sip Behind the Scenes: “Birds & Brews”

April 13

Talen Energy Stadium: Orlando City SC vs. Philadelphia Union

April 14

Media Business Authority: 16th Annual Americana Roots Ramble

April 14

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation: Sheep Shearing

April 14

Newlin Grist Mill: Public Archaeology Days

April 18 – June 10

The Media Theatre: presents Disney’s Newsies

April 20

April 28

Talen Energy Stadium: DC United vs. Philadelphia Union

April 28

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center: Prince Charming: A Cinderella Story (Performed by the Pennsylvania Ballet II)


Every Wednesday May 2 thru Sept. 26 11th Annual Dining Under the Stars

May 5 & 6

Tyler Arboretum: Annual Public Plant Sale

May 6


June 16

June 2

Media Business Authority: 18th Annual State Street Blues Stroll

Linvilla Orchards: Strawberry Festival

June 2

June 16

June 2

June 17

June 8

June 23

June 10

June 23 thru October 21

Talen Energy Stadium: Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship

Linvilla Orchards: Father’s Day Fishing

Newlin Grist Mill: National Trails Day Talen Energy Stadium: Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union Media Business Authority: 52nd Media Art Exhibition & Craft Fair

June 13

May 10

Opening Night: Delaware County’s 2018 Summer Festival in Rose Tree Park

May 12

Newlin Grist Mill: Sip Behind the Scenes: “Bake Oven Breads”

Haverford Spring Fest Newlin Grist Mill: Sip Behind the Scenes: “Bees & Brews” Brandywine Battlefield: Encampment Day

May 19

Newlin Grist Mill: Public Archaeology Days

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation: French and Indian War

Talen Energy Stadium: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union

Brandywine River Museum of Art: Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art

June 14 June 16

Newlin Grist Mill: Public Archaeology Days

May 20

Linvilla Orchards: Antique Car Show & Flea Market

May 28

Media Business Authority: Memorial Day Parade

J. Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum: Astronomy Night on the Refuge (as part of the Phila. Science Festival)





Whip up this Southwestern, vegetarian dish that’s not only delicious, but also super-nutritious. Avocados are loaded with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and are an excellent source of potassium, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and fiber. Farro and black beans are packed with plenty of protein, fiber and B vitamins. This dish works well as an appetizer or light main dish. Serve it with your favorite southwest chips and salsa. ¡Buen Provecho! INGREDIENTS Makes 4 servings 2 organic avocados cut in half, seeded and some flesh removed 1 cup uncooked, pearled farro (substitute brown rice if gluten-free) 1 can organic black beans, drained and rinsed ¹⁄₂ cup grated pepper jack cheese ¹⁄₂ cup salsa ¹⁄₄ teaspoon black pepper, medium grind ¹⁄₄ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning ¹⁄₃ teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil ¹⁄₃ cup plain Greek yogurt Juice and zest of 2 limes ¹⁄₂ cup cilantro leaves, minced

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Rinse and cook the farro (or brown rice) according to package directions. 2. Drain any excess water from farro (or brown rice) and transfer to large mixing bowl. 3. Add black beans, grated cheese, salsa, black pepper, cayenne pepper, adobo seasoning, chili powder and olive oil. Stir to blend all ingredients. Adjust amount of seasonings to taste. 4. Spoon the farro (or brown rice) bean mixture in equal portions into the center of the avocados. 5. Whisk together the yogurt, lime and cilantro leaves to make the dressing and spoon it over the stuffed avocados.

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